Vampire in Brooklyn

Vampire in Brooklyn

A FILM BY: Wes Craven
WRITTEN BY: Eddie Murphy, Vernon Lynch, Charlie Murphy
STARRING: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne

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Vampire In Brooklyn was the end of an era for Eddie Murphy, as it was the last film produced under his contract with Paramount that began with 48 Hours. Murphy—a longtime horror fan—and his brother Charlie envisioned Vampire In Brooklyn as a straight horror picture. But director Wes Craven was looking to branch out into comedy, which, according to Craven, led to difficulties on the set. The film is notable in Murphy’s career, as it reflects his desire never to be pigeonholed as just the “funny guy.” He takes the role of head vampire Maximilian 100% seriously, creating a villainous, sexy character that’s an anomaly in his filmography. And despite what contemporary critics wrote, the horror and the comedy do work together, with the assistance of a supporting cast that includes Angela Bassett, Kadeem Hardison, and the legendary John Witherspoon.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1995
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 100 mins
Format: Digital