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Young Frankenstein’s Mel Brooks – his other spoofs you may have missed

James Murphy on Mel Brooks and his spoofs, as Young Frankenstein returns to cinemas...

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Brooks’ final film at the helm to date, though he produced the 2005 remake of The Producers. It’s a shame, as this is not his finest work by a long shot. You might not laugh. At all. But it does a solid job of somehow surveying all iterations of vampirism on film at that point.

From Hammer horror to the Polanski vampire killers and the (then) most recent renaissance from Coppola’s take Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Brooks manages, somehow, to take them all on. So watch as a curiosity – probably the final work of Brooks as director and a genuinely insightful and informed look at the vampire genre.

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