The second film based on ''TalesFromTheCrypt'', following ''DemonKnight''. Starring Dennis Miller, Angie Everhart, Erika Eleniak, Chris Sarandon and Corey Feldman, ''Bordello of Blood'' tells the story of Rafe Guttman (Miller), a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] private eye who's called in by Catherine Verdoux (Eleniak) to find her rebellious brother Caleb (Feldman), who went missing after storming out of their house following an argument.

Rafe's investigation leads him to a whorehouse-slash-mortuary. Further investigation leads our wisecracking hero to discover that the brothel/mortuary is inhabited by vampires led by Lilith (Everhart). Turns out Lilith was resurrected by Catherine's boss, televangelist Reverend Jimmy 'J.C.' Current (Sarandon), so he [[WellIntentionedExtremist could rid the world of sin]], but Lilith's got her own agenda...and [[spoiler:has turned Caleb into one of her own]]. Now it falls to Rafe and Catherine to save the world before Lilith and her sexy vamps overrun it.
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!!This film contains the following tropes:

* ActorAllusion: [[TheLostBoys Corey Feldman]]. Full stop.
** And [[FrightNight Chris Sarandon]].
** Dennis Miller plays Dennis Miller as a PI.
* AndShowItToYou: One of Lilith's favorite ways to kill her male victims, by ripping out their hearts (or at one point in the beginning of the movie, by shoving her tongue down someone's throat and pushing it out from their body--yes, she's ''that'' strong) before eating them.
* BackFromTheDead: Lilith at the start of the movie.
* BadassPreacher: Reverend Current near the end.
%%* BeatStillMyHeart
%%* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy
* BiTheWay: Strangest example ever: [[spoiler:Catherine's bite marks from Lilith are on the inside of her thigh]].
* BoundAndGagged: [[spoiler:Catherine, after she's captured by Lilith]].
* BrickJoke: Sunblock.
* BuxomIsBetter: Subverted with Lilith.
-->'''Rafe:''' I'm not going to tell you those aren't the Breasts of the Century, but I'm just not digging the owner, so why don't you put those away; you're just not my type.
* ContinuityCameo: In the scene where Rafe, after being trapped in an asylum, manages to kill a vampire in disguise of being a nurse thanks to exposing her to sunlight, his female roommate wakes up and tells him to keep it down as she's trying to sleep. That roommate is played by [[spoiler:Creator/WhoopiGoldberg]], who appeared in both the wraparound and main segment of one of the show's episodes.
* CarFu: [[spoiler:How Rafe gets into the mortuary in the final act and takes down [=McCutcheon=]]].
* CassandraTruth: Rafe manages to find proof that Lilith is evil, but the pictures he takes show nothing since vampires can't be photographed. Doesn't help that an idiot of a police captain has bad blood with him.
** Though it becomes somewhat of a SomedayThisWillComeInHandy as when Catherine and her cameraman look over the tapes of an interview she had with Lilith, [[spoiler:Lilith isn't seen on tape being interview, but her voice heard talking to Catherine]], making her and the cameraman realize Rafe wasn't lying.
* CastingGag: William Sadler (Brayker from ''DemonKnight'') has a cameo as a mummy in the FramingDevice.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Reverend Current's "Laserlight of the Lord."]]
* CrammingTheCoffin: How the vampires dispose of the bodies of their victims.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rafe, full stop. Dennis Miller snarks like no other.
%%* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler:Lilith]]
%%* TheDeterminator: Rafe
* DistressedDamsel: Catherine, though she does manage to [[spoiler:kill Lilith at the end]].
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Catherine is revealed to have been bitten and turned into a vampire. Though she doesn't reveal this fact till Lilith is destroyed and she and Rafe are alone before snacking on him. Still, the moment comes off as more comedic than depressing. 'Side, it's ''TalesFromTheCrypt'', what do ya expect?]]
** It's definitely not a DownerEnding if you're [[spoiler:Catherine]], of course!
* TheDragon: Vincent is this to Lilith.
* EvilRedhead: Lilith has red hair.
* FailedASpotCheck: Caleb and his friend at the start when the hookers they're given have very visible bite marks on their necks, indicating they're making out with walking corpses. Caleb does start to notice with the girl he's with, but Lilith comes along and distracts [[spoiler:and quickly turns]] him before he can question it further.
%%* {{Fanservice}}
%%* FauxAffablyEvil: Lilith
* {{Gaslighting}}: Gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by Rafe in one scene.
%%* GenreSavvy: Rafe
%%* {{Gorn}}: Oh yeah.
%%* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: One of Lilith's minion is hit with holy water in the torso. Both parts survive for a bit (the legs can be seen stumbling off while the upper body of the woman manages to drag herself to Current before dying). Lilith also gets this via an ax, but Rafe doesn't cut deep enough and she simply attaches the cut part back to her body like putty.
* HeadTiltinglyKinky: [=McCutcheon=] is one weird motherfucker. [[spoiler:He even plays with the nipples of fat female corpses]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Reverend Current had Lilith resurrected so he could have her cleanse the world of sin, but when she turns on him, he realizes how badly he screwed up and resolves to help Rafe put an end to Lilith.
%%* IHaveYouNowMyPretty
* LargeHam: Reverend Current.
** Jenkins as well.
--->'''Jenkins:''' SEX?! I'll show you the BEST '''''Gyodddamn''''' pussy in the world!
%%* LesbianVampire
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to the dark and edgy TV series and ''Film/DemonKnight'', ''Bordello of Blood'' is much campier and lighter.
* MaleGaze
-->'''Caleb''': ''(on a vampire with three pierced nipples)'' I finally found a girl with a little something extra.
* MurderByCremation: Subverted.
* NoSell: Rafe is one of the few who can withstand Lilith's charms. Lilith notices he's a "special one" after tasting his blood.
%%* NotQuiteSavedEnough
* OffWithHisHead: Lilith kills one of her minions by literally ripping his head off his body.
-->'''Lilith:''' I like a guy who gives you head--and lets you keep it.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Lilith]] at the end.
** Not so much one-winged as just devolving to her original form and, boy, is it not pretty.
%%* OnlySaneMan: Rafe
* OrificeInvasion: Like you wouldn't believe.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Somewhat. The regular vampires have the usual weaknesses, but they can get by in the daytime thanks to sunblock. Though they're surprisingly weak (little holy water or sunlight and they explode like confetti). Only Lilith is strong enough to mostly withstand these since she's the head vampire and only splitting her heart can fully kill her.
* PickyEater: Lilith isn't fond of vegetarians.
-->'''Lilith''': (after ripping out the heart of a patron and biting into it) Vegetarian? Ugh! Another vegetarian! I ''hate'' vegetarians. (''hands the heart over to a vampire minion'')
%%* RedemptionEqualsDeath
* SacrificialLion: Poor [[spoiler:Reverend Current]].
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: Interesting subversion as the schlub is the protagonist, Rafe. Even more of a subversion, Rafe rejects the attempt.
-->'''Lilith:''' 2, 4, 6, 8, you can watch me masturbate!
%%* SealedEvilInACan: Lilith
* ShoutOut:
-->'''Rafe''': I feel like I'm in a bad episode of ''TalesFromTheCrypt''.
%%* SoundtrackDissonance
* StormingTheCastle: Rafe and Current going to town on the female vampires of the bordello.
* ThematicSeries: Along with ''Demon Knight'', making up the ''Tales From The Crypt'' film series which aren't connected in a narrative fashion.
* TranshumanTreachery: Pretty much all the turned victims.
** Tammy, a (supposed) hooker looking for work, has the unfortunate luck of being referred to Lilith. After a interview, Lilith "hires" her (i.e., becomes a meal for Lilith. Rafe, while investigating the house and not moments before passed the room where she was speaking to Lilith, hears Tammy scream and her body hitting the floor. Lilith is seen later picking her fangs from the feeding and calling to [=McCutcheon=] to come move and prep Tammy's body before she resurrects) and is next seen much more lustful then her friendly self seen during her interview, completely subservient to Lilith (she seems genuinely afraid when she has to explain herself when Rafe escapes her).
** [[spoiler:Caleb, who is seen again late in the film, is spared from being outright killed as his buddy was and is turned into a vampire, happily helping Lilith and her henchmen kidnap his sister, but then again, he was shown at the beginning to be an asshole. Even telling Catherine he wasn't keen at first on becoming an undead (probably referring to when he was still human before Lilith and the girl who picked him showcased their fangs) but now finds it "pretty damn cool."]]
** And of course, [[spoiler:Catherine herself]] at the end of the movie, though a clue to the audience is when [[spoiler:she]] seems much more receptive to Rafe's advances.
* TripleNipple: "I always wanted a girl with a little extra."
* TwistEnding: It turns out that the religious, celibate and heterosexual Catherine [[spoiler:was actually seduced and turned into one of the promiscuous, bisexual vampire prostitutes before she was ever "rescued," but played along so that Rafe would wipe out her competition and she could start a whole new evil vampire sex cult beginning with him]].
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Subverted; it's just a cover for Lilith's operations.
* VampireMonarch: Lilith, obviously.
* VampiresAreSexGods: It's a literal example of the trope. Lilith is the ''original'' vampire, and [[PhysicalGod she was an ancient goddess]] [[VampiresAreSexGods of blood and sex]], [[OurVampiresAreDifferent making her turned victims actual demi-gods of sex and blood]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Reverend Current had Lilith brought back so he could use her to rid the world of sin.
* WhamLine:
-->'''Rafe:''' What is that perfume?
-->'''Catherine:''' It's not perfume... It's sunblock.
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