Once Bitten (1985) was
one of the earliest movies starring Jim Carrey in a lead
role. Carrey starred as Mark Kendall, and Lauren
Hutton as The Countess. Even though the movie did
turn a profit, it was not a hit with critics.
However, post the 1980's, because of Carrey's
popularity, the film has gained a cult following.
In this movie, the Countess is a vampire
who has been collecting young men and women for 400
years, in an effort to make her life a bit more
interesting. In order to maintain a youthful
appearance, the Countess is required to drink the blood
of three, young male virgins, at least once per year.
Finding young male virgins is becoming increasingly
difficult for the Countess, especially in the larger
urban area of 80's America.
The Countess ends up
meeting and seducing Mark Kendall (Carrey). After
she bites him at her place, he passes out and she
pretends that they had sex. Before long, Mark
begins turning into a vampire himself. Mark's
girlfriend notices him acting strangely, and just when
she thinks she has won him back, the Countess captures
her and lures Mark in for another bite. In the
process of trying to stop by Countess, Mark's girlfriend
agrees to have sex with him, which now makes him useless
to the Countess as he needs one more bite of virgin
blood. In the end, the Countess turns old, and the
movie ends with her wondering if she can ever again
regain her youthful appearance.