October marches on, and so does our countdown to All Hallows Eve. This year, rather than trying to do a full 31 film reviews or something truly time-consuming like that, most of what I’m going to be posting are favorite trailers, short films, some full-length movies, and other items just to kind of help get everyone in the spirit of what really is one of my favorite holidays.
Yes, Dario Argento‘s upcoming Dracula 3D is probably going to be pretty bad. No, I don’t know why there is a giant killer praying mantis. Nor why Dracula appears to be transforming from an owl (instead of the more traditional bat form), except perhaps for the thought that perhaps it, too, is a “creature of the night”?
Oh, yeah, I suppose I should add a warning that this trailer is probably NSFW.
Really, the only question is whether this is going to fall into the “so bad it’s good” category, or if it’s just going to be plain bad. If nothing else, it at least appears the film won’t be boring, which would be the worst reaction one could have to something like this.
Actually, when it was first announced, I was rather hoping that this would be something of a comeback for Mr, Argento,, and there is still a part of me that wants to believe, despite the mounting evidence, that he does stilll have at least one more good film in him.
What do you think? How do you feel about Argento in general and this film in particular? Let me know either in the comments below, or over on the Durnmoose Movies Facebook page which can be found here.
- 31 Days of Halloween – 006: Nosferatu (1922) Newly Restored, Heading To Theaters – Here’s The Trailer (durnmoosemovies.wordpress.com)
- Here’s all the ways Dario Argento’s Dracula 3D went wrong (io9.com)
- Reviewing Movies we Haven’t Seen Yet: October 4th (holytaco.com)