A. K. Tolstoy: The Vampire [Упырь] (1841)

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. […]

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. […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer [season 3] (1998-1999)

This has always been my favourite season of Buffy, even though it is possibly not the best. It features a couple of strong episodes, but also a number of weak ones. One of season 3’s strengths lies in the fact that the combination of new and returning characters provides an excellent mix. […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer [season 2] (1997-1998)

Season 2 has improved acting and it introduces additional characters. The tone and the themes are much darker than in season 1, and the vibe of despair is stronger than anywhere else in the first four seasons. But there is still a good amount of humour mixed in at times. […]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer [season 1] (1997)

I am hoping to re-watch the entire show over time, and I will post my thoughts here, even though everyone on the planet knows the show already. […]

Der Kleine Vampir – Neue Abenteuer (1993)

Although it is a sequel (of sorts) to the 1986 TV-series The Little Vampire, this German-language production is not available in other languages. Which is just as well, because it is – unfortunately – not really good. […]

The Little Vampire (1986)

This TV-show for children is based on the first two novels of a 21-novel-franchise. A German-Canadian co-production, The Little Vampire features an impressive cast including Michael Gough and Gert Fröbe. […]