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Overall Rating
4

Awesome: 30.77%
Worth A Look53.85%
Average: 7.69%
Pretty Bad: 0%
Total Crap: 7.69%

1 review, 20 user ratings


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by Thom

"Bela Lugosi's Dead ... Undead"
4 stars

Cult vampire flick featuring an opening interlude by the seminal gothic/rock band Bauhaus and living legends David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve. Steamy undead erotica and a few drops of blood, simmer and wait.

John and Miriam Blaylock have an interesting secret. Such accomplished musicians, so graceful and mysterious. Everything is picturesque and ideal for the Blaylocks until John begins to age fast and the unwinding of a centuries old story sucks in the innocent Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon).

Artsy and erotic with an enduring edgy and hip sensibility. A must see for all wannabe goths.

This is a vampire movie that left the widow's peak and fangs in wardrobe and embodied the sensibility of the erudition and sophistication that centuries of a heightened aesthetic sensibility would have on a creature doomed to walk the night for all eternity feeding off the lifeforce of the living because they can generate none of their own.

Lesbian vampire sex. Melancholy cello solos. And a story that keeps pace with the opportunity to simply revel in the gorgeousness of the cast and the aching, haunting, blissful, passionate, violent and agonizing moments they live.

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User Comments

2/06/17 Louise Very stylish and atmospheric. Love it. 5 stars
6/19/16 Jill G Deneuve's payback for vanity but stylish and gorgeous 4 stars
6/25/10 PAUL SHORTT ABSURD, KINKY AND INCOHERENT 1 stars
11/01/07 maj This is a hot and cool movie, it confronts our own illusion of mortality . 4 stars
9/20/05 M.N. Hall Love the book and the movie. One of my favorite horror films.Intense w/o useless dialogue. 5 stars
6/13/05 Agent Sands Good vampire film for 1980s goth kids. 4 stars
11/02/04 andrew ode to style & rebelion against God's cruelty in a gnostic way twisting the meaning of love 5 stars
10/18/04 Edbert A year after the born of the MTV it comes like a long Video with one to many doves 3 stars
9/11/03 Viv I'm dying for this flick to come out on DVD. In love w/ it since first run viewing 4 stars
7/18/03 agueye should have used the actual plot from the movie. It would have make more sense. 4 stars
7/16/03 Rudy A great great film and so inspiring! 5 stars
7/06/03 voice of reason utter rubbish ... a lesson in how not to make a movie 1 stars
11/28/02 shorn rah deneuve,sarandon,bowie,sex,blood,bauhaus&baroque-what more do you want? 5 stars
10/31/02 Lady Sappho My all-time favourite film. 5 stars
10/14/02 Charles Tatum Sexy and underrated 4 stars
9/09/02 DC Gammon Ultrastylish vampire film that loses it's way after 45 minutes. Bowie's role is too brief. 3 stars
11/27/01 Stan Very Stylish. So that's what Bowie will look like in a hundred years? 4 stars
6/09/01 Frank worth seeing, if tricky to follow fully 4 stars
1/31/01 MARSIA RARE DANCE OF CINEMATOGRAPHY ANDMUSIC 5 stars
6/27/00 PATRICK rheaume Multiple viewings required! 5 stars
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