The Little Vampire (2000)

Based on the famous book franchise of the same name, The Little Vampire is a children’s film of middling quality. Although there are little to no major missteps in this film, it somehow fails to rise above mediocrity. And for a film in which so much is happening, it feels surprisingly unengaging. […]

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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. […]

Der Kleine Vampir – Neue Abenteuer (1993)

Although it is a sequel (of sorts) to the 1986 TV-series The Little Vampire, this German-language production is not available in other languages. Which is just as well, because it is – unfortunately – not really good. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Van Helsing (2004)

Kate Beckinsale moonlighting in a non-Underworld blockbuster and Hugh Jackman taking time off from playing Wolverine – casting-wise the film certainly didn’t do anything wrong.
What causes Van Helsing to end up being a pretty mediocre film are the writing and the pacing. Still, the film is not as bad as many reviews might have caused you to believe. […]

Dracula’s Curse (2006)

This is a very sub-par vampire film from the people at The Asylum. In some departments of this production there seems to have been enough talent that would have allowed to produce a solid B-movie, but bad writing, a bulging back-story, and a convoluted plot mean that this film turned out very messy instead. […]

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. […]