What makes this movie a case of monsters manipulating mortals as opposed to one mans disturbing downward spiral? Simple. When Figment!Rachel shows up to mock Peter after hes tried to feed on the club girl, there is another man with her who Peter has presumably never met before. When Peter encounters the real Rachel on the dance floor soon after, hes with her there, too.
So consider this, dear tropers; While its perfectly reasonable to assume Peter could hallucinate a person who doesnt exist (e.g., Sharon), how could Peter hallucinate someone he doesnt know who he then actually runs into moments later???
Clearly, the only logical answer is that this new beau of Rachels is a fellow vampire joining in on her mind games. They even share a conspiratorial snicker after Peter is thrown out of the club.
In short, Peter Loew is an open-and-shut case of what happens when vampires play with their food.
- In fairness to Rachel, life as a vampire in New York City is much duller now that her friends Miriam and John Blaylock aren't around anymore...
- The fact that the other actors involved played the film completely straight just adds more charm to it.