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Van Helsing
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Produced by Stephen Sommers
Bob Ducsay
Written by Stephen Sommers
Starring Hugh Jackman
Kate Beckinsale
Richard Roxburgh
David Wenham
Shuler Hensley
Elena Anaya
Will Kemp
Kevin J. O'Connor
Alun Armstrong
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Allen Daviau
Editing by Bob Ducsay
Kelly Matsumoto
Jim May
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) Flag of United States May 7, 2004
Running time 132 min.
Country USA
Language English
Budget $160 million
Official website
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Van Helsing is a 2004 American action/horror film about vampire hunter Gabriel Van Helsing, written and directed by Stephen Sommers. The film stars Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale. Shortcut: WP:WIN Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and, as a means to that end, also an online community. ... The license Wikipedia uses grants free access to our content in the same sense as free software is licensed freely. ... Download high resolution version (498x689, 32 KB)Van Helsing promotional poster, deemed This work is copyrighted. ... Stephen Sommers on the Prague set of Van Helsing Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director/writer best known for the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. ... Bob Ducsay is a film editor who has worked on over 20 films and television productions. ... Hugh Michael Jackman (born October 12, 1968) is an Australian film producer, film and stage actor, known for playing Wolverine in X-Men and its sequels, and his Tony Award-winning performance in The Boy from Oz. ... Kate Beckinsale (born July 26, 1973 in London, England) is an English actress. ... Richard Roxburgh (born January 1, 1962) is an Australian actor, who has starred in many Australian films and has appeared in prominent supporting roles in a number of Hollywood productions, usually as villains. ... David Wenham as Faramir David Wenham, sometimes known as Daisy, (born September 21, 1965) is an Australian actor who has appeared in movies, television series and theatre productions. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Elena Anaya (born July 17, 1975 in Palencia, Spain) is a Spanish actress whose career dates back to 1995. ... Will Kemp (b. ... Kevin J. OConnor is an American actor best known for playing character roles in major studio movies such as The Mummy, Clive Barkers Lord of Illusions, F/X 2 and as Igor in the 2004 movie Van Helsing. ... Alun Armstrong (born July 17, 1946) is an actor from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. ... Alan Silvestri (b. ... Allen Daviau (born June 14, 1942 in New Orleans) is a five-time Academy Award nominated American cinematographer. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // Please note that these are the top grossing films that were first released in 2004; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year 2004. ... Action films, or movies, are a film genre, where action sequences, such as fighting, stunts, car chases or explosions, take precedence over elements like characterisation or complex plotting. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A vampire hunter or vampire slayer is someone who specializes in finding and destroying vampires and sometimes other creatures of dark fantasy as well. ... Hugh Jackman as Gabriel Van Helsing Gabriel Van Helsing is a fictional character in the 2004 motion picture Van Helsing, the animated prequel Van Helsing: The London Assignment, and other media. ... Screenwriters, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies are made. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Stephen Sommers on the Prague set of Van Helsing Stephen Sommers (born March 20, 1962) is an American movie director/writer best known for the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy and its sequel, The Mummy Returns. ... Hugh Michael Jackman (born October 12, 1968) is an Australian film producer, film and stage actor, known for playing Wolverine in X-Men and its sequels, and his Tony Award-winning performance in The Boy from Oz. ... Kate Beckinsale (born July 26, 1973 in London, England) is an English actress. ...


Based on a version of the character of Abraham Van Helsing from Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, the film also incorporates characters from other works such as the film The Wolf Man into the narrative, and draws particularly on literary classics of the gothic horror canon such as Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. Professor Abraham Van Helsing is a fictional character in Bram Stokers 1897 novel, Dracula. ... Abraham Bram Stoker (November 8, 1847–April 20, 1912) was an Irish writer, best remembered as the author of the influential horror novel Dracula. ... Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary character the vampire Count Dracula. ... The Wolf Man is a 1941 horror film written by Curt Siodmak and produced and directed by George Waggner, starring Lon Chaney Jr, Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi, and Maria Ouspenskaya. ... The gothic novel is an English literary genre, which can be said to have been born with The Castle of Otranto (1764) by Horace Walpole. ... Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English romantic/gothic novelist, the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. ... This article is about the 1818 novel. ...

Contents

Plot

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PROLOGUE: Transylvania, the late 19th century: Dr. Frankenstein works for Count Dracula to resurrect the dead, and creates Frankenstein's monster. When the doctor learns Dracula's purpose he reneges, but his assistant Igor betrays him. The Count murders him but the monster manages to escape but is buried under burning rubble. Map of Romania with Transylvania in yellow Transylvania (Romanian: or ; Hungarian: ; German: ; Serbian: / Transilvanija or / Erdelj) is a historical region in central and western Romania. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. ... Count Dracula is a famous fictional vampire, who appears in Bram Stokers Gothic horror novel Dracula. ... Boris Karloff as Frankensteins Monster in Frankenstein (1931) Frankensteins monster (sometimes Frankensteins creature or the Frankenstein monster or even Frankenstein) is a creature first appearing in Mary Shelleys novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. ... A sign featuring Igor with a beautiful woman Igor Manic or Ygor is the traditional stock character or cliché hunch-backed lab assistant to the mad scientist, familiar from many horror movies and horror movie parodies. ...

Hugh Jackman as Van Helsing.
Hugh Jackman as Van Helsing.

A year later, Gabriel Van Helsing, a hunter of the Dark with no memory of his own past, is recalled to the Vatican by the Order, a secret society that fights supernatural evil. He must assist the last of the Valerious clan to kill Dracula to protect a covenant their ancestor made with God centuries before that unless the vampire is destroyed, his family would never enter Heaven. He's given a parchment scrap with Latin writing, and a seal bearing the same symbol as the ring on his right hand, left to the Order by the same Valerious ancestor. The Order suggests that the similarity between the seal and ring might be a link to his identity. Their resident 'tech guy' Friar Carl is sent along. Image File history File links Cathedralroof. ... Image File history File links Cathedralroof. ... Hugh Michael Jackman (born October 12, 1968) is an Australian film producer, film and stage actor, known for playing Wolverine in X-Men and its sequels, and his Tony Award-winning performance in The Boy from Oz. ... Hugh Jackman as Gabriel Van Helsing Gabriel Van Helsing is a fictional character in the 2004 motion picture Van Helsing, the animated prequel Van Helsing: The London Assignment, and other media. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ...


Meanwhile in Transylvania, Princess Anna and her brother Velkan Valerious hunt werewolves, but Velkan is bitten and lost. Van Helsing and Friar Carl arrive, and the suspicious villagers and Anna confront them. Dracula's brides Verona, Marishka, and Aleera, arrive and attack in daylight, specifically targeting Van Helsing and Anna. Van Helsing slays Marishka, and as the first to kill a vampire in over a century, Anna accepts him. Map of Romania with Transylvania in yellow Transylvania (Romanian: or ; Hungarian: ; German: ; Serbian: / Transilvanija or / Erdelj) is a historical region in central and western Romania. ...


At far-off Dracula's castle the Count feels Marishka's death and awakens. He comforts his remaining brides and announces he'll seek a new one. He orders Igor to Frankenstein's castle to continue the experiments.


Anna and Van Helsing argue about her hunting alone, and he knocks her out with a strange gas to prevent this. Later at night, she wakes up to find out a werewolf is in her house: Velkan, who tries to warn her about Dracula in a moment of half-transformation. Van Helsing arrives but Velkan flees. He pursues but Anna stops him, and tells him about rumors of a cure for lycanthropy in Dracula's possession. He agrees to help her find the cure. At Frankenstein's castle they discover Velkan is a captive catalyst in Dracula's experiments in which Dracula plans to use him to bring his stillborn children to life. In folklore, lycanthropy is the ability or power of a human being to undergo transformation into a wolf. ...


Van Helsing and Anna can't stop the experiment, and Dracula's massive brood comes alive and flocks with their mothers to the village for their first feeding. Anna pursues Velkan while Van Helsing's attacks fail to hurt the Count, who smiles in recognition and unnerves him by revealing intimate knowledge of his life. Dracula offers to restore Van Helsing's memory, but Van Helsing follows Anna. She conquers the Dwergie (the Count's supernatural servants) but fails to free Velkan before the final stroke of midnight when he becomes a werewolf permanently, and completely controlled by Dracula. Velkan's blood is not stable enough for Dracula's children, who self-destruct. Dracula orders Velkan to kill the two hunters. Near the windmill ruins, Anna chides Van Helsing for his conventional, ineffective vampire-killing methods. They settle their differences but suddenly fall into an underground cavern and fall unconscious until morning.


Back at the manor, Friar Carl finds a magic painting that shows two knights engaged in combat under the full moon. They throw down their armor and arms and transform into a werewolf and a demonic winged creature before engaging in combat again.


Beneath the ruins, Anna and Van Helsing awake to discover Frankenstein's Monster. Anna wants to kill it but Van Helsing refuses because he senses that the creature is not evil. Meanwhile, Velkan sees them and leaves to tell the Count of his discovery. Van Helsing convinces Anna to bring the monster to Rome for safekeeping, and they leave with Carl. The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. ...

Van Helsing's carriage makes a daring leap.
Van Helsing's carriage makes a daring leap.

En route to Italy, Dracula's remaining brides and Velkan attack. Van Helsing kills Verona, but in the melee Van Helsing fatally wounds the Wolf Man. Next morning Anna discovers the now-human, dying Velkan. She rails against Van Helsing for her brother's death but discovers that Velkan bit him, giving him the werewolf curse. Anna is then blindsided by Aleera and kidnapped. Image File history File links Horseleap. ... Image File history File links Horseleap. ...


Arriving later that day in Budapest, Van Helsing and his party are met by Aleera, who relays an offer from Dracula: the monster for Anna. They set the exchange at a local All Hallow's Eve masquerade ball. See Budapest (band) for the British melancholic post-grunge band. ... Halloween (disambiguation). ... A masquerade ball (or masque) is an event which the participants attend in costume, usually including a mask. ...

Dracula dances with an enchanted Anna (Richard Roxburgh and Kate Beckinsale).
Dracula dances with an enchanted Anna (Richard Roxburgh and Kate Beckinsale).

That night Dracula dances with a bewitched Anna, compelled by his whim. Dracula boasts she will be his newest bride. Van Helsing and Friar Carl rescue her, however the Count reveals that not only have his fellow undead already reacquired the monster for him, but that the palace is his summer home, and all the masked guests are his coven. Faced with an entire building full of bloodsuckers, Anna, Van Helsing, and Carl flee, but Carl detonates a flash bang grenade that destroys the vampire coven. The Dwergi and Igor escape with the monster by boat. Van Helsing and his companions try to pick up the trail at Frankenstein's castle, but discover Dracula and his entourage gone along with the lab, probably to Dracula's castle whose location unknown. Image File history File links Vampireball. ... Image File history File links Vampireball. ... Richard Roxburgh (born January 1, 1962) is an Australian actor, who has starred in many Australian films and has appeared in prominent supporting roles in a number of Hollywood productions, usually as villains. ... Kate Beckinsale (born July 26, 1973 in London, England) is an English actress. ... A flash bang grenade in movie terms is used by the military to blind, and deafing the victim. ...


At the manor, the three review everything they know about Dracula. Originally, the son of Anna's ancestor was killed by the 'Left Hand of God'. Anna's ancestor sealed Dracula away in a realm accessed by a one-way door. Dracula escaped by making a deal with the Devil for his undead status, plus wings for himself and his kind. The location of this door was lost, although Anna's father had been studying a wall mural of a map for clues. Van Helsing intuits that the mural is the door. Carl notices the map's torn edge. Van Helsing tries the parchment scrap left to the Order by Anna's ancestor; the piece fits, and the mural becomes a mirror. The trio step through into the cold and snow of Dracula's prison realm. The Devil is a title given to the supernatural entity, who, in Christianity, Islam, and other religions, is a powerful, evil entity and the tempter of humankind. ...

Carl, Van Helsing, and Anna in Dracula's Castle (David Wenham, Hugh Jackman, and Kate Beckinsale).
Carl, Van Helsing, and Anna in Dracula's Castle (David Wenham, Hugh Jackman, and Kate Beckinsale).

At Dracula's castle they corner Igor, and the captive monster confirms that Dracula has the lycanthropy cure. Suspicious why Dracula would possess such a cure given his use of werewolves as minions for centuries, Van Helsing threatens Igor for answers. Carl, however, guesses that as shown by the painting, only the bite of a werewolf can kill Dracula and since the Count can't assert full control over the creatures until they fully succumb to the curse, he needs some way of protecting himself from new-forming werewolves. Van Helsing decides to pursue Dracula and free the monster to thwart the experiment, while Carl and Anna take Igor to find the cure. If Anna and Carl are too late to administer the antidote to him before the final stroke of midnight, Anna must escape, while Carl must stake him in the heart. Image File history File linksMetadata Castledracula. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Castledracula. ... David Wenham as Faramir David Wenham, sometimes known as Daisy, (born September 21, 1965) is an Australian actor who has appeared in movies, television series and theatre productions. ... Hugh Michael Jackman (born October 12, 1968) is an Australian film producer, film and stage actor, known for playing Wolverine in X-Men and its sequels, and his Tony Award-winning performance in The Boy from Oz. ... Kate Beckinsale (born July 26, 1973 in London, England) is an English actress. ...


Van Helsing reaches the monster but it is too late to stop the experiment and Dracula's children are brought to life. Carl and Anna find the cure syringe, but Igor traps them, and Aleera attacks. Anna wounds Aleera but Carl escapes with the syringe. Carl rushes the cure to Van Helsing but is impeded by vicious weather and Igor, who harasses him. Van Helsing then tries to set the monster free but is stopped by Dracula. The monster is then struck by a bolt of lighting and his shackles break. The monster hangs on to a cable which wraps around the bridge upon which Igor was chasing Carl and the cable sends Igor flying who plummets to his death. Carl swings the monster loose and he comes crashing into Aleera who was about to bite Anna. Frankenstein then battles Aleera while Anna escapes. Anna then pulls out a gatling gun and Carl throws her the syringe but she is knocked off the rope by Aleera. Anna then manages to stab Aleera in the heart with a stake and then heads to give the cure to Van Helsing.


Meanwhile, Van Helsing decides that the Count must die before his children gain in strength. At the first stroke of midnight, the curse consumes him, shocking then delighting Dracula as he becomes a werewolf. Dracula reveals that Van Helsing was the one who murdered him when he was human and the ring on Van Helsing's finger was also originally his. Dracula again appeals to Van Helsing's desire to know himself, offering to restore his memories but Van Helsing refuses. He shifts back into a werewolf and bites Dracula, killing him and his children once and for all. Anna arrives and runs at him with the cure syringe but Van Helsing attacks her. Carl follows shortly after and charges at the beast with the stake, but Van Helsing grabs Carl and changes back to normal which shows that Anna's injection attempt was successful. Unfortunately, the werewolf attack killed her and the now un-cursed Van Helsing mourns.


As the monster leaves on a make-shift raft, Van Helsing and Carl pay their last respects to Anna on her funeral pyre. As it burns, Van Helsing sees a vision of Anna and her entire family finally finding peace. Comforted by the fact that he saved her and nine generations of her family from Purgatory, Van Helsing and Carl ride into the sunset back to Rome. Purgatory commonly refers to a doctrine in the Roman Catholic Church, which posits that those who die in a state of grace undergo a purification in order to achieve the holiness necessary to enter heaven. ... Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban...


Trivia

The Wolf Man.
The Wolf Man.
  • A continuity error is made by referring to Frankenstein's monster by the name "Frankenstein", although it could be argued that in this film, the creature considers himself to be Frankenstein's son. This difference is further borne out in an additional scene in the film's tie-in novel, in which the monster specifically tells Van Helsing to call him Frankenstein.[citation needed]
  • The film also deviates considerably from its source material in showing Edward Hyde as a huge, hulking man when Robert Louis Stevenson's original character of Hyde is small and crooked in stature. However, at the end of The Strange Case Of Doctor Jekyll And Mister Hyde, Hyde grows bigger than he initially was which Jekyll considers to be the proof that his evil alter-ego was growing bigger and stronger than his good nature.
  • In Bram Stoker's original novel, Dracula, and many subsequent films based on it, it is Dr. Abraham Van Helsing, an elderly anthropology professor from the Netherlands who does the vampire hunting, although the studio changed the name to Gabriel so that they could copyright their own marketable version of the character (which is in the public domain). However, according to Sommers, he chose not to use the name "Abraham" as he did not like the name, and would not name his lead character Abraham. His viewpoint is that this Gabriel was Abraham's younger brother.
  • When Dracula talks to Van Helsing at the climax of the film he refers to himself as Count Vladislaw Draculea. In fact, "Draculea", as to the common form "Dracula" is the correct form of the original Romanian meaning "son of", referring to Vlad the Impaler as the "Son of the Dragon", his father Vlad "Dracul" from his involvement in the Christian Order of the Dragon.[citation needed]

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Cast

Hugh Michael Jackman (born October 12, 1968) is an Australian film producer, film and stage actor, known for playing Wolverine in X-Men and its sequels, and his Tony Award-winning performance in The Boy from Oz. ... Hugh Jackman as Gabriel Van Helsing Gabriel Van Helsing is a fictional character in the 2004 motion picture Van Helsing, the animated prequel Van Helsing: The London Assignment, and other media. ... Kate Beckinsale (born July 26, 1973 in London, England) is an English actress. ... Anna Valerious was a fictional vampire hunter in the film Van Helsing. ... Richard Roxburgh (born January 1, 1962) is an Australian actor, who has starred in many Australian films and has appeared in prominent supporting roles in a number of Hollywood productions, usually as villains. ... Alternate meaning: Dracula (orchid genus) Dracula is a fictional character, arguably the most famous vampire in fiction. ... David Wenham as Faramir David Wenham, sometimes known as Daisy, (born September 21, 1965) is an Australian actor who has appeared in movies, television series and theatre productions. ... Will Kemp (b. ... The Wolf Man is a 1941 horror film written by Curt Siodmak and produced and directed by George Waggner, starring Lon Chaney Jr, Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi, and Maria Ouspenskaya. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Boris Karloff as Frankensteins Monster in Frankenstein (1931) Frankensteins monster (sometimes Frankensteins creature or the Frankenstein monster or even Frankenstein) is a creature first appearing in Mary Shelleys novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. ... Silvia Colloca (born on May 23, 1978, in Milan) is an Italian actress. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Elena Anaya (born July 17, 1975 in Palencia, Spain) is a Spanish actress whose career dates back to 1995. ... Kevin J. OConnor is an American actor best known for playing character roles in major studio movies such as The Mummy, Clive Barkers Lord of Illusions, F/X 2 and as Igor in the 2004 movie Van Helsing. ... A sign featuring Igor with a beautiful woman Igor Manic or Ygor is the traditional stock character or cliché hunch-backed lab assistant to the mad scientist, familiar from many horror movies and horror movie parodies. ... Alun Armstrong (born July 17, 1946) is an actor from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. ... Samuel West, sometimes billed as Sam West, (born June 19, 1966) is a British actor, the son of Prunella Scales and Timothy West. ... Victor Frankenstein is the protagonist of the 1818 novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. ... Robbie Coltrane, OBE (born Anthony Robert McMillan on March 30, 1950) is a Scottish Television and Film actor. ...

Other media

Sommers expanded the story of Van Helsing in two direct spin-offs. The animated prequel titled Van Helsing: The London Assignment takes place before the main events of the film, focusing on Van Helsing's mission to try to end a Jack the Ripper-style murderer, who turns out to be Mr. Hyde from terrorizing London. There was also a one-issue comic book titled Van Helsing: From Beneath the Rue Morgue, that follows Van Helsing on a self-contained adventure that occurs during the events of the film, just after the death of Jekyll/Hyde in Paris but before Van Helsing returns to Rome. In the adventure, Van Helsing deals with Doctor Moreau and his hybrid mutants. Jack the Ripper is the pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished Whitechapel area of London, England in the second half of 1888. ... Categories: Stub | Science fiction novels | 1896 books | 1933 films | 1977 films | 1996 films | Steampunk ...


A spin-off television series, titled Transylvania, was planned, using the film's village sets, but due to poor US box-office, critical panning and a considerable budget for each episode, the series' status is currently unknown. The series was to be set in the same period as the film, and was reportedly to focus on the story of a Texas cowboy who becomes sheriff in a Transylvanian village, where he must keep the peace between two warring families with some "monstrous genes". Sommers wrote the pilot and supervised six episode scripts. Transylvania was an aborted spin-off television series of the film Van Helsing set in the region of the same name. ...


Vivendi Universal Games also published a Van Helsing video game for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Game Boy Advance. The game follows a similar plot to the movie, has gameplay similar to Devil May Cry and the PS2 and Xbox versions feature the voice talent of many of the actors including Hugh Jackman and Richard Roxburgh. Lavastorm Entertainment produced a mobile game that followed the plot of the movie, but was poorly received.[1] Vivendi Universal (VU) is a French company active in media and communications with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications and the Internet. ... Van Helsing is a video game for Play Station 2 which resembles the events of the 2004 action/horror film of the same name by Stephen Sommers. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... This article is about the original Xbox. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hugh Michael Jackman (born October 12, 1968) is an Australian film producer, film and stage actor, known for playing Wolverine in X-Men and its sequels, and his Tony Award-winning performance in The Boy from Oz. ... Richard Roxburgh (born January 1, 1962) is an Australian actor, who has starred in many Australian films and has appeared in prominent supporting roles in a number of Hollywood productions, usually as villains. ... Lavastorm is a historically Massachusetts, U.S.-based international technology company with a colorful history of projects, awards, mergers, acquisitions, and a refocus from web development to revenue assurance. ... It has been suggested that Multiplayer Mobile games be merged into this article or section. ...


A direct to DVD sequel was hinted at recently. It will likely have an all new cast and a lower budget than the previous film. [1]


See also

A vampire hunter or vampire slayer is someone who specializes in finding and destroying vampires and sometimes other creatures of dark fantasy as well. ... Dracula is an 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary character the vampire Count Dracula. ... This article is about the 1818 novel. ... A werewolf (also lycanthrope or wolfman) in folklore is a person who shapeshifts into a wolf or wolflike creature, either purposely, by using magic, or after being placed under a curse. ... A werewolf in folklore and mythology is a person who changes into a wolf, either by purposefully using magic or by being placed under a curse. ... The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. ... Hellsing is an anime and manga series by Kouta Hirano. ... The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 film adaption of the comic book limited series. ... Castlevania is a video game series, created and developed by Konami. ...

Notes

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