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Vamp (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  18 July 1986 (USA)
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Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends. They have problems with transportation, Biker gangs, and worst of all, the staff of the ... See full summary »

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Keith
Sandy Baron ...
Vic
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AJ
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Allison / Amaretto
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Duncan
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Katrina
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Snow
Brad Logan ...
Vlad
Lisa Lyon ...
Cimmaron
Jim Boyle ...
Fraternity Leader
Larry Spinak ...
Student
Eric Welch ...
Student
Stuart Rogers ...
Student
Gary Swailes ...
Sock Salesman
Ray Ballard ...
Coffee Shop Proprietor
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Storyline

Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends. They have problems with transportation, Biker gangs, and worst of all, the staff of the bar, all of whom seem to be vampires, with Grace Jones playing the head vampire. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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18 July 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El club del terror  »

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$3,300,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,941,117 (USA)
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The amount of cockroaches in the candy dish are less when Vic eats a cockroach. When Keith mistakenly eats one there are many more cockroaches in the dish. See more »

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Referenced in Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook (1991) See more »

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Now I Ride Alone
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Performed by Dream Syndicate
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After Hours with vampires. And the Donger!
19 April 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Vamp is a curious lost little lamb from the 1980's, all lit in bizarre green and purple tones and featuring all manner of Grace Jones wiggling around like a monster. It's a fun ride, cleverly done and not entirely unoriginal, with terrific acting talent and a loopy sense of humor pitched somewhere between After Hours and a sideways college comedy. Another aspect I appreciated was how each vampire had a personality, and they weren't always one hundred percent proud to be vampires. They're very aware that in a lot of ways they're perfectly lame. Fairly cool stuff, especially in the confrontation between a character who "turns" and the protagonist.

On the other hand, the last half lacks the zip and zap of the first and some characters seemed a little undernourished. The geek who owns the car seemed a little extraneous towards the end, and the albino gang, while sort of awesome, didn't really belong.

But either way. If you're interested in an offbeat 80's vampire movie or just seeing Grace Jones scare the s**t out of you with her face, by all means rent Vamp. You will become a much wiser person as a result and your parents will no longer hate you.


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