A Frightening Comedy
Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Two fraternity pledges go to a sleazy bar looking for strippers to entertain their college friends.
Chris Makepeace Sandy Baron Robert Rusler Dedee Pfeiffer Gedde Watanabe Grace Jones Billy Drago Brad Logan Lisa Lyon Jim Boyle Larry Spinak Eric Welch Stuart Rogers Gary Swailes Ray Ballard Paunita Nichols Trudel Williams Marlon McGann Thomas Bellin Tanya Papanicolas Simmy Bow Hy Pyke Dar Robinson Francie Swift Tricia Brown
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I was pleasantly surprised! It was fun and didn’t take themselves too seriously. It doesn’t hurt that must of movie takes place in a strip club but less nudity than you would expect. Give it a try!
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Man, what would this movie be without Grace Jones. She only speaks in laughs, growls, and groans, is hardly on screen for most of the runtime, but is such a mesmerizing and entrancing character. She's really a vampire, right... right? Her sexy pharaoh vamp completely steals the show despite being pushed to the sidelines far too often. Gimme more Grace Jones! That intro dance she does... 🤯 Best part of the flick! Those eyes!
So while Grace Jones is definitely the upside, the rest of…
Richard Wenk's "Vamp" does not offer much in the way of complex narrative or thematic depth, but, regardless, it is a fun, stylish vampire film. A spirited horror adventure that proudly boasts the visual and comedic sensibilities of its era, the film gets by on its engaging characters, sense of humor, and slick style.
Following three college boys who head to the seedier section of a city for fun and profit, "Vamp" finds its heroes running headfirst into a gentlemen's club run by vampires. Joining up with an non-undead club employee, the protagonists fight to escape both creatures of the night and the club with their lives.
The story is simple, straightforward, and lucks substance, but it is executed with…
"I'll tell you why I'm testy. Today, I was nearly hung, I got into a fight with a psychotic albino, I made a human pin cushion in the bathroom, I ate a cockroach, my best friend disappeared and then I was nearly assassinated by a runaway elevator. I've had a bad day."
All that just to get into a bloody fraternity. Vamp is a goofy, neon-drenched 80s horror comedy with a huge feel good factor.
Vamp is responsible for the most bizarre, surrealistic strip tease ever to brace my tv screen and contains the most tense elevator scene I've witnessed in a while. The score absolutely slaps, Grace Jones is iconic, there's a barmaid named Amaretto and somehow they managed…
I knew very little about VAMP before hitting play, like many films I have not seen but own, I let my mind run wild on what the film could be and resist watching trailers or old tv spots and let the magic unfold in front of me. So when the big dramatic music hit at the start I figured VAMP was going to be one dramatic ride...and then the film started and I started laughing.
I had a blast with VAMP, in what feels a pivotal precursor for the likes of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN and THE LOST BOYS. It blends some fun laughs with some excellent effects. It turns its small town to a mighty fine vampire lair (that…
Grace Jones makes a pretty awesome and scary (but strangely beautiful) vampire and of course you can believe she'd rip someone's heart out of their chest, forgoing to need for any special effects. I really liked the music, location, feel/mood, and the vampires looked horrifying. I'm not sure if the comedy portion of this movie worked for me but the horror was pretty swell.
I love the cast in this. Cheesy late night fun. Also, there is some great color nuances here... the reds, the greens, they kept catching my eye.
Stylish and cool, but it’s always either teetering on being too goofy or not grotesque enough. I like the sleazy strip club backdrop, but it seems kind of tame. The lighting is great and so are the special effects, but the acting and dialogue leave a lot to be desired.
What I wouldn’t do to have Grace Jones lick me like that...
Dang, that was goofy. Just delightful. Recommended for all those needing 80’s self awareness or just plain weirdness. Only thing missing is a decent story. But who really cares about that when you’re genuinely laughing?
This has been one wacky night!
Chris Makepeace (Meatballs) and Robert Rusler (NoES 2) are college pledges who need to pick up a stripper for their fraternity, but when their car spins out on the way they end up in some sketchy otherworldly part of the city that has bars and strip clubs overrun by vampires, even if it doesn't appear they are at first. Vamp is surprisingly a lot of fun with a nice 80's synthy pop soundtrack, neon aesthetic with plenty of magenta and greens, really cool looking vampires, and a good helping of laughs. The plot kinda disappears after a while, but there are so many bizarre characters and situations it never fails to entertain. Makepeace and Rusler are appealing leads, Dedee Pfeiffer…
I'm amazed that a movie about Grace Jones as a vampire stripper is somehow not that amazing. Sadly, the focus is on the megadouchey, unlikable main characters, a couple of wannabe frat boys who are trying to hire a stripper for a party.
First of all, it's not hard to find a strip club. These guys are morons.
Second, the strip club they finally find somehow doesn't have any stripping. The dancers just wear sexy underthings. Guys, you had ONE job.
The "bad neighborhood in Kansas" or whatever that they wander around in is, of course, a glorious 1980s incarnation of downtown los angeles. that was fun to see. the neon lighting throughout is an A+ style choice.
The overall lack of vamping and stripping, and the emphasis on douchey guys over grace jones, really bring down the mood and keep Vamp from being what it could have been, a real classic.
At its not-infrequent best sort of a Lagrange point between AMERICAN WEREWOLF and FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, pretty endearing in its dedication to both its faces: the all-in-one-night teen comedy and the punk vampire thriller. I choose to believe that Grace Jones designed and choreographed her big number here.
Sidenote: realism doesn't have much of a place in a movie like this, but the idea that anyone in a college town -- even a relately remote one -- would have even a slight issue finding a stripper (let alone one willing to do five minutes at a frat party for 150 bucks) is an all-time stretch.
so cool and fun! and also kinda cute? i loved the central bromance, so wholesome. should’ve been gayer. grace jones is delicious
This movie has everything. Teen boys looking for love, Punk Rocker Vampires, Grace Slick. Be still my undead heart ♥️
FLESH HUNGRY FREAKS, EXOTIC VAMPIRE DANCERS AND BLACK COMEDY COMBINE IN ONE OF THE GREAT CULT VIDEO STORE HITS OF THE 1980S...VAMP; ; At school, getting into the right fraternity can be a matter of life or death. Keith and AJ need to hire a stripper to entertain the brothers or their college days are over. In a shady after hours joint they find an adult entertainer like no other when they step into the world of sharp-fanged Katrina. Have these two freshmen bitten off more than they can chew? Stuck on the wrong side of town, on a dark night and surrounded by a plague of alien blood suckers... The answer is definitely yes!; ; With a cast including the gorgeous Dedee Pfeiffer and the frighteningly beautiful Grace Jones, this oddball combination of blood, laughs and vampire hotness is a must have for all lovers of the undead.
Much love to TubiTV for housing a bunch of strange and lesser known films that could have been cult classics. This is a perfect Halloween party film, something that you can watch while chatting and having a great time with friends. Grace Jones as Katrina, the Egyptian Queen for a legion of vampire strippers, is such a powerful presence that commands your attention in every scene. It’s also fun to see Robert Rusler (Ron Grady from A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge) continue to play the best friend role with major bisexual energy.
Extremely 80s in the best possible way. Overly colourful and overly horny and that's alright with me! Up for more of Robert Rusler. As I learnt from that horror documentary, that is a very funny man. Plays out like a John Hughes teen comedy mixed with horror. Very progressive too in many ways with the strong performances from Grace Jones and Gedde Watanabe.
Can definitely see how it influenced From Dusk til Dawn. Especially with that Grace Jones dance scene. Sexy that you know. Oh god that bit when she starts licking Ruslers neck back stage. Vamp, I find you guilty of being too horny.
great lighting. weird combo of 80s sex comedy and uhh interpretive dance
Sleaze and cheese.
Neon-lit vampire strip club. What more can you ask for?
Flawed, but seriously amazing all the same. I was way too high while watching this and the Grace Jones dance sequence sent me flying into space. Drifting in and out of consciousness, I kept awaking to splashes of beautiful lighting, strip club routines and that vamp aesthetic. I remember very little specific detail, but that's probably the best way to approach this movie.
okay, i really wanted to like this, i really did. i love shitty horror movies and vampires, so i thought i’d like this a lot going into it. this movie is just so bad though. i know it’s supposed to be a spoof, and not some cinematic masterpiece, but god it’s bad. i thought it was extremely boring and unfunny. it was all over the place and didn’t intrigue me at all.
the only good thing about this was grace jones (and well keith haring's art on her). jones was spectacular and really just out acted the rest of the cast. i wish she was in more of the movie. really happy we got a black vampire, especially in the 80’s.
Funny and imaginitive, although a bit low on the monsters. Can def see this being an inspiration for From Dusk Till Dawn.
80's horror comedy staring Chris Makepeace ( My bodyguard) as a college kid who goes to a strip club inhabited by vampires. Pretty entertaining.
All worth it for the grace Jones covered in Keith hating paintings
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