A largely forgettable, cheap Euro-production that deserves at least some points for location and atmosphere. […]
This radio comedy-drama series from the BBC features a fledgling vampire trying to learn all about her new life. It has a number of nice ideas and passable jokes, but for me the series mostly falls flat. […]
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 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. […]
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. […]
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. […]