Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

Directed by Guy Maddin

Guy Maddin’s brilliant adaptation of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s interpretation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale earned the Canadian cult auteur a following amongst horror fans, many of whom were unaware that Maddin’s films, including TALES FROM THE GIMLI HOSPITAL, often evoke silent horror cinema. Lensed in black-and-white with bursts of bright red blood, Maddin’s Gothic Dracula faithfully emphasizes the main characters’ xenophobic reactions to the Count (played by Chinese dancer Zhang Wei-Qiang), an element usually overlooked in traditional interpretations.

Guy Maddin brilliantly adapts a ballet interpretation of the Dracula story from stage to screen.

Cast: Wei-Qiang Zhang, Tara Birtwhistle, David Moroni

Member Reviews

Guy Maddin makes such wonderful films but I'm not sure that most people on here will enjoy his version of this. I will actually have to give it another watch.

Devilsdaughter
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a year ago

Guy Maddin has always been a favorite of mine and I would have never expected Shudder to host one of his movies.

matt97
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2 years ago