Love at First Bite (1979)

96m, 8647 feet
35mm film, colour
mono, English

An American comedy horror film directed by Stan Dragoti.

Plot Summary

falls in love with a model.


Director: Stan Dragoti
© 1979 Simon Productions 17 Inc
Simon Productions
Executive Producers: Robert Kaufman, George Hamilton
Producer: Joel Freeman
Associate Producer: Harol Vanarnum
Screenplay: Robert Kaufman
Original Story: Robert Kaufman, Mark Gindes
Director of Photography: Edward Rosson
Editors: Mort Fallick, Allan Jacobs
Production Designer: Serge Krizman
Costume Designers: Oscar De La Renta, Michael Chavez, Shannon Harrell, Gilda Texter
Make-up: William Tuttle
Music: Charles Bernstein
Sound Recording: Ron Cogswell

George Hamilton (Count Vladimir Dracula)
Susan Saint James (Cindy Sondheim)
Richard Benjamin (Dr Jeff Rosenberg)
Dick Shawn (Lt Ferguson)
Arte Johnson (Renfield)
Sherman Hemsley (Reverend Mike)
Isabel Sanford (judge)
Barry Gordon (flashlight vendor)
Ronnie Schell (gay in elevator)
Bob Basso (TV repairman)
Bryan O'Byrne (priest)
Michael Pataki (mobster (in lift))
Hazel Shermet (lady in elevator)
Basil Hoffman (desk clerk)
Stanley Brock (cab driver)
Danny Dayton (Billy)
Robert Ellenstein (VW man)
David Ketchum (customs inspector)
Lidia Kristen (female commissar)
Eric Laneuville (Russell)

Alternative Titles

Dracula Sucks Again



  • Films in Review vol.30 no.6 (June/July 1979) pp.374-375 – review (by Tom Rogers)
  • The Tomb of Dracula no.1 (October 1979) pp.54-56 – illustrated review (Love at First Bite by Tom Rogers)


  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig p.238
  • American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson pp.327-328 – credits, synopsis, review
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.337
  • Cinematic by John L. Flynn pp.248-250
  • Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008 by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.115-117; 218 – review; credits
  • Dracula in the Dark: The Dracula Film Adaptations by James Craig Holte pp.70, 76-77, 117 – note
  • Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010 by John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart pp.114-115
  • Euro Gothic: Classics of Continental Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby pp.359, 362
  • Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures by Mark Thomas McGee pp.294; 316
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films II by Donald C. Willis pp.233-234
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.189 – credits, review
  • Rock ‘n' Roll Monsters: The American International Story by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.274-275; 295
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.152-153
  • Screen World 1980 volume 31 by John Willis p.27 – illustrated credits
  • Vampire Films of the 1970s: Dracula to Blacula and Every Fang Between by Gary A. Smith pp.48-49; 214-215 – illustrated review; illustrated credits