Kevin Williamson who gave us ‘Scream’, ‘Scream 2’, ‘Hidden Palms’ and ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ brings L.J. Smith’s vampire saga to life. In the town of Mystic Falls vampire Stefan shows up and the actor is channelling David Boreanaz circa 1999. Stefan is stalking Elena who broods, hangs out in graveyards, has a druggie brother and a tragic back-story.
Despite being too old Stefan enrols in high school to stalk Elena some more and he and she do annoying navel gazing voiceovers. Then Stefan’s brother Damon The Rubbish Evil Vampire shows up. This was dull and a real disappointment. Still one does wonder: who’s Katherine? Plus how long before the jerkass teacher Mr Tanner becomes vampire chow?