The Wrath of Dracula

(Above source: Youtube screenshot)

Dracula, known in films for his creepy charm, can actually get pretty animated.

Season two of Castlevania, an American anime series based on a 1989 Japanese video game, “Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse,” debuts this Friday, October 26, on Netflix.

Written by Warren Ellis for an adult audience, the series features a wrathful Count Dracula (Graham McTavish), whose wife Lisa (Emily Swallow) is the victim of a witch-hunt carried out by the people of Wallachia.

In the four-episode first season, a vengeful Dracula dispatches monsters and demons to wipe out humanity in repayment for the villagers’ deed.  Monster hunter Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage), magician Syphna Belnades (Alejandra Reynoso) and Dracula’s half-human son Alucard (James Callis) join forces to defend against the Count’s army. Matt Frewer (the voice and face of Max Headroom) is the bishop who orders Dracula’s wife burned at the stake.

The eight-episode second season introduces new characters, including vampire-killer Godbrand, voiced by Peter Stormare, an actor known for his role as Steve Buscemi’s partner-in-crime in Fargo.

You can catch up on season one now on Netflix.

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