[Review] RENFIELD (2023, Universal Pictures) Cage Sinks His Sharp Bloody Teeth into One of His Best Roles

The Grue-Crew review RENFIELD (2023, Universal Pictures) on Gruesome Magazine episode 425. Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, award-winning screenwriter Brian W. Smith, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to theatrical horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!

RENFIELD (2023, Universal Pictures)

Renfield, Dracula’s henchman and inmate at the lunatic asylum for decades, longs for a life away from the Count, his various demands, and all of the bloodshed that comes with them.

  • Available in theaters beginning April 14, 2023
  • Directed by: Chris McKay
  • Written by: Ryan Ridley
  • Based on an original idea by: Robert Kirkman
  • Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Nicolas Cage, Awkwafina, Ben Schwartz, Shohreh Aghdashloo

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Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.