Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tuesday's Forgotten Film: Innocent Blood

The Countdown to Halloween seems trite compared to all the bad news about Hurricane Sandy. I hope everyone is safe and sound. Please leave a comment and let me know you're OK. My family has been very lucky, with no property damage or power loss.

With any luck, the only inconvenience you're suffering is the possible crimp in your Halloween plans. My town has postponed trick or treating until Thursday November 1st, and I suspect many towns will also postpone festivities, if they're fortunate enough to have them at all. Again, I'd like to hear what's going on in your town.

With that said, if you're able and in the mood for some distraction from the storm, I offer the last Halloween-themed Tuesday's Forgotten Film of the season--the John Landis-directed vampire film Innocent Blood.

Innocent Blood stars Anne Parillaud (La Femme Nikita) as Marie, a "good" vampire who only drains the blood of heinous criminals. One of her victims is a ruthless mob boss (Robert Loggia), who instead of dying, becomes a fellow bloodsucker. He decides to create a vampire mafia to take over the city. It's up to her and her police detective lover to stop him.

To be honest, I haven't seen this film, but it sounds intriguing, and the movie is offered with much humor (Don Rickles is featured as Loggia's right hand man). The film is readily available on DVD and online streaming services. If you've seen it, I'd love to hear what you think of it.

Here is the film's trailer. Thanks!


Todd Mason said...

INNOCENT BLOOD isn't a bad film, but it's not first-rate nor quite up with its near-contemporaries such as NEAR DARK and THE HUNGER. You can do much, much worse, however.

As I put it on Yvette Banek's blog:
We hyperlocally, in the NJ suburbs of Philadelphia (or at least Collingswood), lost electricity for about 90 minutes yesterday, but otherwise it's just been a wet, windy mess...the cats were peeved about not being allowed outdoors. Admiral Wilson Boulevard, which floods if someone dumps their half-finished soda out a car window, flooded.

Phillyradiogeek said...

Thanks for the info Todd. I laughed out loud at your crack at AWB :)

Todd Mason said...

In honor of its namesake, the Blvd would like to be a seaway. As I probably should've guessed, they're still toting up the US fatalities, but it does seem like that storm wasn't nearly as deadly as it could've been.