Now that it’s November, Spooky Season may be technically over, but as we move on to the holidays, you can keep your spirits up to all that is dark and spooky – or, rather, undead. Keanu Reeves’ beloved vampire movie, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, is now streaming on Netflix delivering plenty of thrills, thrills, and drama even as we put Halloween and all the other things that happen on the night firmly behind until next year.
Originally released in 1992, Bram Stoker’s Dracula was directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola and based on the 1897 literary classic Dracula by Bram Stoker. The film has an impressive cast and stars Gary Oldman as Count Dracula, Winona Ryder as Mina Harker, Anthony Hopkins as Professor Abraham Van Helsing, and Reeves as Jonathan Harker. The film was a box office success (it even set an opening weekend UK record, breaking the record previously set by Batman Returns) and fared fairly well with reviews. One criticism the film faced, however, was Reeves’ performance – particularly his English accent. However, in the years since the film’s release, Reeves’ performance in the film has become something of a cult favorite. In terms of accolades, the film was nominated for four Oscars and won three: Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design and Best Makeup.
But if Bram Stoker’s Dracula, or vampire movies in general, isn’t exactly the movie you’re in the mood for, Netflix also covered another beloved Keanu Reeves movie in November. Johnny Mnemonic is also now streaming on Netflix. Based on the William Gibson story of the same name, this film was released in 1995 and sees Reeves playing the main character, a man with a cybernetic implant designed to store information. The story takes place in 2021, which makes it an interesting watch today. In addition to Reeves, Johnny Mnemonic also stars Dolph Lundgren, Henry Rollins and Ice-T. The film was a critical disappointment and did not perform well at the domestic box office, but fared much better internationally. It also became a cult following in the years following its release.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Johnny Mnemonic are both streaming on Netflix.
Which beloved Keanu Reeves movie are you most interested in watching, Bram Stoker’s Dracula Where Johnny Mnemonic? What’s your favorite Keanu Reeves movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!