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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 <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

Much of the dialogue from the original Dracula (1931) is repeated here and spoofed, as well as Nielsen doing a spoof-impersonation of the famed Bela Lugosi. See more »

Goofs

When Thomas Renfield is being stepped on, you can tell his chest down is not his. See more »

Quotes

Renfield: [as the two Vampire brides climb into his bed] Whatare you on about? What's all this then? Who are you people? I-I'll have you know that's my knee your Straddiling!
Renfield: [they start to gyrate on top of him] No, Stop! Stop it at once! Oh! Ah... No, no this is wrong! This is wrong! This is wrong, do you hear me, wrong! this is-
[He starts to moan]
Renfield: WRONG ME! WRONG ME! WRONG MY BRAINS OUT!
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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 RTL Samstag Nacht: Mel Brooks, Rüdiger Hoffmann (1996) See more »

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Roses From the South
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22 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I still don't understand how this movie isn't regarded as a comedy classic. While still displaying appropriate atmosphere and thematic technique, this film just simmers with good, old-style Mel Brooks comedy, and is hilarious throughout. For starters, the script is well written, and contains a nice mix of simple gags and more subtle comedy. Similarly, while the movie is clearly satire, it displays more than enough original material to warrant genuine praise. As is often the case, however, all these facts pale in comparison to one simple truth: the performers MAKE this film. Leslie Neilsen and Mel Brooks shine as two of the major characters, while smaller gems are found in the performances of Steven Webber and Peter MacNicol; truly, MacNicol's performance is unbelievable, and is a testament to his range as an actor. Bottom line, this is simply a lovely film, and deserves much more respect than it has been given, both commercially and critically. If you haven't, do yourself a favor, and watch this movie, although you might want to watch a handful of the classic Dracula films first, just for comedic context. Enjoy!!


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