Bram Stoker's Dracula's Curse (2006) Movie Review

Bram Stoker's Dracula's Curse (2006)

2006 | Horror, Action
107 minutes /

User Score: 50/100

Synopsis:

A team of vampire hunters set out to battle an evil vampire clan in the dark underworld.

Bram Stoker's Dracula's Curse Review

Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Curse (2006) is an American action horror movie that 107 minutes long and is also known as Dracula’s Curse (2006). Director and writer Leigh Scott (Transmorphers (2007), King of the Lost World (2005), Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2012), The Penny Dreadful Picture Show (2013)) did an average job executing this film that introduced us to its characters nicely. The movie contains sexual scenes with nudity, extreme violence, suspense, vampire action, thrills, and tension.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Curse revolves around Rufus King and Jacob Van Helsing leading a group of vampire hunters. The group was soon disassembled after Rufus King (Thomas Downey - Frankenstein Reborn (2005), The Beast of Bray Road (2005), The Next Karate Kid (1994)) and the vampires’ high council made a truce. The vampires’ high council promised Rufus that they will make sure all of the vampires stop feeding off of the mortals if Rufus’ group stops hunting the vampires. Jacob Van Helsing (Rhett Giles - Quantum Apocalypse (2010), The Apocalypse (2007), Frankenstein Reborn (2005), Contract Killers (2008)) is a descendant of Abraham Van Helsing and continues his family tradition.

Skip forward five years later - we see Countess Elizabeth Bathory (Christina Rosenberg - The Telling (2009), King of the Lost World (2005), Plant 67 Project X: The True Story of Power Plant 67 (2007)) putting a plan into effect that could make her the supreme vampire. Her plan involves using humans to feed her vampire clan that is growing rapidly resulting in her gaining control over the city. Van Helsing and Rufus noticed all of the activities in the night and set out to hunt down the vampires and kill them one by one. Rufus and Van Helsing reunites the group and also recruited new members to help end the madness that can take down humanity if not fixed. Will the Countess win or will the Van Helsing group save the city?

There was way too much talking in this film that is suppose to be about vampire hunters/hunting and the talking made me felt as though I was watching a live action Vampire role-playing game. I am aware that the budget was small so maybe having a huge cast was not the best idea because sometimes less is better and in this case it is. The acting overall was okay, but we were treated with the occasionally horrible stiff acting, and that makes you question if the actors care for their roles. The makeup department excelled by giving us different vampire races that are good looking and others that are monstrous in appearance except one minor scene where the makeup job was not their best. You will need a little patience to watch this film that is lacking special effects but is filled with sword fights, gun fights, and vampires. Bottomline: Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Curse is not a bad movie but not a good one either - I’ll say it is average and something that I recommend for you not to go out of your way to see.


About Bram Stoker's Dracula's Curse (2006)

Title: Bram Stoker's Dracula's Curse
AKA: Dracula's Curse
Year: 2006
Runtime: 107 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Action
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.5/5 stars from 6 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 6
Starring: Griff Furst, Rhett Giles, Leigh Scott, Elissa Dowling, Thomas Downey, Sarah Lieving, Bruna Rubio, Jeff Denton, Tom Nagel, Amanda Barton, Sarah Hall, David Shick, Michael Tower, Erica Roby, Chriss Anglin, Eliza Swenson, Christina Rosenberg, Steven B. Fish II, Melanie Guzek, Sandy Jacobson, Noel Thurman, Marcus Jordan, Mia Moretti, Steven Linnett, Joanna Houghton, Neil Santos, Ella Holden, Rajah, Troy Thomas, Ruffy Landayan
Writers: Leigh Scott, Bram Stoker
Director: Leigh Scott

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