Blade II (2002)

The second film in the franchise is approximately on par with the first one, as far as the overall quality is concerned. Unfortunately, the villain is somewhat lacking – again. But there is a lot to like about this film, especially of course Ron Perlman. […]

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Blade (1998)

With Blade celebrating its twentieth anniversary, it is time to revisit this early modern vampire blockbuster. […]

Vampires: The Turning (2005)

A vampire gang war, some vampire hunters, a prophecy, and a damsel in distress. All this could be the elements of a solid B-movie, but this cash-grab (trying to leech off an established franchise) is below mediocre and features a male hero who is both obnoxious and bland. […]

Guardians of the Night (2016)

This is not a B-movie, but it feels like one. The insecure, derivative writing (which recycles every plot point we already have seen in bigger and better films) is the main reason for this. Much more could have been done with this had the few interesting aspects been actually explored instead of neglected. […]

El Vampiro Sangriento (1962)

This black & white Gothic film from Mexico has weaknesses in the writing, but it looks very good and has a very talented cast. […]

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. […]