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** Kevin J. O'Connor [[Film/TheMummy1999 plays another]] TheRenfield character by serving a horror movie villain out of greed.

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** Kevin J. O'Connor [[Film/TheMummy1999 plays another]] TheRenfield character by serving a horror movie villain out of greed. In another Steven Sommers film no less.

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* PurgatoryAndLimbo: The priest/bishop at the beginning states that if Dracula isn't vanquished by Anna Valerious, her whole family will stay in Purgatory forever.


* CaptainObvious: "You're choking me!" Gee, Anna, was the ''choke hold he had on your neck'' your first clue?

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: When Dracula is dancing with Anna, he stops in front of the mirror: as per the myths, he has no reflection...and neither do any of the other hundreds of party-goers in view of the mirror. Sure enough, every last one of them is a vampire too.

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* OhCrap: Many examples, but the most standout one is at the end when Dracula realises that [[spoiler:Werewolf]] Van Helsing isn't [[spoiler: Obeying him as only a werewolf can kill Dracula]].

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* DecoyConvoy: While transporting Frankenstein's Monster to Rome, Van Helsing's carriage is attacked by Dracula's brides; Van Helsing escapes but the carriage falls into a ravine. One of the brides dives into the ravine and pries the door of the carriage, only to find a bomb lined with silver stakes that promptly blows up and impales her. Riding away from the ravine, Van Helsing spots the carriage that's actually transporting the monster, being driven by Anna.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Dracula is dead and his plans are foiled, and Frankenstein's monster is free to roam the world. Anna, however, is accidentally killed by Van Helsing in the process of curing his lycanthropy, but with Dracula dead, his curse on her family is broken [[TogetherInDeath and she's reunited with them in Heaven.]]]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Dracula is dead and his plans are foiled, and Frankenstein's monster is free to roam the world. Anna, however, is accidentally killed by Van Helsing in the process of curing his lycanthropy, but with Dracula dead, his curse on her family is broken [[TogetherInDeath she and she's reunited with them in her family are finally allowed to enter Heaven.]]]]


* BittersweetEnding: [[Dracula is dead and his plans are foiled, and Frankenstein's monster is free to roam the world. Anna, however, is accidentally killed by Van Helsing in the process of curing his lycanthropy, but with Dracula dead, his curse on her family is broken [[TogetherInDeath and she's reunited with them in Heaven.]]]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[Dracula [[spoiler: Dracula is dead and his plans are foiled, and Frankenstein's monster is free to roam the world. Anna, however, is accidentally killed by Van Helsing in the process of curing his lycanthropy, but with Dracula dead, his curse on her family is broken [[TogetherInDeath and she's reunited with them in Heaven.]]]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[Dracula is dead and his plans are foiled, and Frankenstein's monster is free to roam the world. Anna, however, is accidentally killed by Van Helsing in the process of curing his lycanthropy, but with Dracula dead, his curse on her family is broken [[TogetherInDeath and she's reunited with them in Heaven.]]]]


* GenreSavvy: Friar Carl again. Also Dracula and Van Helsing himself from time to time.
-->'''Velkan:''' I would rather die than help you!\\
'''Dracula:''' Ooh, don't be boring. Everyone who says that dies.



[[http://deadline.com/2012/05/universal-signs-first-look-deal-with-alex-kurtzman-and-roberto-orci-264868/ A reboot is in the works]], which will be set within the new ''Film/DarkUniverse'' alongside ''Film/TheMummy2017''.


''Van Helsing'' is a 2004 action movie released by Creator/UniversalPictures and directed by Creator/StephenSommers, who did the first two films of ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy''. It stars Creator/HughJackman as the eponymous VampireHunter. In this incarnation, he works as an agent of the Knights of the Holy Order in the Vatican to hunt down monsters and other abominations. Aiding him is Friar Carl, a slightly irreverent tinkerer and inventor that supplies him with the speciality equipment and comic relief he needs to take down the creatures of the night.

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''Van Helsing'' is a 2004 action movie released by Creator/UniversalPictures and directed by Creator/StephenSommers, who did the first two films of ''Film/TheMummyTrilogy''. It stars Creator/HughJackman as the eponymous VampireHunter.VampireHunter, loosely based on the character from Creator/BramStoker's ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. In this incarnation, he works as an agent of the Knights of the Holy Order in the Vatican to hunt down monsters and other abominations. Aiding him is Friar Carl, a slightly irreverent tinkerer and inventor that supplies him with the speciality equipment and comic relief he needs to take down the creatures of the night.

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** Creator/KateBeckinsale's character hunts [[Film/{{Underworld}} vampires]]. This was originally what was preventing her from being cast; as she had just done ''Underworld'', Stephen Sommers feared she wouldn't want to do another vampire film. However her agent convinced him to send her the script - and she immediately signed on.
** Creator/HughJackman [[Film/X2XMenUnited plays the role]] of a grim loner with no memory of who he was, while facing an enemy who knows him and his forgotten past and taunts him for it. He also [[spoiler:turns into a [[{{Wolverine}} werewolf]].]] More superficially he also bares his claws in a very similar way to Wolverine.
** Silvia Collocca (Verona) has often been compared to fellow Italian actress Monica Bellucci. It can't be a coincidence that Collocca is playing the same character Bellucci played in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.
** Kevin J. O'Connor [[Film/TheMummy1999 plays another]] TheRenfield character by serving a horror movie villain out of greed.

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** Dracula himself as well. He has the majority of powers he had in the original novel, but is also largely immune to all of the original's weaknesses. [[spoiler: The only thing that can kill him is a werewolf bite.]] This was also made a conscious choice regarding the design of his famed ability to turn into a bat, which takes things even further than the [[Film/BramStokersDracula 1992 film]] did. This Dracula's "bat" form is an eight foot tall demon-beast.
** Dracula's Brides. In this portrayal they're not only directly active in the plot, and serve as second-only to Dracula regarding their threat level but they also have strength and transformation abilities similar to Dracula himself.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Anna notes to Van Helsing that Dracula's Brides attacked her village in daylight, which is something they've never done before. [[spoiler: Because Dracula is desperate to finish off her family line before they can discover his weakness]].


* BigBad: Count Vladislos Dragiola, AKA {{Dracula}}, the vampire Van Helsing has been sent to kill.

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* BigBad: Count Vladislos Dragiola, Vladislaus Dragulia, AKA {{Dracula}}, the vampire Van Helsing has been sent to kill.

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