Demons (2009)

Until last week I had not ever heard of Demons, even though this short-lived British TV-show was first broadcast in 2009. The show has been derided as a poor Buffy rip-off by some – but it has bigger problems than that. And yet, there are also interesting and entertaining aspects in this medium-quality show. […]

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Dracula (1974)

This adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel is probably not the most exciting one. And it has (for good reason) a TV-feel to it. But it is remarkable in its own way, as it has been claimed that it is the film that first introduced a love-motive for Dracula into Stoker’s story. […]

Transylvania Twist (1989)

Transylvania Twist is a rather lame comedy, but in its harmlessness it is simultaneously also rather inoffensive. Some of the jokes land, but quite possibly not enough to justify watching what is – in the end – a rather poorly patched together project. […]

Love at First Bite (1979)

Having been forced to flee his Transylvanian home, Count Dracula travels to New York in search of the love of his life, who has been reborn as a supermodel.

A lot about this film feels dated, but it is not any worse than the vampire comedies you know from the 1980s. […]

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. […]