'The Vampire's Kiss'


Vampire's Kiss

June 26
8:30 p.m.
Barhopping, Film

When Vampire’s Kiss came out in 1989, a New York Times reviewer stated that “the film is dominated and destroyed by Mr. Cage’s chaotic, self-indulgent performance.” If you’re familiar with Nicolas Cage’s all-or-nothing acting style, then you probably know exactly what this critic is talking about. You can also assume that the actor is giving us an iconic performance. In this cinematic bomb (that eventually went on to become a cult classic), Cage plays a high-strung yuppie. When a bat flies into his apartment during a booze-fueled sex session, he’s intrigued to discover that he finds the ordeal arousing. A few days later, a kinkster/blood drinking lady (Jennifer Beals) bites his neck, and his journey into vampirism—and insanity—begins, complete with plastic vampire teeth. Thank god there will be beer at this screening, which is part of Trash Film Debauchery’s Traveling Picture Show series. This summer they’ll be sharing shitty films with us at various bars in the Twin Cities. Upcoming events include Showgirls at MacKenzie’s Pub and Death Bed: The Bed That Eats at Palmer’s Bar.