1979: Outspoken women take centre stage in the Dracula narrative

There are many films based on Dracula by Bram Stoker. Few of them closely follow the novel. Instead they are adaptions that reflect the times they were made in. One of the most noteworthy is Dracula directed by John Badham in 1979. Kate Nelligan’s Lucy is portrayed as an outspoken woman who is in control. She is no longer a passive victim. The men who are the traditional heroes of the narrative are portrayed as corrupt, incompetent and oppressive.

Kate Nelligan takes the lead as Lucy

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Daybreakers – Capitalist Vampire Oppressors

I thought I would take a short break from The Vampires’ Journey series of articles to bring you a short film review. The Vampires’ Journey will be back soon with some Hammer Horror.

But now for something completely different… At the weekend I watched Daybreakers, a movie from 2010 about pretty much vampocalypse. I am always at least a year behind current releases, but here’s some thoughts… Continue reading