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      Nadja

      R 1994 1 hr. 35 min. Horror List
      64% 25 Reviews Tomatometer 67% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score After her father, Dracula, is killed, vampire Nadja (Elina Lowensohn) launches a feud against her father's murderer, Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Fonda). Nadja begins her revenge by attempting to seduce Van Helsing's daughter, Lucy (Galaxy Craze). But Van Helsing has also recruited Lucy's twin brother (Jared Harris), his son (Martin Donovan) and his other children to bring down the vampires. As the family conspires against Nadja, she proves that she won't be so easily defeated. Read More Read Less

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      Nadja approaches the Dracula legend from an idiosyncratic angle - and with just enough visual style to overcome uneven storytelling.

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      Audience Member a film that has a good script but the characters are very bad. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review ryan s 3.5/5. Uneven, Nadja is a beautiful and interesting film with a fun performance from Peter Fonda. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Nadja opens in modern-day Manhattan, where there are apparently all sorts of vampires and zombies roaming around. One such is the venerable Dracula (although he doesn't last more than ten minutes into the film), while others include his daughter Nadja and her twin brother Edgar.Dr. Van Helsing a nutcase vampire-killer acting like an aging hippie who dropped too much acid during the '60s, has driven a stake through Dracula's heart and is now after the kids. Helping him in his quest is his nephew. Nadja is atmospheric and the deadpan tongue in cheek humor serves it well but the film is too mashed up in various genres to really stand out. However, this is a good, rarely known Vampire movie that will be a good entertainment option for the night. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Simply disappointing. Unfortunately, as much as I'd like to dig David Lynch productions, they are hit and miss. The story is basically a remake of Dracula's Daughter with far worse acting. Martin Donavan plays the same east coast White guy he plays in every movie he's in. The grunge/riot girl Lucy was a daring move, but it falls flat because of the complete lack of charisma of the actress. The lead actress was ok, but did not have enough gravitas to balance something this lightweight and silly. And whats up with the cinematography??? It looks like a 1980's perfume commercial. Terrible flick. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A fascinating twist on the vampire movie meme. Well acted, with a substantial degree of tongue-in-cheek humor. Atmospheric and dreamlike. Too talky by far. But, for a vampire movie fan, worth watching. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member I wanted to like it, but it just fails to work. However, best use of a Portishead song. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times In the title role of Michael Almereyda's "Nadja," an elegant, witty but also sometimes tedious spin on the legend of Dracula, Elina Lowensohn is a black-caped beauty with a bold Frida Kahlo face. Oct 8, 2018 Full Review Kim Newman Empire Magazine Not without interest, but less satisfying than even an average Hammer horror. Rated: 2/5 Oct 20, 2009 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader This offbeat horror item works much better as a dreamy mood piece with striking poetic images and as a semicomic appreciation of a few quintessential low-budget actors than as straight-ahead storytelling. Oct 20, 2009 Full Review Nadine Smith them. An underseen gem of New York independent cinema, Michael Almereyda’s Nadja fully brings the lesbian vampire film into the 1990s, coating its seedy exploitation heart with an arthouse finish. Oct 27, 2022 Full Review Film4 This idiosyncratic take on the genre is as much concerned with ordinary family dynamics as the absurdity of its characters' demonic existence. Oct 20, 2009 Full Review TV Guide It may not make much sense, but it never looks less than fabulous. Oct 20, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis After her father, Dracula, is killed, vampire Nadja (Elina Lowensohn) launches a feud against her father's murderer, Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Fonda). Nadja begins her revenge by attempting to seduce Van Helsing's daughter, Lucy (Galaxy Craze). But Van Helsing has also recruited Lucy's twin brother (Jared Harris), his son (Martin Donovan) and his other children to bring down the vampires. As the family conspires against Nadja, she proves that she won't be so easily defeated.
      Director
      Michael Almereyda
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Sep 27, 2005
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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