Fright Night (1985)Thriller/Teen film
Fright Night takes this personality trait and runs with it –not with its’ lead characters, but with one of the key side characters introduced later in the film. The movie initially revolves around a young man named Charley Brewster and his problem involving his realization that his next door neighbor is a vampire. Since nobody around believes in him, he seeks out TV personality Peter Vincent who specializes in occult shows. The two make for the most unlikely team to face down the vampire next door.Read more
Let Me In (2010)Fantasy/Thriller
Let Me In tries to be an adaptation of the book, not the Swedish film, and despite that, Matt Reeves delivers a movie that feels like a very Americanized replication of the other movie. Whatever critics may say about it however, does not take away the fact that this is a good film to watch, it is both entertaining and interesting. Let Me In is a good movie for vampire fans to watch as it provides both a solid presentation and deconstruction of vampirism and how it affects the lives of vampires and the people around them.Read more
Can you cast a vampire as a superhero? Not really the easiest formula to get, the whole “drink blood from humans” is a big no-no after all. But Blade manages to not only cast a vampire as a protagonist, but also make him a superhero. And the best part is that the movie managed to transcend the character in the comics, and helped bring fame to a what was once a very niche Marvel comic title. The film does such a wonderful job at portraying the vampire-hunting vampire that the comics quickly found itself changing and evolving to reflect more of the film’s visual flourishes.Read more
Blade II (2002) Review
It would be very easy to toss the entire Blade Trilogy of films in the b-movie pile, in many ways, it actually belongs there. But the cheesiness of the dialogue, the campy plot, are all polished to a degree of perfection and professionalism that gives the audiences a very enjoyable viewing experience. And of the three films, none is as fun as Blade II. This is not surprising, not only does this sequel have a ton of amazing talent in front of and behind the camera, but it also packs so much great moments compared to the first movie. If you wanted an action packed movie about vampire clan dealing with its own version of zombies, then this is it.Read more
Blade Trinity (2004) Review
With the massive success of Blade II, many fans of the series expected that the third film would be its biggest.
While the filmmakers certainly did try to one-up the previous film, the resulting movie was just good and not anywhere near better. Blade Trinity sees a bigger expansion of the Blade universe, with Whistler moving out of the narrative and the inclusion of more comic-centric characters like Hannibal King. Yet despite the film’s obvious desire to steer back towards the narrative of the comics, it trips up on itself with the delivery.
From Dusk Till Dawn
It is really hard to properly categorize From Dusk Till Dawn. The title alone sounds so sleazy that one would think that it may be some amateur porn film or an unfortunately named 80’s love story. The movie itself seems to be two completely different stories being told as one. In one part, we have a movie that starts off being a crime thriller that follows the uneasy balance between bank robbing brothers and the violent trail that they leave. But when the movie reaches its peak, the whole thing turns on a heel when they end up in a strip bar that is apparently being run by vampires.Read more