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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

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Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

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Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took "Bram Stoker's Dracula," gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing is brought in to save the day. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated PG-13 for comedic sensuality and gore | See all certifications »

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22 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drácula: Muerto pero feliz  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£432,489 (UK) (13 December 1996)
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Trivia

Renfield's laughter and crazed expression at the end of the "You are my slave" scene and at the end of the "Eating insects right off the ground" scene are tributes to the original Renfield, Dwight Frye, in Bela Lugosi's original Dracula. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end when Jonathan and Dr. Seward are pushing against the door to try and break it down, the entire wall which is supposed to be made of stone, moves with every strike against the door. See more »

Quotes

Renfield: Are you saying that Count Dracula is our vampire?
Van Helsing: Yes!... and no...
Renfield: Then what are you saying?
Van Helsing: I'm saying no. But I'm leeeeaning towards yes.
Jonathan Harker: Then you're saying yes.
Van Helsing: No.
Jonathan Harker: Then you're saying no.
Van Helsing: Not necessarily.
Renfield: You sound dubious.
Van Helsing: No -I'm positive!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: Matilda (2011) See more »

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Roses From the South
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The Funniest Horror Spoof Ever Made
31 October 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was the second Mel Brooks film I ever watched, and I

positively reeled in laughter watching it. I do not understand how

this movie only achieves a 4.5 rating.

Among the many memorable moments there are several downright hysterical gags: when Dracula slips in the bat poop

trying to walk down the stairs, when Harker drives the stake and is

drenched in blood, when Dracula rises from his coffin and bashes

his head on the chandelier...the list goes on and on.

Also, Harvey Korman was extremely funny as the bumbling,

blubbering Dr Seward; as was Mel Brooks as Dr Van Helsing, and

Leslie Nielson as Dracula.

I give it 9/10.


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