Vampire Dog is a 2012 Canadian children’s movie following the adventures of Fang, a 600-year-old talking dog, that has been in the same family for generations. After moving to a new home 12-year-old Ace discovers that his grandfather has passed the dog onto him to be its caretaker. He soon realises that it is no ordinary dog.
The movie has a few story lines that all basically revolve around Ace’s new school, the Lugosi High, which is surely named after Bela Lugosi who was famous for playing Dracula?
I don’t want to give any of the plot away but the dog doesn’t drink blood, he gets his energy from jelly, but only RED jelly. Why it must be red is unknown but it does lead to some funny moments during the 91 minutes. The token bad guys are a Doctor Warhol and her bungling assistant who are trying steal the dog so she can produce a cream to delay the ageing process.
The movie did make me laugh but most of the humour is of a slapstick nature. There is also an underlying anti-bullying message within the film which I thought was done quite well. The child actors are also generally good but I found some of the supporting ones were a little wooden. Not that this distracted from the movie in any way.
Overall, I liked the movie and I am glad I watched it. It is an easy 4 out of 5 from me.