Today’s movie is the 1985 comedy Once Bitten. A centuries-old vampire must drink the blood of a virgin male in order to survive. She gets lucky and finds a young virgin played by Jim Carrey. She bites him and he begins to change but he isn’t aware that he is becoming a vampire. To complete the transformation and to ensure that she has enough blood, she must bite him on three separate occasions. Carrey’s girlfriend figures out what is going on and has to figure out a way to stop the vampire from stealing her man for all eternity.
I bet you thought you had seen everything Jim Carrey ever did, didn’t you? Well he was acting before Ace Ventura and here is the proof. He would probably want everyone to think he didn’t have a career prior to 1994 but I am here to make sure future generations don’t forget about classics like Once Bitten or Copper Mountain.
Once Bitten has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 10%. If you aren’t familiar with how Rotten Tomatoes works, that means that the movie is a piece of crap. I remember they played it on television a lot right around the time Jim Carrey became a star and I liked it. I was only 10 years old at the time though and I don’t trust the judgment of a kid who liked Power Rangers. The whole movie isn’t on youtube but here is a clip of problems being solved the way that all problems were solved in 80’s movies, in a dance-off.