Starring: Vanessa Morgan, Matthew Knight, and Atticus Dean Mitchell
The genesis of a Disney Channel series.
The Good: I'm not usually one for stories such as this, but, I do have to complement the makers on a job well done. The actors all did well, the plot was gripping, and the special effects were better than usual for a telefilm. All of the heroes show resourcefulness in their fight against the vampires. With a nice rock soundtrack, and some restraint in the areas of violence, this made for a good film.
The Bad: Other than the content concerns--see below--there wasn't too much to complain about here. There were some times, however, that the closed captioner didn't seem to understand what was going on.
- Sex: Flirting, and a guy is called a "perv". 4/5
- Nudity: Part of a girl's back is seen. 4.5/5
- Language: Usage of slang terms such as "butt" and "perv". A song in the soundtrack misuses God's name. 3.5/5
- Violence: Plenty of fantasy violence. People are bitten by vampires, though that is mostly implied; all we see is the slightly bloody bite marks. Vampires are impaled, electrocuted, and melted by holy water. One character disintegrates. 2/5
- Drugs: One brief generic reference. 4.5/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: Though this may be a Disney Channel production, it's likely too much for little kids. The vampires are freaky, and the mood is very dark throughout. You may want to screen this before showing it to your child. 1/5
- Other: Parents and other adults are lied to and defied. A woman is described as a sorceress of a sort, and she hands some kids a spell book. Also, a Twilight-esque movie franchise is referenced, and an eight-year-old is seen watching it. 2/5