Video Review: Annie Lennox “Love Song For A Vampire”

From a clip in the 1992 film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Dr. Abraham Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins) walks up the stairs to Dracula’s lair in black-and-white. In color, he opens a book

Annie Lennox, wearing a white babydoll dress, sits on the steps in a darkened room. She puts her hands to her ears.

In a clip, Van Helsing creates a ring of fire. Jonathan (Keanu Reeves) watches Dracula’s lair. Dracula (Gary Oldman) closes a scrapbook with photos of his late wife, Elisabeta (Winona Ryder). Dracula rises from his coffin. Dracula strokes Mina’s (also Ryder) face.

A golden light shines on Lennox.

A demon breathes fire on a cross. Dracula dances with Mina. Dracula kills Lucy (Sadie Frost).

Lennox stares at the floor, her hand by her hand.

Rating: 2/5

Annie Lennox overhears a conversation in the lair. A young woman, perhaps Mina, was with Dracula. She snarls, waiting to feed. Mina’s innocent heart was pumping away and she wanted to corrupt it. While out of her room, she asks Dracula to let her talk to Mina. Dracula informs her none will be speaking to Mina. She is not to know that she exists. She bares her teeth and tries to transform. Dracula says she had a lot to learn and that the brides will teach her.

Lennox sits with the brides and touches the men who walk into the lair. She shoves one bride’s mouth away from a young man’s arm. The bride bites it off. Lennox lunges at her. The head bride threatens to kill both of them and says Dracula will replace them. Lennox pulls back and searches for another spot.

Dracula takes her by the arm and says she is to be alone until she behaves. Lennox exclaims she is who he made her to be. She wants to be out in the world and says her family misses her. Dracula says she’ll draw attention to them. Lennox punches the arm with the wall and realizes she can fly. She flies to the window of the and opens it with her arms. Her bare feet on the grass, she raises her chin and takes in the smell of humanity around her.

Director: N/A Year: 1993

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.