Just as ALIENS (1986) favored action over the pure horror of its 1978 predecessor, so too this modernized DRACULA cranks up more visceral thrills than earlier versions. After the Vatican dismisses Father Uffizi (Jason Scott Lee) from his vampire-hunting duties, the defrocked priest joins forces with fellow undead exterminator Luke (Jason London). Luke's pledge to rescue his abducted sweetheart, Elizabeth (Diane Neal), leads them to civil war-torn
Romania. In addition to searching out children of the night, they face human enemies like nationalist paramilitary squadrons, garlic-wearing rebels and calculating warlords. While the army and the revolutionaries pick each ...