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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Horror  |  22 December 1995 (USA)
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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 <>

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 December 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drácula: Muerto pero feliz  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)


£432,489 (UK) (13 December 1996)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Final directorial feature of Mel Brooks. See more »


In the funeral scene between Jonathan and Lucy, Lucy is putting her hands on Jonathans chest. In the next shot from the other side she has her hands on his shoulders and the next shot her hands are on his chest again. See more »


Van Helsing: Why don't we have a look at the brain?
Woodbridge: [smiling] Mhm.
Van Helsing: First we crack open the skull, like so.
[bashes the corpse's head with a big hammer]
Van Helsing: Behold the naked human brain... Examine it!
[throws the brain to Woodbridge]
Woodbridge: [screams and faints]
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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 »


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Brooks' Farce Provides Lots To Like
16 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was another entertaining Mel Brooks farce, a la Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. If you liked those, you'd like this.

Peter MacNichol almost steals the show in this film as "Renfield." He just drives me buggy. Leslie Nielsen, who revived his career later in life playing goofy roles, also is very good, this time as 'Dracula." Actually, I thought he was far better in here than in those other spoofs, such as the "Naked Gun" series. It may be his best comedic role.

The two women in here, Amy Yasback and Lysette Anthony, are beautiful, and well-endowed as Brooks - and a lot of us guys - likes 'em. They are in the film for their looks while the other two provide the laughs.

Story-wise, it's just a light-hearted look at the story of Dracula, told many times in the films, mostly in the serious vein (pun intended) except for "Love At First Bite" which was similar in laughs to this. After watching this film, I could never look at garlic or blood the same way!

When you need some good laughs and nothing else, this will fill the need for an hour-and-a-half.

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