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Film / Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire

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Mom's Got a Date With a Vampire is a 2000 made for TV Disney Channel movie.

The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy boyfriend Peter.

The only problem is they're both grounded. Chelsea and Adam will do whatever it takes to get their mom Lynette out of the house, even if it includes a chance meeting with a very mysterious man. Everything seems to go according to plan until their little brother Taylor realizes that this stranger might be... a vampire.


The movie exhibits the following tropes:

  • Adults Are Useless: Subverted with Lynette, who saves everyone. Played straight with Malachi, who can't seem to hunt vampires very well.
  • Affably Evil: Dimitri seems like a perfect gentleman and it very nice to Lynnette's children upon meeting them. However, he's a vampire and towards the end, he begins to unravel a little.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Subverted with Lynette and Dimitri, she preferred somebody sophisticated instead. Subverted again with Malachi.
  • Anti-Climax: In the end, no stake is put through Dimitri's heart (It's a Disney movie, whatcha expect). He's simply trapped inside his own coffin until such time he can be taken to a place with "a lot of sun".
  • Badass Adorable: In this case, adult Lynnette. A beautiful, sweet, kind-hearted mother, who can kick some serious vampire ass.
    • Her youngest son Taylor might count as well.
  • Bratty Teenage Sister: Arguably Chelsea at first, but she gets better.
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  • Berserk Button: Going after Lynette's kids.
  • Big Bad: Dimitri, an ancient vampire who is looking for date.
  • Charm Person: Dimitri Wolfsbane, a vampire who possesses the more common types of hypnotic powers, and Hypnotic Eyes of course.
  • Cobweb of Disuse: Played with; much of Dimitri's home is in fair condition. Little of it is actually swathed in cobwebs.
  • Conspicuous Trenchcoat: Malachi Van Helsing wears one, along with a fancy hat. Which Taylor accidentally sits on at one point.
  • Wall Crawl: Or Wall Walk in this case as Dimtri does this to get back into a club he was thrown out of.


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