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''Once Bitten'' (1985) is a Comedy Spoof of the Vampire Seducer genre.

It is notable as a very early vehicle for the career of Creator/JimCarrey, who plays Mark, a sex-minded teenage boy in love with his girlfriend Robin (Karen Kopins), a "good girl" who won't put out, keeping them both virgins.

Along comes the mysterious and beautiful Countess (Lauren Hutton), an ancient vampire who needs [[VirginSacrifice the blood of a male virgin]] to stay young and beautiful -- but it's TheEighties, and where is a vampire going to find a male virgin in Los Angeles?!

Mark, frustrated by Robin's refusal to give him any, goes into Los Angeles. The Countess spots him, and decides to take his blood for her youth and add him to her coterie of [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld immortal teenage]] vampires. Robin knows something's up -- will ThePowerOfLove be enough to pull Mark back from the clutches of an undead seductress?

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!!This film provides examples of the following tropes:

* AgeWithoutYouth: The Countess' fate when she isn't able to drink from Mark the third time -- in time.
* AutoErotica: Mark seeing the parking lot of cars bouncing and shaking with other people having sex after getting the cold shoulder from Robin. Ouch... just ouch.
* BadHumorTruck: Mark has an after school job as an ice cream truck driver -- but his partial transformation into a vampire terrifies all the children away from him.
* CampGay: The Countess' manservant, Sebastian.
-->'''Sebastian:''' "I came out of the closet centuries ago."
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve : The Countess, being an atheist, is unaffected by the cross.
* DeathBySex: Inverted, as sex is what saves Mark's life. And dooms the Countess to being an old woman.
* DontComeAKnockin: Robin finally realizes that the Countess will turn Mark into a vampire unless she deflowers him. Cue the bouncing coffin.
* TheEighties:
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Aside from Mark, the oldest male virgin the Countess's minions could track down is ''eleven''. The Countess is repulsed by the idea of biting a pre-teen.
* ForHalloweenIAmGoingAsMyself: Inverted. Mark shows up at the costume party in all black and everyone thinks he has come as a vampire, except Robin, who is upset he didn't bother to be Jack to her Jill.
-->'''Mark:''' I'm not ''wearing'' a ''costume''!
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Good girl Robin and Mark share an inexplicably appearing after-sex cigarette in the coffin now that she's been the ultimate good girl and given him sex to save his life.
* GuiltyPleasures: It's one of those SoBadItsGood or absolutely awful movies.
** The bookseller [[PhantomOfTheParadise sang with The Juicy Fruits]].
* KissOfTheVampire: The Countess' bite is enough to generate euphoria, strange dreams, and partial amnesia on Mark's part.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. Not only is Mark a virgin, but so are his two best friends, not for lack of trying.
** The bookseller still makes fun of Mark, saying that if he's an 18-year old virgin, a vampire trying to get him should be the least of his worries.
* MateOrDie: If Mark loses his virginity before the Countess can drink from him for the third time, his blood becomes worthless to her.
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: Robin pretty much embodies this, to Mark's frustration.
* NatureAbhorsAVirgin: The movie begins with Robin balking at going all the way.
* NeverLiveItDown: Robin asks Jamie and Russ to check Mark's inner thigh for bite marks. [[NotWhatItLooksLike They do this by Russ grabbing him from behind and Jamie getting on his knees and moving close in (he was half blind from shampoo at the time).]] Jamie remarks later that their lives in high school are over. He's not wrong, given the time.
* OffscreenInertia: When last seen, Jamie, and Russ seem to have been seduced by two of the Countess' female minions, and the movie never gets back to them. Given what the Countess herself wanted from Mark, those two might have gotten a little in over their heads...
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: PlayedForLaughs as Mark's transformation progresses. He stays cute despite the preference for fresh blood.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: The Countess needs a virgin's blood to keep her youth and beauty. She likes men, so it has to be a male virgin. But she only needs to do it once a year.
* PrecisionFStrike: Robin for the win:
-->'''Robin:''' He doesn't want ''you'' because you're mean and evil. He wants ''me'' because I'm ''nice'' and ''sweet'' and ''pure''. So ''fuck off!''
* RunningGag: Russ getting shot down after his well-practiced come-on speech:
--> '''Russ:''' ''I'm'' a mature person, and ''you're'' a mature person, so why don't we just skip all of the bullshit, get rid of our inhibitions and do what we really wanna do?
** And ButtMonkey Jamie being afraid of everything from dating to being gay.
* SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness: Despite needing a [[VirginPower virgin "sacrifice"]], the countess and her coven seemed to be in the middle of friendliness scale. As befits a light comedy, the death in her wake was a big 'ol zero, and there were no morality shifts or ravening thirst. The Countess herself was pretty friendly for an evil seductress, and two girls from the coterie and Mark's friends got on pretty well.
** PokeThePoodle: About the only "evil" thing the Countess did was to push over an old lady and a nun who were in her way -- the latter of which was merely someone in a costume.
* SpeedSex: How Mark and Robin eventually render him ineligible for the Countess's attentions.
---> '''The Countess:''' {incredulous} You've had ''less than a minute''!
* UnusualWeaponUser: During the dance battle, the Countess threatens Robin and then attempts to stab her with an opera-length cigarette holder.
* VampireDance: Robin and the Countess have a dance-off/tug of war over and with Mark -- to a song called "[[http://youtube/fuk--kEGvGE Hands Off]]".
* VirginPower: The only reason the Countess is interested in Mark -- because his virgin blood keeps her young and beautiful.
* VirusVictimSymptoms: In uncomfortable places.
* WhyDidntIThinkOfThat: After embarrassing incident in the shower, Mark asks Jamie and Russ why they didn't simply '''ask''' to look. They get looks of horror on their faces. Jamie assumes he's an ArmoredClosetGay while Russ tries to go with ICanExplain.

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