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The Little Vampire Review

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Tony Thompson (Lipnicki) is the new kid in a remote Scottish village. But all is not well. Forget BSE - the real danger here is from undead cows, the result of a clan of vampires who prefer to feed on bovine blood. Tony finds himsef in the tricky position of helping the 'pires become mortal.

★★★★★

At last, a children's film that the youngsters can really get their teeth into! Nine year-old Tony Thompson (Lipnicki) is the new kid in a remote Scottish village. But all is not well. Forget BSE - the real danger here is from undead cows, the result of a clan of vampires who, eschewing human flesh, prefer to feed on bovine blood.

Tony befriends the youngest member of the vampire family, Rudolph (Rollo Weeks), and finds himself trying to help them become mortal with the help of a mysterious amulet.

More spooky than scary, The Little Vampire deftly mixes humour with horror, despite a plot that flows mostly in the predictable vein. Still, it's refreshing to see a kids' film taking on such sinister subject matter. Solid entertainment for the Goosebumps generation.

It's refreshing to see a kids' film taking on such sinister subject matter. Solid entertainment for the Goosebumps generation.

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