Cinema Summaries: Reinfeild


Universal Pictures

Despite being an odd mix of comedy and horror, Reinfield did not disappoint viewers. The movie stars Nickolas Hoult and Nicolas Cage.

Ashlyn Walker, Guest Contributor

Filled with comedy, fantasy, and horror, Renfield didn’t disappoint its viewers. Most people don’t think that horror and comedy go together but Ryan Ridley and Robert Kirkman did an excellent job at pairing them together in this movie based on the 1897 novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. 

In the early 1900s, Renfeild (Nickolas Hoult) was in need of money, and unluckily for him, the only person willing to give him what he wanted was Dracula (Nicolas Cage). Little did Renfeild know, he would be giving up his entire life to be Dracula’s henchman. He had to leave his wife and daughter, but he thought he was doing what was best. In the end, he thought wrong. 

Renfeild has special abilities in order to do Dracula’s dirty work. He uses these abilities to kill and deliver innocent people to Dracula to eat, and if his expectations weren’t met, Reinfeild would pay for it. 

While out on a mission to kill, Reinfield ends up saving innocent lives at a restaurant instead of taking them. In order to save the innocent people, he had to kill some people known as Lobo’s men. The Lobo’s are the most feared family in New Orleans, and when people started to become less afraid of them, they sent men to kill officer Rebecca Quincy (Awkwafina), who happened to be at the same restaurant, to make a statement. Thankfully for her, Renfeild was at the right place at the right time. But now  Reinfeild has the Lobo’s family to worry about.

Renfield ends up creating a bond with officer Rebecca Quincy, and he is thankful to have someone on his side for a change. In this new attempt at life, Renfield wants to get out of his toxic relationship with Dracula, so he decides to go to group therapy. It sounds crazy, but it worked in a way. He started to create his own life and stopped taking innocent ones. This sounds too good to be true, and we soon learn that it was. 

When news of these actions gets back to Dracula, he threatens Renfield saying that blood will be on his hands for his act of betrayal. Dracula goes to extreme lengths for his revenge, but is he more powerful than Renfeild? The directors keep watchers on their toes and don’t fail to disappoint.