Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000

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Director: Patrick Lussier

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In this loose reinvention of the classic Bram Stoker novel, the Count (Gerard Butler) is transplanted to the present day, after a brief prologue where Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer) captures Dracula and conceals him in Carfax Abbey, where he remains for many years. In the future, Carfax Abbey is contained within an office building where Van Helsing's been using…  See more details below


In this loose reinvention of the classic Bram Stoker novel, the Count (Gerard Butler) is transplanted to the present day, after a brief prologue where Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer) captures Dracula and conceals him in Carfax Abbey, where he remains for many years. In the future, Carfax Abbey is contained within an office building where Van Helsing's been using Dracula's blood to stay alive in order to guard the evil secret. After a band of thieves, led by the malevolent Marcus (Omar Epps), attempts to seize Dracula's remains, the Count escapes to New Orleans, where Mary Van Helsing (Justine Waddell) currently resides. Mary is eventually persuaded to fight Dracula with the aid of a reluctant Simon(Jonny Lee Miller), one of Van Helsing's employees, all while trying to escape the newly-made vampires of Marcus' gang and a zealous TV reporter (Jeri Ryan). The film also features Lochlyn Munro, Jennifer Esposito, Vitamin C, and Danny Masterson in supporting roles.

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Barnes & Noble - Jason Bergenfeld
Wes Craven gave horror a gooey facelift with 1984's A Nightmare on Elm Street and then self-consciously slashed it to shreds with the late-'90s Scream trilogy. So it's not unexpected that the horror maven was eager to produce another pass at the vampire legend, Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000, if only to provide a bookend to the 1995 Eddie Murphy star vehicle he piloted, Vampire in Brooklyn. Here, he injects fresh blood into Bram Stoker's classic legend, with his frequent collaborator Patrick Lussier (who edited Vampire in Brooklyn) handling the directing chores. The film introduces a crew of mastermind thieves, led by Omar Epps and Jennifer Esposito, who break into an antiques house and uncover centuries of trouble after unlocking the resting place of Dracula himself (Gerard Butler). Mild-mannered antique dealer Simon (Jonny Lee Miller) ventures to New Orleans to stop the Count before his bloodthirsty tendencies turn the Big Easy into the Vampire Capital. Along for the ride is the great-grandson of the infamously courageous Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer), who enjoys the added incentive of protecting his daughter Mary (Justine Waddell) from the Count's ravenous advances. As the chase builds, Dracula initiates several mistresses, played with villainous glee by Star Trek: Voyager's Jeri Ryan and Colleen Fitzpatrick (better known to graduating high-schoolers as pop diva Vitamin C). Though it doesn't do for the vamp mythos what Scream did for teen-slash tales, Dracula 2000 still has more than enough frightful fun to sink your teeth into.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Plummer Van Helsing
Gerard Butler The Count
Jonny Lee Miller Simon
Justine Waddell Mary Van Helsing
Jennifer Esposito Solina
Omar Epps Marcus
Danny Masterson Nightshade
Lochlyn Munro Eddie
Jeri Ryan Valerie Sharp
Colleen Fitzpatrick Lucy
Sean Patrick Thomas Trick

Technical Credits
Patrick Lussier Director,Editor,Original Story
Dan Arredondo Co-producer
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
W.K. Border Producer
Wes Craven Executive Producer
Denise Cronenberg Costumes/Costume Designer
Sarah Halley Finn Casting
Peter Devaney Flanagan Editor
Douglas Ganton Sound/Sound Designer
Ed Gerrard Musical Direction/Supervision
Randi Hiller Casting
Marianne Maddalena Executive Producer
Peter Pau Cinematographer
Andrew Rona Executive Producer
Ron Schmidt Co-producer
Joel Soisson Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Carol Spier Production Designer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer

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Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
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I desperately wanted to give this film a 4 star rating for the beautiful casting (there really wasn't a single bad actor!) But Wes Craven probably wasn't the best person to create a Dracula story. Wes is a little too fond of gore and there is just something wrong with the idea of Dracula creating carnage with his food supply. Kudos to Gerard Butler for presenting the most sensual Dracula since Frank Langella's 1979 portrayal. A magnificent and attractive actor, I can hardly wait for him to make a new film. Justine Waddell (also one of my favorites) portrays the Count's love interest with style and grace. The concept of Dracula in New Orleans for Mardi Gras is refreshing. All the same, though, Dracula was always a much more psychologically frightening character than a psychotic ''slasher'' type and I felt there was a definite effort to bring that slant into the story. Wes, if you're working on a sequel, please read the novel and recast Butler and Waddell! Their intense scenes make the film worth watching. Also, use a little more English and less obscene language. Vampire aficionados of the world will be grateful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, so when I sat down to watch this, I thought, ''Vampires vs. Humans.... At least I've heard it's pretty'' But whoa! Christopher Plummer's character's trick for longevity, his daughter's peculiarity? Very cool! Dracula's true identity? Waaay cool!!!! (Plus Gerard is just sex on a stick... admit it!) I was incredibly impressed by this filmmaker's ability to take what could have been a tired premise and breathe new life into it. (Excuse the sort-of pun) This movie is real eye-candy, visually gorgeous, good fight sequences and effects, humor in the right places, and a great cast. I love this film!
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The start of the film makes you want to sit back and enjoy a completely new spin on the Dracula tale. Unfortunately the films does not seem to ever get where it promised to go at the start, and it leaves you wondering what you missed. The acting and cast are very good, although I must admit Dracula reminded me of Lawrence Llewellin Bowen far too much, so I couldn¿t take him seriously (He is an interior designer on 'Real rooms' in the Uk) The ending with the 'origin' of Dracula is a big let down. My response was 'AS IF!' To me it did not really make all that sense, and other ideas to the origin of Dracula, I feel are much better. Overall it was ok as far as bad vampire films go, but afterwards I felt very let down, thought I felt something more should have happened, but never did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Dracula movie isn't that good.From the cover of the movie you figure horror and gore well you really don't get that in this film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have to admit I love vampire and dracula movies, they are my absolute favorite. When my dad brought it home so we could watch it I was so dissapointed it's like what happened? I really was dissapointed in they way the movie turned out. I thought it would be a lot better. Maybe next time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this movie. dracula was so hot i almost died. it was like bite me next please. outside of how hot he was the movie was also very nicely put together. it's not the best dracula movie i've ever seen but it is definatly in the top 5.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was okay but wouldn't even come close to a vampire top ten list.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the main reasons I am giving this movie 3 stars is because of the time & effort, some of the acting, and a really really handsome looking dracula! Other then that I expected a little bit more form a movie directed by Wes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie wasn't good at all. they messed the plot up. but I loved the action scenes. so I guess this movie was a little good. well this movie had its moments and it didn't have its moments but overall it stays on the okay list.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, this movie was not too bad. The ending was a little odd, but who cares when you have Gerard Butler playing a gorgeous vampire. Wow! It was an interesting movie, so if you like vampire movies, watch it. At least to see Gerard Butler!
Guest More than 1 year ago
O.K,O.K it was .......GREAT!I MEAN i LIKED IT VERY MUCH AND HEY Gerad Butler isn't AT ALL gross.(exception of eyes when bearly awakened)So, yeah I'd recommend it to whom ever likes vampire hunks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its a good film, if you like vampire movies. However, it wasn't directed by Wes Craven only produced by him. Gerard Butler, who plays Dracula, has an amazing presence and is sure to grow as an actor. Seduction alert!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film gives a whole new slant to the Dractula legend. If he had looked like Gerry Butler....who knows? Some of the one-liners are a hoot (e.g. "better than chocolate!".
Guest More than 1 year ago
i liked this moovie a lot. the dracula caracter was rather well made and of course there's Buttler playing it. I recomend it to any vampire movies fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best vampire movie. gerard butler does a very good job in this movie, he is very seductive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far one of the worst vampire movie I have ever seen in my life. I rented it one day and was very excited to see it and I wasted a few hours of my life watching it. I would never recommend this movie to anyone
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have always have a love for Dracula and Dracula movies and I must say that this one had a great spin on the fabled Dracula. Gerard Butler as Dracula was amazing. He mesmerized with his eyes just as you would imagine Dracula doing. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and seeing Gerard Butler, the rising star, in one of his earlier performances.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Wes Craven, Patrick Lussier, and Joel Soisson set out to create Dracula 2000, they unwittingly created the zenith of 100 years of vampire fandom. Dracula 2000 brought the vampire film genre into the new millenium. They gave the vampire mythos a whole new makeover, while retaining many trapping of both the vampire cinema of the past and the original Bram Stoker novel. For example, the use of names-Demeter, Carfax, Lucy Westerman, and Dr. Seward-all reference back to the classic 1897 novel. The locations of the film are also nods: the London of the original book and New Orleans, figured largely in the novels of Anne Rice. When it comes to topping a century of vampire fandom, this movie coalesces everything- the man, the myth, the phenomenon. This is Dracula 2000.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dracula 2000 is one of the best vampire movies that I have ever seen. I was not expecting to be very impressed before I saw it, however when I did, I was pleasantly surprised. One thing that I really enjoyed about this film is that it is not the typical vampire flick. Some creative thought was actually put into this film and it makes it standout from the others in a good way. This is a wonderful movie, for those that enjoy a good monster flick, this is definitely the film to see, you won't be disappointed, I wasn't.
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