Release date: 2009
I read that “Red Scream Nosferatu is an edgy, blood-drenched revisioning of the classic original vampire film.” This makes director/writer David R Williams very brave or very foolish – especially on a budget. After all Nosferatu is a classic piece of expressionist cinema.
Of course, it was based on Dracula but changed much in order to try and dodge a copyright bullet that found its mark anyway. Why then would someone add elements of Dracula, otherwise expunged, back into the film? One wonders, as the film is watched, how much of the original film was truly understood…
|Jonathon and Mina|
|Renfield and Harker|
|Lucy and Mina|
|A dream within a dream...|
|30 seconds of research finds a map|
|Orlock is some young Gothic dude|
|what big fangs you have...|
|Orlock of the rubber mask|
So, brave or foolish? Probably the latter through much of the film. Noodling where it didn’t need noodling and struggling due to lack of budget and locations. However the gore was well done and the twist to the bride segment was magnificent. Not magnificent enough to increase the score too much, however. Cruel as I am in my conclusions; this touched, perhaps even violated, a classic piece of cinema and most of the touches were the fumbling of a clumsy virgin, only in the one mentioned section did the virgin become Casanova. My advice, take the bride section and make something new and original with it. 3 out of 10.
The imdb page is here.