Release Date: 1999
Whilst there are obvious cultural differences between films from Hollywood and films from Bollywood, the songs and dancing being the obvious ones, the Bollywood vampire movies I have looked at here, thus far, have been interesting and entertaining. With that in mind, prepare to be disappointed by Dracula, which proves that poor filmmaking knows no borders.
First of all I have to warn that, despite the title, this is not a remake of Bram Stoker’s novel. Rather the word Dracula is used as a species name – for want of a better description – interchangeable with the word vampire. This is not without precedent, indeed some Japanese films do the same.
|dance of the snake|
|some of the good guys|
|after a victim|
|the only bite|
|fangs on display|
The filming is atrocious, the quality flipping through blurred video footage to nearly clear. The framing cuts people out of shot. I have mentioned the lack of sets – though I should say that in a near Ed Wood moment we saw grave markers sway in the wake of the wind machine used, though to be fair this graveyard used plywood markers only. All in all this isn’t even B movie filmmaking.
|gratuitous cleavage shot|
All in all 1.5 out of 10 is probably being generous.
The imdb page is here.