The Little Vampire

The Little Vampire

Ulrich Edel (2000)

U Certificate


Our Score
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.


An American youngster living in a small town in Scotland falls foul of bullies - but just as he despairs of ever making some new pals, he meets a family of friendly vampires that needs his help to become mortal again. Children's adventure, starring Richard E Grant, Jonathan Lipnicki, Jim Carter and Alice Krige.

Cast & Crew

Frederick Sackville-Bagg Richard E Grant
Tony Thompson Jonathan Lipnicki
Rookery Jim Carter
Freda Alice Krige
Dottie Thompson Pamela Gidley
Bob Thompson Tommy Hinkley
Anna Anna Popplewell
Gregory Dean Cook
Rudolph Rollo Weeks
Director Ulrich Edel
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: IconAvailable on: video and DVDReleased on: 20 Oct 2000