Nerdy Show Microsode: Dracula Untold & the Death of the Dark Universe

Jan 24, 12:00 AM

By listener-request we're investigating the curious case of Dracula Untold - the 2014 film that puts a supernatural spin on Vlad the Impaler's real world origins and would have been the first installment in Universal's ill-fated cinematic universe of movie monsters. Does this new spin on a classic have enough bite to hold up against our refined tastes? Join Cap, boR, Doug, La Valle, and Chrystal as they sink their teeth in!

We explore the background of the film's controversial tagline, "Get Sucked", and explore what would have been for the Dark Universe: why Dracula Untold became disavowed, how The Mummy put the nail in the coffin, and the ways that, in spite of everything, this surprising film might live again. Plus: our spontaneous creation of the most brilliant candy you've never tasted.

For links and more info, head to the main episode page: https://nerdyshow.com/2018/01/nerdy-show-microsode-dracula-untold-film-commentary