|Count Dracula and His Vampire Brides|
|Riffed by||Ghosts On The Big Brown Couch|
|Riffers||Timothy Tompkins, Charlene Cavalcante, Dori Fleischmann, Catherine Wacha|
|Date Released||September 22, 2013|
1973's Count Dracula and His Vampire Brides (a Public Domain version of Satanic Rites of Dracula ) seems to have the ingredients to be an actual good horror film: It's a Hammer Studios release, it's from their long-running and successful Dracula series, it stars both the great Christopher Lee and the equally great Peter Cushing, etc. The only problem is, this film came right at the end of the Hammer Dracula series, when the producers were running short of ideas, and Christopher Lee was running short on patience. The result is a "meh" modern-day Dracula tale with too much emphasis on Satanism, spy action, endless flashbacks, "hip" 70s fashions... everything, really, except DRACULA. By the time Christopher Lee shows up, the audience is half-asleep, and it's really too late to turn things around. As vampire films go, this one bites.
It's actually a pretty quiet night for Johnny and the Ghosts On The Big Brown Couch. No one has gotten hurt (and no neighbors have gotten killed), Johnny is ignoring Becky's usual silliness, and everyone seems content to just sit down and enjoy the movie.
It is only when Becky expresses her love of the Twilight film series that things get ugly. A post-film fight breaks out, the sofa goes flying backwards in a case of furniture-based Deja Vu, and Dori and Becky go flying through the fifth-story window, just as they did on the night they were originally killed.
Fortunately (?) this time they're already dead, so no more harm can come to them. An annoyed Grim Reaper shows up just long enough to plop the ladies back into the apartment, while Babs closes the shades over the broken windows. Although Johnny is concerned that all of the noise may have attracted attention from the neighbors, Dori assures him that no one will care because, after all, "It's New York City, baby!"
It is then, of course, that a knock comes at the door, and a voice shouts out, "N.Y.P.D., sir. Could you please open the door?"
TO BE CONTINUED...
The character of the Grim Reaper makes a brief return appearance in this episode. Originally portrayed by Writer/Director Joseph O'Brien in Scrooge (1935) - Episode 2 , the role this time is recreated by regular cast member Timothy Tompkins, as Mr. O'Brien was hard at work finishing up editing on his feature film Devil's Mile.