Movie Review: “Dracula Untold” (Rated R)

October 10, 2014 11:21 AM

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(NEW YORK) — It would be too easy to say Dracula Untold should’ve stayed untold, but that wouldn’t be entirely true. It’s nice to have a story about vampires that doesn’t involve emotionless actresses and actors who look like they were taken from the set of a Calvin Klein underwear shoot. Instead, we get a Crusades-era origin story about the vampire that started it all .

The “untold” part of the title is a bit of an overstatement. Even if you’re only superficially aware of the Dracula mythology, you probably know many believe the inspiration for British novelist Bram Stoker’s Dracula was the 15th century Romanian Prince Vlad the Impaler. The real Vlad was just a li...

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