''Bordello of Blood'' is the second film based on ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'', following ''Film/DemonKnight''. Starring Creator/DennisMiller, Angie Everhart, Erika Eleniak, Chris Sarandon, and Corey Feldman, the movie tells the story of Rafe Guttman (Miller), a [[DeadpanSnarker very 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/mortuary run by [=McCutcheon=] (Aubrey Morris). Further investigation leads our wisecracking hero to discover that the brothel/mortuary is inhabited by vampires led by UsefulNotes/{{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. Now it falls to Rafe and Catherine to save the world before Lilith and her sexy vamps overrun it.
!!Bordello of Tropes:

* AmbiguouslyJewish: Rafe is seen wearing a Star of David pendant (which Tammy mistakes for a crucifix) and wears a yarmulke near the end of the movie.
* 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.
--> '''Lilith''': ''(After killing Caleb's friend and holding his heart)'' Don't eat your heart out baby, that's my job. ''(Growls and bites into the heart)''
* BackFromTheDead: Lilith, at the start of the movie.
* BadassPreacher: Reverend Current near the end.
%%* BeatStillMyHeart
* BiTheWay: Strangest example ever--[[spoiler:Catherine's bite marks from Lilith are on the inside of her thigh]].
* BoundAndGagged: Catherine, after she's captured by Lilith.
* BrickJoke: Sunblock.
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: {{Subverted|Trope}} with Lilith.
-->'''Rafe:''' (''to Lilith'') I'm not going to tell you those aren't the Breasts of the Century, but [[NotDistractedByTheSexy 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 a hospital, manages to kill Tammy by 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 TV 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. And it 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 interviewed]], making her and the cameraman realize Rafe wasn't lying.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Reverend Current's "Laserlight o' the Lord."]]
* CrammingTheCoffin: How the vampires dispose of the bodies of their victims.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Rafe. While he's a snarking goofball, he kicks all kinds of ass during the third act.
* DamselInDistress: Catherine, though she does manage to [[spoiler:kill Lilith at the end]].
* ADateWithRosiePalms:
** What [=McCutcheon=] suggests to Rafe, who is trying to get into the whorehouse while it's closed.
** Also {{invoked|Trope}} by Lilith as she tries to seduce Rafe.
--->'''Lilith''': (''as a cheerleader'') Two, four, six, eight, you can watch me masturbate!
* DeadpanSnarker: Rafe, full stop. Creator/DennisMiller snarks like no other.
* DepravedBisexual: [[spoiler:Lilith shows sexual interest in both men and women.]]
* TheDeterminator: Rafe. He really doesn't give up on Catherine's case.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Catherine is revealed to have been bitten in the leg and turned into a vampire. Though she doesn't reveal this fact till Lilith is destroyed and Rafe and she are alone before snacking on him. Still, the moment comes off as more comedic than depressing. 'Side, it's ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt''; what do ya expect?]]
** It's definitely not a DownerEnding if you're [[spoiler:Catherine]], of course!
* TheDragon: Vincent is this to Lilith.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Crypt Keeper is a nasty little murderer, but he's taken aback, then deeply unimpressed when the mummy director congratulates a colleague, only to immediately turn around and badmouth him behind his back.
* EvilRedhead: Lilith has long red hair.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Catherine is revealed to have become an evil vampiress at the end of the movie.]]
* FaceRevealingTurn: Done by Caleb when Rafe and Catherine go to meet him at a spot he calls them too. Though it's not much of a surprise considering this happens late in the film and the last time we saw him, [[spoiler: he was in the brothel with one vampire about feed on him and Lilith soon approaching him for a three way.]]
* 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. She's polite, makes puns and is sadistically plotting the conquest of the earth
* FlippingTheBird: Lilith does this to Rafe, complete with a "Fuck you!", after he cuts her with an ax.
* {{Gaslighting}}: Gets {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by Rafe in one scene where he brings Catherine and the police captain to the mortuary to prove his claims about the whorehouse/mortuary.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Most of the vampires still retain the bite marks on their necks after they turn. The hookers shown at the beginning are focused on (interestingly the first hooker's marks are dried and partially healed meaning she was dead for some time while the second is much more swollen and fresh looking indicating she was turned recently). Caleb still has his on his neck [[spoiler: And it's even a plot point in the finale when Rafe pulls back Catherine's skirt and finds out too late that she was bitten in the thigh.]]
* {{Gorn}}: Oh yeah, as early as the first scene too with the explorers getting messily murdered by the revived Lilith.
%%* GoryDeadlyOverkillTitleOfFatalDeath
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: One of Lilith's minions 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 Reverend 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 a fat female corpse.]]
* 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
* ILoveTheDead: [=McCutcheon=], who plays with the nipples of a female corpse.
* {{Jerkass}}: Caleb. And the police chief.
* LargeHam: Reverend Current.
** Jenkins as well.
--->'''Jenkins:''' SEX?! I'll show you the BEST '''''Gyodddamn''''' pussy in the world!
* LighterAndSofter: Compared to the dark and edgy TV series and ''Film/DemonKnight'', ''Bordello of Blood'' is much {{camp}}ier and lighter.
* MaleGaze
-->'''Caleb''': (''on a vampire with three pierced nipples'') I finally found a girl with a little something extra.
%%* MurderByCremation: {{Subverted|Trope}}.
* 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 [[spoiler:Jenkins]] by literally ripping his head off his body.
-->'''Lilith:''' [[BondOneLiner I like a guy who gives you head--and lets you keep it.]]
* OnlySaneMan: Rafe. His snark should have been a tip-off to so many of the characters.
* OrificeInvasion: Lilith kills Caleb's friend at the start by sticking her OverlyLongTongue into his mouth while frenching him and extending it till it reaches his heart to which she forcefully pushes it out of his body.
* 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 (a 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: Current tries to correct his mistake and ends up dead.
* SacrificialLion: Poor [[spoiler:Reverend Current]].
* SoulJar: Lilith can only stay moving if her heart is within her body as it's the only thing keeping her powered. [[spoiler: When it's sliced into four pieces in the climax. It does weaken her but doesn't kill her since it's not out of her body. Catherine finishes the job by impaling Lilith from behind and knocking the heart pieces out of her.]]
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: Interesting subversion as the schlub is the protagonist, Rafe. Even more of a subversion, Rafe rejects the attempt.
-->'''Lilith:''' (''as a cheerleader'') Two, four, six, eight, you can watch me masturbate!
* SealedEvilInACan: Lilith, until she's freed at the start of the movie.
* ShoutOut:
-->'''Rafe''': I feel like I'm in a bad episode of ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt''.
* SoundtrackDissonance: "Ballroom Blitz" plays during the StormingTheCastle sequence.
* StormingTheCastle: Rafe and Current going to town on the female vampires of the bordello near the end.
* ThematicSeries: Along with ''Film/DemonKnight'', making up the ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'' film series which aren't connected in a narrative fashion.
* TorsoWithAView: Caleb is killed off this when when Rafe sprays him with holy water, which denigrates his midsection, leaving a hole in his stomach.
* 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 for [=McCutcheon=] to come move and prep Tammy's body before she resurrects) and Tammy 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).
** 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 and even asking ''to watch when Lilith implies she'll rape Catherine first before turning her''. But then again, he was shown at the beginning to be an asshole. So it's no surprise he'd accept becoming an undead lackey to Lilith.
-->'''Catherine''': ''(Strapped to a metal grate)'' Caleb, please let me go.
-->'''Caleb''': ''(In [[GameFace vamp face]]'') Sorry, no can do. I gotta play by the rules here. I know how you feel, I didn't want to be a vampire either...at first. But after you get used to it, '''[[EvilFeelsGood it's pretty damn cool!]]''' ''(Laughs evilly and sticks out his tongue)''.
** 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|Trope}}; 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 {{demigod}}s of sex and blood]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Reverend Current had Lilith brought back so he could use her to rid the world of sin.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Prather vanishes from the film. His fate is never revealed or even hinted at.
* WhamLine:
-->'''Rafe:''' What is that perfume you're wearing?
-->'''Catherine:''' It's not perfume. [[spoiler:It's sunblock.]]