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Vamp (The First Kiss Could Be Your Last)

Arrow Films continues to release some hidden gems from the 80's horror genre.  The latest movie to be unearthed is the vampire classic Vamp.  It is great to see a film like this, some 30 years later, and really appreciate it.  I remember seeing this one back in the day, and not really enjoying it, but was intrigued when I saw it was getting the Blu-Ray treatment.  I have to say the film has aged well, and I really enjoyed it.

The story line revolves around a couple of college kids that want to get into a frat.  Rather than succumb to the hazing rituals, they vow to bring booze and strippers to the frat's next blow out party, and if they can achieve this they are in with no hazing.  Sounds easy enough.  Well, after getting rejected by several of their female acquaintances, they decide to drive down to the After Dark Club, in a seedier part of town, to find their way into the frat, but little do they know they are walking into a den of vampires.  The head vampire is played by 80's avant garde rocker Grace Jones.  I guess you can kind of firgure it out from there.

As you would guess the story line is a bit cheesy, but could may have been an inspiration for From Dusk Til Dawn.  I'm sure Quintin might have rented this on VHS, prior to creating his classic flick.  That said, this one was highly entertaining.  Though this one is a bit campy, it was an enjoyable watch.  It was nice to see classic special effects, without the help of CG.  A nice horror/comedy flick with lots of action and some gore.

Bottom Line: A classic horror flick getting restored and looking great.  A comedy hooror that could have paved the way for many films to take the genre by storm, back in the day.

-Ragman was glad he gave this one another shot.

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