Watch Now: VAMPIRE'S KISS
Vampire’s Kiss might have gained notoriety primarily for Nicolas Cage’s over-the-top, meme-worthy overacting, but this aspect of its undeniable (although slightly disturbing) charm only helped cement the film’s place in the pantheon of cult classics. Director Robert Bierman’s 1989 comedy horror film follows the life and steadily decreasing mental health of a literary agent whose everyday routine consists of working all day and partying all night. After one of his countless one-night stands, he starts believing he was bitten by a seductive vampiress and frantically waits for his symptoms to reach the surface, at the same time becoming more and more violent to his surroundings.
With a cast comprised of Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley and one unfortunate piece of plastic vampire fangs, Vampire’s Kiss is mostly a bizarre, entertaining and shockingly amusing mess of a movie. Even though it’s difficult to determine to what degree it was envisioned as such by the authors, it most definitely deserves the cult status it enjoys today. If you’ve enjoyed at least one film with Cage in the starring role, please make sure to check this one out. Even if you don’t appreciate it, you’ll at least understand where one of Nicolas Cage’s most popular memes comes from.