Again when Disney Channel’s Monstober Halloween occasion was often known as Hauntoberfest, I’d keep up previous my bedtime to observe red-eyed vampire cows enact their revenge on a rogue vampire hunter, and I liked each second of it. In the event you’ve by no means seen 2000’s The Little Vampire, consider it as an sudden mashup between Below Wraps and The Addams Household, with some bloodthirsty cattle thrown in for good measure. With nothing higher to do than combine up a blood-red cocktail and absorb all of the nostalgic Halloween content material my mind can recall, I rewatched this film for the primary time because it got here out 20 years in the past, and it is a freakin’ riot.
The film follows Tony Thompson (Jonathan Lipnicki), a vampire-obsessed 9-year-old who simply moved to Scotland together with his mother and father and is having some hassle becoming in. After an IRL vampire youngster named Rudolph errors Tony for one in every of his personal sort throughout a late-night fly across the Thompson residence, the 2 change into finest buddies. Then, Tony joins Rudolph on his household’s quest to retrieve an extended misplaced magical amulet that can be utilized to show vampires again into people.
With out hesitation, Tony tightens the occasion retailer vampire cape round his neck and lets Rudolph expose him to the wonders of flying over rural Scotland and hanging out in overgrown cemeteries. Tony additionally does his half by main Rudolph and his household to a barn stuffed with cows to feed on, which, sure, ends in a herd of vampire cows that may hold from the ceiling by their hooves. Tony finds all of this gorgeous flippin’ cool, till Rookery, the vampire hunter, tries to entice him in a sarcophagus and cease the vampires from retrieving their amulet. From begin to end, this film is a wild experience and made me snicker at stunning instances, and it is positively value a watch. Simply ask 2000 me, who dressed up like a vampire for Halloween three years in a row, or relive the film vicariously via grownup me by studying all of the ideas I had whereas rewatching it, forward.