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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.

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Richard Wenk

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Donald P. Borchers (story), Richard Wenk (story) | 1 more credit »
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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

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A Frightening Comedy See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Gross USA:

$4,941,117

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,941,117
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Billy Drago actually has very dark hair. He bleached his hair white, including his eyebrows, in order to portray the albino gang leader, Snow. 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

AJ: Snow! I'm AJ. Come on, all this over three lousy teeth?
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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 »

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Excite Me
Written by Larry Klug
Performed by Fantasy Workshop
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Deserves to be remembered
30 October 2007 | by Chromium_fiveSee all my reviews

This is a decent vampire flick that, unlike some of its 80's counterparts (Fright Night, Near Dark, The Lost Boys) has been long forgotten. It features the exceptional concept of a group of ancient, once-powerful vampires now reduced to a bunch of losers who get their victims by operating a strip club in a desolate part of town (and believe they're performing a public service by getting rid of the bottom-rung members of society). Much more could have been done with this idea, but the focus is on the teenage leads as they stumble into the club and can't seem to stumble out. Chris Makepeace and Robert Rusler are okay, not too memorable, but Deedee Pfeiffer stands out for her incredible cuteness. Gedde Watanabe seems annoying at first but turns out to be a funny sidekick--his dying word is hilarious (seriously, watch the movie just for that). Sandy Baron also has a standout role as the pathetic club owner, and Grace Jones is, uh, quite freaky. For some reason the director has gone completely overboard with a neon pink and green color scheme, but it gives the movie a distinctive universe. The only irritating thing, if you like tradition with your vampire movies, is that the vampires turn into distinctly non-vampiric monsters when they attack, but this can be tolerated. 7/10.


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