Directed by Dario Argento
Italian horror maestro Dario Argento puts his own gory spin on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the most famous horror novel of all time. While remaining mostly faithful to the book’s plot, about Dracula’s quest to woo Mina, the reincarnation of his long-dead love, Argento offers additions that up the gore and scare factors in unique ways. Argento’s long-suffering leading lady - his daughter Asia - plays Mina’s friend Lucy, who falls under Drac’s spell, while horror icon Rutger Hauer (BLADE RUNNER, THE HITCHER) is stellar as Van Helsing, the Count’s powerful nemesis.
Italian horror maestro Dario Argento puts his own gory spin on Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann
My only issue is the dumb 3D gimmick. To me, this is a fine giallo style vampire joint. I like the casting of Dracula and Van Helsing in this, the main "kiss me Dracula" theme song, and the giant praying mantis
Worst Dracula production I have ever seen. The only decent acting was from the horses.
I say without hyperbole that this is the worst movie of all time.
OK, it was bad, but strangely I enjoyed it for what it was. The scenery, castle were worth enjoying, despite no tension of the plot and characters. I kept thinking in the back of my mind--- if you did this, not that it would be so much better. 2 out of 5 skulls for me - the potential was there but never realized. I'ts getting near to Sunrise, back to my crypt and rework that plot.
If you love badly made art, then fine, you're gonna have a great time I have no doubt. But there's just no denying that this is indeed a terrible film. What that means to each viewer may vary.