JFD129: Vamp, Stake Land, Interview with the Vampire

Well, it's everyone's favorite time of year again, kids; Schlocktober! That magical month where we here at JFD, prepare for Halloween with theme shows each week dedicated to classic horror genres and we kick things off with a staple of Schlocktober, our VAMPIRE theme show.

The first bloodsucking flick on the docket this evening is Vamp from 1986. This surprising horror comedy starring Chris Makepeace (Meatballs), Robert Rusler (Weird Science) and Gedde Watanabe (UHF) is often mistaken for an art flick thanks to the VHS and DVD cover featuring a painted vampire Grace Jones.

Next, we find ourselves in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, where an outbreak is turning people into vampires (not zombies!). Luckily for young Martin (Connor Paolo), badass vampire slayer Mister (Nick Damici) is there to help him navigate through the crumbling landscape. Kelly McGillis (Top Gun) and Danielle Harris (Halloween, Hatchet) round out the cast in Stake Land from 2011.

 And finally, things get sexy as we revisit the seminal 1994 gothic drama Interview with the Vampire. With a cast full of hunks (Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater) and a pint-sized Kirsten Dunst, we debate whether this acclaimed and influential vampire flick, based on the novel by Anne Rice, still holds up and if straight men can actually enjoy it.

All this plus witty banter between friends, soundboard antics, emo songs with Parker's name in them, Junk Mail, DVD & Blu-ray releases, Nerd News and so much more!


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  1. Curious about Parker's joke that was edited out. Or rather, FURIOUS!

  2. They're editing my jokes now?! I'm gonna have to start listening to these AND EDITING MY JOKES BACK IN!

  3. from the casting section of the Interview with the Vampire Wikipedia article:

    "Later on when the film was made British actor Julian Sands was considered to play the role of Lestat by Rice herself; but, because Sands was not a well-known name at the time, being only famed for his performance in A Room with a View, he was rejected and the role was given to Tom Cruise."

    If only...


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