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The Sins Of Dracula (2014/MVD Visual DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: C Film: C

A satire of '80s horror and Christian scare films, Richard Griffin's The Sins of Dracula (2014) is a silly vamp romp featuring some pretty wacky ideas. While better than most low budget horror films I've seen recently, the film relies on satire and nods than crafting something that's more than camp. If you are a fan of films like the original Fright Night and The Lost Boys, then you will pick up on some of the references in this. Ultimately, some less than memorable special effects moments and corny jokes hold this one back a bit.

Billy (Jamie Dufault) is a devout Christian who sings in the church choir, but longs to express himself in another way. His non-Christian girlfriend, Shannon (Sarah Nicklin), suggests Billy join her community theater group, headed by director Lou Perdition (Steven O'Broin). At first, Billy is unsure of how to deal with those outside of his religious circle as they are sinners and drug users, but it soon becomes a regular activity. Unfortunately for the group, Perdition has ulterior motives. Namely, he plans to use his latest production, Jonestown Jubilee, as a means to provide the innocent blood needed to resurrect Count Dracula himself (Michael Thurber) and build an army of undead misfits.

Sound and Picture on the disc are standard for DVD with a lossy Dolby Digital track and a anamorphic widescreen presentation with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. Considering the budget, the film looks pretty good on disc.

The only extras are a Commentary w director/writer/actors and a short film They Stole the Pope's Blood.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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