Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Jim Jarmusch’s contribution to the vampire genre is a slow-paced, atmospheric, character-driven piece with very little plot. A well-made and beautifully shot art-piece that has at its core very little to do with vampires, but a lot with longevity. […]

The Reverend (2011)

British vampire flick The Reverend is a film that seems eager to amass missed opportunities. The acting is good, and there is not much wrong with the technical aspects of this film. But the writing is half-baked, and most of the supporting characters are more or less one-dimensional. You could easily envision a much better film hidden somewhere behind the script. […]

Auf und Davon (board game)

This is a German board game for children who should be at least 6 to 8 years old. The game’s basic concept is not very exciting or inventive, but its simplicity is probably a strength when it comes to entertaining younger children. […]

Frost: Portrait of a Vampire (2003)

Frost is a film that has its strengths and its weaknesses; and possibly more of the latter than the former. It meanders around for quite some time, with the final half hour (the actual horror part of the film) feeling much more interesting and atmospheric than the rest. […]

She-Wolf of London (1990-1991)

She-Wolf of London is a horror-mystery show that has not really aged well. It works on a monster-of-the-week basis and only one of its twenty episodes deals with vampires. But behind all the cheese and the synth-music there is a partially successful humour to be enjoyed, and a number of interesting episode plots. This British-American co-production is not a show you need to watch, but maybe something to tune into just once, for curiosity’s sake. […]

Die Wolf-Gäng (2020)

This German film, which may not become available in English any time soon, is based on a children’s book franchise created by Wolfgang Hohlbein – a highly prolific German author who usually writes pulp fantasy novels for grownups.

Die Wolf-Gäng, probably aimed at children in the 9-12 age range, looks gorgeous, but has the usual drawbacks that many children’s films have, such as a simple plot based on a run-of-the-mill structure as well as too many plot conveniences. […]