Tag: Vampire

An Evening of Irish Horror

With their ingenious recreations of radio productions from a bygone era, the troupe afford us a glimpse into the past.

/ July 8, 2015

What We Do in the Shadows

Charming and oddly heart-warming, it’s testament to all involved that the film feels so fresh, energetic and cuspid-sharp.

/ April 12, 2015

Blood Ransom

A slow-burn approach with a dreamlike quality that is at times hypnotic indicates a filmmaker to watch in director-writer Francis dela Torre.

/ March 28, 2015

Only Lovers Left Alive

Rich characterisation, an intriguing premise and delicately handled direction enhance this full-blooded yarn.

/ February 21, 2014

Lifeforce

Unstrained and anarchic, Lifeforce may not be considered Hooper’s best work, but it’s certainly one of his most wildly entertaining.

/ October 10, 2013

Hellsing Ultimate Volume 5–8

Follows original events more closely and benefits from this with a much more coherent and progressive storyline.

/ May 19, 2013

Dracula (1958)

This new cut includes previously excised moments, while the top-drawer special features are worth the retail price alone.

/ February 28, 2013

Midnight Son

Eschews many of the vampire subgenre's tropes to present something more akin to a quietly observed character study.

/ February 11, 2013

Vampire Ecstasy

After I had viewed it as many times as I could stand, I had to put on Red Roses of Passion to restore my respect for Sarno.

/ January 21, 2013

The Thompsons

More concerned with style over substance; fast and fun, there is no pretence here for anything other than a bloody ride.

/ October 12, 2012

The Harsh Light of Day

An arduous affair with a cringeworthy script that provides no value for the subgenres it attempts to straddle.

/ September 28, 2012

The Reverend

Bordering on unbearable, The Reverend pushes the limits of patience, the script basic and the acting self-consciously bad.

/ July 31, 2012

Dark Shadows

At first glance Dark Shadows is fun, but there is simply little story to be had, with a script that relies on just the one joke.

/ May 11, 2012

The Revenant

D. Kerry Prior's limited experience mostly lies in SFX, but you wouldn't know it from what is perfect comedy timing.

/ April 2, 2012

Let Me In

The performances are faultless, but clumsy CGI removes the delicateness that had us so in love with the original.

/ May 27, 2011

Knuckle Supper

An interesting and refreshing take on your standard toothy yarn, but the author lacks the ability to drive his purpose home.

/ April 19, 2011