'Vampires vs. The Bronx' - Movie Review

I'm not a fan of horror movies but have long been a fan of horror-comedy - much to my surprise. This movie exists at a particularly weird intersection: vampire movies and urban kids' movies. Our heroes are a trio of thirteen-year-olds living in the Bronx. "Lil' Mayor" (so titled for his incessant neighbourhood advocacy, played by Jaden Michael) begins to believe that the real estate firm that's gentrifying the neighbourhood is in fact a group of vampires. His friends come around to his point of view, and they get serious about taking out some vampires.

Light on horror and blood, this leans more to comedy. And it mostly works because it doesn't condescend to its young stars or treat them as stupid. The dialogue is often quite funny, making this one enjoyable.

The real estate agency name is "Murnau Properties," a nod to film director F. W. Murnau who directed the spectacularly influential "Nosferatu" (1922).