The Impaler (2013)

The Impaler is a run-of-the-mill teen slasher mixed into the vampire genre. The performances are – for the most part – good, and the writing and all other aspects are adequate enough. This is not a film you need to hunt for, but also not a film you need to avoid at all cost. […]

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

This sequel continues the story from the the first film. The differences between Dracula and his daughter Mavis – regarding their outlook on “life” in general and on humans in particular – play out before the background of educating Mavis’s son Dennis. […]

Transylvania Twist (1989)

Transylvania Twist is a rather lame comedy, but in its harmlessness it is simultaneously also rather inoffensive. Some of the jokes land, but quite possibly not enough to justify watching what is – in the end – a rather poorly patched together project. […]

Love at First Bite (1979)

Having been forced to flee his Transylvanian home, Count Dracula travels to New York in search of the love of his life, who has been reborn as a supermodel.

A lot about this film feels dated, but it is not any worse than the vampire comedies you know from the 1980s. […]

Nadja (1994)

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. […]

Vampire Journals (1997)

A spin-off to the Subspecies franchise, Vampire Journals features interesting characters and some great acting performances. Unfortunately, it has not much of a plot, and it suffers from some bad lines of dialogue. Still, it is superior to most films in the Subspecies franchise – something which is not all that difficult to achieve. […]

Subspecies IV: Bloodstorm (1998)

I have been watching the Subspecies franchise over the past few months, and so far most of it had bored me. So I was pleasantly surprised that the belated fourth instalment, Bloodstorm (a. k. a. The Awakening), was far more entertaining than I expected. […]