Blade | 1998
Blood-drenched cartoon strip, filmed with bags of style and energy on some spectacular sets and downtown Los Angeles locations.
The interior of the hospital, where Dr Karen Jenson (N’Bushe Wright) is attacked by the crispy fried vampire, and from which Blade (Wesley Snipes) makes a flying escape, is a disused facility in Boyle Heights, but the exterior is the elaborate white terracotta building at 610 South Broadway – coincidentally one of the buildings from which silent comic Harold Lloyd dangled in Safety Last.
Karen’s apartment is the Chester Williams Building, 215 Fifth Street, directly opposite John Doe’s apartment from Se7en, and which became a ‘New York’ subway entrance in Joel Schumacher’s Phone Booth.
The ‘Pearl’ vampire club is a dressed-up shop front on South Broadway at the northwest corner of 8th Street, just opposite the ornate Tower Theater at 802 South Broadway.
Studio interiors were filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia.