They're not just best friends. They're blood brothers.
It is not easy being a 8-year-old in a new country. Tony Thompson (Jonathan Lipnicki) has just moved with his parents Mrs. Thompson (Pamela Gidley) and Mr. Thompson (Tommy Hinkley), from a big bustling city in the USA to a small village in a remote corner of Scotland.
Every night, in his new home, Tony has nightmares about vampires, and he has no idea why. He soon becomes so absorbed by them that he starts studying every book he can find on the subject. His classmates abuse him about his vampire obsession, especially the cruel local kids, Nigel and Flint, nephews of local squire, and Bob's employer, Lord McAshton (John Wood). The teacher at his new school is so shocked he tells Mrs. Thompson about how worried he is; not a good start for the new kid in town.
One evening, while in his room, practising basic vampire moves, Tony gets a visit from a large bat, which transforms before his eyes into a young vampire named Rudolph Sackville-Bagg (Rollo Weeks), who happens to be extremely hungry, and convinced that Tony is one of his kind. At the end of the movie, he finds it is because the Vampire's Stone was, all along, hidden in his room. His house has a mysterious history. It is an ancient castle. In the modern times, all the old artefacts were presumably taken to a museum and the castle transformed into a modern home.
Based on a series of German children's books written by Angela Sommer-Brodenburg, The little vampire is a sweet and kid-safe tale of the horrific.
Also starring Richard E Grant as Frederick Sackville-Bagg, Alice Krige as Freda Sackville-Bagg, Anna Popplewell as Anna and Jim Carter as Rookery. Written by Karey Kirkpatrick, directed by Uli Edel.