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. […]