While looking through the 31 Days of Halloween on SyFy this weekend I came across a lot of my favorite vampire and horror movies as well as some that I have been meaning to watch. I have always been a fan of Wes Craven’s Dracula 2000 vampire movies and when I saw Dracula 3000 I thought that it would be in the same vein of vampire movies. Boy, was I surprised.
Dracula 3000 was a mix of Star Trek meets any teen sex spoof movie. I know that it was not to be a spoof movie but with all the sex and drug jokes I felt like I was a teenager again trying to get to say all the things that I know are naughty just for a laugh.
The concept was of a space captain named VanHelsing with an intern named Mina, and the “professor” who run into a ship named Demeter. The captain of the Demeter, Captain Varna is doing a video diary of the things that have happened to him. In the end that find that there is a creature named Captain Orlock who is a vampire and scared of these X’s which turn out to be crucifixes. But, since it’s been thousands of years since there was religion no one knew what it was.
They then do internet research and find that Cpt Van Helsing is a descendant of a vampire hunter and thus the adventure begins. Without giving away the really corny and typical ending of a movie made for teen boys, it was kindda funny.
Dracula 3000 at least stayed true to the ancient stories of vampire lore…sunlight kills vampires as well as beheading and stakes or as they used pool sticks since that was the last thing made out of real wood.So, if you like Coolio doing every possible stereotypical comment and sexual innuendo or the idea of vampires in space then check this movie out. It was not one I would watch again but I am glad to have the experience. It was very interesting and unique in itself.