Renfield (2023) – “Bloody Funny” – Review

Renfield, the tortured aide to his narcissistic boss, Dracula, is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding. However, after centuries of servitude, he’s ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of the Prince of Darkness.


C&J (Guest Reviewers) – If you’re looking for a vampire movie with a romantic love connection and sparkly scenes, then Renfield is DEFINITELY not for you.

Set around the story of Dracula’s familiar, Renfield played by Nicholas Hoult, is an awesome gory comedic action movie which will have you questioning your past relationships and leave you motivated with self belief and subconsciously wanting to be better in your current relationship.

The action in the movie is pretty cool with Matrix-esque fight scenes. If you’re expecting a John Wick type shoot em up, look the other way, as Renfield would rather hit a head off with one punch or rip arms off an enemy and use them as spears to impale more bad guys (oops, mini spoiler).

Renfield interestingly plays on the classic laws of the Dracula logic (ie. no sunlight, fear of crosses, no uninvited entry, etc. ) and has no love connection plot, unless you count self love. Nicholas Cage does really well as the Dracula and after a while, you become quite used to all his vampire teeth which initially gives you the “hibbie gibbies”.

A mention must be given to Rebecca Quincy who’s acting and awkwardness really adds to the comedic sense of the movie and does well to keep the movie light even though her own story in the movie is pretty deep, when you think about it.

The song choices during certain scenes definitely worked well and created the feeling to match the scene i.e feeling of nostalgia, etc.

Overall, Renfield is an easy to watch movie with over the top violence while still holding its own as a comedy. There are some minor loose ends with regards to the storyline, but not a bad movie at all. The ultimate question though, would we pay to watch Renfield a second time? Sadly no…5.5/10

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