Review: Saint Dracula 3D (TBC) / Directed by: Rupesh Paul / Written by: Rupesh Paul / Starring: Mitch Powell, Patricia Duarte, Daniel Shayler, Suzanne Roche / Release Date: TBC
Written and directed by Rupesh Paul based on his novel, this version of Dracula is set in modern day and depicts a tortured Dracula, Prince of Wallachia, losing his one love. Alone, he takes to wandering the night and hiding by day from those that want to destroy him for the past 150 years.
Yet Dracula gets a second chance at love (as indeed he should!) in Clara, a woman he sees wandering the abandoned castle grounds. Problem is - she's a nun. Maybe regaining love will mellow him out a bit, but then again, there's always those pesky villagers that just want to rain on ol' Drac's parade. Bastards.
Clara passionately falls in love with Dracula who’s torn between who he is and making her immortal with his bite. Clara's torn between her vows and her duty to the Catholic Church. To make matters worse, the Vatican decides to use Clara as bait to set a trap for Dracula ending his reign of terror once and for all. I've been in love before, but it’s never been this complicated!
Mitch Powell as Dracula turns in a good performance as well as Brazilian beauty Patricia Duarte as Clara. The rest of the cast is rounded out with solid performances. Rupesh Paul's use of relatively unknown actors from the UK and the States helps the believability of the story.
Beautifully shot in and around the English countryside, Saint Dracula weaves a solid tale of love lost and regained between two tortured souls in a gothic, horror romance story that works on all accounts.
Expected rating: 5 out of 10
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