Way of the Vampire (2005)

Way of the Vampire is a cheap and short vampire flick from The Asylum. It has a simple premise and a very simple story, so there is nothing captivating or interesting about it. The actors try their best (each in their own way), but with nonsensical plot elements, lacklustre fight scenes, and rather poor audio quality this film cannot be saved by the cast. […]

Heirs of the Night [season 1] (2019)

Heirs of the Night is a new-ish TV show primarily aimed at young teenagers, based on a series of novels by Ulrike Schweikert. This pan-European production has impressive production values and looks amazing. With a decent plot and a well-chosen cast, this is a show that I enjoyed quite a lot. […]

Dornröschen – Der Tod ist erst der Anfang (2004)

This film is a horror-“comedy” by notorious amateur filmmaker Jochen Taubert. It falls very decidedly into the “avoid-at-all-cost” category. And the fact that it is hard to find and is not available in English should make avoiding it fairly easy. […]

Angel [season 2] (2000-2001)

Season 2 of Angel feels a bit disjointed, but the characters (and the cast’s performances) feel more settled. Even though the season’s story-arcs do not necessarily work well, there are at least a number of really good episodes as well as enjoyable performances by guest actors. […]

Modern Vampires (1998)

Richard Elfman’s comedic take on the vampire genre has a certain stylistic flair to it, and boasts a fairly impressive cast. But it fails to find its tone, and a lot of the “funny” lines are subpar. […]

Angel [season 1] (1999-2000)

The first season of this Buffy spin-off creates its own, darker tone and is rather successful in its noir-ish world-building. But the actors are still trying to fit their characters into the new character constellation, and so there is some adjustment going on – which leaves room for improvement in the acting. […]

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. […]

Frost: Portrait of a Vampire (2003)

Frost is a film that has its strengths and its weaknesses; and possibly more of the latter than the former. It meanders around for quite some time, with the final half hour (the actual horror part of the film) feeling much more interesting and atmospheric than the rest. […]