Parents' Guide to

The Little Vampire

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Dark movie may frighten some kids.

Movie PG 2000 95 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 7+

Underrated Vampire Fun

My 7yr- old really liked this (and so did I!). Well acted, (Richard E. Grant!) good special effects, just the right amount of scary. Nothing objectionable (some school yard bullying, if you care about that kind of thing). I mean, the story isn’t Shakespeare but I’m surprised this was a flop at the box office. It was a hit with us!
age 10+


Watch this with your family! great movie, the kid from Sturat little is the main character. The girl from Narnia is in this too. Not lucy but Susan. good stuff.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (10 ):

On one hand, this is an imaginative and exciting story, based on a popular series of children's books. On the other hand, the subject matter is vampires who suck blood out of cows. So parents should be very cautious about watching this movie with younger kids. The production design is outstanding, and Richard E. Grant and Alice Krige as Rudolph's vampire parents are first rate.

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