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Actors: Chris Makepeace, Sandy Baron, Robert Rusler, DeDee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe
Director: Richard Wenk
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     2001     1hr 33min

GRACE JONES STARS IN THE SEXIEST HORROR COMEDY OF THE '80s A group of fraternity pledges head for the seedy side of the city in search of strippers and discover a sinister spot called The After Dark Club. But when the bar'...  more »


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Actors: Chris Makepeace, Sandy Baron, Robert Rusler, DeDee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe
Director: Richard Wenk
Creators: Douglas F. O'Neons, Elliot Davis, Richard Wenk, Marc Grossman, Donald P. Borchers
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/21/2001
Original Release Date: 07/18/1986
Theatrical Release Date: 07/18/1986
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 14
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Vamps and Tramps! Great DVD!
Brett D. Cullum | Houston, TX United States | 10/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an example of a GREAT job by Anchor Bay in packaging a cult film, and loading it with extras as well as a very good transfer. The blooper reel offers some deleted scenes, the rehearsal footage is hilarious (Grace Jones attacking the director!), and the commentary on the DVD is funny and engaging.The movie itself is an 80s horror-comedy modeled almost slavishly on AFTER HOURS. The premise is two college buddies end up trying to find a stripper for a frat party, but somehow end up in a weird alternate reality where vampires prey on the homeless and hapless. Grace Jones has no lines as the titular role and first-billed and maybe 8 minutes screen-time total! But what a great vampire, and she does make her scenes pop off the screen without saying a word. DeeDee Pfiefer (yes, sister of Michelle) plays Amaretto ("not my real name") with a wide eyed glee that counters perfectly the darkness around her. And Chris Makepeace and Robert Rusler play chums caught in the TWILIGHT ZONE that is the world of VAMP. Add in a comedic turn by Geddy Watanabe (of 16 CANDLES FAME - Long Duck Dong), and you've got a game cast to do a dark comedy! A good movie gets royal DVD treatment. Snap it up before it's gone!"
Campy, trampy and vampy
Mickey Buell | Dallas, Texas United States | 07/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I will admit that this is not the best movie ever made, but it certainly is my favorite. Grace Jones always looks like she would rip your skin off with her teeth, bit by bit. The first thing you notice is how surreal the background gets after dark. I love the humor in this movie. I think this movie should be rated as the best cult film ever. The lines are delivered with comic expertise. For anyone who loves vampire movies as much as I do, you will love this movie. Not a scary movie for the squeemish, but extremely entertaining. Once it gets dark, beware. Snow and his followers will get you, if the vampires in the club don't. My favorite line in the movie (it was hard to choose) is the one that A. J. delivers when he says, "formica, go figure". If you see the movie, then you will understand the meaning of that line. Another great line was when the little rich friend asks one of the waitresses what time she gets off. She states in a very husky voice, "3:30". He then says, "can I watch?" Lots of tongue in cheek, and even a bit of romance towards the end. This is a fun movie for people who don't take vampires seriously."
Seduction Surrender...
gracebones | Beautiful, Hawai'i | 01/07/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"VAMP is not meant to be serious, so don't even bother taking it there. It's meant to be exactly what it is, an insane vampire comedy. ...

Anyway, I've loved this film ever since I was a wee girl (about 4 years old). I had a very hard time finding a VHS copy of the film and never found one(all I had was a Beta copy). Then finally I got a DVD player and my very first DVD, Vamp! The DVD is SUPERB all around. The special features, the transfer, and the sound. The movie is just lovely. The actors are cute and funny and charming. Especially the late Sandy Baron, Dee Dee, Gedde, and Chris. The commentary track is hilarious. It's ALL good. It was also great to finally see it in widescreen for the first time (my eyes).

Last, but surely not least: Grace Jones... She is fabulous!!! Her seductive strip dance is to die for.... Grace Jones is a beautiful and wonderful Goddess! And maybe a bit scary, just a lil' bit (or always). Seriously though, I assure you this movie will grow on you and you'll just adore it, if not... Grace Jones will lunge at you stiletto's first! BUY THIS MOVIE NOW!!! *HISSSSSSSSSS* ..."
Enjoy the house red
artil | Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire United Kingdom | 05/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Visit the After Dark Club... and you won't want to leave. Grace Jones heads up the cast as an over-the-top vampire (though thankfully she never has to speak!).This movie is about as tongue in cheek as you can get (have you ever seen a vampire staked through the heart using a six inch stiletto?) and thankfully never takes itself too seriously.Even so, it manages to create it's own style of atmosphere that has you gripped from beginning to end with an attitude much akin to that of Big Trouble in Little China. The set design, though never big budget really makes you feel you are in the underworld, with some excellent lighting effects. And the cast work well together (Gede Watanabe as Duncan is hilarious).In short, this is a cult classic that you will love if you enjoy 80's movies such as Big Trouble in Little China. Order it now and get yourself a little piece of cult 80's movie viewing."