The Little Vampire (2000)
Critic Consensus: The Little Vampire can't seem to find the right pitch, with its muddled, jumpy script and badly executed mix of cuteness and fright.
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as Tony Thompson
as Bob Thompson
as Lord McAshton
Critic Reviews for The Little Vampire
Vampire cows provide comic relief and many of the scares in this respectfully dark yet optimistic story about a lonely child who befriends a vampire.
Much of the film's success is down to the costume design, the novel SFX and the mildly foreboding atmosphere of the mist enshrouded Scottish countryside.
For adults, the film will drag in spots, but it's filled with all those values you hope to instill in your children.
Not often does a family film come along that is literate, clever, mischievous and just plain fun.
An odd little ghoul too cleaned up to survive, a bloodless vampire movie that's mostly lifeless as well.
Audience Reviews for The Little Vampire
It was really funny, and charming, pretty scary for kids. it was a light, enjoyable romp..but didnt offer much more tha that for any others.
It was one of my favourite movies when I was about 7 years old! Now it's still pretty good, but definately worth watching!
The costumes are gorgeous, and in a way it is pleasingly different to see a film where humans are more likely to be harmed by the vampire hunter than the vampires themselves. However, even for a children's film the dialogue is pretty awful, and the acting is just about bearable (the child actors tend to stretch this the most, but they are children after all, so I suppose we should forgive them). Overall, it's a children's film which an adult will likely be able to tolerate watching with them. Whether or not the adult will actually like it depends on the adult.
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