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TV Review: Dracula


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Starring: Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan, Sacha Dahwan

As someone who owns about five different versions of Bram Stoker’s famous novel, I approach new adaptations of Dracula with a sense of cautious optimism. For every Universal Studios or Bram Stoker’s Dracula, there’s a Dracula 2000 or Dracula Untold that attempts to update the famous gothic horror novel and fails spectacularly. The latest attempt from Stephen Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the creative minds behind the BBC smash Sherlock, initially made me pretty intrigued, though not without some reservations, as the pair’s track record is fairly spotty as of late. But even with those misguided past few series of Sherlock, everything I’ve seen surrounding the project made it seem like the adaptation I’ve been waiting for.

It wasn’t. But it was still a pretty interesting new spin on the story of the Count. Read the rest of this entry