Nineties Gothic #1: Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Happy New Year!  We begin the (tentatively hopeful) 2021 by starting a new strand: Nineties Gothic, examining each film in the flow of big-budget, ‘respectable’ spins on the classic horror texts and archetypes, mostly produced by Columbia TriStar and/or American Zoetrope.

The first of these was Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and released globally during 1992-93.  Kirsty, Stella and Dan all saw during their teenage years and had their worlds rocked.  Ian was a more cynical university student in 1992 and reacted… differently.  But how do they all feel about the film on re-watching it now?

Related Links and Availability

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is out on DVD and Blu-Ray and can currently be streamed via Netflix in the UK

Patrick (H) Willems’ video essay The 90s Dark Universe can be streamed via YouTube

Diamanda Galas’ This is the Law of the Plague can be purchased for download from Diamanda Galas’ Bandcamp page

The Bill and Ted Test can be read on Twitter

Host (2020) can now be purchased or rented for streaming from Amazon and similar outlets, and will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in February

Black Narcissus (2020) is available for streaming on BBC iPlayer while the 1947 film can be streamed via BritBox in the UK

All Creatures Great and Small (2020) is available for streaming via My5 in the UK

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