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. […]

Innocence (2013)

A vampiric story of sorts, Innocence features a teenage girl who suspects that all is not right at her prestigious new school. A mix of visions, nightmares, and psychotic episodes all create a sufficiently eery atmosphere but somehow don’t really pique your interest. […]

The Unwanted (2014)

A toxic mix of religion, patriarchalism, and casual racism provides the backdrop to The Unwanted, a mystery-thriller that plays with vampiric elements. While the film feels somewhat unsatisfying as a whole, it boasts an apt atmosphere, very good performances, and engaging character interactions. […]

Young Dracula [seasons1&2] (2006-2008)

The first two seasons of this enjoyable BBC show are light and comedic in tone, and hence are – unlike the later seasons – suitable even for younger children. The highlight of these seasons is the performance of Keith-Lee Castle as an out-of-touch vampire father. […]