Friday, Jul 01, 2022

Van Helsing

Perhaps, the biggest reason why horror gets whitewashed is that despite the sprawling canvas there's no implicit, forbidding sense of doom, no lingering menace, no eeriness, no dark atmospherics.

Van Helsing Van Helsing

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale
Director: Stephen Sommers
Rating: *

On the face of it Van Helsing seems a perfect night out for all the horror movie fans. Dracula, Frankenstein, Mr Hyde and werewolfs gathering in one film—what more do you need for sending that tingling chill up your spine? Actually lots more. Despite the presence of such Grade A evil apparitions, Van Helsing can't rise above its innate clunkiness. It is the least bit scary, in fact, quite often it literally nudges you into sleep.