Part of Midnight Movies
Teetering on the edge of sanity, volatile literary agent Peter Loew (Nicolas Cage) tries to find purpose in his life through a cutthroat work ethic and a hedonistic night life. But when an encounter with a mysterious beauty leaves Loew convinced that he is turning into a vampire, his behavior turns positively outrageous. With his imminent appearance as the prototypical Count, we figured now’s as good a time as any to resurrect this particularly batty entry in the Cage Canon™.
“...With Cage in the role we certainly see the delusions at work. This daring kid starts over the top and just keeps going. He's airily amazing.” —Pauline Kael, The New Yorker (June 1989) “What truly distinguishes the movie is Cage's performance, which is so off the wall that even if you don't like it you have to watch in awe.” —Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide