Two kids conspire to get Mom on a date - to allow them to
go out behind her back. But the third and youngest kid realises the suitor is
a vampire. First, he has to convince the others. Then they have to save Mom, aided
only by an eccentric van Helsing and their Family Love.
Directed by Steve
Story by Lindsay Naythons
Screenplay by Robert Keats
O'Leary as Adam Hansen
Laura Vandervoort as Chelsea Hansen
as Taylor Hansen
Caroline Rhea as Lynette Hansen
Charles Shaughnessy as
Robert Carradine as Malachi Van Helsing
Karl Pruner as
Robyn Palmer as Fair Maiden
Cameron Graham as Victor
Jake Epstein as Duffy
J. Adam Brown as Boomer
John Dewey as Duffy's Brother
Kim Roberts as Miss Cruson
Patrick Gallagher as Bone
Shane Daly as Jim
low budget, pre-teen Disney TV movie; a weak plot, weaker cast, and nothing new
to say, except the 'spoon test' - an infallible way of diagnosing vampirism.
movie is very slow, predictable and unexciting; being Disney fayre, we don't even
get to stake the Bad Guy, though Buffy had shown tasteful dustings for three seasons
when this came out.
The cast really is pretty dire, Disney selecting on
the basis of who would be able to spin the 'family values' tosh without visible
This movie constantly reminded me of of the much funnier, much better
acted and slicker Dracula - The Series,
which preceded this lame effort by ten years.
And if the kids want a good
vampire movie with heart but no smarm overdose, go for
The Little Vampire.
Not yet available on DVD