Twilight (2008)

I am going to re-watch and review the Twilight films for this blog, one by one.

The first Twilight film always felt like a decent if inconsequential teen drama to me; but in terms of impact on popular culture this franchise always punched way above its weight anyway. […]

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La Peau Blanche (2004)

A mystery-drama surrounding a dull student’s complicated relationship with a mysterious girl. This very decent film is an interesting approach to the genre. But while it features a unique atmosphere and some very good acting, it offers nothing grand in terms of story or characters. […]

Interview with the Vampire (1994)

This film seems to be a case of “style over substance”. A quite successful Southern Gothic atmosphere – only slightly marred by an over-bearing and inexplicably Oscar-nominated score music – is simply not enough to save a two hour film in which lots of events are glanced over and very little gets actually told. […]

Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

One of Jesús Franco’s many sexploitation films, this German-Spanish co-production is quite a sorry affair full of plot holes and inconsistencies. There is very little of interest in this film, unless you are looking for inspiration to redecorate a room in a ‘70s fashion (and primarily in red). So, unless you are an interior designer, I suggest you pass this one up. […]

Dracula Reborn (2012)

Not really worth watching. Almost nothing has gone really wrong in this film, but despite decent acting and a solid (but thin) plot, the end result is just plain boring. Normally I would call this kind of film a “disappointment”, but watching Dracula Reborn dulls your mind to such a degree that at the end you do not even have enough energy or willpower left to feel disappointed. […]

Vampire Academy (2014)

Cross-pollinating Twilight with Harry Potter, this half-baked novel adaptation is brought down by poorly scripted dialogue and glaring tonal inconsistencies. Seemingly unguided by the director, and saddled with lines that do not work on screen, the cast stumble through this film in search of a common tone, but fail. […]