Three college students (Chris Makepeace, Gedde Watanabe and
Robert Rusler) from a town go to the big city to find strippers for a party, and
stop at a sleazy strip join called "The After Dark Club". There they
meet the owners, the strippers and Katrina (Grace Jones) who aren't what they
appear to be. Our heroes are assisted by one of the waitresses (DeeDee Pfiefer)
and impeded by another group of weirdoes, headed by an albino man (Bill Drago)
by Richard Wenk
Chris Makepeace as Keith Sandy Baron as Vic Robert
Rusler as AJ Dedee Pfeiffer as Amaretto Gedde Watanabe as Duncan Grace Jones as Katrina Billy Drago as Snow Brad Logan as Vlad
Jim Boyle as Fraternity Leader Larry Spinak as Student Eric Welch as Student
Stuart Rogers as Student Gary Swailes as Sock Salesman Ray Ballard as
Coffee Shop Proprietor Paunita Nichols as Maven
Preview - PG
film that has attained 'cult' status. as a total movie, it's a bit disappointing.
Standard 'teens walk into a nest of vampires and retreat gravelessly' plot, heavily
influenced by 'An American Werewolf in London', right down to casting a beautiful
and talented actor as the female support - not to mention great care taken with
visual effects, which were very good.
But all the time you have that feeling
that it could have been better.
The basic story is superficial, silly, and
leaves many unanswered questions - like they rewrote as they went a long. Grace
Jones, as ever, shines in her role. But she could have done much more, if the
director had thought to ask.
The two male leads are pretty boring, and utterly
unsympathetic. Who cares what happens to a couple of frat brats, anyway? Meanwhile,
Dedee Pfeiffer stole most of her scenes - and was given all the funniest lines.And
unlike the male stars, she knew what to do with them.
Another film that
relied on the legend to sell, whereas a small investment in a skilled writer,
and they'd have had a movie that deserved to be a cult movie!
Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC Language:
English Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.) Aspect
Ratio: 1.85:1 Rating R Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay DVD Release Date: 21
August 2001 Run Time: 94 minutes
commentary, with Richard Wenk, Chris Makepeace, DeDee Pfeiffer and Gedde Watanabe