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Dario Argento’s Dracula

Dario Argento's Dracula - posterDirector: Dario Argento

Cast: Thomas Kretschmann, Rutger Hauer, Marta Gastini, Asia Argento, Miriam Giovanelli

Cert: 18

Running time: 106 mins

Year: 2012

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The lowdown: The one-time maestro of the macabre continues the gutting of his career with this bonkers, ham-fisted and laugh-out-loud adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire tale. Rutger Hauer and Thomas Kretschmann head up the typical better-than-Argento-now-deserves cast as Van Helsing and his plasma-guzzling nemesis, and while great fun if taken in the right vein the director of Suspiria and Profondo Rosso has been truly staked.

Dario Argento's Dracula - KretschmannDario Argento's Dracula - Kretschmann, Gastini

The full verdict: Dario Argento’s Dracula. Thirty years ago an announcement that Italy’s premiere horror merchant would tackle fiction’s most infamous bad guy would have been a cause celebre...

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