Bitten (film)

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Bitten FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Harv Glazer
Produced by Robert Wilson
Written by
  • Tim McGregor
  • Tyler Levine
Music by Stu Stone
Cinematography Simon Shohet
Edited by Ron Wisman Jr.
Distributed by RHI
Release date
  • 29 June 2008 (2008-06-29)
Running time
60 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Bitten is a 2008 Canadian black comedy vampire film directed by Harv Glazer. It stars Jason Mewes as a paramedic who rescues Danika (Erica Cox), a female vampire, from an alley way.


Jack, a paramedic, is frustrated with his life after he breaks up with his girlfriend. He discovers a girl (Danika) in an alleyway covered in blood, clinging to life. Jack takes Danika in and soon discovers that she is a vampire.

Jack and Danika try to find a way to feed her cravings to drink blood while killing as little as possible. All their attempts end without success because a vampire needs fresh human blood. Jack also must find places to hide the bodies in his apartment, including the body of his ex-girlfriend, who had gone to his apartment to reclaim several of her possessions before Danika had bitten and killed her. Jack discovers upon his ex-girlfriend's corpse reanimating into a vampire (and having to kill her when she attacks him in a rage) that only a stab to the heart will kill a vampire.

When Danika becomes more violent, killing several people, including a young woman, Jack is forced to kill her with the help of Roger, his paramedic co-worker and friend. Roger stabs Danika in the heart while she attacks Jack and kills her, but not before Jack is bitten. Jack becomes a vampire, cared for by Roger, who feeds him from a dish of blood.



It aired on Sci Fi Channel on March 15, 2009.[1] RHI Entertainment released it on DVD on July 6, 2010.[2]


Mark Voger of recommended it to fans of Mewes and said that the film, despite its "considerable flaws", is better than many competitors.[3] R.L. Shaffer of IGN rated it 3/10 stars and wrote, "Bitten had tremendous potential to be pretty darn amusing, but it fails on nearly every conceivable level."[4] Steve Barton of Dread Central rated it 2.5/5 stars and wrote that the film's tone is ruined by out-of-place slapstick.[5] Annie Riordan of Brutal as Hell wrote that the film remains entertaining despite its lack of originality.[6] Jeremy Blitz of DVD Talk rated it 2.5/5 stars and wrote, "The humor and the horror counteract rather than reinforce each other."[7]


  1. ^ RHI Entertainment
  2. ^ DVD Art and Stills: Jason Mewes, New Vampire Flick Bitten
  3. ^ Voger, Make (2010-07-15). "'Gamera vs. Barugon,' 'Mystery Science Theater 3000: XIII,' 'Wolf Moon,' 'Bitten' DVD reviews". Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  4. ^ Shaffer, R. L. (2010-07-08). "Bitten DVD Review". IGN. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  5. ^ Barton, Steve (2010-07-14). "Bitten (DVD)". Dread Central. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  6. ^ Riordan, Annie (2010-08-21). "DVD Review: 'Bitten' Features Sexy Snappy Vamps and Jason Mewes!". Brutal as Hell. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  7. ^ Blitz, Jeremy (2010-07-06). "Bitten". DVD Talk. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 

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