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. […]
An impressive mixture of arthouse style and body horror, The Addiction lives off its visuals and off the magnificent performances by its cast. […]
A man stumbles through Paris’s night-life looking for a man he doesn’t know. Based on a novel by prize-winning French author Tonino Benacquista, this film (also known as Love Bites) is full of untapped potential and minor plot holes. […]
This Chilean film – sold internationally as The Vineyard – mixes a telenovela style with a demonic story, and then throws it onto the big screen. And that is about as bad as it sounds. […]
This is a Spanish TV-horror-thriller that barely qualifies as a vampire film. But the overall quality is decent, and while it is a slow-burn thriller with very little on-screen gore I assume a good number of people might enjoy it. […]
A German indie film produced with no budget, using an amateur cast. And yet it does not look awful (although often lacking in light), has interesting practical effects, and its story keeps you interested throughout. […]
An Austrian horror short film which tries to create a feeling of suspense in the verbal exchanges of two strangers in the night. […]
Micheal Almereyda’s Nadja, produced by David Lynch, is a rather odd vampire film with a fair amount of hidden and deadpan humour. With its unusual humour and its experimental visual style, this black & white film will probably not be to everyone’s taste. […]
This is not a B-movie, but it feels like one. The insecure, derivative writing (which recycles every plot point we already have seen in bigger and better films) is the main reason for this. Much more could have been done with this had the few interesting aspects been actually explored instead of neglected. […]
Perfect Creature is set in a noirish, semi-dystopian steam-punk world in which the balance between humans and vampires is threatened by a rogue element.
The films “external elements” (acting, sets, props, etc.) are all either good or great, but successes in world-building and atmosphere cannot wholly overcome the fact that the story falls a bit flat. […]