Once Bitten Movie Behind The Scenes

Making Once Bitten

Mark Kendall just found out his one night stand has been around for centuries
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Obedience Is Everything...


Go behind the scenes on the 1985 Horror / Occult movie starring Jim Carrey, Lauren Hutton, Cleavon Little, Jeb Stuart Adams

Karen Kopins, Thomas Ballatore, Skip Lackey, Joseph Brutsman, Stuart Charno, Robin Klein, Glen Mauro, Gary Mauro, Carey More, Richard Schaal, Peggy Pope, Anna Mathias, Kate Zentall, Laura Urstein, Megan Mullally Update Cast

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Michael J. Fox was the writers original choice for the role of Mark. Producer Sam Goldwyn Jr. was sent a videotape of Fox, but he felt he would never carry a big screen film ("Back to the Future" opened about two years later and the film Fox did instead of "Once Bitten", "Teen Wolf", grossed about $50 million more than this film).
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Originally, the Countess was going to be played by Elvira.
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I am not sure about in 1985, but Jim Carrey has developed a reputation for taking on attributes of the character's he portrays in his films. He emulated Andy Kauffman during "Man on the Moon" and was very anti-social on the set of "The Grinch" -except to the dog that played Max who he insisted on having stay with him all the time.
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Jeff Hause, the writer of the original script (it was subsequently heavily rewritten) remembered how it got done:

"In 1984, I was in college, studying to become either an illustrator, sculptor, or animator -- I couldn't decide which. While sitting around in my dorm room doing nothing but avoiding the dreaded decision of my ultimate career choice, I wrote a screenplay for $2000 (that's TWO thousand -- not twenty thousand, not two hundred thousand) with my old friend Dave Hines for a producer who will remain nameless (not by me -- but by his reputation and track record).

It was called "Nightlife", and was about a teenager who gets bitten by a female vampire in Hollywood.

From this tiny seed, even tinier seeds would eventually grow."

You can read more of his memories on this page.

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