Deadly Ever After

Revamping Dracula

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by Kristen

You guys know I’m not a huge fan of remakes, but I can’t wait for Dracula to start.  Julie and I are really excited about this, as well as quite a few other people we talked to. We are planning a small celebration for this Friday Night.  Not the fabled Dracula Party we keep blabbing about, just pizza, cocktails, and vampires.  As God intended we spend Friday night. But back to the show.  It looks stylish, sexy, sassy, and as dangerous as network TV will allow.  And oh yeah, Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

The premise, according to Wikipedia, is “Dracula comes to London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to the Victorian society. In reality, Dracula seeks revenge on those who betrayed him centuries earlier. As Dracula’s plans move toward fruition, he falls hopelessly in love with a woman who may be a reincarnation of his deceased wife.”

It will be interesting to see what they keep as true to the original and what twist they put on the legend.

Why is this remake okay and so many others irritating?  I feel that Dracula is such a classic story, it’s a part of our culture.  I think of stories like this in terms of oral tradition, that it twists and turns depending on who tells it.  It’s not just a straight remake for the sake of updating a perfectly good movie to make some cash.  I hope it takes lots of risks.  The preliminary reviews are good, and it promises sex and gore. Bring it on.

Paranormal isn’t dead, kids. Vampires live forever.

Just a fun old photo of JRM. He looks like vampy goodness to me here.

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2 thoughts on “Revamping Dracula

  1. I am counting down the days until my two favourite things come together: Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Vampires!!! Eeeek

  2. kandykayscaramuzzo on said:

    I am with you on this one. I have been checking the dvr since I heard about it 3 months ago. Grimm comes back on the same night. Great night for TV!

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