Grampire, aka: Moonrise, aka: My Grandpa is a Vampire - 1991
Moonrise Productions - 90 min.
Cast: Al Lewis, Justin Gocke, Milan Borich, Pat Evision, Noel Appleby.
Writer: Michele Heath; Photography: Kevin Hayward; Music: Jim Manzie, Pat Regan; Producer: Murray Newey; Director: David Blyth.
Young Lonny comes from America to visit his Auntie Leah (Evision) and Grandfather Cooger (Lewis). There is something magical about Cooger and when he dies, he doesn't stay dead for long. When Auntie Leah tells partner Ernie (Appleby) that Gramps is a vamp, Ernie want to stake him. Lonny and his friend Kanziora hide Cooger, but after awhile Cooger is forced to get assertive with Ernie, however he is quelled by Auntie Leah. Budget cuts hurt the needed special effects, and script weaknesses contributed to a less than ideal result. Some nice shots of Piha, but this one will probably mostly appeal to pre-teens and Al Lewis fans.
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: C
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