Once Bitten (1985) - Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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A vampire Countess needs to drink the blood of a virgin in order to keep her eternal beauty. It seems that all is hopeless, until she bumps into Mark Kendall.

IMDB: 5.5
Director: Howard Storm
Stars: Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey
Length: 94 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 7 out of 55 found boring (12.72%)

One-line Reviews (27)

Mark (Jim Carrey) is bored in his relationship with his girlfriend Robin (Karen Kopins) because she doesn't want to have sex.

Besides, the final action scenes felt quite boring to me, since nothing was being taken seriously or hilariously.

Once Bitten isn't meant solely as a comedy, and there is a long sequence during the climax that should be as suspenseful as it is humorous.

There are some inventive gags and admittedly even some sequences that spontaneously cause you to laugh (like when the sensual female vampire Lauren Hutton literally sucks the buttons off Carrey's shirt and spits them out into the air in all directions), but generally speaking this is a quite forgettable and tedious little 80's venture.

Rather, it's just a very lighthearted, mostly enjoyable film that happens to be about vampires, although it's primarily interesting for a one of the earliest, pre-fame appearances of Jim Carrey, and for nostalgia, as Once Bitten is firmly mired in mid-1980s pop culture.

This is a horror comedy that's not exactly atmospheric, thrilling or suspenseful (it's also completely free of gore), and not exactly hilarious.

Mildly engaging vampire comedy.

It's lighthearted and fun and if you expect some serious vampire business and action you will be sorely let down but if you're expecting comedy, teen desires, Carrey and light entertainment you will have a very enjoyable hour and a half of pure 80's nostalgia with a twist and you won't regret seeing it.

It's worth watching if you catch it on TV and you have some time to kill.

One of the most entertaining movies I've ever seen.

"Although it is still formulaic, tiring, and simple it is well worth watching alone for Carrey.

This is a somewhat stupid, but enjoyable teen comedy.

He was selected for the role after Warner Brothers rejected Richard Pryor, who co-wrote the script, due to his reputation for drug use and unpredictable behavior.

This is not about poor character development-- in fact, this aspect of the movie is great--, but it's about lack of funny or engaging scenes to make it a real comedy.

Overall this film is nothing special, but it is fun and definitely worth watching if you are looking for some classic 80s film making.

(OK, not the greatest, still worth the watch).

The movie, based on the 80's coming-of-age theme, sex, had very trite writing.

But, there is no horror or shock factor in this film, and all we are left with is some pointless vampire humor with Jim Carrey thrown in the middle.

What made me exciting for watching this film is the Brazilian's title, which is something like "Looking for a virgin boy".

Well the vampires underlings find Jim and figure they have hit the jackpot so goes his slow transition to being a vampire.

Yet the attempts to make it such are so contrived and exaggerated, it will make you laugh anyway.

They were just running for a random and uninteresting reason.

The dialogue between Hutton and Little is amusing, some of Carrey's acrobatics (particularly the three-way dance sequence - at one point he plays his leg like a guitar) are downright incredible, and generally it's a entertaining flick, with hints of Buffy the Vampire Slayer to come down the road.

This movie in my opinion is one of the most entertaining mostly because of the 3 way dance scene between Mark, Robin and the countess...

Funny at certain moments, cliche at most.

Once Bitten is a fun and enjoyable comedy vampire flick.

* Or, if you prefer the more mundane rating system: 4.1 stars.