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