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Dracula: Dead and Loving ItBecause he hasn't made a funny movie in years, it would be easy to dismiss Mel Brooks as being out of touch, past his prime, kaput, kerflooey. But...Dracula: Dead and Loving ItComedy, HorrorPG-13Because he hasn't made a funny movie in years, it would be easy to dismiss Mel Brooks as being out of touch, past his prime, kaput, kerflooey. But...1996-01-12Steven WeberAmy YasbeckSteven Weber, Amy Yasbeck
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Dracula: Dead and Loving It

Genre: Comedy, Horror; Starring: Peter MacNicol, Leslie Nielsen, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck; Director: Mel Brooks; Author: Mel Brooks; MPAA Rating: PG-13

Because he hasn’t made a funny movie in years, it would be easy to dismiss Mel Brooks as being out of touch, past his prime, kaput, kerflooey. But Dracula: Dead and Loving It is pretty solid, if utterly derivative, stuff. Casting professional boob Leslie Nielsen as his Count Dracula, writer-director Brooks (who also appears as the thick-tongued Professor Van Helsing) gives his vampire spoof lots of nutty energy. Veteran cutups like Harvey Korman and Pat McCormick share the screen with more nubile actors. (There’s a peculiar Wings subtext; both Steven Weber and Amy Yasbeck are here, doing better work than they’re permitted on that mediocre sitcom.) Sight gags, puns, and enema jokes abound. You’ll groan, you’ll laugh.