Das Vermächtnis des Grafen Dackula (1984)

My contribution to April Fool’s Day: a foolish errand reviewing a German 3-minute flexi-disc for children. Courtesy of the German Micky Maus magazine. […]

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Daylight Fades (2010)

Daylight Fades wastes some decent performances and a workable premise by going absolutely nowhere, and doing it very, very slowly. […]

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. […]

The Little Vampire (2000)

Based on the famous book franchise of the same name, The Little Vampire is a children’s film of middling quality. Although there are little to no major missteps in this film, it somehow fails to rise above mediocrity. And for a film in which so much is happening, it feels surprisingly unengaging. […]

Twilight (2008)

I am going to re-watch and review the Twilight films for this blog, one by one.

The first Twilight film always felt like a decent if inconsequential teen drama to me; but in terms of impact on popular culture this franchise always punched way above its weight anyway. […]

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. […]

Vampires Anonymous (2003)

Vampyres Anonymous is an at times crude VampireRomCom which never really rises above mediocrity. An interesting premise and some decent acting performances cannot really make up for the shortcomings (which are mostly minor, but numerous). …