Director: Chris McKay
Screenplay: Ryan Ridley from a story by Robert Kirkman based on Dracula by Bram Stoker
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, Awkwafina, Brandon Scott Jones and Adrian Martinez.
Tagline: Stop serving. Start living.
Renfield (Hoult), Dracula’s (Cage) servant for the last 90 years, has come to realize he’s in a toxic relationship. He wants out. Unfortunately, Dracula is not ready to let him go.
Thoughts (beware of spoilers)…
Nicholas Cage would be one of the last actors I would consider to play Dracula, but since Renfield is a comedy, it all works out.
I thought it was cool that Chris McKay took a couple of scenes from the original Dracula film and superimposed Cage’s face for Dracula and Hoult’s for Renfield.
The idea that Renfield realizes he’s in a toxic relationship and attends meetings with others looking to get out of bad relationships creates for some funny business.
Renfield (2023) rates 3 of 5 stars.