Nicolas Cage used to throw horror movie nights with Johnny Ramone, Kirk Hammett, Rob Zombie and Eddie Vedder

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Is there a modern actor better suited to playing Count Dracula than Nicolas Cage? The star of Con Air, The Rock and 2018’s blood-drenched bad-trip horror Mandy is set to follow in the pointy footsteps of Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee and Gary Oldman by bringing his larger-than-life approach and goth-adjacent sensibilities to the role of the Prince Of Darkness – that’s Dracula, not Ozzy Osbourne – in upcoming comedy Renfield.

Cage certainly knows his FW Murnau from his George Romero when it comes to horror. In an interview with Metal Hammer in 2018, the actor revealed that not only did he regularly hold horror movie nights with his friend, the former Ramones guitarist Jonny Ramone, but that Rob Zombie, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and Tom Waits were all part of a circle of “horror movie and music fans”.

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