Vamp is an extremely imaginative horror film styled as jet black comedy.

Richard Wenk [co-writer of original story, with producer Donald P. Borchers] opens the film deceptively with the format of a teenage sex comedy. Fraternity pledges Keith (Chris Makepeace) and A.J. (Robert Rusler) agree to find a stripper for the frat party that night. They team up with Duncan (Gedde Watanabe), who significantly has a car.

Upon their arrival in the big city, film quickly makes a permanent detour into The Twilight Zone when their car skids and comes out of a lengthy spin with bright daylight suddenly turned to spooky night-time. Trio heads for the After Dark Club, which turns out to be a den of vampires.

Picture benefits immensely from the casting of disco star turned actress Grace Jones as the leader of the vampires. She has no dialog in the film, but expresses herself sexily in several scary scenes.


  • Production: New World. Director Richard Wenk; Producer Donald P. Borchers; Screenplay Richard Wenk; Camera Elliot Davis; Editor Marc Grossman; Music Jonathan Elias; Art Director Alan Roderick-Jones
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1986. Running time: 94 MIN.
  • With: Chris Makepeace Sandy Baron Robert Rusler Dedee Pfeiffer Gedde Watanabe Grace Jones