Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 
PROS –
1) Gary Oldman’s performance as Count Dracula stands out. The entire movie is sympathetic to Dracula making it more of a romantic film.

 

 
CONS –
1) The terrible casting of Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in the lead roles.
2) Incoherent screenplay and bad acting. Even a veteran like Anthony Hopkins playing Van Helsing can’t do any justice to his character with such bad writing.

 

 
QUOTE –
Dracula: I have crossed oceans of time to find you.

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 
PROS –
1) At first glance, the story looks very promising.

 

 
CONS –
1) Is this supposed to be a horror film? The screenplay and performances are hilarious.
2) This fictionalized making of Nosferatu (1922) appears more like a comedy mockumentary with zero elements of horror.
3) Terribly over-hyped movie.

 

QUOTE –
F.W. Murnau: If it’s not in the frame, it doesn’t exist!

The Princess Bride (1987)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) The essence of this movie is its simplicity. Plain narrative, like a classic predictable fairy tale adventure with colorful characters.
2) Memorable characters: Mandy Patinkin as Inigo Montoya, André the Giant as Fezzik

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE – 
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father; prepare to die!”