Embrace of the Vampire (1995) Script

I was in love once when I was a man.

That time is now a mist in my mind.

She was a maid to royalty and I was a nobleman.

At the end of day, we would meet in our secret place.

My love, my virgin.

The sadness I felt each time she left.

If only I had known that day would be our last.

The pain of loneliness without her.

And now... after centuries, having drank blood enough to fill a thousand lakes, in this place, this small college, I have found her soul again.

I have found her.

But my time in this world is coming to an end.

ln three days, I will fall into eternal sleep.

Only her soul can save me.

My virgin... my elixir.

But she loves another.

I will put doubt in their minds.

Then I will take her when her heart is not his.

Eternal life will be her prize.

Three days.

I can't be weak.

I choose survival.

I'll destroy anyone who stands in my way, even my own heart if need be.

She's mine!

Charlotte... come to me.

I'm waiting for you, Charlotte.

I'm waiting.

Come to me.

Hi, this is Charlotte.

I'm either in a lecture or studying somewhere, so leave me a message, and I'll call you back as soon as I get back.

Charlotte, it's Chris. Are you there?

Pick up, Charlotte.

Charlotte, it's me. Come to me.

Look, Charlotte, I'm going to come by.

I'm worried about you, okay?

Come to me, Charlotte.

Charlotte, I'm coming over. Bye.

Come to me.

I'm waiting for you, Charlotte.

Come to me, Charlotte.

Charlotte... come to me.


I'm here.

But I can't just reach out and take her.

She must desire me before I empty her life into my throat and take back the love I lost so long ago.

I feel it in your heart...

love-- that so-called gift to mankind.

My bite would free you.

I could destroy him...

but that would break your heart.

Love is a bond between two halves.

I'll give you time, time to see how fragile that bond is...

as much time as I have.

Three days.




What are you doing here?

Um... are you okay?

Yeah. Why wouldn't I be?

Because I picked you up off the stairs last night outside.


Yeah. You don't remember?

I thought I was dreaming.

Well, I wasn't.

What were you doing there?

Well, I know it sounds kind of stupid, but I thought you were in some kind of danger last night.

I did. I was-- I was worried, that's all.

I was just worried about you. It's my job to worry about you.

I guess it's going to take a bit more than I thought to get used to this place.


lt was nice to wake up beside you.

Chris, don't.

I'm sorry.

Please don't be mad.

I'm not mad.

That's not true. I am mad, but I'm not mad at you.

I'm mad at your mom for letting those nuns bring you up like one.

Let's not start on that again, okay, Chris?

Will you turn around?

You know she didn't have a choice.

Well, let's just put the knives in your father's back where they belong.

Yeah, that might be more appropriate.

You know, I can't help wishing you had inherited a little bit of his promiscuity.

Yeah, but look where it got him.

I wish I'd seen him at least once before he died, but he was alone, and I don't want that to happen to me. lt won't.

You're going to be surrounded by our kids and our grandkids.

Can we not talk about dying, please?


I prefer birth-related subjects anyhow.

You can turn around now.

Tell me something.

Why can't two people who care about each other so much and love each other so much express it?

We express it all the time, Chris.

Help me with my cross. You know what I mean.


I never actually said that I intended to wait until I was married, you know.

You didn't?


I said that I would make love to the right man when he came along and I was old enough to know.

And I'm not the right man?

I think you are.

You think I am?

We've been together a year and about two months, and you think I am?

Well, I think age has a lot to do with it.

Charlotte. Hey, Chris.

What are you doing here?

Never mind.

Stupid question. Hi, Nicole.

Hi. Are we still going to the bookstore?

Yeah. I'm just going to walk Chris to his car.

All right. I'll meet you downstairs in five minutes.


Hey, Chris. Yes?

You're looking good!

As we were saying...

What were we saying again?

We-- thank you. You're welcome.

We were talking about the coming of age and when you think you'll be able to make love to me.

Oh, right, right. Okay. ln many parts of the world, 18 is considered to be the coming of age.

I know. Okay, well, in three days, you're going to have your 18th birthday.

I know!

Bye. Bye.


You think you are in love, that you are fortunate.

You think love is a cherished gift.

You're wrong.

It's a blight and a curse. lt divides and weakens our power.

You forgot my gift.


It's a beautiful name.

Spend eternity with me. No.

You're strong.

Let's be one.

Each hour that passes weakens me more.

Two days left.

Hey, Charlotte. Hi.

You know Charlotte, right, Eliza?

Sure. Where you headed?

My room. I have some studying to catch up on.

Yo, Eliza. Yo yourself, Rob.

Am I going to see you tonight?

Are you?

Come on, Eliza.

If I'm in the mood.

I'll get you in the mood.

Why, are you going to slip something into my drink?

If I have to.

Well, nothing else will work, believe me.

You're such an asshole, you know that?

And you love it.

See you tonight, then?

I love those eyes. Don't you just love those eyes?

Is that your boyfriend?

Well, I don't know if I'd call him my boyfriend, but he serves his purpose.

Oh, my God, tell her about the answering machine.

You are going to die when you hear this.

Oh, please. Come on, tell her.

All right, never mind. I'll tell her.

Okay, the first night that Eliza and old Robbie hook up, they get smashed at McGee's and go back to the dorm.

I was in complete control. Yeah, right.

Anyway, Eliza comes in and hits her answering machine, thinking she's got all these messages.

Only, she hits the wrong button, and instead of pressing the play button, she was recording a new message.

Stupid machine. Yeah.

Well, anyway, maybe Eliza hit the wrong button, but Rob was hitting all the right ones, and Eliza is a real screamer.

So Eliza's going, "Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah.

Do me! Do me! Fuck me, stud! Fuck me harder!"

And the whole thing is being recorded on the machine.

So the next day, anybody who called got that sex tape played back as a greeting.

My mother said she nearly had a heart attack.

I mean, she's so melodramatic.

It's not like she doesn't know I have sex or anything.

She buys me the pills, for Christ's sake.

Isn't that hysterical?

Charlotte? Yeah.

Oh, why look so shocked?

I heard you were raised in a convent, right?

Everyone knows Catholic school girls give the best head. Eliza.


I've seen your boyfriend.

And don't tell me he gets off by just looking at you.

That's enough, Eliza.

Could you just relax?

Look, Charlotte lives her life, you live your life, I live my life, and nobody makes any judgments, okay?

Who's judging?

Wait up, Charlotte!

Sorry about Eliza.

She does have a good side, I think.

You didn't let her get to you, did you?

Are you okay? Yeah.

Just my mind keeps wandering.

I keep daydreaming about these really stupid things.

Does that ever happen to you?

Me? No, I don't daydream, except about sex and beautiful men and sex.

I just can't seem to stay focused.

Well, maybe something's distracting you.

Is everything okay with Chris?


You're probably just having trouble adjusting to the freedom.

I wasn't brought up in jail.

I mean, the nuns were pretty cool and I got to spend one weekend a month with my mother.

You were lucky.

I had to spend every day with my parents.

You just need to relax. You know, have a little fun.

Fun. You remember fun, don't you?

Hey, girls. Hi.

Would you look at that?

Sarah's at it again.

And in broad daylight.

Ooh, nice pecs.

Oh, my God. He's gorgeous.

Where does she find them?

What nerve.

What a slut!

That's not very nice.

So what?

She might hear you. Who cares?

She has a different model in there every night.

But still, it's...

Oh, this is cute.

The campus virgin defending the campus nympho?

Why can't you cut her some slack?

Oh, give me a break. No, give her a break.

This is all new to her and she's having a rough time adjusting, so would you just go easy--

If she can't take it, that's not my problem.

She needs to get laid.

Knock, knock.

What is it?

I can't find my cross.

The one that Chris gave you? Yeah. I have no idea where it is.

Well, did you have it on this morning when you left?

I don't know.

I don't think I did.

Okay, then it's got to be here somewhere.

Let's just look. Okay.

I wore this yesterday.

Maybe it's in here. What's this?

I don't know. You don't know?

I've never seen it before.

You've never seen it before? Well, how'd it get in your room?

I don't know.

But I've dreamt about this.

You dreamt about it?

You've never seen it before, but you've dreamt about it.

Yeah, I know it sounds weird.

What kind of dream?

lt was, uh...

What? A man was wearing it.

Not Chris? No, not Chris.


You'll laugh.

No, I won't. You know me.

I have weird dreams all the time.

I think he was a vampire.

A vampire? Cool.

And you had sex with him?

No, but I think he wanted to.

Well, maybe someone's trying to tell you something.

You know, I mean, maybe you should look around, play the field a little bit, check out some other guys.

Oh, please, Nicole. I--

What, you think Chris doesn't look at other girls?

He does not. Yes, he does.

All guys do. They can't help it.

It's a chemical, hormonal, you know, asshole kind of thing.

Ah! Almost forgot the party.

Hey! Do you hear me?

I think you need some loosening up.

Come on.

No, I need an A in art history. I have to study tonight.

What you need is to go to this party, and we'll look for your cross later.

My cross.

Do we really have to go? Yes.

Remember what I was saying? Fun.

It's going to do you some good.

Come on, for me, please?

I want to get there before all the cute guys are taken.

Mm-hmm. Okay, let's go Come on. Wait. Do I look okay?

Yeah, you look amazing. Come on.

Will you come on?

This is going to be great.

What's wrong? I should be studying.

You need to lighten up.

Come on. Nobody's going to bite you.

Hi, guys. Hey, come on up.

Look, you go get a drink, and I'm going to go see what I can dig up.

Be good.


Thank you.

Enjoying yourself?

Well, I just got here, but it seems like a pretty cool party. lt sucks.

But, hey, what else is going on?

You want something to drink?

Actually, I would love a soda.

Carbonation. Cool.

Have fun.

Thank you.

My name's Milo.

Hi, I'm Charlotte.


I like that.

Nice ankh.

Excuse me?

Around your neck.

It's an ankh.

It's an ancient Egyptian symbol for eternal life.

They believed it had... sexual powers.

I figured you were being retro-- you know, the '60s coming back and all that.

No, no.

You wear it well. Thank you.

There you are, Milo.

You're not spending near enough time with me.

You're supposed to be protecting me from that horny toad Rob.

Eliza, you know Charlotte?

Hello, Charlotte.

Nice to see you.

We were just talking about ankhs.

Ankhs? Oh, my favorite subject.

Hey, Milo, you got any smokes?

I'm absolutely dying.

Which kind?

Oh, now that's a silly question, isn't it?

Oh, yes. Follow me.

You want to come, Charlotte?

I doubt it.

No, I'll catch you later.

That's cool.

I love the view from here.

lt reminds me of a place far away.

Do I know you?

We might have met once... a long time ago, perhaps.

What are you doing here?


I've seen you before in a dream.

lt wasn't a dream.

Why are you haunting me?

Who are you?

I'm your destiny.

It's my gift.

You've cut yourself.

Someone just told me that it has powers. lt does.

That's its power.

Hey, Charlotte, what are you doing out here alone?

Where did he go? Who?

He was just here. Who?

I don't know.

Did I interrupt something?

He was just here, the man from my dream.

That's great, Charlotte, but there's someone I want you to meet.

Come on, I think you've had a little bit too much fresh air.


These guys are cool.

We're just going to go to the old gym for a little bit of privacy.

Okay, this is not a big deal, and nothing is going to happen that you don't want to, okay?

See you.

Do you bring all your dates here?

Only the cute ones.

Well... let's see here.

Hey, how you doing? Who are you?

Jonathan, and you must be Charlotte.

What do you want? Oh, don't worry about it.

You'll get it. Get off.

Hey, stop. You'll like it. Get off me!

What's your problem?

Get off me. Stop.

Leave her alone.


What? What--

Charlotte is pure.

I need her to stay that way.




Charlotte! I'm here, Chris.





You're there?

Where else would I be?

I just wanted to hear your voice.

I almost called you before for the same reason.

Why didn't you?

I guess I thought you were sleeping.

I guess I'm less considerate than you.

I'm glad you called.

Me too.

Are you okay?



Um... good night, and...

I'll talk to you tomorrow.

Can't wait.

How you doing?

Um, just a coffee.

You think what you need to learn in life, you can get from books, huh?

That's what my dad says.

Look, I don't mean to be rude or anything, but I came here to study.


I couldn't sleep either.

You know, usually, I like to write at this time, but I wasn't in the mood.

You're a good-looking guy.

Look, I'm-- I'm not gay or anything.

I just came down here to study alone.

Got it?

Yeah. Come on, I can tell.

You're in love. She's beautiful.

Am I right?

Yeah, you're right.

You know, I think trust is such an essential part of love.

I mean, what do you think?

Do you trust her when you're not with her?

Like, I mean, completely trust her?

You don't have to say. I know it's hard.

It's hard to love when there is doubt.

lt was nice talking to you, but I got to go.

Don't you always want to know where she is?

What she's doing?

Like who she's talking to?

Is that love or is that doubt?

It's love.


I always have the same dream.

I see her riding to meet me.

I am waiting, but she never gets there.

If I had not loved her, that pain would not have followed me into this death I now live in.

If only I had doubted her, I could have found a reason to heal my loss.

Doubt is the key, Charlotte.

Doubt will help you come to me.

This is my gift to you.



I'm not going to wait forever, Charlotte.

My love...

one more day.

Sorry. I hope you don't mind.

It's okay. No, it's all right.

You look really sad today, sort of waiflike.

I like it. It's interesting.

You're Sarah, right?

Yeah. I'm Charlotte.

I know.

May I sit down?

Sure. Go ahead.

You always study this early?

I wish I could call it studying.

First year, right? Yeah.

It's always the hardest.

I hope so.

So, uh... is this a major or a hobby?

This is a major hobby.

I didn't get much sleep last night.

Maybe you should put the books away and stop staring at the tower.

You, um-- you want to come see my work?

That's great.

Let me just put this away. I like your outfit.

Oh, yeah, it's kind of cool.

But I like what you're wearing. You do? Thanks.

Oh, this is just an old shirt. I've had it for years.

I like that. Cameras, they're just--

I spend my money on my material, not clothes.


Are these all yours? Uh-huh.

Are they all your friends? Some of them.

They all look so beautiful.

They are.

You're beautiful.

Me? Mm-hmm.

No, not like them.

They all look so perfect.

Well, they're not innocent, and they're certainly not virginal.

Am I that transparent?

Want a cigarette?

They're cloves. You'll like them.

Flavor's really nice.

Like it?

Okay, I guess.

Here, take them.

Oh, no, it's okay. You're sure?


You like that picture?

Oh, it's nice there. Stand a bit back.

Is this where they usually stand?


Only if they want to.

You mind if I take some pictures of you?

No, go ahead. You're not shy, are you?

Close your mouth.

Sit down. Let me take some pictures there.

Cute teddy bears.

That's nice.

Would you mind unbuttoning your overalls a little and just taking them down a bit?

Do you mind?

That's better.

You've got beautiful skin.

Your hair's so soft.

Would you like to lay back?

Could you-- could you lean back more?

You feel comfortable? Yeah, I'm okay.

Beautiful. My God.

Yeah, that's good.

It's hot.

I'm sorry.

I've got to go.

Don't you ever knock? What for, man?

You never have anything going on in here anyway.

That's changing tonight. Cool.

Who's the lucky girl tonight?

Why are you always cleaning up in here just before Charlotte comes over?

Because she likes it that way.

Chris, you're so whipped.

I'm not whipped, okay?

Get up. I got to make my bed.

You're going to die of blue balls, man.

I'm not-- oh, hold on.

Hello? Chris, it's me.

Hey. Where are you?

Don't be mad.

I-- I really need to stay here tonight.

Chris? Well, I thought we had this plan.

I know, but I-- I really need to study.

Charlotte, it's your birthday tomorrow.

I'll be over tomorrow.

I promise.

Well, I just-- you know, I wanted to be the first one to wish you a happy birthday and wake up next to you, you know, and the stuff we planned then. ls-- is it the sex thing?

Am I pushing it too hard? 'Cause it doesn't matter.

I'm just-- I'm joking most of the time, okay?

I just-- I want to be with you wherever or whenever.

It's not that, Chris.

Look, I'll come over right now.

I'll sleep on your floor tonight. I won't touch you.

I really need to study alone tonight, Chris.


I'll call you when I'm done.

Well, I thought we were a straight-A student.

I was until I came here.

Have you seen Nicole?

Nicole? Oh, I thought we made a new friend.

And what is that supposed to mean?

Nothing. I just saw you come out of Sarah's room wearing nothing but fingerprints.

You should really just mind your own damn business.

Oh, don't get prissy with me, missy.

This is a painting of Venus and Mars.

Botticelli has captured the moment just after these two mythological deities have consummated their divine relationship.

In other words, they've just had sex.

The two lovers are surrounded by young horned satyrs, the male counterpart to the nymphs.

These satyrs carry a rod, which points at...

So you decided to stay this weekend?

Please leave me alone.

I can't.

I've tried.

The need in me to survive is too strong.

I need you.

What do you want from me?

I want to stay in this world.

I don't want to go to sleep.

Leave me alone.

Paintings of Botticelli clearly show the influence of the Neoplatonic cult.

Neoplatonists believed that the soul could ascend toward a union with the divine through the contemplation of earthly beauty.

Would he die for you?

Go away!

Is there a problem back there, Miss Wells?

I'm sorry.

Thank you.

"La Primavera" is also known as "The Rites of Spring..."

Is he worth your love?

Would you die for him?

Midnight ends my final hour.

There will be no emotion in my heart, no weakness.

You will want me.

I will take you. Be sure of that!



She's trippin'.





Have you seen Nicole?



I'm really sorry about this morning.

It's okay.

Let me see the pictures when they're done.


Okay. Bye.

It's me.

I was dreaming.

You look like you saw a ghost.

What are you doing here?

Well, I had to see you, so I knocked, but nobody answered.

I just thought I'd wait in here for you.

You look sick, honey. Are you okay?

I'm fine.

What's going on between us?

Charlotte, where's the cross I gave you?

I took it off.

I didn't take it off. I lost it.

Then why didn't you just say that?

I don't know.

Well, you know, you don't have any reason to lie to me.

I don't lie, okay?

Maybe you're the one who lies to me.

What's that mean?


I don't know what I'm saying.

You have never talked to me like this.

I mean, why aren't you communicating with me?

I want to communicate.

I-- I just don't understand it myself.

Well, is there something else?

I mean, is there someone else that you can't--

Now you're being ridiculous.

Am I?

Then how come you're never in your room when I call?

Don't tell me you're studying somewhere, because your grades would be higher.

There's no one else.

Then it's just me?

I want you to leave.

This is not what love's about, Charlotte.

It's not my understanding of it, anyway.

Why don't you call me... if you want to.

I shouldn't have left her, man.

I should have just talked it out.

She wouldn't talk to me, though, you know?

You're right. She wouldn't say anything.

She was, like, not communicating with me.

She's never been like that. You're right.

See, the thing is is that I love her.

I love her so deeply, so much.

Mark, I really love this girl way too much.

You know what?

You're not helping me, Mark.

You're right.


I'm going to call her.

I think you should spend five minutes not thinking about her.

You're right.

Do I know you?

I don't-- I don't think so.

Perhaps we met in another life.

One of those, huh? I don't--

Buy me a drink?

Well, sure.

Miss, she can't-- what do you want?

Bloody Mary. Bloody Mary.

My name's Marika. Hi.

Hi. I'm Chris.


Are you from around here?

No. Where are you from?

I'm from everywhere.

Well, I never been to everywhere, so I don't think that we could have met there, so...

You smell good. Oh.

You want to dance?

Nah, I'm not a really good dancer.

Come on, dance with me.

Come on.

I'll teach you.



Is he worth your love?

Sweet innocence.

You will want me.

I'm your destiny.

You're mine.




You're looking mighty fine.

Mighty fine.

You think so?


You thirsty?

You pouring?

Charlotte, I just love that dress.

You don't know how happy that makes me.

Want some wine?


Oh, it's not blessed. That okay?

Not bad.

Want some more?

Thank you.

Aren't you going to share, Eliza?


Why not?

I slipped X in her drink.

Eliza, that's really irresponsible.



Aren't you tired of all of this?

Let me take you away from here.


I need you.

Save me.

What's a good-looking man like you doing without a date?

That's-- it's funny you should ask.

You like me, Chris?


Do you want to get to... know me better?

Are you drunk, Chris?

No, just a little.

A little?

I think I know what you need.

Oh, you do, huh?

Yes, I do.

Well, what would that be?

Follow me and find out.

Come on.

Come on, Chris.

Did that hurt?

A little bit.

Why don't you kiss it and make it feel better?

Forget her, Chris.

Forget her.

Forget her.

Doubt her and there'll be no pain when she's gone.

Forget her.

Doubt will remove all pain, Chris.

Forget her.

Doubt her. I can't.

I'm sorry. I can't. Yes, you can.

No. Yes.

Come here. Stop. Chris. Chris.

No. No, darling. Chris.



Hello, Sarah.

I came by to see if you were okay.

You don't look so good.

To tell you the truth, I've never felt better.

Well... you seem different.


Before, you seemed like a little girl, and now you're acting like a wild woman.

Why do you think that is?

Maybe it's the stars.


Did you know that Venus, the planet of love, is reflecting the sun 10 times more than the moon tonight?

Is it?

Mm-hmm. Really?



I'm sorry.

Did I hurt you?

Have you come to see if I'm okay too, Milo?

Well, yeah.

I mean, you were taking a pretty heavy trip back there.

And what do you want to do to make me feel better?


Well, uh...

I don't know.

Come on, Milo.

What's on your mind?

Honesty will get you everywhere.

Well, I can think of one thing.

Well, well, didn't we soon change into a little whore?

You didn't fool me.

You can have him.

I don't want him.

Get out of here, Milo, and take that bitch with you.

Who are you calling a bitch?

I'm out of here.

Is that the best you can do?

I haven't even started.

You're nothing but a prissy little bitch.

I'm sorry.

Open the fucking door, you fucking cunt!

Open it!

I'm going to kill you, you fucking bitch!

Open it!

Time is running out.

You're alone now, Charlotte.

There's nothing left for you here.

Come to me.

Be with me.



All you will find is death here.

Will you die for her?

She does not know you.

You can't take her from me.

Leave us alone.



Don't think of him.

Think of us.

Hear me, Charlotte.

Want us.



You can't take his love to eternity with you.

Believe me, you can't.

Once more, I let you go.




Shh. Where is he?

Are you okay?


Do you know what today is?

It's my birthday.