The Little Vampire (1986)

This TV-show for children is based on the first two novels of a 21-novel-franchise. A German-Canadian co-production, The Little Vampire features an impressive cast including Michael Gough and Gert Fröbe. […]

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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. […]

Midnight Son (2011)

A well-made, well-acted film with a small, intimate story. This low-budget indie chronicles the crisis of a young man whose already difficult life appears to be changing for the worse, just at the moment as he meets a woman who seems to like him. Strongly recommended for all those who are not deterred by a slow pace. […]

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part1 (2011)

As the story of Bella moves towards its finale, the franchise’s weaknesses accumulate. With Breaking Dawn, Part 1 being weaker than the previous Twilight films, the plot is often treading water, making this one of those films in serious need of a fast-forward button. […]

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

“Doesn’t he own a shirt?”

The third film in the franchise picks up where the second left off and carries the story onwards to the two-part finale. There is little that can be said about this film. It is neither particularly good nor particularly bad. But at least there are some memorable lines and scenes – things this franchise generally has very little of. […]

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

The first prequel to Twilight sets up the love-triangle this franchise is notorious for; and it throws werewolves into the mix.

The plot is a bit thin and disjointed, which makes this film slightly weaker than its predecessor. […]

Dark Shadows (2012)

Dark Shadows is an odd big-screen reimagining of a rather odd 1960s TV show. Barely a vampire film, it features a number of underused characters in a thin and highly predictable main plot, all wrapped up in great visuals and high production values. […]

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. […]