Some 20 odd years after the original came out, someone surprisingly decided to make a sequel to it, albeit a somewhat belated one. In this, brother and sister, Chris and Nicole (Tad Hilgenbrink and Autumn Reeser), move to a remote coastal town to be with their aunt, where they quickly fall in with a bad crowd, who seem to resemble the adrenalin junkies from "Point Break", lead by a surfer named Shane (Angus Sutherland, yes that's Keifer's younger bro).
Anyway, it just so happens that Shane and his group turn out to be vampires, so if you've seen the original, you can pretty much see where this is leading. But anyway, the younger sister happens to drink something one of the group gives her, which you just know isn't wine, and as a result becomes a vampire herself (like what happened to Jason Patrick in original). So it's then up to her brother Chris to try and find a way of turning her back again before its too late.
Corey Feldman turns up as the surviving member of one of the Frog brothers, who offers to help him wipe-out the vampires and turn his sister back, and horror veteran Tom Savini makes a brief guest appearance as a wealthy landowner who thinks he has a surprise for some trespassing surfers, but ends up getting one himself.
Essentially a retread of the original, the film isn't a total loss, but I do think it's a shame they couldn't come up with anything a bit more original. Also, I was somewhat surprised to see quite an excessive amount of blood and gore in this. Whilst I enjoy a good gory horror film as much as the next person, the original was extremely tongue in cheek. So it came as something of a shock to see them ladling it out here.
I also thought that the casting of Keifer Sutherland's younger brother Angus as the lead vampire was a bit of a corny way of trying to maintain a link with the original film. Whilst he might be a reasonable actor I think it goes without saying if it wasn't for the fact Keifer played the lead in the original, then he wouldn't be in this.
But, it was good to see Corey Feldman back, who actually provides the film with some of the funnier moments, particularly where he's explaining how he got ordained online so he can produce his own holy water, and there are some decent rock songs in this by the likes of "Aiden" and "Airbourne".
To summarise, worth a watch, but fans of the original may come away feeling a little disappointed.