Robert Kaufman’s Love At First Bite was an uneven but frequently very funny tale of Count Dracula coming to contemporary New York in pursuit of a haute-couture cover girl he has fallen for from afar.
George Hamilton – displaying hitherto unexpected and unexploited comedic gifts – is hilarious as the lovesick Transylvanian; Susan Saint James is delightful as the very laid-back model; Richard Benjamin is at his best as her psychiatrist boyfriend and the only man in town to know a vampire when he meets one.
The inventions and good jokes are plentiful and make the rotten ones forgivable.
Count Vladimir Dracula
Susan Saint James
Dr Jeffery Rosenberg/Van Helsing
Judge R. Thomas