Brothers Michael (Jason Patrick) and Sam (Corey Haim) move to a new town only to discover vampires are real, and they ride bikes, and they’re cool.
Can it really be thirty years since this little gem was released? In thirty years we’ve gone from teenager vampire motorcycle racing bad-asses to gloomy shimmering-I’ll stop right there. It just goes to show the difference in eras really.
So, in short, we have the brothers Michael and Sam, all happy and cheery back in the 90’s, move to a new location, Michael falls in with the wrong crowd, the crowd turns out to be vampires. Sam hires two vampire hunters to save the day. Said hunters are played by the other Corey (Feldman and Jamison Newlander) as Edgar and Alan Frog. Feldman goes throughout the movie talking in these put on deep husky tone and never gives up despite being a teen. There’s a love interest in there somewhere but this was the 90’s, women only turned up when the plot needed it to.
As for the vampire pack, Kiefer Sutherland takes the reigns despite having the least amount of dialogue in the movie but all of the presence. This was pre bat nipple Joel Schumacher, you know the same guy that also did Falling Down so expect zany, gory and of course, darkly funny antics thrown into the mix. Water pistols filled with holy water, bathtubs crammed with garlic, 90’s montage you get the mix.
It’s funny, corny, hell even heartwarming at times. It’s playing at selected screens. The DVD includes commentaries and trailers, catch it while you can.