Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Cast: Wesley Snipes (Blade), Kris Kristofferson (Abraham Whistler), Ron Perlman (Reinhardt), Luke Goss (Nomak)
After some not-too-great experiences on Mimic, Guillermo del Toro proved he could handle a big studio movie with this vampire follow-up. More than just a continuation of the first movie, Blade II sacrifices plenty of comic book conventions in favour of gore and its director’s obsession with twisted, grotesque monsters. While Wesley Snipes’s Blade is still a rather bland leading man, del Toro shakes things up by teaming him up with a team of vampire commandos on the trail of Luke Goss’s bloodsucker-plus Reapers. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that he found room for his future Hellboy, Ron Perlman, in the cast. Vampires don’t come much cooler. Shame about the bendy CG stunt doubles, though… Sometimes Blade appears to be fighting Morph.