VAN HELSING
2004
Hugh Jackman, Will Kemp, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Elena Anaya,
Shuler Hensley, Martin Klebba, Silvia Colloca, Kevin J. O'Connor, Josie Maran, Samuel West

In his ongoing battle to rid the world of its fiendish creatures, Van Helsing, on the order of a secret society,
travels to Transylvania to bring down the lethally seductive, enigmatically powerful Count Dracula (Richard
Roxbough) and joins forces with the fearless Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale), out to rid her family of a
generations-old curse by defeating the vampire.

If you are into gothic scenes - you must have liked this movie.  From the sets to the costumes, it was visually
stunning.  However, this isn't the best representation of Dracula that has made it to the silver screen, but if
you are a Hugh Jackman fan - you would love this.
MODERN VAMPIRES
1998 (tv on dvd)
MODERN VAMPIRES is a blood-spattered tale of vampires in 20th-century Los Angeles.
Natasha Gregson Wagner plays Nico, a hip, bloodsucking seductress who faces off against
Frederick Van Helsing (Rod Steiger), a European vampire hunter intent on tracking down and
exterminating L.A.'s undead.  Also starring Craig Ferguson of late night fame as the comic
relief vampire, and sex in the city's Kim Cattrall  I think this may have been Robert Pastorelli's
last few roles as Dracula.  Also stars Udo Keir, who is famous for Blood for Dracula, as well as
appearing in many other vampire movies.  Lots of blood, some humor, and sex.
DRACULA
1992
Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Bill
Campbell, Sadie Frost, Tom Waits

This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A
young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He
is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a
photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and
terror, draining the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends gather together to
try to drive Dracula away.

Even though there have been many complaints about this movie - the least Keanu Reeves acting
(falling in and out of about 3 accents), and some of the experimental camera work, the portrayal of
Dracula by Gary Oldman is one of the better ones on screen.  His dead on accent, and the ability to
feel sorry, maybe even fall in love with the character in between hating him is excellent.  The
costumes in this movie are very good as well.
FRIGHT NIGHT
1985
Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse,
Stephen Geoffreys, Jonathan Stark, Dorothy Fielding, Art Evans, Stewart Stern

: For young Charlie Brewster, nothing could be better than an old horror movie late at night. Two
men move in next door, and for Charlie with his horror movie experience, there can be no doubt that
their strange behavior is explained by the fact that they are a vampire and his undead day guardian.
The only one who can help him hunt them down is a washed-up actor, Peter Vincent, who hosts
Charlie's favorite TV show, Fright Night. Vincent doesn't really believe that vampires exist, but does it
for the money...

This is actually a good movie!  Can't say the same for the sequel.
Starring the wonderful Actor Roddy McDowall (the original planet of the apes), this movie is spooky
and funny!  And Chris Sarandon plays a very sexy vampire next door - well until the end of the movie.
A movie that knows its camp - and gets away with it wonderfully!
DRACULA 3000
Must be the stupidest Dracula movie ever made.  I tried forcing myself to watch it - it went no where,
no plot, and was beyond stupid.  Takes place in space - Dracula running around in a real bad cape.
Not even worth the web space to put pictures or actors names, for the ones that were not stoned -
would be embarrassed I am sure to even have been in this DISASTER.  Must metion Udo Keir
appeared in this - but even he couldn't save it from its stupidity.
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