You can’t go wrong with an old standby. Well, that’s not entirely true, filmmakers have gone horribly wrong with old standbys, but at least they give you a solid base. And a classic monster was the launching point for Anthony DP Mann’s Terror of Dracula.
Carrying a release date of April 3, Terror of Dracula is an indie look at the classic tale, basing the film strongly on Bram Stoker’s original story. Canadian filmmaker Mann wrote, directed, co-produced and starred in the film. Bill Bossert was co-writer and co-producer.
From the Press Release
Terror of Dracula is a co-production with American producer/co-writer Bill Bossert, heavily based on Bram Stoker’s original classic. Co-written and directed by Anthony DP Mann who stars as Dracula along side a cast of local theatre actors, the film was shot guerilla-style on a modest five-figure budget. Yet the DYI filmmaking approach certainly didn’t deter the Mann/Bossert duo from delivering a legitimate feature film that successfully competes with big-budget Hollywood motion pictures in quality and storytelling. The film will definitely have audiences rekindle their love for the original character of Dracula, and will leave them with a feeling of nostalgia for monster movies of an era past.
While primarily filmed in Kingston’s Fort Henry, one of the oldest cities in the North-America region, the décor, quite exceptionally, seems to come right out of Transylvania subsequently adding a degree of fear and terror already provided by the directing. The horror purists will recognize the spirit exuded by the first European adaptations of the 1930s – keeping a much welcome retro feel to it.
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