The Little Vampire

  • U
  • Uli Edel (2000)
  • Ger / Neth / UK / US
  • 91 min
The Little Vampire
Film Review
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3 out of 5

A human boy helps a young vampire and his bloodsucking family escape the attentions of a vampire slayer in this entertaining horror fantasy adventure. Jerry Maguire's Jonathan Lipnicki as the human and bright British newcomer Rollo Weeks as his undead friend turn in good performances, while Richard E Grant and Alice Krige camp it up as the vampire parents and Jim Carter is in slightly unhinged mode as the slayer. Witty and well written, this is that rarity - a children's film that doesn't patronise its audience. You can even forgive it the contrivance of having an American hero in a film set in Scotland. Youngsters will love it, and the running gag about vampire cows should have the adults chuckling, too.

Plot Summary

Horror fantasy adventure starring Jonathan Lipnicki and Richard E Grant. After he moves from San Diego to dreary Scotland with his parents, young Tony starts having strange dreams about vampires. His parents attribute them to the trauma of the move, but Tony soon learns that there are real bloodsuckers in his midst - and one is his own age.

Cast and crew

Cast

Tony Thompson
Jonathan Lipnicki
Frederick Sackville-Bagg
Richard E Grant
Rookery
Jim Carter
Freda
Alice Krige
Dottie Thompson
Pamela Gidley
Bob Thompson
Tommy Hinkley
Anna
Anna Popplewell
Gregory
Dean Cook
Rudolph
Rollo Weeks
Lord McAshton
John Wood (2)

Crew

Director
Uli Edel

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
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Available on video and DVD
Released 20 Oct 2000
Certificate U
Categories
Drama

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