Dracula's Guest (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Adventure, Horror, Thriller


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Based upon Bram Stoker's short stories, Dracula's Guest follows the story of two young lovers, Bram and Elizabeth, who are forced by her father, the Admiral Murray, to take a one year ... See full summary »

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24 October 2014 | kannibalcorpsegrinder
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| Incredibly lame and uneventful vampire effort
After accidentally losing his girlfriend, a real-estate broker learns she's in the company of an evil vampire count who feels the same way about her and tries to free her before it's too late.

There's hardly anything right about this one as it has a lot of flaws. One of the biggest strikes against this one is the fact that there's just no action in this that keeps this interesting. Not only are scenes like their initial encounter or the ball together just interminably boring with barely anything happening as it just wanders around with barely any enthusiasm to keep this alive. The plot-points are handled to a degree which basically renders them drained of any importance by how woefully underwhelming they are because of the low-key energy they display. Nowhere else, though, are the scenes involving the girlfriend in the castle as a hostage is this displayed better which are just some of the most utterly boring scenes in the whole movie. Not only missing the Gothic splendor required for such a film with this kind of story, there's just nothing happening during these scenes as they just continually pile on scene after scene that never actually accomplishes anything which tends to make this all the more boring than it really should be. As well, the lack of action throughout really brings down the scare factor about the film since we're supposed to be fear of her condition but yet this is exactly the opposite as nothing happens so we don't get any kind of fear or chills from the film. Finally, it revolves way too much on simply knocking her unconscious to prevent her from snooping around yet it's repeated so often that there's simply no way to think of it being anything different and it becomes comical for how often it happens. This makes the few action scenes that occur here a little more tolerable as they tend to stand out here. The first encounter in the house where he first fights off against the Count to their fine sword-fight at the end come off as quite fun and enjoyable due to their frenetic movements against such static surroundings, and a second attack in the woods with spiritual women swarming over him proves far better as a real highlight. There's really not a lot, though, that makes up for the boredom that runs throughout this one.

Rated PG-13: Violence and Language.

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