Saturday, March 14, 2015

DRACULA (aka DRACULA'S CURSE)

Dracula's Curse Movie Review

I did a bit of research on this, and found the title on the set of four movies I have is Dracula's Curse, but in Italy, the movie's country of origin, it was titled Dracula and there is another movie titled Dracula's Curse that has absolutely nothing to do with this film, or Bram Stoker for that matter. Oh, and this was a made for television movie. So with that out of the way, let's have a look at this film.

Real estate agent Jonathan Harker goes to Romania to help a man sell his castle and belongings so the man can join civilization again. Of course, the man he's trying to sell for is Dracula.The first thing you will notice is the horrible special effects--you are exposed to this in the opening scene, and believe me, it gets no better. As soon as the first line of the movie is spoken you will see how bad the acting is and, with the exception of Giancarlo Giannini (Hannibal, Once Upon A Crime), it doesn't get better either--Hardy Kruger Jr. as our hero Jonathan is, most unfortunately, the worst actor of the bunch. You think to yourself "If they present an interesting story, I can overlook these things"--and you are disappointed when, instead, you get scene after scene of absolutely nothing happening to advance the story. At one point three female vampires randomly show up in Dracula's castle, but they vanish just as suddenly and are never seen or mentioned again. At 110 minutes this movie will be a test of patience and endurance. I wish I could tell you there is a satisfying payoff for your dedication, but alas, there is not. Don't bother with this film.

One A Scale Of One To Ten: 3

 This isn't the official trailer, but's it's what I could find, and it sums this one up pretty well.

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