After a heist goes wrong, outlaw couple Bonnie and Clyde crash a mansion inhabited by the recently revived Dracula. When gangsters meet vampires, there's bloody hell to pay.After a heist goes wrong, outlaw couple Bonnie and Clyde crash a mansion inhabited by the recently revived Dracula. When gangsters meet vampires, there's bloody hell to pay.After a heist goes wrong, outlaw couple Bonnie and Clyde crash a mansion inhabited by the recently revived Dracula. When gangsters meet vampires, there's bloody hell to pay.
This was quite an enjoyable enough effort. One of the better aspects of this one is the fact that it manages to really play up it's silly and somewhat anachronistic storyline to the fullest for an enjoyable time. The idea of the famous duo coming upon a mad scientist in the middle of the countryside is a rather goofy premise already before bringing along all the different experiments and the outcome of their work makes this one even more crazy in how they get together. There's a lot of fun in how the two sides mesh, with the gangster story coming into play showing their struggles between being on the road and the stress of outlaw life which shows up in how they interact during their time in the farmhouse hiding out before their initial interaction. That coincides with the oddness shown in the laboratory with the experiments being conducted by the mysterious doctor who has a quirky habit of wearing the towel over his head with the single eye-hole or his dim-witted assistant who runs around with a goofy disposition conducting radio plays with dolls which adds a nice bit of intentional comedy during the proceeds. Once the film gets going into the final half, that's where it really gets going with some fun as it manages to offer some enjoyable elements from this setup. Starting with the dinner party and carrying over into the horde of vampires attacking in the various aspects of the house, it ends up leading to the better encounters where the creatures are involved in the battles which is rather enjoyable. These here hold it up over it's few minor problems. Among the few flaws here is the fact that there's not a whole lot of actual vampire confrontations between them which is somewhat disappointing. Rather than actually engage in a series of back-and-forth encounters between gangsters and vampires, this one tends to focus on them as two separate storylines featuring the vampire actions and then the gangster family dealing with their own issues which aren't all that well-defined in dealing with the potential of having them mixed together for the whole time. They don't even get together until the final minutes of the film and it really seems as though there are two separate films cut together into being one film yet have nothing in common with each other because they're so differently matched for so long. There's also the film's rather obvious inability to hide it's low-budget limitations, going from the cheap and flimsy setups to the low-budget tone and feel that really highlights those issues. These here are what hide this one the most.
Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Language, Brief Full Nudity and mild drug use.
- May 14, 2018