APRIL MOVIE THON DAY 24: Embrace of the Vampire (1995)

Before we had the internet, the fact that Alyson Milano was topless and had sex scenes in a movie was a big deal. She plays a virgin named Charlotte Wells who has a boring boyfriend named Chris and a vampire named, well, The Vampire played by the bassist of Spandau Ballet, Martin Kemp*, who thinks that she’s the reincarnation of a past lover. She’s also visited in dreams by the sapphic powers of another vampire, Marika (Jennifer Tilly, who yes, I can admit to finding attractive to say the least).

I wonder how Tony Micelli felt about a movie where his little girl furtively masturbates while a vampire repeatedly slams the head of Cheryl Ladd’s daughter against a door and then licks the blood? This was Jordan Ladd’s film debut, as well as the first movie for Rachel True from The Craft. Plus, there’s Rebecca Ferratti (Talena from the Gor movies) and Charlotte Lewis from The Golden Child and one of my favorite deranged Italian movies, Dial: Help

Director Anne Goursaud edited several of Coppola’s movies and would direct Poison Ivy II the following year. She said this movie cost $500,000 and made $15 million just in video sales. Yes, Alyssa Milano was a draw, as she was also in that aforementioned direct to video sequel.

*Oddly, a crew member commented to Kemp what a great job the makeup department had done on the prosthetics. The veins in his forehead were bulging out and looked great. The only problem was he didn’t have any makeup on. It was actually an undiagnosed brain tumor.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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