Vamp ★★★★

This is a childhood favorite vampire film for me. It is one of the three vampire films I watched over and over as a kid - including Near Dark and the Lost Boys.

I just picked up the Arrow entertainment blu-ray. It is a huge improvement over the earlier bare bones blu-ray. Other than one brief scene, the entire movie is remastered. It has nice special features, but is missing the commentary that was on the DVD release years back.

Vamp opens with a botched fraternity initiation for Keith and AJ. To get into the fraternity, they promise to procure the services of a stripper for a party later that night. They got to Duncan to barter for the use of one of his cars. The price? They have to pretend to be his friend for a week.

Along the way to the strip club, Keith, AJ & Duncan run afoul of an albino gang. After an ... interesting ... way of getting out of the situation, they manage to get to the club.

While Keith and Duncan are watching "ringside", AJ is flying solo at the bar. After an odd performance by the owner, Katrina, AJ decides that is the act he wants for the fraternity. As he goes backstage to broker a deal, a waitress, Amaretto, talks up Keith. She mentions remembering him and them having an encounter in the past. All of which Keith does not remember.

AJ has an intense encounter with Katrina that leads into the guys and Amaretto dodging vampires and the albino gang for the rest of the night.