8- Dracula 2000
Tagline: The most seductive evil of all time has now been unleashed in ours.
Once, Dracula, played by Gerard Butler, cast his spell of horror and suspense over 19th century Europe, cavorting through castles and in horse-drawn carriages. But that was then and this is now. Welcome to Dracula's newest conquest: 21st century America. Taking off where the Bram Stoker legend chillingly ends in 1897, the film updates and twists the tale of the immortal creation who feeds off the blood of those whom he seduces, bringing the master of the macabre into a new reality of Goth fashions and high-tech silver bullets. No longer just a terrifying myth, the Prince of Darkness once again finds himself on the bleeding edge of horror.
This time around, it all begins when a team of techno-savvy thieves break into a high-security vault, hoping to steal priceless artworks. To their utter disbelief, the vault instead hides a well-protected crypt, a crypt that has not been opened in 100 years, a crypt that will unleash Dracula's ancient terror upon the modern world and all who come into contact with him.
Dracula, freed at last from a century in confinement, finds himself in a 21st century of chaos and temptation, of Virgin record stores and subterranean nightclubs, where he fits right in. His first destination is the United States; the ultimate location for his charismatic seductions of beautiful young women and his unceasing quest for power; but there is another reason he has gone there. Somewhere in New Orleans is a young woman Dracula must find . . . the only person on earth with whom he truly shares his dark legacy.
This Horror is rated R for violence, gore, language and some sexuality.
Aside from Butler, this film stars Jonny Lee Miller as Simon, Justine Waddell as Mary, Colleen Fitpatrick as Lucy and Omar Epps as Marcos.
This film was Directed by Patrick Lussier, Produced by Wes Craven and Written by Joel Soisson.
Its Original Music Score was written by Marco Beltrami.
It was released by Dimension.
In its 2nd week out, this film made $5,300,000.
Its running total, so far, is $19,600,000.
Its running time is 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Official Site: www.wescravensdracula.com. – Albawaba.com.
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