Vampires vs. the Bronx ★★★½

Vanpires Vs. The Bronx, isn’t something we haven’t seen before. But it is a fun, Halloween movie. The simple slasher premise works surprisingly well when put into the Bronx location. The three main kids have terrific chemistry, you really buy that they have grown up and been through a lot together. Most of the horror stuff is pretty effective, from a filmmaking perspective it’s pretty solid. I have a few issues however. The gentrification theme, while being very well handled on the whole, can feel a little preachy at points. The filmmakers do a great job with this message for the most part, but they overplay their hands a few times in my opinion. My main issue however is the final act. This movie loses steam. Quick. The last act gets way too cheesy and unbelievably, and yes, I know that the film is really ridiculous over all, but it goes too far in the finale. Still though, I had a lot of fun with this film. It’s short and sweet, and a good way to get into the Halloween spirit.

Halloween 2020
2020 Rank