Vampire in Brooklyn is the antithesis of funny. Worse, it’s not at all scary either.
When assessing who was involved in its production, neither of those statements should be true. Directed by horror master Wes Craven and principally written by Eddie Murphy (the film’s star), the pedigree was there for it to be a comedic-scare fest.
Instead, it’s a muddled and confused mess that too often borders on the offensive.
Murphy certainly attempts to run back some gags that worked in the past, but they’re all half-baked. The whole exercise just feels lazy. Listeners, there’s just no blood running through Vampire in Brooklyn‘s veins.
Hence its soft box office—$35 million worldwide on a budget of $14 million; and its abysmal reviews—12% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Now, sit back, sink your teeth into a Deftones Phantom Bride IPA from Belching Beaver, and remember that evil is good! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK) and Chumpzilla are just a couple of playboy vampires from the Caribbean looking to have a good time in NYC!
This Week’s Segments:
- Introduction/Plot Breakdown – A comic tale of horror and seduction! (00:00)
- Lingering Questions – After a word from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA, we discuss what—if anything—from this film was funny. (30:54)
- The “Evil Ass” Trivia Challenge – The Double Turn Podcast arises after being buried alive, and then I challenge the field to trivia about the movie. (35:42)
- Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We continue “Hops and Blood Sucking Flops” with the much maligned Morbius! (43:44)
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