Tag Archives: Vampires

Underworld: Blood Wars

PROTECT THE BLOODLINE.  Sensing a new threat in the shape of a strong leader who knows how to unite Lycans, the vampires convince Selene (Kate Beckinsale) to train their forces. The fifth film in this franchise picks up the story from the last chapter and has Selene fighting both a dangerously conniving vampire (Lara Pulver) … Continue reading Underworld: Blood Wars

Underworld: Awakening

VENGEANCE RETURNS. After humans learn about the existence of vampires and Lycans, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is imprisoned in cryogenic suspension, but breaks free. After a detour in the shape of a prequel (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans) that only saw Beckinsale in a small part, she’s back for this fourth chapter that moves the story … Continue reading Underworld: Awakening

Dracula: The Count Speaks

THE STORY OF THE STRANGEST PASSION THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN! Nosferatu (1922) was an obvious adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel ”Dracula” and the author’s widow successfully sued the German filmmakers. When Hollywood producer Carl Laemmle, Jr. became interested in adapting the novel for U.S. audiences, he made sure to secure the rights, but … Continue reading Dracula: The Count Speaks

True Blood

Alan Ball followed up Six Feet Under (2001-2005) with something completely different, even if death was a prominent theme on this show as well. The story began after the creation of synthetic blood, which made it possible for vampires to stop killing people and try to become regular citizens. Focus was on a telepathic waitress … Continue reading True Blood

Only Lovers Left Alive

Adam and Eve (Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton) are vampires who have been married for ages; during a stay in Tangier, Eve senses Adam’s depression and goes to see him in Detroit where he’s gained a reputation as an underground rock genius. When Jim Jarmusch makes a romantic film about vampires, the results are neither horror … Continue reading Only Lovers Left Alive

Priest

THE WAR IS ETERNAL. HIS MISSION IS JUST THE BEGINNING. When Priest (Paul Bettany), who’s part of the elite warriors who won a war between humans and vampires, tries to warn the leaders of the current worldwide theocracy that the bloodsuckers are back, no one believes him. The man behind Legion (2010) turns the South Korean … Continue reading Priest

Dark Shadows

EVERY FAMILY HAS ITS DEMONS. In 1972, a vampire (Johnny Depp) is accidentally freed from his buried coffin and returns to his Maine family mansion; a lot has changed in 200 years, but the witch who turned him into a bloodsucker is still around. A very Tim Burton-esque adaptation of the classic 1966-1971 horror soap, … Continue reading Dark Shadows

The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

THE WORLD’S MOST UNLIKELY HERO IS BACK FOR HIS BIGGEST ADVENTURE. Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) is on a badly needed vacation in New Orleans when he’s drawn into an adventure where a former KGB agent (Dikran Tulaine) is trying to resurrect Vlad the Impaler and create a vampire army. The third film in this franchise … Continue reading The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

Breaking Dawn – Part 2

After having been rescued by Edward (Robert Pattinson), Bella (Kristen Stewart) is trying to get used to her new life as a mother and a vampire… but her family is threatened by the Volturi. The fifth and final film in the Twilight series covers the last part of Stephenie Meyer’s novel and some aspects of … Continue reading Breaking Dawn – Part 2

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

PRESIDENT BY DAY. HUNTER BY NIGHT. In 1827, young Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) tries to kill the vampire who murdered his mother; it is the start of the future President’s secret career as an axe-wielding slayer of bloodsuckers. How can you go wrong with a set-up like that? The movie may be choppily edited and … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Fearless Vampire Killers: Transylvanian Delight

Who says vampires are no laughing matter?   Those who know Roman Polanski from his arresting dramas and thrillers are not always familiar with his sense of humor. It is certainly evident in most of his films, but in discreet ways. That is not the case with The Fearless Vampire Killers, an unashamedly silly horror-comedy. … Continue reading Fearless Vampire Killers: Transylvanian Delight

Fright Night

YOU CAN’T RUN FROM EVIL WHEN IT LIVES NEXT DOOR. When one of his childhood friends disappears, teenager Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finds footage proving that his new next-door neighbor (Colin Farrell) in all likelihood is a vampire. A surprisingly entertaining 3D remake of the 1985 horror-comedy that features plenty of gory fun, as well … Continue reading Fright Night