Van Helsing

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This article is about the 2004 film and its fandom. For the Dracula character, see Abraham Van Helsing.

Name: Van Helsing
Abbreviation(s): VH
Creator: Stephen Sommers
Date(s): 2004
Medium: Live-Action film
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Official Site, Wikipedia
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Van Helsing is a horror action film starring Hugh Jackman as the titular character, Gabriel Van Helsing.


Gabriel Van Helsing is a 'Monster Hunter' who is sent on missions by The Knights of the Holy Order - a secret organization made up of experts from various religions, housed beneath the Vatican - to save lost souls if possible, or rid the world of the evil when it isn't. His primary mission in the film is to rescue the gypsy princess - Anna Valerious (portrayed by Kate Beckinsale) - so that her family's souls can go to Heaven. This is necessary because her ancestor made a deal with the devil in order to live forever.

Upon arriving in Transylvania, he and his sidekick/assistant, Carl, discover that there are vampires attacking the town and that Anna's brother, Velkan, is a werewolf.

The titular character was inspired by the vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing from Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. Count Dracula, his brides, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Frankenstein's monster also appear in the film.

There are two prequel-type additions to the franchise - the animated video Van Helsing: The London Assignment and the one-shot comic book Van Helsing: From Beneath the Rue Morgue. The animated video depicts the 'birth' of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, while the comic book is much like a missing scene between the death of Mr. Hyde and Van Helsing's return to Rome, where Van Helsing battles Doctor Moreau and his hybrid mutants.


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The werewolves of the film are a favourite amongst furries and monsterfuckers.




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