Castlevania: The Real History of Dracula

The world’s most notorious vampire, Count Dracula, has terrorized the dwelling for over a century by way of books, films, TV, comics, and even video video games. In phrases of the latter, we have now Konami’s seminal Castlevania collection for offering the Dracula-themed scares for over 30 years.

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While not precisely an correct retelling of the unique novel by Bram Stoker, Castlevania is an excellent Japanese reimagining that units a vampire hunter unfastened in Dracula’s monster-filled fortress for an action-packed and spooky journey that ends within the corridor of the best vampire who ever lived, the Count himself. If you have not performed any of those video games however need to know extra concerning the Belmont household’s centuries-long battle in opposition to the Lord of Vampires, go choose up Castlevania Requiem, a brand new assortment of two of the collection’ most memorable entries, for the PS4.

Or you could possibly tune into the superb animated collection from Netflix, which is coming into its second season. Based on Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the present tells the story of Trevor Belmont, who’s on a quest by way of the cursed land of Wallachia to succeed in Dracula’s fortress and save Wallachia’s individuals from the monsters that stalk them within the evening. Along the best way, Trevor additionally faces off in opposition to a malevolent Church, which is chargeable for Dracula’s outrage within the first place. It’s actually a darkish story but in addition a superb online game adaptation. 

Ahead of Castlevania season 2, which drops on Friday, Oct. 26, Netflix has launched a brand new video detailing the true historical past of the individuals who impressed the legendary literary villain. Check it out under:

In case you are not caught up in your historical past, Dracula is predicated on two extremely merciless rulers: Vlad the Impaler, Prince of Wallachia, and Elizabeth Bathory, a countess from the Kingdom of Hungary. Vlad was referred to as a vicious warlord who impaled lots of of his enemies or burned them alive. He additionally washed his arms of their blood.

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Believe it or not, Countess Bathory was much more sadistic. Known as one of the crucial prolific feminine murderers in historical past, Bathory tortured and killed lots of of girls with a view to bathe of their blood as a result of she believed bathing within the blood of virgins would hold her younger. Talk about superstition. 

Interestingly sufficient, Dracula did not end up as evil as both of those real-life villains. I assume we must always rely ourselves fortunate?

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