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Dracula Untold (2014) – Movie Review

Dracula Untold (2014)
Stars: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon
IMDB Rating: 6.3
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Plot: As his kingdom is being threatened by the Turks, young prince Vlad Tepes must become a monster feared by his own kingdom in order to obtain the power needed to protect his own family, and the families of his kingdom.

Dracula Untold (2014)

Review: When I watched this, my first thought was “finally, a vampire flick without the nonsense“.

What can I say about this film? The action was great. The acting by Luke Evans (Vlad), Sarah Gadon (Mirena), and Charles Dance (Master Vampire), was outstanding. Dracula Untold certainly did not disappoint with all the cool vampire abilities you would expect to see without the glitterati 🙂

In every Dracula movie, there are things you expect from the legend. Drinking of blood, the ability to transform into bats, the sense of a human trapped inside a dark prince, wrestling with his own convictions to keep his people free…..

Of course, if you know your history, you will know that Dracula Untold is very loosely based on the real life accounts of Vlad The Impaler. For those who don’t want a history lesson, you can scroll down to the trailer now…..

If you’re on the same page as me, you will know that the real Dracula did drink blood, but in a different manner. It is told that he dipped chunks of bread into buckets of blood that were drained from the people he killed. He was also known to invite guests to his mansion on occasions, provide them with a feast, then have them impaled right there at the dinner table. With the bodies still draped over the stakes, he would finish his own dinner at leisure.

From a historic POV, you may pull this film to pieces and point out all the inaccuracies, but if you are looking for a well told action film, with a ton of SPX and blood-gushing, and getting back to good old Vampire story-telling the way Vampires are meant to be, then this is one film you have to watch.

Verdict: Since your teeth into this one!
My Rating: 8 out of 10.

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Killer Contact – TV Show Review

Killer Contact – TV Series. 2013 –

Plot: A paranormal team travels to the world’s most haunted locations where infamous crimes were committed. They try to solve these cold cases by the only method they know; gathering evidence with the help of the supernatural using their technical ghost hunting equipment and role-playing scenarios to communicate with them.

Starring: Austin Cook – The Point Man; Greg Niecestro – The Antagonizer; Hector Barragan – The Tech Guru ; Adam Leidenfrost – The Brain; Molly O’Connolly – The Role Player.

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Review: Being an enthusiast for good Paranormal Shows (such as Ghost Adventures, and Ghost Lab), I dove right in for this one, expecting to see a new show that had the merit to go a long way…. How wrong I was with this one… Killer Contact is a new paranormal show on Syfy.

Thankfully, we are only subjected to 6 episodes of this “pearl”, and one can only hope that there will not be a “season 2”. In the season premiere, the “team” head off to jolly ol’ London to solve the mystery of “who is Batman“… Errr, I mean “who was Jack The Ripper“…A riddle that has eluded investigators and Scotland Yard for a good 125 years. But, lo and behold, these “eager young Ghost Hunting cadets” manage to solve this age old mystery in the span of 2 days. (yeah okay). But, there is more. We were briefly treated to see Molly “trying to seduce Jack”, which was quite laughable. Seriously girl, if you want to seduce Jack The Ripper, wouldn’t it make sense to be dressed in Victorian Era clothing, and NOT in one of your skirts that you obviously hit the club scene every weekend in?

The 2nd episode the team head off to Transylvania, to investigate the legend of Dracula.  I admit I fell asleep after the 30 minute mark, but I did stay awake long enough to see Greg yell and scream like an idiot to try and lure Vlad out of hiding. Seriously, IF Vlad is still haunting the castle, I seriously doubt he would understand a word of English, unless he has been attending English classes in the afterlife…

I doubt if I will watch the 3rd episode, based on what I have seen so far. I have seen some good Paranormal shows, and I have seen bad ones. But this one falls into the category of L for Lame.

My advice. Switch over to GAC instead. More entertaining 🙂

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