I was not expecting this satircal, campy spoof when I popped the DVD in the player...for the first few minutes I wasn't sure I wanted to watch...after about 10 minutes I was involuntarily drawn into this fun and silly movie--spoofing many of the vampire traditions, while at the same time creating believable characters about whom we come to care, however reluctantly. I found myself chuckling involuntarily at the one-liners ("Be still, my beating trousers!"), and at the absurd and hilarious plot turn in which some gangsters are recruited to help the German professor nail some vampires in Los Angeles. The gags, while unapologetically blatant and silly, are nonetheless funny. Have you ever seen a vampire brush his teeth, giving particular attention to his fangs? Or, perhaps you have seen a solitious eternally-pregnant vampire, doomed to never give birth, take a new young vampire under her wing, take her shopping and school her in the finer arts of vampirism and glamour? My favorite scene, I must admit, is near the end with the gangsters...I will not spoil the surprise. Keep a lookout, also, for Udo Kier--ever a vampire throughout his movie career--you would have seen him as the head vampire in Blade (1998) and as Count Dracula himself in Andy Warhol's Frankenstien (1974). This is original and funny...don't put it in the player if you are looking for suspense, thrills or horror. Put it in if you need a good laugh.