Dinner with a Vampire
Dinner with a Vampire (Italian: A cena col vampiro) is a 1989 Italian television horror film directed by Lamberto Bava and written by Dardano Sacchetti. It was among four films made for the Italian television series Brivido Giallo.
|Dinner with a Vampire|
|Italian||A cena col vampiro|
|Story by||Luciano Martino|
|Directed by||Lamberto Bava|
|Running time||92 minutes|
|Original network||Italia 1|
|Original release||August 29, 1989|
Four actors win an audition to be in a horror movie and travel to the director's castle for a meeting and to spend the night. Unbeknown to them the director is actually a vampire. The vampire challenges his guests to kill him. Killing this vampire however is achieved only in a unique way.
Following the success of the film Demons and Demons 2 and other foreign horror films in Italy, the company Reiteitalia would announce in July 1986 that a series titled Brivido giallo which would be made featuring five made-for-television film directed by Lamberto Bava. Of these films only four would be made: Graveyard Disturbance, Until Death, The Ogre and Dinner with a Vampire. The films were shot between 1987 and 1988. Dinner with a Vampire was shot at Castle Sammezzano near Florence, Italy.
Italian film historian Roberto Curti described Dinner with a Vampire as being more openly a parody film compared to Bava's other films made in the series.
Dinner with a Vampire was shown was aired on Italia 1 on August 29, 1989.
- Curti, Roberto (2019). Italian Gothic Horror Films, 1980-1989. McFarland. ISBN 1476672431.