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Dracula Untold - (2014 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0829150/

A boy turned into a horrifying soldier becomes a totally likable guy.

I believe I watched this movie already, but perhaps it faded from memory due to its mediocrity. I couldn't watch very far in before being entirely turned off at the concept of the main character.



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afflicted-2013-poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2309961/
https://web.archive.org/web/20190728045834/https://www.cbsfilms.com/afflicted/

Two friends go on vacation, with one of them seriously ill and possibly dying, but a new illness progresses.

How do I describe this without spoiling it? I know a lot of people don't like found-footage movies, but this one is quite good as it actually shows everything.



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Blood - The Last Vampire (2009) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0806027/
https://web.archive.org/web/20171107170843/http://lastblood.asmik-ace.co.jp:80/
https://www.sonypictures.com/movies/bloodthelastvampire

Vampires are real, and a secret council, whose formation is never explained, support a good-vampire on her mission to mercilessly slaughter bad-vampires in search for the worst-vampire who she was told killed her father.

For a while I was quite captivated by this movie. It was good in every respect, but it seemed to take a turn for the worse half way through, and just kept sliding. Overall it's good, but elements of it are too similar to other famous movies for me to really find it interesting, especially since those elements are rushed.

It's decent enough to recommend for a one-time watch.



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He Never Died (2015) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2386404/

An old man is surprised to learn has has 19 year old daughter, who becomes embroiled in a web of vengeance and violence set against him.

I really like this movie. It might play out as too flat for most people, but for me the character was well-crafted and acted.

Like few movies, He Never Died explores age and power at its extreme. Fans of Interview with the Vampire - (1994 movie), for example, should appreciate such elements.



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What We Do in the Shadows (2014) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3416742/
FIXME - link an archive: www.whatwedointheshadows.com/

A mockumentary about four vampire flatmates in New Zealand.

Bad. This is supposed to be comedy. I'm not laughing. From what little I saw, I doubt it will get any better.



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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0359013/
https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/blade-trinity/

Blade meets other vampire hunters who are working against vampire plans to resurrect the progenitor vampire to try to make better vampires. Again.

A mediocre movie. For big fans of the first two, this is recommended. For people who found the first one okay and the second one merely passable, this can be safely skipped.

For fans of either of Jessica Biel or Ryan Reynolds, this is a look into their future movies.

  • Properly titled Blade: Trinity



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Blade 2 - (2002 movie) 01

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187738/

A day-walking vampire halts his crusade against them, forming a truce to hunt an even worse monster.

An adequate movie, with an acceptable amount of over-the-top nonsense. Definitely worth watching for fans of the original. Easily stands the test of time.

  • Properly titled Blade II



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Van Helsing - (2004 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338526/
https://web.archive.org/web/20190304111919/http://vanhelsing.net:80/?

An unaged man without a memory is sent by a secret multifaith order of monster hunters as the last hope of a lineage doomed to purgatory unless they slay the lord of all vampires.

Not a great or bad movie, but still good enough to be worth watching. It's mostly interesting because of its main character, and the rest of it is piecemeal and without particular substance.

I think this movie was my initial introduction to Kate Beckinsale, and it turns out she's a lot hotter in my memory than in this actual movie. Maybe she was better-presented in the next movies of hers that I saw after this.



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