A curse on AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, a comedy/horror film that managed the nearly impossible feat of being both genuinely funny and authentically scary, and made the balancing act look easy. More than a decade later, its bastard whelps
continue to shamble across the screen, undermining shocks with humor, spoiling laughter with horror. Case in point: VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN, a purported "comic tale of horror and seduction" that is neither funny nor frightening, just unpleasant.
Eddie Murphy stars as Eddie Murphy swanning around in Caribbean Prince of Darkness drag. His Maximillian-the-Monstrous, a vision in golden contact lenses and Fu Manchu fingernails, is in...