Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)

This is the original medium-length animé that spawned the 2009 feature film as well as endless other connected franchises. Because of its length – and because of the secret nature of the heroine’s mission – we do not really get to know any of the characters too well. This is a film featuring a mission, and there is little room for anything else besides chases and fights. […]

Die Wolf-Gäng (2020)

This German film, which may not become available in English any time soon, is based on a children’s book franchise created by Wolfgang Hohlbein – a highly prolific German author who usually writes pulp fantasy novels for grownups.

Die Wolf-Gäng, probably aimed at children in the 9-12 age range, looks gorgeous, but has the usual drawbacks that many children’s films have, such as a simple plot based on a run-of-the-mill structure as well as too many plot conveniences. […]

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. […]

The Monster Club (1981)

The Monster Club is a 1981 anthology film whose frame narrative stars Vincent Price and John Carradine. Three stories are told over the course of this film, one of which is a vampire tale. […]

Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

This is a film that tries to build its own world and find its own style. Shoddy CGI aside, the film does not look too bad; but a convoluted plot, and story-telling which keeps too many things in the dark, hurt this film. As does the fact that it does not make good use of its interesting characters. […]

Once Bitten (1985)

A rather disappointing comedy that is very much a product of its time.

If you like Jim Carrey, you might find it interesting to see him in this early role.

If you like the ‘80s, you may find the music, clothing, and design in this film enjoyable.

If you are looking for a good comedy, you should stay far away from this film. […]