Vampire Cop Ricky

I had the pleasure of watching Vampire Cop Ricky last night.  I had no clue what I was in for, expecting laughable-but-fun cheese, so I was pleasantly surprised.

It begins in Transylvania, at Dracula’s Castle.  The gothic atmosphere and cool FX pulled me in right away.  Dracula raises from his coffin, ready to go eat some babies no doubt, when he feels a sting on his neck.  A mosquito had the nerve to suck from the greatest sucker in history!  Drac is pissed, filling the castle with his screams but the super-charged insect doesn’t care.  It flies off and hitches a ride on an airline jet to Seoul, Korea.

This is where we meet our hero, a cop named Ricky (Guess who the mosquito bites?).  He’s a very nice guy but has some dirt on his hands that endangers his loved ones and eventually has him on the run.

Add to that his eyes turning orange and teeth getting all pointy when aroused, and things seem confusing and bleak for Ricky.  Then he befriends a Catholic priest/vampire hunter that sees enough good in him to help.  With renewed focus, he uses his new powers to go after the evil-doers that got him in the mess.

Ricky is a very unique kind of vampire.  The movie doesn’t get tied up in the usual Hollywood rules, which I found refreshing.  The powers that he does have are enough, however, and offer some fun thrills.

But the coolest – and funniest – part about his abilities are what makes him vamp out.  He’s his usual weak, timid self unless he loses control of his blood lust – which the priest forbids him to do – is pushed to extreme rage, or if he gets a hard-on.  Because there are plenty of hot ladies in Seoul, that last one gets his fangs growing the easiest.  So just before going after a roomful of baddies, he’s sure to check out some hot chicks or watch a little porn.

As one can tell, there are some hilarious bits here, but also great action (superhuman Bruce Lee fighting) and heart-wrenching drama.  For a B-movie, the acting, FX, and camera work are top notch, in my opinion.  I was glued through the entire thing, and for more reasons than the small subtitles.

I highly recommend this if you can get your hands on it.

One Response to “Vampire Cop Ricky”

  1. OMG. I have to have this film!

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