First Glance: “Renfield”

Boy here’s a weird one. Today Universal Pictures dropped the first trailer for their upcoming action horror comedy “Renfield”. It comes from director Chris McKay and screenwriter Ryan Ridley and is based on a character that first appeared in Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula”. The trailer looks insanely wacky (and I say that as a compliment). And if you needed another reason to be excited – Dracula is played by none other than Nicolas Cage. Like I said….wacky.

The title character, Renfield, is played by Nicholas Hoult. He’s the manservant of the one and only Count Dracula, but he’s ready to find a new life all his own. But it’s not so easy when you have vampiric powers and Dracula himself breathing down your neck. The film also stars Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Adrian Martinez, Shohreh Aghdashloo, and Bess Rous. This looks goofy beyond measure, and that’s exactly what I hope it turns out to be.

“Renfield” hits theaters April 14th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

18 thoughts on “First Glance: “Renfield”

  1. Holy moly that looks good. Several laughs out loud while watching the trailer. I love the idea of re-writing the vampire trope, where the renfields can decide to choose another path. It looks like “Shaun of the Dead” but with vampires instead of zombies.

  2. This looks fucking insane but Nicolas Cage as Dracula…. yeah. I wanna see this. It looks like Cage is having fun and there’s no better joy than to see an actor just hamming it up and having lots of fun.

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