The hell with it. I'm gonna double down on the nerd, and put in a word for....
Vamp and the writer of Near Dark (and Blue Steel and The Hitcher, as well), Eric Red.
I'll see your VAMP and raise you LIFEFORCE. (Yes, I know I'm mixing gambling metaphors. Sue me.)
Although, in fairness to the OP, I should probably mention that their friend's response to LIFEFORCE may depend on her tolerance for gratuitously naked space vampires . . . .
(Come to think of it, has anyone mentioned COCOON? I actually saw COCOON and LIFEFORCE on the same day, which can seriously mess with your head!)