Dance of the Damned (1988)

Genres - Drama, Horror, Romance  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Cavett Binion

This existentialist vampire tale essentially revolves around two characters: The Vampire (Cyril O'Reilly) and his intended victim, a young, brooding and suicidal stripper (Starr Andreeff). Selecting her as his prey primarily because of her desire to die, the morose supernatural predator chooses to spend an entire evening with his equally angst-ridden quarry -- a night in which the two have the opportunity to share their dreams, fears and desires. Good acting and an imaginative premise set this film apart from many low-budget vampire yarns of the period, but the talk-heavy "My Dinner With Dracula" script wears out its welcome after about an hour, and fails to realize the potential for erotic chemistry between the characters. Remade (for no apparent reason) as To Sleep with a Vampire in 1992.



proposition, stripper, vampire, victim