Dracula - Dead and Loving It

1995

Dracula - Dead and Loving It

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11%

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Total Count: 36

49%

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Movie Info

The legend of Dracula and its numerous film adaptations provide the basis for this largely unsuccessful parody. The famous count, who here happens to be remarkably klutzy, faces off against determined vampire hunter Van Helsing against a background of broadly humorous gags and slapstick comedy.

Cast

Harvey Korman
as Dr. Seward
Mel Brooks
as Professor Van Helsing
Chuck McCann
as Innkeeper
Avery Schreiber
as Peasant in Coach
Cherie Franklin
as Peasant in Coach
Ezio Greggio
as Coach Driver
Leslie S. Sachs
as Usherette
Matthew Porretta
as Handsome Lieutenant at Ball
Darla Haun
as Brunette Vampire
Maud Winchester
as Ballroom Guest
Karen Roe
as Blond Vampire
Charlie Callas
as Man in Straight Jacket
Phillip Connery
as Ship Captain
Tony Griffin
as Crewman
Casey King
as Crewman
Nick Rempel
as Crewman
Zale Kessler
as Orchestra Leader
Barbaree Earl
as Ballroom Guest
Maura Nielsen Kaplan
as Ballroom Guest
Thea Nielsen Disney
as Ballroom Guest
Robin Shepard
as Ballroom Guest
Elaine Ballace
as Ballroom Guest
Maude Winchester
as Ballroom Guest
Shirley Kirkes
as Ballroom Dancer
Manette LaChance
as Ballroom Dancer
Lisa Cordray
as Hat Check Girl
Stan Mazin
as Ballroom Dancer
Cindy Marshall-Day
as Young Lover at Picnic
Jody Peterson
as Ballroom Dancer
Benjamin Livingston
as Young Lover at Picnic
Gregg Binkley
as Woodbridge
Alton Ruff
as Ballroom Dancer
Anne Bancroft
as Gypsy Woman
Audrey Baranishyn
as Ballroom Dancer
Jeffrey Broadhurst
as Ballroom Dancer
Ric Coy
as Intern
Kevin Scott Crawford
as Ballroom Dancer
Carol DeLuise
as Villager
Sonje Fortag
as Villager
Henry Kaiser
as Villager
John Frayer
as Ballroom Dancer
Ira Miller
as Villager
Sandy Johnson (II)
as Ballroom Dancer
Kathleen Kane
as Villager
David Savoy
as Specialty Dancer
Ben Livingston
as Young Lover at Picnic
Sharon Savoy
as Specialty Dancer
Tricia McFarlin-Mattson
as Ballroom Dancer
Anne McVey
as Ballroom Dancer
Delores Nemiro
as Ballroom Dancer
Jim Peace
as Ballroom Dancer
Dennon Rawles
as Ballroom Dancer
Sandra Rovetta
as Ballroom Dancer
Blane Savage
as Ballroom Dancer
Ted Sprague
as Ballroom Dancer
Jude Van Wormer
as Ballroom Dancer
Alan Walls
as Ballroom Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Dracula - Dead and Loving It

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Audience Reviews for Dracula - Dead and Loving It

  • Nov 11, 2016
    Mel Brooks delivers another fun monster movie spoof with Dracula: Dead and Loving It. Though mainly a parody of the original 1931 Universal film, there are a few nods to Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula as well as to several Hammer horror films. And of course there's tons of slapstick and wordplay. Starring Leslie Nielsen, Steven Weber, Peter MacNicol, and Mel Brooks, the film has a solid cast that does a good job at delivering this style of broad comedy. Also, Brooks' directing captures the look and feel of the monster movie genre fairly well. Still, a lot of the jokes are hit and miss, and the parodies aren't especially clever. It's not one of Mel Brooks' strongest efforts, but Dracula: Dead and Loving It is an entertaining romp that's good for a few laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 17, 2014
    Mel Brooks goes to the old Universal horror franchise and tries for another parody homage like Young Frankenstein, this time with the vampire branch of operations. Strangely though he only chooses unknown actresses for the female leads (except for an uncomfortable cameo by his wife lampooning the great Maria Ouspenkaya) which is a substantial break in the formula. So, while laff-out-loud funny in parts, in other places not so much = an uneven offering. The result is that Peter MacNicol as Renfield is the only one in the cast who seems to know he's in a Mel Brooks comedy. Harvey Korman does a good Brit accent but essentially has nothing to do the whole piece, has only one, count 'em, one joke. A tragic misfire, but not a total loss.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • May 01, 2012
    Underrated vampire spoof from master of parody, Mel Brooks; Dracula: Dead and Loving It is a fun horror comedy from start to finish. Though not as great as other Mel Brooks films, this is still a very funny film. This film will appeal to horror comedy fans as much as Mel Brooks fans. Very underrated, Dracula: Dead and Loving It is an entertaining film. The film has a pretty good cast of actors that deliver good performances that will make you crack up. Mel Brooks' take on the Dracula myth is very funny, at times uneven; but Brooks has a keen eye of how to make a good horror comedy. Although not as memorable as his previous horror comedy, Young Frankenstein; this film nonetheless is worth seeing. If you're a fan of comedy horror, or simply a Mel Brooks fan, Dracula Dead and Loving It is probably one of his most underrated films. Leslie Nielson brings great comic charm to the classic horror character. Although the film is imperfect, Dracula: Dead and Loving It is a fun film to watch with good gags and a zany cast. Mel Brooks has always made good flicks, but this is probably one of his most underrated works. The film is definitely not as bad as what everyone has claimed it to be. Sure, it's no Young Frankenstein, but this is still worth your time if you enjoy a mindless horror comedy. This film is underrated and really doesn't deserve all the flack it has received.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Jul 02, 2011
    Jonathan Harker: She's alive? Van Helsing: She's Nosferatu. Jonathan Harker: She's Italian? As with every Mel Brooks movie, Dracula: Dead and Loving It is incredibly stupid. With some of his movies like Blazing Saddles that's ok because they are extremely funny. That's not the case with this one. Every joke falls flat and it seems like the actors and Brooks knew the material wasnt very good, but what the hell, I'm Mel Brooks, people will watch it. Leslie Nielsen definitely is a very funny guy, but this movie just didn't give him much to work with. I thought it had a chance to be just a stupid fun hilarious time. Unfortunately, it was only stupid.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer

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