The mid-1980’s was rife with vampire films that mixed horror and comedy and featured young casts of up-and-coming talent. The film that gets most of the credit for kicking off this sub-genre is 1985’s Fright Night. Fright Night modernized the vampire for the 1980’s, yet kept all of the classic superstitions and gothic influences.
While Fright Night was certainly the first, the second film to push vampires into the day-glow 1980’s was the cult classic Vamp. After watching Arrow Video’s new special edition blu-ray release, it is more clear than ever that Vamp is an underappreciated horror film from the “Me” decade.