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5.10.16

PODCAST 224: Dracula & Bram Stoker's Dracula


The Horror Duo kick off a month of Universal Studios Horror as Cory discusses the lasting effects of the iconic Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. Forest follows this with Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula that breathes new life into the legend.

Forest also talks about seeing Opeth preform live! He also caught local screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and De Palma, a documentary about the many films of Brian De Palma. Cory takes in his first same-sex wedding, blows his wad on Disc Sox and maybe, just maybe, is responsible for killing the late, great Herschell Gordon Lewis. All this and Creepy Clowns return for Forest.

TIME CODE

  • 00:00 Intro & News
  • 23:00 "Dracula"
  • 48:13 Know Your Horror Trivia
  • 49:00 "Bram Stoker's Dracula"
  • 70:28 Comments & Conclusion

SHOW NOTES

DRACULA

★ ★ ½

BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA

★ ★ ★ ½
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3 comments:

Blake Matthews said...

Excellent podcast, guys.

Tod Browning actually directed a remake of his own LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT, which is called MARK OF THE VAMPIRE and stars Bela Lugosi.

One Dracula movie that I’d like to recommend (and can be seen on Youtube) is THE RETURN OF DRACULA from 1958. The story deals with the clash between the Old World and modern American culture and there are a few brief moments of proto-gore at the end, too.

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Anomalous Host said...

Pretty much agree with both of you regarding each of those Dracula films. Also agree that Francis Ford Coppola's take on Dracula, while it had some pacing issues, was probably the last great vampire film before vampires turned into a bunch of super-fast pussies. Seriously, what the fuck is up with this "faster is better" mindset that's consumed vampire and zombie films? Immediate gratification cocksuckers, the slow building dread is the way to go, like Blair Witch Project vs. Blair Witch.

Speaking of Witch, and I kinda hate to go back to this, I think the Blair Witch film is has set itself up to shoot way off from the lore built upon in the first film. I had my irritations mentioned earlier, but I didn't realize I was underestimating the lunacy of the plot twist they are going for. The director stated that the pale white hag you see briefly isn't actually the Blair Witch. Some theories abound as to what that could be, but the one that makes the most sense, and this is going to piss you off, is aliens. That's right, aliens. Roswell shit. The whole bending of time (and perhaps space), the illusions, the loss of time by individuals, and most important of all, those lights that shine through the windows in the finale (spaceship lights). The only thing missing is a fucking anal probe, which we may have gotten if that chick scraped her ass on the creek instead of her foot.

So all that aside, I also reviewed Deepwater Horizon, and after doing a bit of research, found out that BP lawyers put pressure on the director to remove some scenes from the film which they believe showed them in too bad of a light. Plus they couldn't really interview anyone involved in the incident because they are all still under a gag order for some fucking reason. I fucking hate censorship!

Review here.