This film is a cult classic, but the truth is, it didn't age well. Now, the quality of televisions highlight the difference between the quality of the costumes and quality of the sets. The monstrous Dracula may have been interesting at the time, but now it looks like a man in a rubber suit. Most importantly, Dracula and Mina's relationship in a post-Twilight world is extremely unnerving. She is in love with the man who raped and murdered her best friend, even after knowing who she was. The number of scenes with either no consent or dubious consent kill the attempts to titillate the audience (There are a total of 12, six of which are because of Dracula and the rest by his brides). In all honesty, this film does a great job making Dracula a sexual predator. He's a complete monster, but for some reason we're supposed to route for Mina, who has fallen in love with him. If this film came out today, it would not be hailed as a great film. It would be derided in the same vein as Twilight.
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