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“Renfield” Review

Renfield: Directed by Chris McKay. With Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz. Renfield, Dracula’s henchman and inmate at the lunatic asylum for decades, longs for a life away from the Count, his various demands, and all of the bloodshed that comes with them.

A completely enjoyable film, mostly due to the notable talents of one Awkwafina, who wasn’t really on my radar until Shang-Chi, but now I think I’m going to pay more attention to her career going forward.

The story of Renfield is focused on the titular character, who according to Wikipedia has been a part of the Dracula mythos since the original 1897 novel. In the original story he didn’t actually get super powers or immortality, but I’m perfectly fine with some adjustments to the mythos to give Dracula an enthralled servant who tries to pull away from his master’s destructive lifestyle. There’s a few pretty bad CGI moments in the film and all sorts of nit picky continuity problems that I raised an eyebrow at, but the end result is a fairly enjoyable film with an obvious but well done ending.

Buy On Amazon!


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