The Film: Vampire’s Kiss (1989)
The Vamp: Nic Cage as Peter Loew, a driven literary agent who delights in shagging around and boasting of his conquests to his therapist (Elizabeth Ashley). One night, he meets Rachel (Jennifer Beals), who bites him. Or so he thinks…
Why Are They Weird? By the end of the film – spoiler alert, even though it came out 20 years ago – you’re not quite sure if he’s become a monstrous creature of the night or just plain nuts. So we suppose he could also be considered a loonpire.
He doesn’t develop the fangs he thinks should be sprouting, so he buys plastic toy teeth for when he attacks women. And while he doesn’t like the sunlight, all it takes is a pair of shades for him to feel better. Poor baby.
Fangs for the trivia: Cage ate two real cockroaches for a scene, though he later felt sorry for them. Oh, and his accent? It’s supposed to be dodgy. Or so he’s claimed.