General Rancor is threatening to destroy the world with a missile he is hiding at his secret base. But to complete his goal, he needs a special computer chip, invented by the scientist Prof... See full summary »
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Megan Cavanaugh, Amy Yasbeck and Chuck McCann were in 'Robin Hood, Men in tights'. See more »
When Dracula appears to Renfield in the sanitarium, Renfield sits up with the covers still draped over him, in the next shot, the covers are completely off. See more »
[after Van Helsing and Johnanthan have returned from driving a stake through Lucy's heart]
I don't understand it! he's covered in blood and there's not a drop on you!
I have been to many stakings- you have to know where to stand! You know, everything in life is location, location, location...
See more »
After the end credits have rolled, you can hear Dracula get the very last "last" word in -- "Chervania!". See more »
"Dracula: Dead and Loving It" is a movie that seems to define what someone either really likes or dislikes about a comedy, and more specifically a parody: gags. For me, the gags herein worked, there were reasons for their having been used and therefore makes it funny to me. The storyline didn't stall, the gags weren't desperate for laughs, and the acting was exactly what was needed: the comedic touch.
The casting choice to have Steven Weber and Amy Yasbeck, both veterans of the TV series "Wings", was brilliant because the chemistry between their personalities was proven and honed before the movie. The choice of Leslie Nielsen for the titular role was dead-on. Someone that has the wisdom of centuries (decades, whatever), is cunning (a la the Naked Gun series), and above all, never gives up (until turned to dust). Mel Brooks, having proved his comedic prowess with films like "Young Frankenstein", comes through in the role of Van Helsing. Even the incidental characters seem to have a reason to belong and flow in the movie, like Essie, the guardian of Mina, or Martin, Dr. Seward's right-hand man of the sanitarium...
Martin: "...the patient in the west wing? He's havin' a conniption fit."
Dr. Seward: "Oh. Give him an enima."
As stated, the movie will most likely be quite funny or very dull, depending on what the viewer expects from it beforehand. Being that I like a good slapstick comedy (and I do), the performances above all are what were able to pull me in.
"Dracula: Dead and Loving It" gets 9 of 10 stars
68 of 81 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?