Van Helsing (2004) Poster



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Drakula halála (1921)
based on the same novel
Nosferatu (1922)
based on the same novel
Dracula (1931)
based on the same novel
Drácula (1931)
based on the same novel
Horror of Dracula (1958)
based on the same novel
Dracula in Pakistan (1967)
based on the same novel
Hay que matar a Drácula (1968) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Mystery and Imagination: Dracula (1968) (TV Episode)
based on the same novel
Count Dracula (1970)
based on the same novel
Blacula (1972)
based on the same novel
Dracula (1972) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1974) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Count Dracula (1977) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
based on the same novel
Dracula (1979)
based on the same novel
Broadway on Showtime: Passion of Dracula (1980) (TV Episode)
based on the same novel
Dracula (1980) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Dracula (1992)
based on the same novel
Dracula (2002) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Dracula (2006) (TV Movie)
based on the same novel
Dracula: The Musical (2010) (Video)
based on the same novel
Vampyre (2015) (Short)
based on the same novel


Van Helsing (2004) (Video Game)
The video game is a spinoff from the movie.


Frankenstein (1931)
Opening of the movie.
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
the moster survives the fire because of a body of water under them mill
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
A scene with Carl standing next to a window watching the vampire children fly by is an exact duplication of the Witch's scene with the monkeys in "Oz".
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
When Van Helsing fights Mr. Hyde at Notre Dame Cathedral, Mr. Hyde yells, "The bells! The bells!"
The Wolf Man (1941)
A famous line from the original movie is quoted by one of the principal characters: Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.
Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
Frankenstein being encased in a block of ice
I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
A lightning flash reveals Dracula's more monstrous face, just like the alien in the earlier film
Goldfinger (1964)
Carl and his lab and experiments is a direct link to the first Q James Bond
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Anna misquotes Tuco's "kill your victim, don't talk" line
Wait Until Dark (1967)
When the vampire Aleera is fighting Anna she evens the playing field by putting out torchs & making Anna fight in the dark, Audrey Hepburn's blind character also did this to the thugs in Wait Until Dark, only instead of torchs she breaks lights
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Precise borrowing of the dancing-but-not-reflected-in-the-huge-mirror scene
Papillon (1973)
At the end, the Frankenstein Monster escapes on a small raft, as did Papillon
Alien (1979)
Molecular acid and werewolf drooling from above
Life of Brian (1979)
"We Transylvanians always look on the bright side of death"
The Evil Dead (1981)
vampire's corpses becomes a skeleton and melts into a puddle
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
The body of the heroine is burned on a funeral pyre
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
The last scene where the pyre is burning and Helsing sees Anna's ghost in the clouds and Carl taps him on the shoulder because he cannot see them. Akin to Leia doing the same thing to Luke when he sees Yoda, Kenobi and Anakin.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Dracula walks from the fire exactly like the T-1000
Godzilla (1998)
The scene in which they are passing through the egg 'fields' and the eggs begin hatching as they're walking through them is the same as the scene in Godzilla when the eggs hatch in Madison Square Garden as the characters are walking amongst them.
X-Men (2000)
When Hugh Jackman is in Werewolf form he extends his claws in the same style as he does when playing Wolverine
Shrek (2001)
Aleera taunts Anna by easily blowing out the fire on her torch, Shrek did the same taunt to an orge hunter in Shrek
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Dracula loses a finger with a ring, like Sauron

Referenced in 

Honey (2003)
In the external shot of the studio that they film the Jadakiss video in, there's a big Van Helsing billboard.
Van Helsing (2004) (Video Game)
The video game to accompany the film
Saturday Night Live: Jude Law/Ashlee Simpson (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Green Screen skit
Hellzapoppin' Spooktacular: The Making of 'Ghouls Gone Wild' (2005) (Video)
Noted in one of the interviews
Caché (Hidden) (2005)
Poster on wall in room
Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Queens of the Stone Age (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Going 2 C Movies
The Sopranos: Join the Club (2006) (TV Episode)
Paulie calls AJ "Van Helsing"
How I Met Your Mother: Stuff (2007) (TV Episode)
Ted talks about going to see Van Helsing.
The Girls Next Door: Everyday Is Wednesday (2008) (TV Episode)
a poster for the film can be seen on the wall at Le Paws
The Great L.A. Pretenders: Fakeness (2008) (TV Episode)
When lead character Sherman asks Beverly not to touch his Van Helsing Figure from Sideshow Collectibles.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
DeCobray says They're alive (a nod to it's alive) & Cobra constiers himself a monster (much like Frankenstein), both are nods to another Sommers film Van Helsen
The Blind Side (2009)
mentioned in end credits
Rango (2011)
"strangers don't last long here" line said in both films
Face Off: Switched and Hitched (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Face Off: Twisted Tales (2011) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Bad Movie Beatdown: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Part 1 (2011) (TV Episode)
"Nice job reminding me of Van Helsing."
Saturday Night Live: Ben Stiller/Foster the People (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced among the "Fox and Friends" corrections Referenced among the "Fox and Friends" corrections
Nostalgia Critic: Moulin Rouge (2011) (TV Episode)
mention the bad films that Richard Roxburgh star in
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Scott Ian Gets His Face Cut in Half by Jerry Constantine (2012) (TV Episode)
A poster for Van Helsing is prominently displayed in Constantine's display room, but Scott stops just short of referring to it as one of Jerry Constantine's credits.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)
Both are monster movies that has a hero wielding an automatic firing crossbow.
Face Off: Sexy Beasts (2014) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Home Bound (2014) (Short)
DVD Shown
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
automatic firing crossbow
Bloodborne (2015) (Video Game)
The Hunter is based of Van Helsing

Featured in 

Van Helsing: The Man and the Monsters (2004) (TV Movie)
Scenes and clips from the movie are shown in the docummentary.
Troldspejlet: Episode #31.15 (2004) (TV Episode)
reviewed + footage used
Troldspejlet: Episode #32.8 (2004) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
SexTV: Monstrous Desires: Sexuality and Horror/A Moment with... David Cronenberg (2005) (TV Episode)
Clip from film is used in this episode.
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Footage of the movie was shown.
Bloodsucking Cinema (2007) (TV Movie)
Clip featured.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Ugly Truth/G-Force/Orphan (2009) (TV Episode)
"Worst Vampire Powers" segment.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.74 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Hugh Jackman's work
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: From Paris with Love/Dear John/Frozen (2010) (TV Episode)
The #2 Aborted Franchise.
The Blockbuster Buster: Van Helsing (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie is reviewed
Bad Movie Beatdown: Van Helsing (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Bad Movie Beatdown: Brows Beat Down: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2012) (TV Episode)
Film Brain compares familiar scenes


The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (1968) (TV Series)
A Werewolf falls off a cliff at Castle Dracula. The camera holds the shot as he falls to the bottom and goes splat.

Spoofed in 

Conker: Live and Reloaded (2004) (Video Game)
Conker's suit in Spooky
Stockflame (2005) (Short)
The Götz Otto Character "Niklas von Dhrei" at the end of the movie is a monster hunter that works for the German State. The "von" is a german Variation of "van" and he wears a leather coat and a hat similar to the Hugh Jackman Costume.
Stan Helsing (2009)
the three Brides of Dracula are strippers

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