The Little Vampire

Film, Family and kids

Time Out says

Bespectacled nine-year-old Californian Tony Thompson (Lipnicki) has recently moved with his parents to a remote corner of Scotland, yet already he's plagued by nightmares about vampires and dark mythological occurrences. To his horror, a bat flies through his window and transforms itself into a vampire of similar age. Tony discovers, however, that not all vampires are nasty; like any mortal, they too have problems. The trouble is, Rudolph's problem is more pressing than most: his family (headed by Grant and Krige) is stuck in purgatory and desperate for the lad's help. This Burton-esque fantasy-cum-comedy thriller has plenty of bite, with just the right level of lightweight horror to give little ones a shock or two without inducing nightmares. 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.

By: DA


Release details

95 mins

Cast and crew

Uli Edel
Larry Wilson, Karey Kirkpatrick
Richard E Grant
Jim Carter
John Wood
Alice Krige
Pamela Gidley
Rollo Weeks
Dean Cook
Tommy Hinkley
Jonathan Lipnicki
Anna Popplewell
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