Hellboy (2004) Poster



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Version of 

Hellboy: Asylum Seeker (2000) (Video Game)


The B.P.R.D. Declassified (2004) (TV Movie)
This show is a documentary look into the real world where "Hellboy" is set
Hellboy: The Science of Evil (2008) (Video Game)
Video game spin-off of the film.


On the Waterfront (1954)
scene with Hellboy and small child on the roof of the apartment complex features caged pigeons, which get considerable screentime. this is clearly a reference to On the Waterfront, where Brando spends many important scenes on the roof with his pigeons.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
The song "We'll Meet Again" from the end of Dr. Strangelove is playing on Broom's record player as he looking at the torn piece of paper in his study that reveals Rasputin's plans to destroy the world. At the end of Dr. Strangelove the world is indeed destroyed.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
The first clip of the funeral scene, with the umbrellas seen from above, references the credit sequence in "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg"
Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) (TV Series)
before Hellboy gets ready to fight a monster he says "hey hey hey" which is Fat Albert's catchphrase
Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
name of Rasputin's moll.
Alien (1979)
Hellhound dooling molecular acid from behind
Inferno (1980)
the underwater sequence.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Abe Sapien suspended in a tank of healing blue liquid with wires attached mirrors Luke Skywalker's recovery
The Big Red One (1980)
The lidless Jesus on a crucifix is a nod to this movie
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Trevor giving chocolate to an infant Hellboy & saying "Here, take it!".
Firestarter (1984)
Liz says that she doesn't like to be called a "firestarter."
Ghostbusters (1984)
Sammael is referred to as a Class Five entity
Hellraiser (1987)
Hellboy calls Kroenen Pinhead
The Princess Bride (1987)
Hellboy says: "You killed my father, your ass is mine! "
The Simpsons (1989) (TV Series)
When getting frustrated at the hellhound Hellboy says "why you little", Homer's catchphrase when he gets frustrated with Bart
The Matrix (1999)
The subway scene about half way through the movie: fight in subway, smashing into walls and pillars, telephone ringing, enemy hit by train
X-Men (2000)
Kroenen extends it's blades in the same style as Wolverine does in the X-men films
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
The bottle with the baby who has the devil's spine is seen in Hellboy, right next the the blade that pierced Christ's side

Referenced in 

Comic Book: The Movie (2004) (Video)
Ron Perlman is at the Comic Con and is refered to as the "new Hellboy" Ron Perlman did actually play Hellboy in the 2004 film.
Degrassi: The Next Generation: Back in Black (2004) (TV Episode)
J.T. refers to Toby as "Hellboy."
The Getaway: Black Monday (2004) (Video Game)
The poster for this title is featured multiple times in the game as posters and advertisements.
Constantine (2005)
The "Spear of Destiny" prop is the same one as used in Hellboy (2004).
HBO First Look: Constantine: Heaven, Hell and Beyond (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV Special)
Chris Rock mentions it.
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Action figure
Settling the Score (2005) (TV Movie)
mentioned once
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
The outline at the bottom of the maze, which slowly fills with blood is the same as the etching on the floor where Rasputin is revived.
HBO First Look: The Making of 'Pan's Labyrinth' (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Samurai Songs (2007) (Video)
Music Theme
Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007) (TV Movie)
Characters and Actors from the film
Hellboy Animated: Iron Shoes (2007) (Video)
Actors and Characters based on Mike Mignola's Hellboy.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Poster is shown.
Jumper (2008)
Poster seen in the background in David room
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)
Poster shown.
Disaster Movie (2008)
Hellboy attempted to stop the twister only to get knocked down by a flying cow.
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.3 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelman mentions the film in his review of Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
I Sell the Dead (2008)
In conversation Father Duffy (played by Ron Perlman) at one time say "There are things that go bump in the night" (bump is replaced with a bump on the table) - this is also a central piece of dialog in Hellboy, which stars Ron Perlman
Troldspejlet: Episode #40.9 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film when he presents Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) as a nominee for the poll "Best Live Action Super-Hero Movie"
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Six (2008) (Video)
In "Unnatural", Strong Bad says a line from this movie: "Cut to the chase; how do we kill it?"
Two and a Half Men: Thank God for Scoliosis (2009) (TV Episode)
Melissa's mum is watching Hellboy
Troldspejlet: Episode #41.6 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his review of the DVD release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
30 Rock: Into the Crevasse (2009) (TV Episode)
Frank talks about his limited edition Hellboy action figure
The Supermarket (2009)
Gas mask-wearing character named "Karl Ruprecht Kroenen Jr"
Bones: The Devil in the Details (2010) (TV Episode)
First Booth, then Hodgins call the horned corpse "Hellboy".
Midnight Movie Review: Halloween Horror Top 25, nr. 17: The Devil's Backbone (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in overview on Guillermo del Toro's oeuvre
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Megamind (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy says Guillermo del Toro directed the Hellboy series
MythBusters: President's Challenge (2010) (TV Episode)
Analyzes the scene where Hellboy, with a single punch directed down onto the hood of a moving SUV, causes it to somersault into the air over his head.
Shooting the Hollywood Stars (2011) (TV Movie)
Rankin mentions the film when speaking about Selma Blair.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Holding Out for a Superhero (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention for top movie superheroes
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star (2011)
"Smellboy" poster
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Hewy says the executive producer for Kung Fu Panda 2 directed this movie
The Devil's Rock (2011)
Demon says "[Hitler] tried to awaken the Great Old Ones"
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
Guillermo del Toro's title card mentions him being the director of this movie.
Mad: Garfield of My Dreams/I Hate My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) (TV Episode)
Hellboy hosts the Left Hand of Doom skit.
The Blockbuster Buster: ERod vs. Episode I, Vol. 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
seen among ERod's DVD collection
Demo Reel: The Blair Witch Hangover (2012) (TV Episode)
The Right Hand of Doom was used for a prepared magic trick.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Hell Boy: Monsters & Makeup with Spectral Motion (2013) (TV Episode)
Hellboy props, costume pieces and characters are referenced constantly, in addition to their presence in the Spectral Motion offices.
Pacific Rim (2013)
The male pilot of the Cherno Alpha wears a helmet that resembles Kroenen's helmet.
At the Movies: Episode #10.22 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jason di Rosso in a review of Pacific Rim as another movie directed by Guillermo Del Toro.
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster (2013)
Poster shown
Face Off: Subterranean Terror (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Face Off: Cosmic Circus (2013) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV (2013) (TV Episode)
During the couch gag, Groundskeeper Willie looks like Hellboy and fights with Kroenen.
Psych: Psych the Musical (2013) (TV Episode)
An asylum patient refers to Gus as "Hellboy."
Face Off: Cryptic Creatures (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
DVD shown
The Big Bang Theory: The Misinterpretation Agitation (2014) (TV Episode)
The gun from the movie is among the doctor's collection of sci-fi memorabilia.
Face Off: Troll Bridge (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Face Off: Full Steam Ahead (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Inside Out (2015)
Disgust gets Angry mad so he can activate his pyrokinetic abilities, John Thaddeus Myers did the same thing for Liz in Hellboy
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Kate Winslet/Mia Wasikowska/Chris Matthews (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions Guillermo del Toro's earlier movie
Longbox of the Damned: The Dark Horse Book of Hauntings (2015) (TV Episode)
"Ah, the demon with the voice of Ron Perlman."
Fallout 4 (2015) (Video Game)
Similar underwater sequence
Honest Game Trailers: Call of Duty: Black Ops (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Suicide Squad (2016)
The subway sequence.


Bluebirds' Baby (1938) (Short)
Seen in Hellboy's room
The Fox and the Grapes (1941) (Short)
Seen in Hellboy's room
Gerald McBoing-Boing (1950) (Short)
Seen in Hellboy's room
The Tell-Tale Heart (1953) (Short)
A brief clip is seen on one of Hellboy's tv screens.
Matador Magoo (1957) (Short)
Seen in Hellboy's room
Magoo's Moose Hunt (1957) (Short)
Seen in Hellboy's room

Featured in 

'Hellboy': The Seeds of Creation (2004) (Video)
clips shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #33.3 (2005) (TV Episode)
VHS/DVD release reviewed + footage used
Troldspejlet: Episode #35.6 (2006) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann reviews cheap DVDs such as this one + footage used
Cinemania: I anodos kai i ptosi tou Nazismou (2008) (TV Episode)
footage from this film
The Blockbuster Buster: Tarzan & the Lost City (2012) (TV Episode)
clips are shown
The Blockbuster Buster: Top 10 Lame LXG Moments (2012) (TV Episode)
Clips seen in the intro of the episode
Maltin on Movies: Favorite Comic Book & Graphic Novel Films (2012) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.92 (2013) (TV Episode)
Clip of Ron Perlman being interviewed in full makeup
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Hell Boy: Monsters & Makeup with Spectral Motion (2013) (TV Episode)
Shots of Rasputin, Sammael and Ivan the Corpse are shown, along with behind-the-scenes footage.
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the film in his portrait of Dark Horse Comics + clip shown

Spoofed in 

The Supermarket (2009)
Rant on movie about WW2 soldiers fighting magic Nazis

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