Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula (2008) Movie Review
Written By: JEH
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Timothy Friend
Producers: Joseph Allen, Jennifer Friend
Writers: Timothy Friend
Date Released: 2008
Tiffany Shepis as Bonnie
Trent Haaga as Clyde
Allen Lowman as Dr. Loveless / Chick
Jennifer Friend as Annabel
Russell Friend as Dracula
Rating = 2/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Out of money, Bonnie (Tiffany Shepis) and Clyde (Trent Haaga) meet up with their acquaintance for a heist. Deviating from their usual bank robberies, the trio decides to knock off a moonshine distribution route. However, the heist goes wrong and they are left with nothing, stuck in an empty whorehouse in the middle of nowhere. A mishap happens and Bonnie decides to look for a doctor nearby. She ends up asking Dr. Loveless (Allen Lowman) and his sister Annabel (Jennifer Friend) for help. Unbeknownst to her, they just revived evil from a long time ago.
For a B-movie made with a low budget, the effects are fun to watch. However, for a movie with a vampire in it, there’s not enough blood or violence. But when gore and violence do appear, it is sure to entertain fans of the genre. Also, expect full-frontal nudity and some implications of sexual activities throughout the film.
The Grave Review
Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula (2008) is as ridiculous title as it is. Two of the most popular real-life outlaw couple against the iconic Dracula? There is nothing more to expect from a movie with a plot this silly, right? However, this B-movie still does things in a way where it keeps you invested, not just for the weirdness but also for the film’s unexpected substance.
The film could’ve easily gone for the “cheesy” route where demented dialogues, crazy plot twists, and absurd characters are all over the place. Unexpectedly, we see well-established character relationships, likable characters, and believable inconveniences. Also, the actors portray their characters competently, especially Tiffany Shepis. Bonnie’s character is the highlight of the movie, and it would be great to see Shepis play the role again.
Despite the low budget, Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula (2008) looks better than most B-movie productions. The director, Timothy Friend, also pays attention to cinematography, lighting, and atmosphere. It is strong and obviously well planned out. With the not-so-little attention to detail, the viewers can tell that Friend took his work seriously, which is commendable.
Unfortunately, we don’t get to see much of Dracula. The story focuses more on Bonnie & Clyde, their relationship, and the mishaps that lead to the couple’s slow downfall. So don’t expect intense action, even at the event of their final showdown. To be honest, the climax could’ve been done better and longer. There’s a lot of wasted potentials, but maybe it’s due to the lack of budget.
Should you watch Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula (2008)? If you’re looking for mindless fun to watch on a slow day, give this a shot. But if you watch this expecting a “rough and tumble” B-movie good time, the film may disappoint you. But still, it’s is a nice low budget offering for horror fans.
For the above reasons, Grave Reviews gives Bonnie and Clyde vs Dracula (2008) two graves out of five graves.
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