Get ready for today’s…Blast from the Past!
From 5 time Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola, the director of classics such as the influential “Godfather” trilogy (1972 – 1990), “Apocalypse Now” (1979), “Peggy Sue Got Married” (1986), and many others, comes this enchanting Gothic horror thriller…
Dracula: “Do you believe in destiny? That even the powers of time can be altered for a single purpose? That the luckiest man who walks on this earth is the one who finds… true love?”
“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” released on this day November 13th 1992, making the film 25 years old as of today.
Based on the novel of the same name, the film centers on the centuries old eponymous vampire (Oscar nominee Gary Oldman) as he sets out to find and seduce his barrister’s (Keanu Reeves) fiance Mina Murray (Oscar nominee Winona Ryder) and create chaos, while Professor Van Helsing (Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins) is determined to end it.
Fun fact; the film earned 3 Oscars for Best Costume Design, Makeup, and Sound Editing, and was nominated for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration, making it 3 wins out of 4 nominations.
Some of the highlights includes the timeless story about lust and reincarnation, production design, suspenseful music score, terrifying makeup effects, costume design of the late 19th century the film is set on, the hauntingly beautiful song “Love Song For A Vampire” sung by Oscar winner Annie Lennox, and the stellar performances hypnotically and magnetically led by Oldman and the supporting cast with the exception of Reeves due to his wooden performance and effort to pull off a British accent.
On a fun note, I read the novel before watching the film a couple of years ago.
If you are looking for a thrilling 90s horror classic, then this is for you, or for anyone who know, who likes the aforementioned aspects.