my worry is WHY does this movie fascinate me?
IS someone who will try to take Gods' creation,and remake it in his
own image-the Antichrist(as we call him). Cinematically speaking,I
think the theme of betrayal was excellently portrayed,throughout the
movie. And there's a lesson in the whole thing. Look at how the VILLAIN-representing
the powers of Hell- changes people. When Christ was on Earth,how did
he change HIS followers? For example,Mary Magdeline?
Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002
NOT A BLASPHEMED MOVIE!
know what guys,were in this world together ! so well were in down
here in this disgusting world waiting 4 our lord and savior JESEUS
CHRIST , why cant we just use a little entertainment huh? My Dad is
a pastor under the counseling of pastor Phil Aguilar. And im happy
to say that my master is a Jewish carpenter ! My home church is SET
FREE in Buena Park,Ca. AND im a break dancer in the posse, so i would
say i pullin' my part to git to heaven and see OUR heavenly father.
I really dont think that Jesus will hold something like watching a
movie that connects a person who betrayed him as a vampire aginst
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002
enjoyed this movie. I found the connection of Judas and Dracula
interesting. It was a new twist to the usually overdone vampire
stories. THis movie is one of the better vampire movies made recently.
I found this movie quite entertaining. These movies are made by
the world for the world. I don't go to movies to get religious teachings.
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002
I think that this was a great movie with lots of thought put into
it, its just kinda sad to see some people making too big of a deal
about it by thinking its a movie against jesus or it's acually someone's
belief, when all it really is, is just a movie about a "what if"
situation in the bible, any way i just think it was a really good
and well thought out movie
LEGEND WITH A NEW TWIST
ex-pastor of mine once told me, "You're too wordly for Christians
and too Christian for the world." For a long time, I felt caught between
the two, until I finally pulled myself out of the snare of legalism
and realized that so many things conservative believers say are sinful
really are not sinful at all, but simply matters of personal choice,
like the whole "meat offered unto idols" dilemma the Apostle Paul
concept applies to movies, and in particular, DRACULA 2000. The Christianity
in this film is not only blatant, but rather powerful as well. Sure,
I'm a horror movie fan, so I enjoyed watching the spurting blood,
the decapitations, the grisly kills...but I'm also a Christian, and
I enjoyed the theme of redemption and forgiveness, which, naysayers
be damned, this film is all about. After all, in the end, Judas Iscariot
a.k.a. Dracula realizes that the only way to obtain peace is to turn
to the One he betrayed. Is that evil? I think not, and I don't believe
that God is offended by a film like this (or most films, for that
if you find the violence, sexuality, and violence of a film like this
to be offensive, then fine, don't watch it. But just because you don't
want to eat meat "offered unto idols" doesn't make it wrong for me
to sit down at the table and chow down.
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002
Subject: The Judas Thing Dracula_2000
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002
Here is a good reason to like your site. I thought that the whole
Judas thing would upset most people who consider themselves to be
Christians. I was thinking, "This one's gonna tick off the Religious
Right." Your's is a refreshing point of view.
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001
heretical views of movie reviews are obviously skewed in the Spiritual
sense. Nowhere in the Bible does any author mention a vampire or
Dracula, so there is no logical connection between the death of
Judas and Dracula. The whole movie is a made up myth from moviemakers
who are driven to entertain by taking a verse completely out of
context, and incorporating worldly ideals as a way of discrediting
the Bible. I John 2:15 literally reads "Stop loving the world...".
This passage does not refer to Stop loving people that are in the
world. This refers to a world system. A system that since the beginning
of time has discredited, blasphemed, and has tried it's best to
destroy a holy, omniscient, all powerful God. We are commanded to
love all brethren, but hate the philosophy of the world's system.
Your approval of this movie as an acceptable movie to watch completely
contradicts what the Bible teaches Christians to hate, and therefore
"whatsover ye do, do all to the glory of God" apparently has no
meaning in your movie reviews. This movie in no way can bring glory
to God, therefore, your lack of comprehension concerning the Scriptures
is made manifest. In the future, your decisions about movies should
answer the question about glorifying the Lord, instead of conforming
to the ungodly, worldly conclusions that you have made on your own.
May the Lord rightly judge your heresies from actual truth - if
there is any to be found in your writing.
Rev. Chris Condos; Pastor Josh Belcher
Gosh Rev pastor, I guess you don't like me very much. Oh well, What
can I say? I am a pretty rotten sinner, I guess. Ah but God loves
me. And God loves you. I can at least appreciate the fact that you
have given your life service to the cause of Christ. God bless you.
PS -I will continue to "love the world" and make links
between film and scripture. -David
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001
see in this film just another entertaining horror movie to the movie
watcher who likes horror. But in the spiritual sense, it would appear
that someone at some time in their life heard the Gospel of Jesus
Christ, then later in their career wanted to make a vampire movie,
and decided to find a person in Biblical history whose recorded
life left an open ending for a vampire to pop out. Although, the
scriptures reveal a bit more detail to the death of Judas which
the makers of this film apparently left out in order to transition
Judas to a vampire. Someone could do the same with Adolph Hitler.
It is an undeniable fact that mankind will express his theories,
concepts, or searches for truth and meaning through whatever means
or media he or she is involved in. This is true for song-writers
as well as movie-makers. The overall fact I see, is that from Superman,
to Star Wars, to movies of prophecy, even movies intended to portray
the Messiah's Life, man is not perfect...therefore neither will
there ever be a "perfect" film concerning things that are spiritual.
I am a Christian...that is...I have made the Messiah the LORD of
my life, and this does not drive me to (as one commented) "little
white churches"; nor retreating from the world or hiding in fear
or going to bed before 9:00pm, (I wish!). Instead it moves me to
minister to the needs of hurting people (AIDS, prisoners, homelessness)
simply doing exactly what Jesus said His followers were to do whenever
there is the opportunity. As for my Father in Heaven "liking" the
film"...well, I think some should take a good look at the portrait
they've painted of GOD. Some may find that it's really a portrait
of themselves. The portrait GOD painted of Himself in His Word causes
me to think He'd laugh at this film. Because He knows that only
HE gives eternal life, and He knows how true believers in Christ
defeat evil. Personally, David, even though some comments do appear
to be uninformed, I appreciate the passion some people have out
of their sincere love for GOD that would cause them to be concerned
about some movies. I just notice you come down pretty hard on certain
comments. As I'm sure you will mine.
Subject: vampire 1995 Dracula_2000
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001
a vampire's turned loose on the earth
both male and female he strikes with his curse
do not welcome him inside
once there he's ruthless and bites
he sucks the life right out of you
and turns you into a monster too
he comes and gives you his lovebite
you'll be on fire yet full of fright
beware; vampire at large
better lock your door tonight
a vampire's turned loose to roam free
inflicted the life is conceived
he breaks all your resistance down
you think your safe then he comes 'round
he thrives on your arrogance
intelligence lost in ignorance
blinded by carelessness
danger comes closer with each warm caress
beware; vampire at large
evil slumbers in the twilight zone
lurking when the sunlight's gone
only the mirror reveals the truth
only a wooden stick can cut rite through
you trust in your tokens of protection
but you forget in the heat of the passion
he laughs at people who claim to be good
but turns to dust in the light
...he searches in vain for innocent blood
the album Imbrocata by Dilemma 
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001
Movie one of my favorites of the year and also if Jeri Ryan is in
it its has to be good (what a sweet heart). And for all of you Christians
stay in your little white churches and keep your TV turned off and
be in bed before 9:00pm and you may still get in to heaven once
your dead. But just remember God may have liked the movie so you
all be careful what you say.
TO ELIZABETH R.
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001
From: Ken S.
know you probbablly forgot about what you wrote or will never see
this. But i really got pissed of at your mentallity towards the
movie i realize its your opnion but when you said that god forgave
judas that i beleave is to be untrue.Granted judas did ask for forgiveness
before he died but the manner of his death is a controdiction in
its self since he commited suicide he committed a sin right after
asking for forgiveness.I beleave this movie had a very interesting
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001
From: Ms K
i think that this was a very good movie and i dont really care what
other people think i thought that it was excellent
IS YOUR HEAD
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001
From: "Gemma Mcleod"
goodness where is your head. Not once did you mention the amount
of disgusting swearing one has to put up with in this film. But
you also didn't mention that in the end (as most hollywood films)
dracula wins. the word G*d*mn is said soooo many more times than
the f-word. Yes there may be connections as all these 'spritual'
films do. But come on, this is not entertainment for the Christian.
Whatching the films hurts. I saw it from start to finish
We saw two different films, I am sure. And, did I ever say "this
is entertainment for Christians"? If you are such a good judge
of what Christains should be entertained by, why did you view this
film? Why would you watch a film from "start to finish"
if it "hurts"? Dracula 2000 did a good job of connecting
the Dracula story to the life of Jesus Christ. -David
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001
Hi, I haven't seen Dracula 2000 but I'm doing a report on Movies
and God and I was wondering if you could help me out by telling
me how Dracula and Judas are alike in this film because I'm not
understanding how they are alike.
see above, or rent the film. -David
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001
From: Elizabeth R.
it was just me, but i was SEVERELY offended by the movie Dracula
2000, to the point where i got up and left. In all fairness, i did
not see the end of the movie. Maybe there was some big ending that
reaffirmed how bad what Judas did was, and how good God is, because
he forgave him, i didn't stick around to see. I simply got up, along
with my friends, and left the theater, and said the quick prayer
for whoever's idea that was. Again, maybe it was just me, but I
don't see how connecting Dracula and the disciple that betrayed
Jesus is excellent writing.
Dracula and God
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001
From: "David Einhorn"
enjoyed Dracula 2000 a great deal. I was surprised by the the plot
twist that Dracula was Judas Iscariot who had been rendered "undead"
for his betrayal of Jesus. It is reminiscent of the legend of the
"wandering jew" who was believed to be roaming around Europe beyond
the Middle Ages and was mentioned in the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche,
among others. He was an Israelite who was condemned to live and
age indefinitely because he had mocked Jesus on the cross. The Judas
as Dracula theme was interesting and entertaining, but was not developed
as fully as I would have liked as a viewer. It would be interesting
to know what kind of footage was left on the cutting room floor.
One thing in Dracula 2000 was consistent with recent Hollywood vampire
movies. The monsters in the film are not fearful of, or repelled
by crosses. There is mention of the fact that Dracula "hates" crosses,
but none of the vampires cower or flee from them. This is not only
inconsistent with classic vampire movies of the past; it is also
inconsistent with Bram Stoker's novel and European legends about
vampires. This trend in recent vampire films is a clear, and somewhat
annoying tip of the hat to political correctness. Dracula 2000 is,
however, an interesting and entertaining movie.
A DRACULA MOVIE WITH A MESSAGE
Subject: Finally, A Dracula Movie with a Message!
Date: Sun, 7 Jan 2001
From: A A
I enjoyed this movie much more than I anticipated. Frankly, I usually
find Dracula/Vampire movies quite boring most of the time, as Hollywood
always goes with standard fare ( garlic, wooden stakes, crucifixes
) yet always manages to keep it very spiritually superficial.
a devout Catholic, I was pleased to see my own faith depicted in
a meaningful, respectful manner.
I also found the connection between Judas and Dracula quite impressive,
if not downright brilliant. It gives the Stereotype of Evil a meaningful
context; and more depth than we usually see from movies that rely
on grisly effects.
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001
am continually fascinated and amazed by the spirituality of current
film makers. I went to this movie not having read a single review
or preview of it - a rarity for me-and was pleased with the message
of good and evil as exemplified by this movie. Did you notice neoproductions
in the credits and the Matrix-like effects. A friend I was with
compared it to Dark Angel. What a great springboard for a discussion
on fate and free-will.
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001
I find it sad that we are trying to compare the risen savior to
a dracula. In no way should our risen Lord be compared to this representation
of sin. We desire so much for God to feel as safe and secure with
our sin as we do that we are willing to make anything have the qualities
of truth. "If I stare at a lie long enough, in my realm it will
become truth, but that in no way makes it real truth." "Beware all
those who call evil good and good evil" "and to have friendship
with this world to become any enemy of God!" I dont make these words
an attack on any person; instead I make them a stand against these
words of offense, "I was totally taken by surprise with the connection
between Jesus Christ and Dracula". End quote by paragraph on page
Sincerly concerned Jason
response: Please, never respond negatively to a film that you have
not seen, Jason. It makes you come off as ignorant and intolerant,
which I am sure you are not. There was no comparison of Jesus to
Dracula in the film. There is, however, a "connection between
Jesus Christ and Dracula" in the film and that connection is
Judas. Judas, in this film, becomes Dracula. This is the reason
for the fear of silver, the cross and sun-light.
better way for you to have responded would be to ask a question
such as, "Is the 'connection between Jesus Christ and Dracula'
one that makes Dracula a Christ figure?" Or, "Are you
suggesting that Dracula is Jesus?"
comments were premature, uninformed and inappropriate.
God bless you, Jason