A bit of comedy, a bit of gore, and way too many characters and subplots.
These are the ingredients of the low-budget independent production Strange Things Happen at Sundown. There are amusing aspects to this film, and it is most definitely not the worst vampire film I have ever seen – but I can find no real reasons to recommend it. […]
Blade: The Series is a TV show conceived as a continuation of the three Wesley Snipes Blade films, but it does not star Wesley Snipes. The show’s concept is very promising, but it is bogged down by writing issues. Severe competition and high production costs meant that it was not continued after the first season. […]
A vampiric story of sorts, Innocence features a teenage girl who suspects that all is not right at her prestigious new school. A mix of visions, nightmares, and psychotic episodes all create a sufficiently eery atmosphere but somehow don’t really pique your interest. […]
Another of the later Hammer films, Vampire Circus combines the vampire subgenre with the subgenre of the creepy circus. While I am not a big Hammer fan, some of the creepy circus aspects in this film work very well. […]
This ultra-low-budget comedy from Germany is not a good film – and it is not funny. Things that worked reasonably well in the short film Fang, on which Michael is based, completely stop working in this feature-length film. You are not missing anything if you are not watching this. […]
Fang is a mildly humorous short film that would later be expanded into the very unfunny feature film Michael. […]
Van Helsing: The London Assignment is an animated short film that can be seen as a prologue to the Van Helsing feature film, but it also works very well as its own story. The premise might be slightly silly, but there are definitely worse ways to spend half an hour than to watch this film. […]
This short Russian novella is a true Gothic tale, drawing on western Gothic tradition as well as Graeco-Roman mythology. Not necessarily great literature, perhaps, but interesting nonetheless. […]
This 2018 animated film is based on a well-established franchise, and yet it came and went without anyone really taking notice. The reception was cool, the film barely made its money back at the box office, and to this day the film has no entry in either the English nor the German Wikipedia.
This is not really surprising because while this film cannot really be called bad, it is undoubtedly rather unmemorable. […]
Although this season is often maligned by fans, I quite like it. I am happy with the shadowy-organisation plot, the new character constellation works, and there is some outstanding writing to be enjoyed. […]