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Vampires of the Noughties
2000 - 2009



Vampire Movies of the Noughties


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The new millenium has confirmed the obsession with proving what the special effects folk can do; often impressive, but insufficient emphasis on the story, and little respect for tradition or the masters.

There are now well over 200 Vampire movies; the formula is tried and tested. Directors who disrespect this long tradition just will not get away with it. By all means reinterpret, but never forget the audience knows as much about Vampires as the best of Hollywood hacks - get a good script, or go home!

The highlights are movies that ignore the trends and do their own thing - step forward The Little Vampire - and the lowlights are the remnants of B-Movie dross still churned out to rip off the teen market ... Step backward The Brotherhood (aka I've Been Watching You).

Blade has made it's mark bringing yet another comic to life; but I suspect three is enough for that series. While the failure of Van Helsing, manufactured to the lowest common denominator to lead to a series and TV spin off - and a cheap carton series for the kiddies - has proved that cinema audiences are not quite as stupid as studio execs sometimes think.


4 star


Excellent ! Thoroughly recommended


3 star


Pretty Good - minor problems only


2 star


OK - but should have been much better


1 star


Only if it's on Free-to-View!

no stars!no stars!bomb For TV addicts and obsessives
Vampire Award: The Worst Movie of the Year  Vampire Award: The Worst Movie of the Year

Bram Stoker's Dracula

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