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18 July 1986 (USA) See more »
A Frightening Comedy See more »
Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends. They have problems with transportation... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Chris Makepeace ... Keith
Sandy Baron ... Vic

Robert Rusler ... AJ

Dedee Pfeiffer ... Allison / Amaretto

Gedde Watanabe ... Duncan

Grace Jones ... Katrina

Billy Drago ... 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
Paunita Nichols ... Maven
Trudel Williams ... Dragon Girl
Marlon McGann ... Hard Hat
Thomas Bellin ... Shorty
Bryan Michael McGuire ... Pool Player (as Bryan McGuire)
Leila Lee Olsen ... Seko (as Leila Hee Olsen)
Hillary Carlip ... Jett (as Hilary Carlip)

Francie Swift ... Dominique (as Francine Swift)
Tricia Brown ... Candi
Naomi Shohan ... Bartendress
Janeen Davis ... Bartendress
Ytossie Patterson ... Waitress
Tanya Papanicolas ... Waitress
Robin Kaufman ... Little Girl
Hy Pyke ... Desk Clerk
Bob Schott ... Gang Leader

Adam Barth ... Dragon
Bill Morphew ... Dragon
Simmy Bow ... Bum
Roger Hampton ... Police
Andy Rivas ... Police
Julius LeFlore ... Garbage Truck Driver

Greg Lewis ... Bus Driver
Dar Robinson ... Security Guard

Directed by
Richard Wenk 
Writing credits
Donald P. Borchers (story) &
Richard Wenk (story)

Richard Wenk (screenplay)

Produced by
Donald P. Borchers .... producer
Susan Gelb .... associate producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Elias (composition & arrangement)
Cinematography by
Elliot Davis (director of photography)
Douglas F. O'Neons 
Film Editing by
Marc Grossman 
Casting by
Linda Francis (casting by)
Production Design by
Alan Roderick-Jones 
Art Direction by
Philip Aja 
Carol Clements 
Alan Roderick-Jones 
Set Decoration by
Katie Carmichael  (as Katherine Carmichael)
Costume Design by
Betty Pecha Madden 
Makeup Department
Teresa M. Austin .... makeup artist (as Teresa Austin)
Brent Baker .... special effects makeup assistant
Robin Beauchesne .... makeup artist
Everett Burrell .... special makeup effects artist
Frankie Campbell .... hair stylist
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects
Kay Cole .... hair stylist
Earl Ellis .... special effects makeup assistant
Morton Greenspoon .... contact lens consultant (as Morton R. Greenspoon O.D.)
Tina Kline .... contact lens technician
Erin Lyons .... assistant hair stylist (as Erin B. Lyons)
Gilbert A. Mosko .... special effects makeup assistant (as Gil Mosko)
Alan Scott .... personal hairdresser
Joe Sellar .... contact lens technician
Marlene Stoller .... contact lens technician
Peter Tothpal .... key hair stylist
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Klexius Kolby .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Kelly Mann .... effects technician (uncredited)
Lisa Rocco .... makeup effects lab technician (uncredited)
Production Management
Mario Davis .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Benita Allen .... second assistant director
Grant Gilmore .... second assistant director
Whitney R. Hunter .... second assistant director (as Whitney Hunter)
Matia Karrell .... first assistant director
Betsy Pollock .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rance Barela .... scenic artist
Blaise Borchers .... dragon logo design
Bob Danyla .... construction coordinator
Ainslee Colt de Wolf .... set dresser (as Ainslee Colt DeWolf)
Larry Edwards .... swing gang (as Larry D. Edwards)
Bradley C. Golden .... miscellaneous crew
Henry Harris .... swing gang
Joel Lipman .... swing gang
Eugene McCarthy .... property master
John Muto .... design consultant
Michael S. Nelson .... assistant property master
David Richardson .... swing gang
Ray Stoddard .... standby carpenter (as Ray R. Stoddard)
Craig S. Sulli .... leadman
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist (as Peter Von Sholly)
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Gregg Barbanell .... supervising sound editor
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer
David R. Finkelstein .... apprentice sound editor
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Tom Chesney .... special effects technician
Bruce D. Hayes .... special effects technician
Jarn Heil .... special effects technician
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses
L.L. Brittany .... stunts
Jeannie Epper .... stunts
Kimberly Epper .... stunts
George Fisher .... stunts
Sandy J. Leavenworth .... stunts (as Sandi Leavenworth)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts
'Wild' Bill Mock .... stunts (as Bill Mock)
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Dar Robinson .... stunt coordinator
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
Leland Sun .... stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Monté Black .... electrician
Marsha Blackburn .... still photographer
Shunil Borpujari .... key grip
Duke Cortez .... grip
Thomas Crawford .... grip (as Tom Crawford)
Neil Dickerson .... electrician (as Nell Dickerson)
Eric Engler .... camera operator (as William Eric Engler)
Dave Footman .... grip (as David Footman)
Colin E. Fritz .... electrician
Dan Gillham .... gaffer
Elwin 'Bub' Greer .... best boy
Elwin 'Bub' Greer .... grip (as Elwin B. Greer)
Sean McLin .... camera operator
Bob Myers .... grip
Anthony G. Nakonechnyj .... electrician (as Tony Nakonechnyj)
Marie Pedersen .... second assistant camera
Christian Silver .... grip (as Christian de Lys Silver)
Jim Thorpe .... electrician
Joel Unangst .... best boy electrician
Thaddeus Wadleigh .... electrician
Jorgen Wedseltoft .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lydia Shiferaw .... wardrobe assistant (as Lydia Shifferaw)
Bonnie Sinclair .... costumer
Editorial Department
James Gavin Bedford .... assistant editor
Valerie Davidson .... assistant editor
Joe Woo Jr. .... associate editor
Other crew
Alicia Alexander .... location manager
Lisa Blok-Linson .... location scout (as Lisa Blok)
Mitch Carter .... voice
Cathy Cavadini .... voice
Russell Clark .... choreographer
Deborah Fallender .... voice
Greg Finley .... voice
James Gierman .... location manager
Lisa Hollingshead .... production coordinator
Gordon Hunt .... dialogue director
Bob Manning .... production consultant
David McCharen .... voice
Edward T. Parmalee .... location scout
Jan Rabson .... voice
Marilyn Schreffler .... voice
Dennis Tufano .... adr loop group
Dennis Tufano .... voice
Brenda K. Wachel .... script supervisor (as Brenda Wachel)
Ray Zimmerman .... production accountant

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93 min
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Crew or equipment visible: When Grace Jones is killed by sunlight. Her skeleton arm raises up and gives the finger to her destroyer. Just as the finger goes up, you can see a crew member's hands holding the other end of the skeleton's arm in the shot. This is only noticeable on the UK Blu-Ray, as the Anchor Bay DVD is slightly cropped.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A decade known for its successful vampiric tellings, 4 June 2010
Author: Dagon from Dallas, Texas

The 1980's were a great time in horror. There are some out there who believe the majority of the titles were nothing but straight cheese but that's not always the case. This special decade in time gave movie producers the opportunity to boast some impressive special effects that brought many outdated themes current with the young audience of the time. One of which that benefited greatly was that of the vampiric sub- genre. After Hammer's numerous and desperate attempts to cash in on the countless reincarnations of Dracula, movie-goers lost interest. Something needed to be done and the result was a successful one. Titles like 1985's Fright Night (and yes, including its sequel) and 1987's Near Dark, starring Bill Paxton, are perfect examples. One could even mention the venerable Lost Boys and '83's The Hunger, starring the ever-popular David Bowie.

Vamp follows suit when it comes to campy yet fun vampire flicks. Essentially, I liken it to Fright Night - certainly not the most serious collection of titles in the sub-genre but fulfilling enough. The premise concerns a young group of college kids who decide to embark on a roadtrip. Their final destination? To visit a nightclub that turns out to be less than ordinary. As you can deduce from the title, I'm sure you're aware of the trouble the main characters are in for. It's interesting to note here that a young (well...younger) Billy Drago makes an appearance as an offbeat thug, wandering the dark alleys of no-mans- land. You may recognize Drago for his contributions to Takashi Miike's twisted Masters of Horror tale Imprint, Michael Jackson's You Rock My World video, an episode of Supernatural, an episode from the Friday the 13th series back in '88, or an episode from another horror/sci-fi anthology entitled Monsters, that ran from 1988-1990.

Vamp has that 80's flair to it that doesn't exist in any other decade. What mainly catches my interest about the 80's is the fashion, first and foremost, and the music that was released at the time. I appreciate the experimentation that was occurring behind the scenes but I'm still not overly impressed by the mainstream flavor. Vamp has every cliché you'd expect which is why I'm sure they consider it a comedy. Although humorous, the makeup is no joke - they had talented artists on board for sure.

There will be times you'll ask yourself, "Wait, why did he just go and do that?" There will be moments with lewd and immature behavior...possibly even jokes that just aren't funny. If you're a fan of the protagonist looking much older than his intended age, brave 80's fashion, and a soundtrack that will bring you back, you won't be disappointed by Vamp whatsoever. Here's your assignment for the weekend: Go out and rent Vamp, Fright Night, The Hunger, Near Dark, and Lost Boys. Go one step further and put on the Fright Night soundtrack (admittingly I have songs from that in my collection) and pay tribute to this splendid era in horror. Have a report on my desk by Monday and if you have anything bad to say about the 80's...I'll murder you in your sleep.

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