It’s Huluween over at Hulu where you can watch a bunch of spooky movies for FREE, like Candyman, Fright Night, and Troll 2, as well as some TV shows perfect for Halloween time like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, its spinoff Angel, and The Crow: Stairway To Heaven.
Definitely check out the selection of videos, but before you go any further, I thought I’d bring your attention to another selection up for viewing right now: Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Now, about Dracula — I LOVE this movie. Why? Oh let’s see, because Gary Oldman IS Count Dracula and as you might not know, Gary Oldman rules! Released in 1992, the Francis Ford Coppola-directed film also starred Anthony Hopkins as Van Helsing and Tom Waits as Renfield. Sounds good, right?
Well, add in Keanu Reeves as Jonathan Harker and Winona Ryder as Mina, and you’ve got yourself a whole other film there, don’t you? Not to say that they were bad; they weren’t — more like out of place. At the time of the film’s release, Reeves was hot off Point Break and the Bill and Ted movies; Ryder was just coming off Mermaids and Edward Scissorhands, so pairing them up for this period piece was a great way to draw in young audiences. But, Ryder’s “Dear Diary” entries play out at times like an SNL skit, while Reeves always seems two seconds away from busting out an “Excellent!” But, that was just my experience at the time of the film’s release (and even now, because of my first impressions). But younger viewers now who only know Reeves as Neo and Ryder as Spock’s Mom probably won’t have the same experience as me.
But enough of my thoughts — head on over to Hulu and watch the film for yourself for free (only in North America unfortunately) with limited commercial interruptions. It’s a R-rated film, so you’ll have to sign in to watch it (account set-up is quick and easy and worth it). When you’re done, come back and tell us what you thought.
Oh, and I highly recommend Candyman as well; it’s based on a Clive Barker story and also came out in 1992. Check it out now before it’s rebooted and ruined.
UPDATE: Ooh, I just saw that you can buy the movie as a digital download for only $4.99 or on DVD for only $6.99!