Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October Movie Challenge: Mama Dracula (1980)

October Movie Challenge: Mama Dracula (1980)

Oh gods. This one is so bad.

I love a good tale involving Elizabeth Bathory.  This is not a good tale.

Ok. Lets focus on what is or at least could have been good.
Well, Louise Fletcher is good, but she is an Oscar winning actress. Good, but not great.

The vampire twins (played by Alexander and Marc-Henri Wajnberg) are way creepy.  If the camp was turned down and their vaugley homoerotic, twincest was turned up they would positively uncomfortably creepy and great for a movie involving one of history's more disturbing sexual predators.   Here they are just some sort of freak show carnival act.

The scientist making the fake blood substitute is awful.  Though a movie that delves into the creation of what is essentially True Blood would be interesting.  Oh and his "medical "techno babble" is complete bullshit.

About half way through the movie we are finally introduced to the "love interest" of the tale played by Last Tango in Paris' Maria Schneider.  Love interest in the sense that everyone wants her.

I have a feeling that this is listed as "Comedy/Horror" only because it was so bad.

There should be a drinking game. Everytime someone says "wergins" instead of "virgins" you drink. Everytime the the inspector says "sabuu-tage! sabuu-tage!", drink twice. And when he says "you know my methods" chug.

It's the only good I can see in this movie.

BTW there is a more detailed review at http://www.1000misspenthours.com/reviews/reviewsh-m/mamadracula.htm if you are so inclined.

Tally so far:  28 Total Watched / 19 New

What do you find scary?
October Horror Movie Challenge hosted by Krell Laboratories.

1 comment:

Anathemata said...

That movie is a special kind of horrible. We did a review on the movie podcast I'm occasionally a part of: