BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL, now streaming on Shudder, is a fun vampire film that doesn't completely bring the belly laughs, but it makes up for it with great horror and interesting characters as they're stalked by an ancient Irish vampire.
Directed by: Justin Dix. Starring: Nathan Phillips, Alyssa Sutherland, Christopher Kirby. Runtime: 1h 33 min. Minor spoilers follow. In Blood Vessel, a group of seven people float on a life raft in the middle of the North Atlantic during World War II after their hospital vessel was destroyed by a German U-boat. Running out of [...]
I just love films that can find a balance between moody horror and powerful family drama, and My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell it To is just the latest to do this so well as it takes a look at vampirism as a disease and how it affects a family. Thomas (Owen Campbell) is the afflicted member who survives on blood. He gets this blood because of his brother Dwight (Patrick Fugit) and sister Jessie (Ingrid Sophie Schram), who spend their existence taking care of Thomas and killing homeless people or prostitutes to keep Thomas going, and they quite literally take it day by day. It is not much of an existence, but it is theirs.
Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire. Released: October 13, 2000. Directed by: Steve Boyum. Starring: Matt O’Leary, Laura Vandervoot, Caroline Rhea. Runtime: 1h 25 min. I’ve watched two Disney Channel Original Movies lately (the other being Under Wraps) and they both open with a movie-within-a-movie. For this one, Mom’s Got a Date with a [...]