Checklist of Terror: Vampire, Werewolf & Zombie Movies

This book contains a checklist of vampire, werewolf and zombie films sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness. How many have you seen?

Vampirella

A vampire from outer space seeks revenge on those who murdered her father.
So Bad It's Good

 

United States
1996
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
4
Have a bite!
6
2
5.04
5.04
1
3
1
Ambiance
Plot
Photography
This is based on the comic book by the same name. According to director Jim Wynorski, “everything that could’ve gone wrong did”. Get this; Vlad Dracula is from outer space. It’s the first of a series of stupid plot points. As an origin story, this is a disappointment. What the movie lacks most is prestige. It fails to make its protagonist stoic and seductive, and its villains threatening.
I’m not one to complain about sexy outfits, but this one is beyond distracting. More importantly, Talisa Soto doesn’t look comfortable in it. She doesn’t appear at ease with this role either. She isn’t a great actress. You can tell she can act on cue, but constantly reverts to a stiff expression. All in all, we may very well have, here, one of the shittiest comic book adaptations ever produced.
Dracula, Van Helsing, Vampirella; this is an ambitious script. Save some for the sequel, damnit! Sadly, this kind of convolution kills this movie. It’s too much. Science fiction, fantasy, action, Vampirella half-naked in a cheap apartment where no production designer has gone before. Also, there are few things worse than two vampires fighting each other hissing. What a crapfest!
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Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural horror films from the 1990’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

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Steve Hutchison reviews 100 amazing supernatural horror films from the 1980’s. Each film is analyzed and discussed with a synopsis and a rating. The movies are ranked from best to worst. How many have you seen?

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