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Movie discussion: Dracula Untold… is best Dracula movie yet?

Movie discussion: Dracula Untold… is best Dracula movie yet?

by davincikittieOctober 25, 2014

Best freaking Dracula movie ever!

Yeah yeah, Bela Lugosi, Gary Oldman, whatever. Forget the horror version, THIS is my kind of Vlad! I expected this movie to be just okay and I was practically giddy with enjoyment throughout the entire film. You couldn’t have pried me out of my seat!

Did I insult your favorite Drac? 😉 Read on then tell me about it in the comments!

Why did I love it so much? Dracula Untold was written with just the perfect combination of horror, romance, loyalty, and revenge. The characters did the right – or perhaps, wrong, depending on how you look at it – things at the right times for the right reasons. The visual effects were beautifully realized, with imaginative and appropriate transformations and powers for Dracula himself in particular. It didn’t feel cheap or over-enhanced like too many movies do today, banking heavily on graphics. This film is definitely carried by the acting, on both Luke Evans’s part and his entire supporting cast.


And – especially for a lover of Jeanine Frost’s Night Huntress books – could there be a more ideal actor to play Vlad the Impaler? If I were casting for an actor to portray the early – more human and vulnerable – days of our favorite vampire prince, this is exactly how I would have imagined him. Luke’s performance is an addicting mix of tormented, driven, loyal, scary, alluring, and badass. I couldn’t stop thinking of Frost’s Vlad the entire time and I loved that!

[quote]I couldn’t stop thinking of Frost’s Vlad the entire time and I loved that![/quote]


So, have you seen Dracula Untold? What did you think?

Night Huntress fans, did having read Ms. Frost’s reimaginings of the Dracula story factor into how you enjoyed this movie?

What’s YOUR verdict?

What's your reaction?
Love it, have it!
Sounds fun
Thinkin' 'bout it
Bleh, no.
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Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at
  • Elizabeth Price
    October 26, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Now I want to see it! I was going to skip it but you’ve made me want to see it now!

    • October 26, 2014 at 10:20 pm

      Elizabeth! *hug* How long have you been lurking, woman?! 😉 So excited to see you here!

      Anyway, yes that’s what I was thinking too! Eh, looks “okay” but I’m bored so I’ll go see it. Man, was I pleasantly surprised! Let me know what you think after you see it!

  • gaby
    April 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    it happened the same to me! I watched it expecting an ok movie and I finnished it totally in love. With the story, with Vlad, with the movie photograph, andas specially the ending! I love vampiresa andas this Is one of muy favourites.
    So, Night Huntress Is good?

    • April 21, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Hey Gaby! Yeah I really like Night Huntress. It’s urban fantasy though, so book #1 doesn’t have a happy ending. Be sure to read both #1 and #2 if you get started on it! Bones is mah fave!

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