Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)

Directed by Paul Weitz.  Written by Weitz and Brian Helgeland, based on the Vampire Blood trilogy of books by Darren Shan.  Starring John C. Reilly, Chris Massoglia, Josh Hutcherson, Jessica Carlson, Michael Cerveris, Ray Stevenson, Patrick Fugit, Ken Watanabe, Orlando Jones, Frankie Faison, Salma Hayek and Willem Dafoe. Plot: Darren (Massoglia) is turned into a … Continue reading Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009)

Let Me In (2010)

Written and directed by Matt Reeves (based on the novel and screenplay by John Ajvide Lindqvist).  Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elias Koteas, Dylan Minnette and Richard Jenkins. Plot: a bullied young boy meets a young female vampire and they bond. In 1983, young Owen (Smit-McPhee) is picked on mercilessly by his bullies (led … Continue reading Let Me In (2010)

The Night Watchmen (2017)

Written by Ken Arnold, Dan DeLuca and Jamie Nash Directed by Mitchell Altieri Starring Ken Arnold, Dan DeLuca, Kevin Jiggettes, Kara Luiz, Max Gray Wilbur, James Remar, Rain Pryor and Tiffany Shepis Plot: a group of misfits battle for their lives This movie was pretty great to me but having said that i know it … Continue reading The Night Watchmen (2017)

Let the Right One In (2008)

Directed by Tomas Alfredson.  Written by John Ajvide Lindqvist (the novel and the screenplay).  Starring Lina Leandersson and Kare Hedebrant. Plot: Oskar, a sensitive, bullied boy meets Eli, a moody, mysterious girl and they form a bond that nothing can divide. This Swedish movie is your basic teenage romance if one of them was a … Continue reading Let the Right One In (2008)

Stake Land (2010)

Directed by Jim Mickle.  Written by Mickle and Nick Damici.  Starring Damici, Connor Paolo, Kelly McGillis, Danielle Harris and Sean Nelson. Plot: a vampire hunter and his protege travel toward a hopeful sanctuary. When Martin's (Paolo) family is killed by a vampire, Mister (Damici) saves his life.  Then, they go on the road together as … Continue reading Stake Land (2010)

One Dark Night (1983)

Directed by Tom McLoughlin.  Written by McLoughlin and Michael Hawes.  Starring Meg Tilly, E.G. Daily, Robin Evans, Melissa Newman, Donald Hotton and Adam West. Plot: Julie (Tilly) has to stay in a mausoleum overnight to become a sorority sister, but something is in there with her. So, Carol (Evans) has Julie stay overnight in the … Continue reading One Dark Night (1983)

The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

Directed by Robert Bloch.  Written by Peter Duffell.  Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Denholm Elliott, Jon Pertwee, Ingrid Pitt, Nyree Dawn Porter and Joss Ackland. Plot: a collection of four shorts told to a detective about a cursed house. METHOD FOR MURDER In this story, a writer comes to the house with his wife to … Continue reading The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

The Lost Boys (1987)

Directed by Joel Schumacher.  Written by Janice Fischer, James Jeremias and Jeffrey Boam.  Starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Jami Gertz, Edward Herrmann, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes, Billy Wirth, Alex Winter and Jamison Newlander. Plot: after moving to a new town, two brothers discover it's riddled with vampires. Michael (Patric) and Sam … Continue reading The Lost Boys (1987)

Waxwork (1988)

Written and directed by Anthony Hickox.  Starring Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, David Warner, Dana Ashbrook, John Rhys-Davies, Michelle Johnson and Miles O'Keeffe. Plot: the owner of a wax museum uses his exhibits to unleash evil into the world. I remember loving this movie when I was a kid.  Sadly, it doesn't completely hold up as … Continue reading Waxwork (1988)

From Beyond the Grave (1974)

Directed by Kevin Connor.  Written by Robin Clarke and Raymond Christodoulou.  Based on stories by R. Chetwynd Hayes.  Starring Peter Cushing, David Warner, Donald Pleasance, Angela Pleasance (his daughter), Ian Bannen, Diana Dors, Ian Carmichael, Ian Ogilvy, Lesley-Anne Down, Jack Watson and Rosalind Ayres. Plot: an anthology of 4 short stories revolving around a British … Continue reading From Beyond the Grave (1974)