“Did I watch you cut a guy with a decorative serving platter?”
There are movie trailers that get me hyped. There are movie trailers that make me think “nah, pass.” But Renfield makes me genuinely angry that I can’t watch the full movie immediately. Synopsis!
In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise) stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage). Renfield is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But now, after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. If only he can figure out how to end his codependency.
Holt plays up a hilarious Everyman-meets-superhero persona, and Cage is absolutely unhinged. Throw in Awkwafina as a deadpan audience proxy, and what must be the most cathartic group therapy meeting ever? Now this is how you re-introduce your monsters, Universal. I WANT MORE. Right now.
Renfield hits theaters April 14th, 2023.