Saturday, October 19, 2013

Dracula 2000

Happy Saturday creepsters!

Today is going to be a great day, you want to know why? Because today is the Monsters Brawl in Appleton. What is this Monsters Brawl you may ask, well it just so happens to combine two very awesome things: Halloween and Roller Derby. That is right my friends, tonight there will be witches and vampires on roller skates beating the shit out of each other -- so excited! I am doing something a bit unusual and review a movie that is not on Netflix nor in my personal collection, instead this movie was on SyFy's 31 Days of Halloween...hey that is a pretty awesome title for a month long Halloween movie marathon!

Today I will review Dracula 2000, I caught this movie late last night when I couldn't sleep...

Released in 2000 (obviously) this movie was directed by Patrick Lussier and stars a bunch of actors from the late 90's/2000 era teen movies such as Sean Patrick Thomas, Danny Masterson (That 70's Show) and even Colleen Fitzpatrick aka 'Vitamin C'

You might remember her from this:
Or that god awful Graduation song aka 'Friends Forever"

Yeah I'm pretty sure that everyone during the late 90's/early 2000 graduated to this song...gah.

So yes, THAT bright haired fake day walker is in this movie...oh also Gerard Butler, really the ONLY good thing about this movie because at least he is pretty to look at.

Okay, maybe his hair is a bit ridiculous but come on! Soooo handsome!

Oh yeah, that's right the trailer for this movie:

Alright did anyone else find it weird that Wes Craven thought that this movie would be so great that he would "present" it? And also why the hell was it released during Christmas? ...Yikes.

So the basic premise is simple enough, Dracula is now in the 21st century and in New Orleans trying to find the daughter of his arch enemy Van Helsing. Lots of death and blood and really bad fashion choices...

Honestly this movie isn't all that great, but if you're in the mood to see a lot of young people die while Gerard Butler goes around most of the movie without a shirt...then you might really enjoy this!

IMDB gives this a 4.7 out of 10 stars, Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 15% with a 46% audience approval rating. I am giving it 2 out of 5 skulls and those two skulls are purely because Gerard Butler and Nathan Fillion aka Castle are in it (oh did I forget to mention that earlier? Yeah he plays a freaking priest!), otherwise I find that the lead actress is really annoying and the plot is just craptastic.

So there you have it, another one bites the dust! (Pun intended)
Until tomorrow,
Sleep tight and don't let the zombies bite!


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