The Vampire Lovers is an interesting companion piece to the previous adaptation of the Carmilla myth, Blood and Roses. This does a better job delivering on the promise of erotic lesbian vampires, but at the cost of the ambiance and artistry found in the aforementioned French version. This is along the lines of a typical Hammer production, which means it might be more fun and camp but certainly less fulfilling. I do enjoy knowing Dracula isn't the only vamp who enjoys scrambling his name for a quick pseudonym.
A sterling tale of fantasy and adventure. The 26-episode run provides adequate time to fully realize the high concept world these characters inhabit without dragging on, while allowing each principal character to complete their own gratifying story arcs. Most series have no problem with the initial set-up, but it is not uncommon for them to royally botch the payoff, either through an unsatisfying asspull resolution or the author showing active contempt for their audience by doing something that pisses everyone…
As far as protégés of The Blair Witch Project go, Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum is genuinely unsettling in all the right ways. It only staggers briefly towards the end, when it begins to lean too far into familiar genre staples, reminding us that this found footage film is in fact just a movie... but not before scaring you with some disturbing ideas of its own first.
Room 402 is not for the faint of heart.