Some shows are not for the faint-hearted, it takes boldness and a gut to watch something so graphically violent and grotesque. The last thing I watched on Dracula was Huge Jackman’s, Van Helsing. Netflix’s Dracula is entirely different and immensely intriguing. Claes Bang fits well in the role of Count Dracula, the notorious vampire for whom being evil is easy as not breathing, Pun intended.
Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the creators of hit British show Sherlock were entrusted with the development of the show, however, they did not direct the sequences. Their writing style is mesmerizing as ever. Even if you are scared to death watching Dracula slowly draining lives, you are stuck to the screen wanting to see the whole story.
I think it is a good idea to bring Dracula’s story once again for the younger generations. It is a classic piece of horror writing. There are so many elements to the show, the castle itself is a character. I love when locations are treated as a character in any movie or show. It is always challenging for filmmakers to move any story into such vivid dimensions.
There are some screamingly scary scenes in the show. The best thing Mark and Steven did was to make Van Helsing a female, they write women so brilliantly and accurately. The dialogues are charming and lucid. If you ask me, I would give the miniseries a rating of 7.5/10. The scope of Dracula is for a wider range of viewers, so if you are even a little bit interested, you should give it a go.