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Old July 17 2011, 12:57 AM   #121
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I just re-watched Bram Stoker's Dracula tonight.

I haven't seen it since it was out in theatres. I thought it was rubbish then, but my Goth-girl friends all loved it.

Sometimes I enjoy a film better on second viewing, once I know what to expect. But that was not the case this time. If anything, I liked it even less.

To be fair, it had some really striking visuals, the music was good, and Anthony Hopkins was fun to watch as Van Helsing. But overall--blech.
I love Coppolla's Dracula. The only other one I've seen is the old Bela Lugosi B&W one, and while they are very different types of movies, I'd put then about equal in terms of how much I liked them.
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Old July 17 2011, 03:25 AM   #122
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I just re-watched Bram Stoker's Dracula tonight.

I haven't seen it since it was out in theatres. I thought it was rubbish then, but my Goth-girl friends all loved it.

Sometimes I enjoy a film better on second viewing, once I know what to expect. But that was not the case this time. If anything, I liked it even less.

To be fair, it had some really striking visuals, the music was good, and Anthony Hopkins was fun to watch as Van Helsing. But overall--blech.
I love Coppolla's Dracula. The only other one I've seen is the old Bela Lugosi B&W one, and while they are very different types of movies, I'd put then about equal in terms of how much I liked them.

You should definitely check out the first Hammer film version, THE HORROR OF DRACULA, as well as the Jourdan version from the eighties.

I haven't seen the Palance version in ages, but, as I recall, he made a nicely ferocious Count. That was also, I believe, the first DRACULA movie to explicitly link the fictional Dracula to the historical Vlad the Impaler. It also introduced the whole business of Dracula searching for the reincarnation of his dead wife--decades before the Coppola version.

And did I mention that the screenplay was written by Richard Matheson?
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Old July 17 2011, 05:00 AM   #123
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are the john carpenter dracula movies any good and is there a order for his movies?
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Old July 17 2011, 05:05 AM   #124
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John Carpenter has only made one vampire movie (titled VAMPIRES) and it has nothing to do with Dracula.

I like it a lot, although I seem to be in the minority.
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Old July 17 2011, 06:19 AM   #125
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^Though there was a sequel (or 2?) to Vampires, John Carpenter not being involved. The original Carpenter movie is based on the book by John Steakley and is much, much better than the movie.
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Old July 17 2011, 01:51 PM   #126
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To be honest, as many bad Vampire movies as I've sat through, Carpenters was one of the only ones I watched a short while and just gave up on, terrible.
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Old July 17 2011, 03:21 PM   #127
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^Though there was a sequel (or 2?) to Vampires, John Carpenter not being involved. The original Carpenter movie is based on the book by John Steakley and is much, much better than the movie.
That's right, there was a straight to video sequel to VAMPIRES (possibly 2). It's starred Jon Bon Jovi!
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Old July 17 2011, 04:22 PM   #128
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then who did dracula 2000?
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Old July 17 2011, 04:25 PM   #129
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I know Wes Craven had something to do with it and it was risible. And Craven usually reliable...
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Old July 17 2011, 04:59 PM   #130
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^Though not a great movie, I did like the origin of the vampire in it. It was a neat tie-in.
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Old July 17 2011, 06:09 PM   #131
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has any one read feaver dream by george r r martin?
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Old July 17 2011, 06:40 PM   #132
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has any one read feaver dream by george r r martin?

Fevre Dream is a great book, definitely worth reading.

Somebody really needs to make it into an epic movie someday.


(And, yes, Wes Craven produced, but did not direct, the Dracula 2000 flicks.)
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Old July 17 2011, 08:42 PM   #133
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is that the only vampire book he's written?
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Old July 17 2011, 08:48 PM   #134
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is that the only vampire book he's written?

I believe so. Although he also did a good werewolf story titled "The Skin Trade."
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is that the only vampire book he's written?

I believe so. Although he also did a good werewolf story titled "The Skin Trade."

as novel or a short story? and if it is a short story do you know what book it's in?
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