Sunday, January 5, 2020

Vampiress TV Review: Dracula (2020)

The Gist: The story of the Transylvania count from the time he meets Jonathon Harker in the 1800's and has a confrontation with a vampire hunting nun to him arriving in modern day England.

Female Vampire Factor:  Despite the fact that this is loosely based on the Bram Stoker novel this three episode mini series adaptation severely lacks any female vampirism as that seems to be the portion where the most liberties are taken. 

The only real female vampire moment is during the portion in episode one where Jonathon Harker inadvertently finds and gets attacked by one of Dracula's brides.
Outside of that in Episode 3 which takes place in modern times Dracula does meet Lucy Westenra who he feeds on and she eventually dies. 
Unfortunately she chose to be cremated resulting in her being a charred mess when she comes back as a vampire.

Final Opinion:  This gets a Vampire Beauty Rating of 1 out of 5.  The first two episodes which take place in the 1890s are pretty entertaining but also rely heavily on sarcasm and graphic imagery.  The final episode just kind of falls flat even though there was a lot of potential.


  1. one of the most bitter disappointments in the annals of cinema. Lol but seriously

  2. Thank you, you saved me lots of wasted time. Keep up the great work!

  3. I was looking forward to this one too, a full on series covering the books sounded great. But no, instead it's just another interpretation that quickly deviates from the source material and not a very good one either. Only one bride in this one and the whole "we become what we eat" rule is kinda stupid too. Utterly hated what they did with Lucy here too, why do these recent series that bear the Dracula name always make her some evil bitch before she gets bitten? Has the '92 movie colored her as such? Cause uh, no, she wasn't. In fact she was one of the nicest characters in the book and her vampirisim was meant to show the threat of someone he's killed by a vampire bite. When they show her evil beforehand, It kinda kills the enthusiasm for me.

    -Le sigh- So far the BBC '77 series still holds the candle for most faithful to the book. Not to say I didn't enjoy other versions (Dan Curtis's, Hammer's Version, 92 Dracula). But would love a modern one that did the book justice, y'know?