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Vamp (1986)

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Two fraternity pledges travel to a sleazy bar in search of a stripper for their college friends, unaware it is occupied by vampires.

Director:

Richard Wenk

Writers:

Donald P. Borchers (story), Richard Wenk (story) | 1 more credit »
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Makepeace ... Keith
Sandy Baron ... Vic
Robert Rusler ... AJ
Dedee Pfeiffer ... Allison / Amaretto
Gedde Watanabe ... Duncan
Grace Jones ... Katrina
Billy Drago ... Snow
Brad Logan Brad Logan ... Vlad
Lisa Lyon Lisa Lyon ... Cimmaron
Jim Boyle Jim Boyle ... Fraternity Leader
Larry Spinak Larry Spinak ... Student
Eric Welch Eric Welch ... Student
Stuart Rogers Stuart Rogers ... Student
Gary Swailes Gary Swailes ... Sock Salesman
Ray Ballard 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ever have one of those nights? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El club del terror See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,187,458, 20 July 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,941,117
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song Grace Jones dances to during her dance/stripping scene was sung by her, but it has never been commercially released as it was not included on the movie's soundtrack album. Titled "Vamp" on the credits, Jones released a heavily reworked version titled "Seduction Surrender" on her 1989 album "Bulletproof Heart". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Snow: [confronted by vampires] What gang is this?
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Crazy Credits

There is a statement in the closing credits: "Any similarities to persons living, dead, or undead is purely coincidental!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

One Thing On My Mind
Written by Ziggy Evans
Produced by Ziggy Evans
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After Hours with vampires. And the Donger!
19 April 2004 | by David SticherSee 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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