BONNIE & CLYDE
VS. DRACULA (2008)
Gangsters and monsters, two popular cinematic subjects and a simple combination, yet it’s one that has not often been explored in film. Until that is writer director Timothy Friend decided to bring together the legendary Count Dracula and the infamous criminal couple Bonnie (Scream Queen Tiffany Shepis) and Clyde (Trent Haaga) in his aptly titled film: BONNIE & CLYDE VS. DRACULA.
The film opens with two divergent storylines. On the one side we
have Bonnie and Clyde, on the lamb from the law in rural
The other side of the story finds Dr. Loveless studying his latest acquisition: the remains of Count Dracula. His intentions are to revive the Count and use his regenerative powers to heal his own strange affliction. This aspect of the film is a witty mixture of comedy and horror as the evil doctor interacts with his innocent, even childlike sister, Annabel, whom he forces to be his assistant in his experiments. When fate finally brings the paths of Bonnie and Clyde together with the legendary monster, things really begin to heat up.
BONNIE & CLYDE VS. DRACULA is a real treat for horror fans. Although
the individual elements of gangsters and vampires are by no means
new to the screen, Friend pulls them together to create a uniquely
original film. Despite its modest budget the film still manages to
do a good job of recreating the feeling of the gangster era of the
1930s, a feat that sometimes proves difficult for bigger studio
pictures. Perhaps the strongest aspect of the movie though is the
acting. Veteran horror actors Tiffany Shepis and Trent Haaga have
great on screen chemistry as Bonnie and