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Oct 102012

If you thought From Dusk Till Dawn had creepy vampires, you should see the ones on Vamp. When two college students, Keith (Chris Makepeace) and A.J. (Robert Rustler), go on a road trip in search of a stripper for a frat house, with the help of their rich friend Duncan (Gedde Watanabe, who I remember best as Kuni from UHF), they find more than they bargained for.

During the drive, Keith, A.J., and Duncan spin out of control and wind up in a desolate area of the city. It’s strange that the city streets were busy just seconds ago and suddenly it’s a ghost town. Where did everybody go so fast?

The streets aren’t completely empty though. The alleys are crawling with albino thugs led by Snow (Billy Drago) who is a total psychopath. At first I thought they were vampires. The thugs didn’t seem to be, but they’re just as dangerous nonetheless.

Soon, Keith, A.J., and Duncan find the perfect place to find the stripper they were looking for, which is called The After Dark Club. There were many to choose from, but the one who truly stuck out was Katrina (Grace Jones). She never speaks, yet her performance on stage leaves everyone speechless.

Afterwards, A.J. is invited backstage to meet Katrina. She seduces him and reveals herself to be one of the scariest vampires I have ever seen while putting the bite on A.J. in a grotesque manner. Katrina must like to slurp.

Keith starts to get worried about A.J. and sets out to look for him while Duncan sticks around to watch the show. Helping Keith on the search is Amaretto (Dedee Pfeiffer) a stripper who claims to be Keith’s old friend from grade school. However, Keith doesn’t know her at all and it ticks her off. Maybe he would remember Amaretto if she would just tell him straight about who she really is.

As it turns out, Katrina is the primary queen vampire of the club and the other strippers are her vampire followers, including the announcer Vic (Sandy Baron) who is the Renfield of the group. I can tell because he eats insects and is Katrina’s most loyal slave. Vic has a dream to open a club in Vegas, which could be more beneficial, but no matter what Katrina is against it.

Since there can be no witnesses to live and tell about the vampires, Katrina and her followers try to kill Keith and Duncan before sunrise. Now it becomes a fight for survival. It won’t be easy with all of the vampires and albino thugs all over the neighborhood.

This was an interesting vampire movie. I guess you can say that Katrina is the silent but deadly type. Although it would be interesting to know why this dangerously seductive vampire woman never talks.

Apr 292011

For my 300th post, I have decided to add a few extra vampire women to my list of favorites.

We all know the most common role of female vampires in pop culture. She seduces a victim before putting the bite on him. However, there are also vamps that are much different and I find their peculiarities enjoyable as well. I have here a list of my top five favorite vampire women who have qualities that are highly out of the ordinary.

#5) Harmony (Mercedes McNab) from Buffy the Vampire Slayer: She used to be the queen bee of Sunnydale High School after Cordelia stepped down. During graduation, Harmony was bitten and became a vampire. Now normally when that happens, the victim’s personality changes when their humanity is gone. Here’s the thing, Harmony’s personality didn’t change at all. She has only become more materialistic, which can drive other vampires and some victims up the wall. Spike will tell ya, since they used to live in a cave together.

#4) Katrina (Grace Jones) from Vamp: This vampire is a seductive stripper with an odd sense of style. Katrina doesn’t speak, but if a guy wants her she digs right in. When Katrina reveals her fangs, she goes from beautiful to horrifying in a matter of seconds with a werewolf-like presence and fast growing toenails. In a way, Katrina is even scarier than Regine Dandridge from Fright Night Part 2, and that’s saying a lot. When she bites a victim, she slurps his blood right up. That’s right, slurp. Ewe!

#3) Vam-Mi (Kira Clavell and voice of Saffron Henderson) from: Ninja Turtles, the Next Mutation: This fiercely wicked Chinese vampire was separated from her heart years ago and given to the turtles. She will do anything to get it back, otherwise she will die. Vam-Mi is 2000 years old, indestructible, and a total drama queen. Even her master, the Ancient Grand Vampire Prince of the first blood, thinks she’s the silliest vampire he’s ever known because the turtles keep kicking her butt.

#2) Odette (Geena Davis) from Transylvania 6-5000: Although she’s not really a vampire, she likes to use that guise to get male attention. Odette is a sneaky beauty and is more of a nymphomaniac than a seductress, but she’s friendly, sometimes too friendly. No wonder she’s usually chained to the wall.

#1) Space Girl (Mathilda May) from Lifeforce: I’d have to say that she is the most unusual vampire in the bunch. Not only because she’s unnamed and comes from outer space, but also has different methods to claim victims. Space Girl seduces with telepathy and uses electrical impulses to literally suck people dry and can jump into different bodies to keep from getting caught by anyone. Space Girl is beautiful and never shows any fangs, unlike other vampires, but is still just as dangerous. I’ll tell ya, it doesn’t get much weirder than that.