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Apr 172017

BramStokerDraculaBram Stoker’s Dracula!

The giant Bat Monster in Bram Stoker’s Dracula was a highlight of this film from the second it pops into frame upside down, until it withdraws into the shadows and dissolves into a streaming river of rats!

“Look what your God has done to me!”  Dracula

Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula had expectations impossible to meet… think Apocalypses Now and The Godfather in the realm of horror, but still there is so much to love in this film!

This film has many highs and lows, but for all it’s flaws it is moments like this one showing the enraged Dracula in mid-transformation, that makes the film so memorable! This image of the giant bat creature has affected almost all vampire movies since and you can see a direct lineage to Guillermo del Toro’s the Master in his series The Strain.

This monster was created entirely with traditional practical effects and prosthetics. The use of the booming sound when it walks is particularly effective. The film won Academy Awards for best make-up and sound editing.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula | Bat creature

Adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel. Gary Oldman plays Dracula whose lonely soul is determined to reunite with his lost love, Mina (Winona Ryder). In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of terror and seduction draining the life from her closest friend, Lucy (Sadie Frost). Together they try and drive Dracula away.

 April 17, 2017  Posted by at 12:57 pm
  • Ruca77

    awesomely made 🙂 Puts some 2016 movies in a corner!