INNOCENT BLOOD REVIEWED
“Innocent Blood” was one of the first movies that I won passes to see. As a result, my 11 year old self got to see mafioso vampires and some quality nudity. For a two hour movie, the film flies outside of a sex scene here and there. The idea of a vampire botching a kill and then having to deal with people that want those powers is amazing. Plus, there’s the FX in that scene where Don Rickles burns to death. Honestly, that has to be one of my favorite horror scenes in American film history.
The rest of the film plays like Landis’ 90s output. It’s funny, it’s very R rated and it feels like it’s sprinting to the end. While it’s an older style of genre film making, it’s one that I feel Landis should’ve tweaked as he aged. But, that’s the downside of being an older creative. Your ability to get shots and expand your film experience grows immensely, but your ability to surprise becomes incredibly lacking. I enjoyed getting the chance to revisit this film again, but it’s not like anyone is reinventing the wheel.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 master audio track