By Ken Tucker
January 12, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

Dracula: Dead and Loving It

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Because he hasn’t made a funny movie in years, it would be easy to dismiss Mel Brooks as being out of touch, past his prime, kaput, kerflooey. But Dracula: Dead and Loving It is pretty solid, if utterly derivative, stuff. Casting professional boob Leslie Nielsen as his Count Dracula, writer-director Brooks (who also appears as the thick-tongued Professor Van Helsing) gives his vampire spoof lots of nutty energy. Veteran cutups like Harvey Korman and Pat McCormick share the screen with more nubile actors. (There’s a peculiar Wings subtext; both Steven Weber and Amy Yasbeck are here, doing better work than they’re permitted on that mediocre sitcom.) Sight gags, puns, and enema jokes abound. You’ll groan, you’ll laugh.

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