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Release Date:
18 July 1986 (USA) See more »
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A Frightening Comedy See more »
Plot:
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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2 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Chris Makepeace ... Keith
Sandy Baron ... Vic

Robert Rusler ... AJ

Dedee Pfeiffer ... Allison

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

Richard Wenk (screenplay)

Produced by
Donald P. Borchers .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jonathan Elias 
 
Cinematography by
Elliot Davis 
Douglas F. O'Neons 
 
Film Editing by
Marc Grossman 
 
Art Direction by
Alan Roderick-Jones 
 
Costume Design by
Betty Pecha Madden 
 
Makeup Department
Robin Beauchesne .... key makeup artist
Everett Burrell .... special makeup effects artist
Frankie Campbell .... key hair stylist
Greg Cannom .... special makeup
Alan Scott .... personal hairdresser
Peter Tothpal .... key hair stylist
Pamela S. Westmore .... key makeup artist
Klexius Kolby .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Kelly Mann .... effects technician (uncredited)
Lisa Rocco .... makeup effects lab technician (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Mario Davis .... production manager
 
Art Department
Bob Danyla .... construction coordinator
Bradley C. Golden .... miscellaneous crew
Eugene McCarthy .... property master
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist
 
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
 
Stunts
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
Marsha Blackburn .... still photographer
Shunil Borpujari .... key grip
Colin E. Fritz .... electrician
Elwin 'Bub' Greer .... best boy
Bob Myers .... grip
Jorgen Wedseltoft .... first assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lydia Shiferaw .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
James Gavin Bedford .... assistant editor
Valerie Davidson .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Alicia Alexander .... location manager
Lisa Hollingshead .... production coordinator
Dennis Tufano .... adr loop group
Ray Zimmerman .... production accountant
 

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93 min
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Revealing mistakes: After the car spins around very unrealistically, the scenery directly in front of the car is obviously a painted backdrop. In addition to all the objects ahead clearly being a painting, the other giveaway is how the "scenery" meets the roadway.See more »
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Referenced in Spidarlings (2013)See more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
They play, they bite., 24 May 2007
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

To get into a highly regarded fraternity, Keith and AJ agree to come up with the goods. That is finding a stripper to perform at a party. They need wheels and they turn to the dweeb Duncan for a favour. The three head off, and they come across a rather sordidly dark neighbourhood, which the After Dark club catches their attention. After this the night turns into a very surreal nightmare, as the place happens to be run by vampires. The trouble begins when AJ gets a personal encounter with the fetching dancer Katrina to hopefully perform at their party.

What starts off like your ordinary teen comedy, turns into a spontaneously imaginative and tantalizing vampire feature. The horror/comedy element more often comes off, despite some awkward moments and bad timing. The wry humour is blackly broad and weird, while the ominous thrills are jarringly explicit. Director / writer Richard Wenk gives the oddball concept unpredictable twists with a wide range of sub-plots that work in a lot of tact on climaxes, and the highly witty and clever script is a saucy treat with its banter. The script had a rapid touch about it, but the pacing of the story and direction can get scratchy. Wenk stylishly floods the seedy locations with neon pink and green lighting for ample effect, and Elliot Davis' singular angle photography gaudily displays a sinisterly lingering and nocturnal atmosphere. The make-up FX by Greg Cannom is pretty top-rate with many wicked and grisly images. The direction can feel loose, but it's visually enticing and at times suspenseful. It does look cheap, but this only enhances the mischievously neurotic air and helping out that tenor is Jonathan Elias' spiralling, steamy music score. The cast are on a real high. Chris Makepeace and Robert Rusler are ably good as the two central characters. Gedde Watanabe admirably pulls the strings in his obnoxiously weedy comic part. Grace Jones gets top billing, despite saying nothing and having little screen time. However she's naturally imposing and her dominance comes from her luridly effective physical actions and appearance. Especially those eyes! A bubbly and sincere Dedee Pfeiffer steals the film for me, and you got a memorably eerie Billy Drago as an albino thug of a street gang. Sandy Baron was also good fun. The comparisons with "After Hours (1985)" are justified, as both follow a path of triggered events during one bad night in an unrecognisable part of town for the unlucky foe/s. Also I wouldn't be surprised if "From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)" was influenced by 'Vamp'.

A neat, showy and off-kilter little horror/comedy romp of the 80's.

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