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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

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)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,693,649 (USA)
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Second horror spoof comedy of star-actor-comedian Leslie Nielsen who had previously co-starred in the parody possession picture and The Exorcist (1973) spoof movie Repossessed (1990). Nielsen would go on to appear in such other horror parody pictures as Scary Movie 3 (2003), Stan Helsing (2009), and Scary Movie 4 (2006). Nielsen had also appeared previously in the horror movies Creepshow (1982) and Prom Night (1980) and the police-spoofing Naked Gun movies. See more »

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In the end credits, the ship's captain is listed, yet the character does not appear on-screen, presumably was cut from the final edit. See more »

Quotes

Van Helsing: [examining Lucy's throat with a magnifying lens] Three tiny puncture Marks on her Throat...
Dr. Steward: Three?
Van Helsing: [breathes on and polishes the lens] Two. Two tiny Puncture marks on her throat.
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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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Features Premature Burial (1962) See more »

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Hungarian Dance No. 5
Written by Johannes Brahms
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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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