Monday, October 18, 2021

#2,641. Bordello of Blood (1996)


A movie every bit as entertaining as the Tales from the Crypt TV series that inspired it.

When her brother Caleb (Corey Feldman) disappears, Catherine (Erica Eleniak) hires private investigator Rafe Guttman (Dennis Miller) to track him down.

As it turns out, the last time anyone saw Caleb, he was on his way to a brothel situated in the basement of a local mortuary. But this is no ordinary whorehouse: the proprietor is a busty redhead named Lilith (Angie Everhart), who is actually an ancient vampire! And if he doesn’t play his cards right, Guttman himself may become Lilith’s next victim.

Hosted, much like the TV show, by the Crypt Keeper (voiced by John Kassir), Bordello of Blood is a bloody good time, a comedy-fueled vampire movie with plenty of laughs and more than its share of gore. Everhart is drop-dead sexy as the all-powerful Lilith, and Chris Sarandon is also strong as a televangelist in league with the devil. Yet it’s Dennis Miller’s wise-ass private investigator who steals the show (his one-liners are priceless).

And like any good Tales from the Crypt episode, the horror elements in Bordello of Blood are as potent as the guffaws. Before finishing their “customers” off, Lilith and her vampiric whores snatch their hearts right out of their chests. Fans of the TV series won’t want to miss this movie!
Rating: 8.5 out of 10

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