<img src="http://images.chron.com/content/news/photos/03/10/30/dracpgs.jpg" alt="" /> Let a new 'Dracula' seduce you
By MOLLY GLENTZER
Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle
Bring out the garlic and crucifixes. A seductive new Dracula flies into town this weekend, and it could suck the resistance from even the most jaded cineastes.
It's the Houston premiere of Guy Maddin's Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary -- a film that mesmerizingly stews a silent-movie format with a few well-placed sound effects, an abundance of stylized camera work, excerpts from Gustav Mahler symphonies, gothic opulence, high-camp melodrama and ballerinas in toe shoes.
Yes, I said ballerinas — but don't you dance-o-phobes run away screaming just yet. click for more