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Trailer for Dario Argento’s DRACULA 3D is just hilariously awful

Brad McHargue

May 15th, 2012

Poster for Dario Argento's Dracula 3D

Much like John Carpenter and Wes Craven, two horror directors whose earlier works are celebrated by all, Dario Argento has made what we can safely call "crap" over the past decade or so. Not content with being associated with the giallo-style of thrillers, Argento is trying his hand at the Dracula mythos in 3D.

To be blunt about it: DRACULA 3D is one Lorenzo Lamas away from being a SyFy movie. It just looks...bad. But I guess that's what you get when you make a Dracula movie starring Asia Argento and Rutger Hauer. Joining these two are Thomas Kretschmann, Marta Gastini, Miguel Angel Silvestre, and Miriam Giovanelli, from a script by Argento, Enrique Cerezo, Stefano Piani, and Antonio Tentori.

A young librarian, Jonathan Harker, is welcomed at Castle Dracula by the Count and a young woman named Tania, who seems intent on seducing Harker. The Count prevents Tania from biting the young man, but Dracula attacks Harker himself, leaving the him weak. Harker attempts to escape the castle, but is killed by a wolf. Harker's wife, Mina, arrives in the village and stays at the home of her friend, Lucy Kisslinger. Worried about her husband, she visits the castle, and falls under the spell of the Count. It transpires that Dracula has engineered their meeting, because Mina is the reincarnation of his long-lost love, Dolinger. Lucy also becomes undead before the mysterious happenings in the village attract the attention of vampire expert Van Helsing, who prepares for final combat with his deadliest foe.


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