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Halloween Horror Fest Dracula Dead and Loving It Review

Posted by Matthew Liedke on October 30, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Mel Brooks took another stab at the horror parody genre in 1995 with "Dracula: Dead and Loving It."


 

The film was released just three years after the 1992 "Dracula" film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, however, this parody takes shots at the whole vampire myth.


 

Unfortunately, unlike "Young Frankenstein," "Dead and Loving It" doesn't hold up quite as well. There were still some really funny moments, however this one definitely fell into hit and miss territory quite often.




The only real reason to see the movie is for Leslie Nielsen, above, and Director Mel Brooks, who also starred as Professor Van Helsing.


 

Nielsen was already well known in comedy for having been in the "Naked Gun" films and "Airplane" from 1980. He doesn't disappoint here, either. Nielsen, in all of his humorous roles, always had brilliant comedic timing, and this was no different.


 

Brooks brought a lot of energy to the film. As with his other movies he both acted and directed, Brooks is able to balance the two fairly well.


 

Besides these two, the movie is just OK. Peter MacNicol does an alright job portraying the mind controlled Renfield, but it's not at the same level as, say, Marty Feldman as Igor.


 

It's not a must see, but is watchable if one catches it on TV.

Categories: Halloween Horror Fest

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