Castlevania

Blood will seek blood.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Animation
English     8.3     2017     USA

Overview

A dark medieval fantasy following the last surviving member of the disgraced Belmont clan, trying to save Eastern Europe from extinction at the hand of Vlad Dracula Tepe himself. Inspired by the classic video game series.

Reviews

Peter89Spencer wrote:
It gets good and good, as the show progresses, season by season. Season 1 got a bit slow, but that was only because there were 4 episodes. Season 2 got interesting, and it concluded with an epic confrontation between the three heroes and Dracula! Season 3 was excellent. Up until the last episode, which had a pretty bleak conclusion, how they left it with each character; just when you see a glimmer of hope you get disappointed with the dark reminder of humanity! Castlevania, while based on the popular video, to me is like Game of Thrones, but animated, and with vampires!

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Dark Shadows is an American gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966, to April 2, 1971. The show was created by Dan Curtis. The story bible, which was written by Art Wallace, does not mention any supernatural elements. It was unprecedented in daytime television when ghosts were introduced about six months after it began. The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins appeared a year into its run. Dark Shadows also featured werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; indeed, as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor. Major writers besides Art Wallace included Malcolm Marmorstein, Sam Hall, Gordon Russell, and Violet Welles. Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, unusually adventurous music score, and broad and epic cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. Now regarded as something of a classic, it continues to enjoy an intense cult following. Although the original series ran for only five years, its scheduling as a daily daytime drama allowed it to amass more single episodes during its run than most other science-fiction/fantasy genre series produced for English-language television, including Doctor Who and the entire Star Trek television franchise. Only the paranormal soap opera Passions, with a total of 2,231 episodes, has more.

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Dark Shadows
1966