– (2016) – Survivors of a vampire outbreak contend with their enemy’s new leader. Borrows heavily from familiar horror tropes, yet does establish some of its own merit. Incredibly slow and common, although there’s not much to root for.
– (1973) – An average man who discovers a famous magician’s cloak becomes a famous magician. The plot to get things going is bad enough, but too many other aspects are thrown in to render this a conglomeration of bad scenes that form one nonsensical concoction. A complete mess that disappeared for a reason.
– (1966) – A space crew bound for Mars picks up a green woman who has an appetite for plasma. A dorky experience that explains too much through assumed dialog and not nearly enough through direct action. The female-alien-breeding-eggs motif is a prelude to Alien films, but this dud certainly didn’t influence their excitement.
– (2004) – Vampires spread throughout a town of human enemies and complicate already touchy relationships. The first hour has plenty of violent and sleazy progressions amid decent characters, but the final third succumbs to familiar vampire nonsense. Spirals into complete boredom right down to the improbable final shot.
– (2006) – While searching for a five legged goat with two heads, a reporter ends up in a town inhabited by vampires, zombies, and sluts. Somewhere within the juvenile jokes and self-aware atrocities is a story with significant ambitions. Strives too hard for laughs, which is an uphill battle since the humor is abominable.
– (2009) – A priest who contracts a disease is transfused with vampire blood and further complicates the life of a sad housewife. A strange blend of unique and played out ideas that manages to hold attention through 134-minutes. Tonal shifts are a problem, as one moment is deadly serious while the next is overly comical, which hurts the overall emotional impact.