Our first film was a 2006 Hong Kong film called Dating a Vampire. A couple of University students take over an abandoned apartment in a block of flats that are due for demolition. There's one other apartment occupied and, unluckily for them, it's filled with vampire women. Erik falls for one of the vampire girls without knowing she's a vampire. It's got a script by Wong Jing. Unluckily for us viewers it's not every interesting. Two people fell asleep during the movie, one of them twice. This sure isn't a good sign. The director, Clarence Yiu-leung Fok, didn't turn in such a great job either. I'd seen one other film that the pair did, the 1992 action film Naked Killer, and that was a good bit better. Mostly because it has the beautiful Chingmy Yau in it. I'd give Dating A Vampire a miss and you'll be better off than I was.
On the other hand I'd say the opposite of The Gate. It's about average but it's fun to watch. It's a 1987 monster film about some little critters that come out of a hole in a families back yard. A rotten tree is cut down, the boys find a geode, and dig a bit more. Their parents see the hole and tell them it fill it in.
An accidental dog burial opens a gate to a demon world and some ugly little guys are unleashed on the kids staying home alone. They have to fight the monsters off and get the gate closed before their parents return after their weekend away. Sadly the critters pile on the collateral damage and the house gets some good damage to it.
It's a pretty light weight effort aimed at the teen set but I still found it enjoyable. I'd seen it before and would watch it again sometime. It's written by Michael Nankin, he has worked as writer or director on plenty of SF and Fantasy TV. It's directed by Tibor Takács, he's also worked on a lot of genre films and TV.