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Oct 202010

For my 200th post, I’d like to talk about my most favorite Dracula movie. Mel Brooks teams up with Leslie Neilsen, who plays the lead in this spoof on the story of Dracula called Dracula – Dead and Loving It. It starts when a London solicitor named Thomas Renfield (Peter MacNichol) heads to the Count’s castle. Then he becomes Dracula’s crazy slave, who eats all the insects. “Lives! Lives!” While Renfield sleeps, two sexy vampire women enter the room and try to make out with him. I don’t know how they can turn their floating skill on and off, but it works.

There are plenty of doctor gags in this film also. Dr. Seward (Harvey Korman) thinks that enemas are the best cure for all of his patients and as Professor Van Helsing (Mel Brooks) gives an autopsy lecture to a group of medical students, he hopes that they all pass out, which was hilarious.

When Dracula turns into a bat, his face is still the same, but with giant bat ears. Once he finally gets into the bedroom and bites the lovely Lucy Westenra (Lysette Anthony), it’s like he’s drinking a soft drink. Soon Lucy becomes a sexy vampire. When she’s slayed, we learn an important lesson; If a vampire just ate before you slay it, make sure you wear a poncho and put plenty of newspapers down.

After that, Dracula goes after Dr. Seward’s daughter, Mina (Amy Yasbeck, who played Maid Marian on Robin Hood: Men in Tights). “No hickeys.” As they dance in front of a mirror, it looks like Mina is flying. It’s amazing.

This was another great Mel Brooks classic movie. It’s strange that it was the last major spoof film he made, at least that I know of.

  One Response to “Classic Dracula Spoof”

  1. this is the most genius comedies ever assembled with great writing
    that blended horror and comedy right up there next to return of the
    living dead where the comedy came through the horror and this exceeded
    it where it had the greatest acting talents from comedy and drama the greatest
    laughs included having furniture ravished by two horny brides and both lucy and
    mina turning into sexpot vamps and the late Lesley Nielsen portrayed the prince
    of darkness very well with great humour next to Adam Sandlers take on the
    legend in hotel Transylvania and all of the girls in this film wore beautiful gowns
    for their transformations into the vampire brides and each actress played it well
    and all we need now is the Blu Ray to do it justice.



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