Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
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. Written by
Although the film was never at risk of getting an NC-17 rating instead of an R (which is what Coppola and Columbia were aiming for anyway) from the MPAA, the director and studio agreed to cut some of the more ultra-gory images from the final film. See more »
When Prince Vlad catches the dropped perfume bottle the hand that catches it is holding a bottle with a bright yellow fluid (the color shows up clearly against the dark leather glove). The other bottle in the second hand in the same shot, contains a much darker, almost red liquid. See more »
Just When Did Francis Ford Coppola Become Incapable of Making a Good Movie?
Francis Ford Coppola's atrocious version of the Bram Stoker classic is updated for the MTV generation.
Coppola eschews everything that made the novel scary -- atmosphere, creepiness, subtlety, things fluttering in the shadows -- and replaces it with gore, busy camera-work, shock editing and a relentlessly frantic pace. Oh, and did I also mention Keanu Reeves? Coppola's film claimed to be faithful to the original novel, and it is in terms of plot, but in every other regard one wonders if Coppola ever read it.
Cheesy and creaky as the old Universal classic is, I'd take that any day over this abomination.
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