Love at First Bite

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Love at First Bite ★★½ 1979 (PG)

Intentionally campy spoof of the vampire film. Dracula is forced to leave his Transylvanian home as the Rumanian government has designated his castle a training center for young gymnasts. Once in New York, the Count takes in the night life and falls in love with a woman whose boyfriend embarks on a campaign to warn the city of Dracula's presence. Hamilton of the neverfading tan is appropriately tongueincheek in a role which resurrected his career. 93m/C VHS, DVD . George Hamilton, Susan St. James, Richard Benjamin, Dick Shawn, Arte Johnson, Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Barry J. Gordon, Michael Pataki, Basil Hoffman, Eric Laneuville; D: Stan Dragoti; W: Robert Kaufman; M: Charles Bernstein.