Die Vampirschwestern 2: Fledermäuse im Bauch (2014)

This pre-teen / early teen vampire film from Germany does probably not exist in an English version. Like its predecessor it is well-produced but rather bland. […]

Advertisements

The Little Vampire (2000)

Based on the famous book franchise of the same name, The Little Vampire is a children’s film of middling quality. Although there are little to no major missteps in this film, it somehow fails to rise above mediocrity. And for a film in which so much is happening, it feels surprisingly unengaging. […]

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. […]

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. […]