31 Nights of Horror. Night 16: Van Helsing

Van Helsing (film)
Van Helsing (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My horror movie tastes span across a large area in the genre. I love the classic movie monsters of the 1930s, the grindhouse-type flicks of the 1970s, some sic-fi and slash ’em ups and even some of the fake documentary stuff that has become really popular lately.

But there is one film that pays homage to all the classics and that is the 2004 flick, Van Helsing. Starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale it is a long movie full of Indiana Jones type adventure and loaded with special effects. Even the plot is a bit weak it is still a good watch.

Did you know:

While the film is an homage to the 1930s and ’40s Universal Monster horror films, the inclusion of Mr. Hyde is an oddity, as he was never one of the Universal Monster roster. Instead, the films based on Hyde during that time were made for Universal’s rival MGM. However, in 1953, Universal did feature the monster in the comedy Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Dracula’s diminutive henchmen, the Dwerger, are actually dwarfs from Germanic folklore.

What is your favorite scary movie? 

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