Vampire Circus (1972)

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. […]

Michael (2017)

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. […]

Van Helsing: The London Assignment (2004)

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. […]

The Little Vampire (2018)

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. […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer [season 4] (1999-2000)

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. […]

Demons (2009)

Until last week I had not ever heard of Demons, even though this short-lived British TV-show was first broadcast in 2009. The show has been derided as a poor Buffy rip-off by some – but it has bigger problems than that. And yet, there are also interesting and entertaining aspects in this medium-quality show. […]

Dracula (1974)

This adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel is probably not the most exciting one. And it has (for good reason) a TV-feel to it. But it is remarkable in its own way, as it has been claimed that it is the film that first introduced a love-motive for Dracula into Stoker’s story. […]

Eternal (2004)

This Canadian drama aims for horror, suspense, and eroticism – but it does not really achieve any of those.
While it is a very good-looking, well-produced film with a good cast and a mesmerising performance by its female lead, it unfortunately feels a little bit style-over-substance and its plot falls mostly flat. […]