Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire (2000)

A Disney Channel film that is rather generic and offers nothing new. The cast is good, as are the production values, but the (thin) story is lacking a certain edge as Disney are playing it extremely safe with this film. […]

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Nadja (1994)

Micheal Almereyda’s Nadja, produced by David Lynch, is a rather odd vampire film with a fair amount of hidden and deadpan humour. With its unusual humour and its experimental visual style, this black & white film will probably not be to everyone’s taste. […]

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. […]

Young Dracula [seasons1&2] (2006-2008)

The first two seasons of this enjoyable BBC show are light and comedic in tone, and hence are – unlike the later seasons – suitable even for younger children. The highlight of these seasons is the performance of Keith-Lee Castle as an out-of-touch vampire father. […]

The Last Sect (2006)

I had seen this DVD occasionally in shops over the past few years, but never bought it as I assumed it was not worth the money. Now I have fished it out of the bargain bin for 2 Euros. And I have to say that it still feels to me like I paid too much.

The film has no story to tell. And in addition to a complete lack of any scares or horror, there are also not nearly enough action scenes in this film, while any attempts to create mystery or eroticism fail.

Which in the end means that, unfortunately, the good acting and some honest effort on most fronts cannot make up for an “empty” film and a very thin plot. […]

Vampyros Lesbos (1971)

One of Jesús Franco’s many sexploitation films, this German-Spanish co-production is quite a sorry affair full of plot holes and inconsistencies. There is very little of interest in this film, unless you are looking for inspiration to redecorate a room in a ‘70s fashion (and primarily in red). So, unless you are an interior designer, I suggest you pass this one up. […]

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. […]