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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cherie Franklin ...
Peasant on Coach
Ezio Greggio ...
Coach Driver
Leslie S. Sachs ...
Usherette (as Leslie Sachs)


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

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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As Renfield arrives at the hospital at the end of the film, he turns, holds up his hands and laughs exactly as Herman Munster does in the credits for the original TV show starring Fred Gwynne. See more »


When Dracula visits Renfield in the sanitarium, he pulls apart the metal bars on Renfield's window to have him crawl out. When Dracula let's go of the bars, it is obvious that they are made of rubber. See more »


[after Van Helsing and Johnanthan have returned from driving a stake through Lucy's heart]
Dr. Steward: I don't understand it! he's covered in blood and there's not a drop on you!
Van Helsing: I have been to many stakings- you have to know where to stand! You know, everything in life is location, location, location...
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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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Waltz by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss II)
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you gotta know the original
29 April 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

"Dracula: Dead and Loving It" is a masterful spoof, though the intricacies would never be recognized by someone unfamiliar with Bram Stoker's novel. The attention to detail, and Brooksian destruction of it is superb.

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