Picks and Pans Review: Tales from the Crypt: the Reluctant Vampire
It's tough to find better dumb fun than the Tales from the Crypt series. Even a mundane episode, such as this one featuring Malcolm McDowell as a mild-mannered bloodsucker, is still more interesting than the best episode of any network sitcom.
The story is routine. McDowell abhors killing, so he works as a security guard at a blood bank so he can steal his nourishment. George Wendt plays the blood bank manager. It's never hard to see where this story is going, but it's a kick to watch because the humor is so dry and the performances are so enjoyably campy. The show is like a comic book for grown-ups.