Unleashing Renfield: A Review of the Ultimate Horror Sidekick

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While Renfield doesn't have the most satisfying substance. It's a bonkers, over the top, and fun time with a heck of a bite.

Welcome to our review of the upcoming movie, Renfield! In this modern monster tale, we get to see the story of Dracula's loyal servant, Renfield, played by Nicholas Hoult. While the film may not have the most satisfying substance, it's a bonkers, over-the-top, and fun time with a heck of a bite, as described by film critic Austin Putnam.

Renfield is forced to procure his master's prey and do his every bidding, no matter how debased. But after centuries of servitude, Renfield is ready to see if there's a life outside the shadow of The Prince of Darkness. However, he struggles with ending his codependency.

Directed by Chris McKay and written by Ryan Ridley, based on an original idea by Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead and Invincible, Renfield features an all-star cast including Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, and Adrian Martinez.

So, if you're looking for a thrilling, action-packed horror-comedy with a modern twist, be sure to check out Renfield, rated B by our reviewer.


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ABOUT RENFIELD

Evil doesn't span eternity without a little help.  

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. 

Renfield is directed by Chris McKay (The Tomorrow War, The LEGO Batman Movie) from a screenplay by Ryan Ridley (Ghosted series, Rick & Morty series), based on an original idea by The Walking Dead and Invincible creator Robert Kirkman. 

The film co-stars Awkwafina (The Farewell, Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings), Ben Schwartz (Sonic, The Afterparty), and Adrian Martinez (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Focus).

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MPAA Rating: R
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Running Time: 93 minutes
Distributed By: Universal Pictures
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