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Innocent Blood

Innocent Blood
Starring:
Anne Parillaud, Robert Loggia and Anthony LaPaglia


Rated: R For nudity and violence.
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: September 25, 1992 Released by: Warner Brothers

A cross between a gangster and vampire film, director John Landis (Animal House and An American Werewolf in London) misses on both counts.

French actress Anne Parillaud plays Marie, a beautiful, but deadly vampire who uses her beauty to entice her victims. A couple of good actors are wasted here Robert Loggia plays Sal, a Pittsburg mobster who spends much of the film as a vampire and Anthony LaPaglia as a police officer (her also played a cop in Whispers in the Dark).

The strength of "werewolf" was that amid a light romp, some heavy duty, unsuspected horror crept up on you. This film has a lot of rough violence, with little humor in between.

The make-up job is good and Loggia seems to be having a great time -- unfortunately, he's having a better time than I did.

Innocent Blood mixes horror, adventure and humor. It tries to be too much, and doesn't quite succeed at any.

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