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. […]

Perfect Creature (2006)

Perfect Creature is set in a noirish, semi-dystopian steam-punk world in which the balance between humans and vampires is threatened by a rogue element.

The films “external elements” (acting, sets, props, etc.) are all either good or great, but successes in world-building and atmosphere cannot wholly overcome the fact that the story falls a bit flat. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Demon under Glass (2002)

A different kind of vampire film: a thought-provoking drama. Yet despite the film’s interesting premise, its psychological and ethical exploration does not go nearly deep enough and as such wastes a good opportunity as well as a good cast. Some of the performances help to save this film from becoming a complete failure. […]

Dracula Reborn (2012)

Not really worth watching. Almost nothing has gone really wrong in this film, but despite decent acting and a solid (but thin) plot, the end result is just plain boring. Normally I would call this kind of film a “disappointment”, but watching Dracula Reborn dulls your mind to such a degree that at the end you do not even have enough energy or willpower left to feel disappointed. […]

Daybreakers (2009)

The Spierig brothers have delivered a very interesting vampire film that is well worth watching, especially for its world-building and its looks. Also a nice watch for anyone interested to see what you can do with the genre. But I struggle to call this film a “must-see”. […]