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Parents' Guide to

Dracula 2000

By Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Too scary, too gory, too gross.

Movie R 2002 99 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 17+

Beware of nudity

Just want to make sure that people are aware that breasts are shown during a sex scene, as well as quickly on a flyer passed out at Mardi gras. There are also nude girls in silhouette which leave little to the imagination.
age 15+

Very mediocre film best suited for the most squeamish.

Dracula 2000 contains very dull acting, like the kind you see on the Hallmark Channel and several soap operas, and the violence seems very fake. It doesn't shows any on-screen, mostly off-screen with blood splattering on the walls, ceiling, etc. (something very obvious). There's no shock value or suprising factors in this movie.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Those best served by this tired addition to the vampire film subgenre are older teens looking for a gore fest, and not Dracula fans. Because the movie devotes little time to Van Helsing before unceremoniously killing him off, few of the vampire's atypical habits are explained. This Dracula doesn't seem very concerned about sunlight, and his aversion to Christian paraphernalia is alluded to, but barely demonstrated. What is more, silver is to him as kryptonite is to Superman, and yet, as every disciple of classic horror knows, it's werewolves who can't survive a silver bullet. The breaks from tradition are explained somewhat in the final third of the movie when, aided by Simon, Mary figures out that Dracula has been around since the dawn of the Christian age. The vampire has played a rather large role in the Gospels, as it happens. This revelation, awkwardly tacked on to a low-grade slasher movie, becomes particularly offensive when Mary is left to convert Dracula to an attitude of proper Christian penitence in order to save herself (and her fellow ingénues of Louisiana).

Like John Carpenter's Vampires, DRACULA 2000 seems to believe it is superior to the average horror movie because of the distinction executive producer Wes Craven provides. Don't be fooled. This is a predictable movie whose main concerns are sex and gore, neither of which is served up with much inventiveness or gusto.

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