Friday, March 1, 2013

House of Frankenstein 1997

movie: House of Frankenstein 1997
starring: Adrian Pasdar, Greg Wise
genre: Crime
year: 1997
format: VHS

plot: Dracula, in his modern identity, has a goth club where he's put on display some of the classic images from horror, his crowning glory being the actual Frankenstein creature which he had dug up from the north pole. Meanwhile, there are a string of violent murders happening to everyone who is connected to the club.
The girlfriend of the cop who is assigned to the case, is bitten by a werewolf and turns into one herself. 

This is a made for tv movie

This is sort of a remake of the classic 1944 film of the same name. I say sort of because it only takes about one element from the original.  This was a two part movie that aired a few nights after Halloween in 1997.  Yes, the year is part of the movie's title.

One of the theories they use in this movie is that vampires are actually fallen angels.Therefore, bringing back the idea of Christian religious symbols affecting them. (because their only natural predator is the Christian god) The vampires in this movie have reflections, can go out in the day and can only be killed by stake or fire.   The werewolf is treated like a virus that can be cured, which the lead character manages to do.
The main themes in this movie are free will and faith.  One example being when the police captain refuses to send any backup for the lead character and all the other cops hand in their badges offering to go anyway to help.

what do i think i learned from this film?
Sometimes something is just what it seems, nothing more nothing less. 

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