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ONE OF THE BEST FROM ASYLUM

  • Dec 12, 2010
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DRACULA'S CURSE

{score is based on comparison to other Asylum flicks}

I love low budget movies and seem to have a soft spot for a little company called "The Asylum". Don't know why don't I continue to buy their films even though lately most have been, not so good. But when this one first came out I had high hopes since I am a huge vampire fan. Luckily for me this is indeed one of their better ones, at least on some things. I viewed this recently and then again with the commentary and had a great time doing so. The thing about the Asylum is that they get a bad rep for doing the mockbusters, but they do original work as well. Some films they do are good others not so much but I have a good time with em.

A group of vampire hunters are killing the creatures off one group at a time and seem to be doing a good job at it. They are doing so well in fact that the vampires call for a meeting with this group of skilled assassins. It seems they want to renew an old treaty that Dracula once struck with Van Hellsing and all humans. As time went by and Dracula vanished the treaty fell apart but now they want to put it back on here in present day. The leader of the humans thinks this is the best move for both sides and agrees to the terms. Needless to say his team does not agree but they follow suit. But there is a new group of vampires in town lead by a vicious female vampire who starts taking out both sides. So now human and vampire must come together to stop her and her girls.

Writer/director Leigh Scott I think did a great job on an obviously very low budget, the story in particular. The storyline for this film is extremely entertaining and meshes different vampire myths together with ease. I like the way that all the different kinds of vampires from different myths and stories and films were all together in this. I also liked the way it was explained in how and why they are like that. Add in that for the most part the creature effects are on point and you have a really fun flick. Sure some things need work obviously but on the budget I am sure they did the best they could.

The ending as well is very interesting in this film and kinda took me by surprise but it made perfect sense if you were paying attention the whole time. The characters are many and can be a problem at times but for the most part the characters are interesting [even when the actors are not]. From sexy vampires to the classic Nosferatu to the monster looking ones all are here, very nice blend of them all and in a mafia style to like the "Underworld" films. The acting at times though is kinda weak and the dialogue could be better but over all a good time on the coach. The commentary is good with cast and crew alike talking about the film, and some behind the scenes and blooper reels are included.

This was a good release from the Asylum and when compared to other films released by this company this is with out a doubt one of the best.
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December 13, 2010
ok, you have gotten my attention on this one.
December 16, 2010
It is real good compared to the other Asylum films
 
December 13, 2010
By the way, I have a dumb question for you if you don't mind -- are you a Libra by chance? I have my reasons for asking but wanted an answer first!! LOL
December 16, 2010
I am not, hope that isn't a bad thing. Why do you ask good Lady?
December 16, 2010
LOL - I asked because you have the insight to point out the good qualities of a director or actor even when a film isn't all that great in your opinion. I am a Libra, and we always see the good in something even if something is bad; I was just curious since you sound like that in your writing and it hit me that maybe you were a fellow Libran! Dumb question I know, but I had to ask LOL
December 19, 2010
guess what I am, Brenda?
December 19, 2010
Well I was wrong about Alex -- let's see........you remind me of a Capricorn in some ways (I have been married to 2 of 'em LOL) but I don't think you are. Sometimes you seem like a Libra, but I'm gonna say Aquarius. Now hurry up and tell me how wrong I am and what you are!! LOL I'm working on a book review of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs with the personalities of all of signs; it's fascinating. Now get your toe-sies in gear and hurry hurry tell me!!
 
December 13, 2010
Good review Alex! (sigh) it's so hard to find a really good horror movie isn't it? LOL
February 19, 2011
Indeed
 
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This was a good release from the Asylum and when compared to other films released by this company this is with out a doubt one of the best.
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Bram Stoker's Dracula's Curse (also known simply as Dracula's Curse) is a 2006 horror film by The Asylum, written and directed by Leigh Scott. Despite featuring Bram Stoker's name in the title, the film is not directly based on any of his writings, but shares similarities to films such as Blade: Trinity, Dracula 2000, Underworld: Evolution and Van Helsing. The film also shares some similarities with the 1971 Hammer horror film Countess Dracula, which also features a Dracula-esque femme fatale in the lead role.
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: April 25, 2006
Runtime: 90 minutes

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