'The Rules of the Beast' introduces us to Dracula's world via Jonathan Harker (John Heffernan) in conversation with Sister Agatha (Dolly Wells). “Perhaps they are sensitive to criticism?” deadpanned Agatha. Digital Spy now has a newsletter – sign up to get it sent straight to your inbox. Thursday January 02 2020, 12.01am, The Times. That must have hurt.”. But the writers delighted in pulling the rug from under us. This question has hovered over BBC's new adaptation like a creature of the night lurking outside our bedroom window. This shouldn’t work at all and yet it does, provided you’re here for entertainment rather than a good fright. Dracula is available to watch on Netflix from the 4th January. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. BBC Dracula review - the best version of Bram Stoker's story we've seen in a long time, thanks in large part to smart scripting from the creators of Sherlock. Fortunately, upon seeing the first feature-length episode in full, it's clear that there's still plenty of life in the old bloodsucker yet. And then Sister Agatha, the nun to whom he was giving his account, said: “I’m asking, Mr Harker, if you had sexual intercourse with Count Dracula?” Sorry, what? The adaptation of the classic Bram Stoker tale proved that everyone’s favourite blood-sucking count still resonates with horror aficionados, with a few modern twists keeping the action on the pulse, pun intended. It was a David Walliams fever dream. Advance word on Dracula (BBC One) was that it was a bit camp. Dracula continues tomorrow night on BBC One. The masterstroke is the casting of Claes Bang in the title role. Perhaps where the show succeeds the most is teaming classic horror elements with a decidedly modern sense of humour. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. Dracula's scary scenes were undone by humour - but when it's this much fun, who cares? The show's cinematography also deserves a nod, with the bleak, Gothic locations heightening the sense of olde worlde drama. Strictly Come Dancing 2020: how will this year's Covid-compliant show work? Wells steals every scene she's in too, expanding a thankless role from the book into a deadpan and often hilarious commentary on religion and its relationship to evil. Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Instagram and Twitter accounts. Johnny Depp beat ex Amber Heard 12 TIMES, judge rules as The Sun wins trial, I’m A Celeb start date confirmed as Nov 15th despite Wales lockdown, Uber passenger's fury after being charged £111 for a TWO-MILE trip. Sure, there's still scope for the show to be even more transgressive in later episodes – particularly in its treatment of the book's gay subtext – but for the BBC, this is still remarkably mature and progressive programming. First appearing in disguise, her connection to Jonathan proves to be ripe for exploitation and her downfall is full of humanity. As drawn by Stoker, Dracula was an equal opportunities kind of vampire - male and female victims welcome. The dynamic between the two as predator and prey proved to be compelling, with Jonathan’s increasingly desperate attempts at escape seeming all the more misguided against Dracula’s cool, and eerily charming demeanour. Kate Garraway's car has been STOLEN as Piers rages at 'disgusting scumbags', ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Agatha was nerdily fascinated by the Dracula legends: a vampire cannot enter an abode without being invited in, daylight burns them to death, that sort of thing. Claes Bang, left, plays Dracula like Roger Moore's 007, Dracula was an equal opportunities kind of vampire, Who will win Strictly Come Dancing 2020? In this version he’s out and proud, eyeing up Harker as his next bride. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). There was a gruesome shot of a fly crawling into his eyeball. Dracula creator hopes it gives fans nightmares, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. Dolly Wells’ Sister Agatha subverts every preconception one could have about nuns – bringing sass and a penchant for the supernatural to the table. 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Dracula (2020) Season 1 show reviews & Metacritic score: Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat's version of Dracula (Claes Bang) is set in 1897 as … 27 out of 31 found this helpful. “I don’t know about you girls but I do love a bit of fur,” he cooed. It seemed genuinely chilling. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. When it comes to gore the show doesn’t disappoint, with grisly beheadings, terrifying reanimated corpses and wolves tearing nuns apart all ensuring plenty of bloodshed. It might not have been faithful to the original, but it was a scream.

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