Dario Argento is one of the greatest horror filmmakers ever. He has had a couple misses but not nearly as many as some other maestros. Now he is putting together Dracula 3D which I’m not sure which way this is going to go. Rutger Hauer looks pretty good in it but we will have to wait and see. The film stars stars the lovely Asia Argento, Marta Gastini, Rutger Hauer, Thomas Kretschmann and Unax Ugalde.
A young librarian, Jonathan Harker, is welcomed at Castle Dracula by the Count and a young woman named Tania, who seems intent on seducing Harker. The Count prevents Tania from biting the young man, but Dracula attacks Harker himself, leaving him weak. Harker attempts to escape the castle, but is killed by a wolf. Harker’s wife, Mina, arrives in the village and stays at the home of her friend, Lucy Kisslinger. Worried about her husband, she visits the castle, and falls under the spell of the Count. It transpires that Dracula has engineered their meeting, because Mina is the reincarnation of his long-lost love, Dolinger. Lucy also becomes undead before the mysterious happenings in the village attract the attention of vampire expert Van Helsing, who prepares for final combat with his deadliest foe.