As day breaks on this year’s extended Monstoberfest coverage, we send the 2019 horror season off by taking another stab at a boss monster.
And we mean “boss” both as “superlative” and “in charge.”
In 2015’s Nighthawks Episode 3, Matt and Trevor discussed the incomparable Christopher Lee and his first turn as Dracula in 1958’s DRACULA from Hammer Films (distributed in the US as THE HORROR OF DRACULA). During that episode, the boys found the Hammer treatment changed a great deal from the source material and elevated it for then-contemporary audiences. This, despite Trevor’s shocking confession that he doesn’t like the Dracula novel all that much.
This time around, in 1992’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, director auteur Francis Ford Coppola uses older and time-honored production techniques to craft a well-executed and out-of-time look and feel for a story that was originally published in 1897. BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA features legendary makeup, costumes, and performances from Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins.
Also featured: not-our-favorite performance from Hollywood sweetheart Keanu Reeves.
Is the fresh 1992 polish enough for the boys in the diner to get over their Dacula property hump? Cinch a garlic garland around your neck, and join us as we resurrect DRACULA for another battle with good.
For more information on Dracula, see Episode 3: https://bit.ly/2OuWJrN
For more information on SOME Dracula, but not exclusive to Dracula, also see Episode 14: https://bit.ly/2QCqc5S