Hellboy (Ron Perlman) and his team face off against a new supernatural threat, while Professor Bruttenholm (Sir John Hurt) must investigate the possible reemergence of a vampire he had slain decades prior.
In 1939, young Professor Bruttenholm destroyed Erzsebet Ondrushko (Kath Soucie), a female vampire who bathed in the blood of innocents to stay young. Now someone in upstate New York is trying to bring her back, and the elderly Professor Broom (Sir John Hurt) has decided to investigate it himself. He takes the top B.P.R.D. Agents, Hellboy (Ron Perlman), Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), and Abe Sapien (Doug Jones), who are more worried about his welfare than the return of any vampire. Their tune changes when they face a horde of ghosts, a phantom wolf pack, witches, harpies, a giant werewolf and Erzsebet. Hellboy ends up battling the Queen of Witches, the goddess Hecate (Cree Summer), who wants him to embrace his true destiny, a destiny that includes the destruction of mankind.Written by
The villainess is based on Countess Erzsébet Báthory (Elizabeth Bathory in English) of Transylvania, who reportedly had three hundred young serving women put to death, in a human sacrifice cult in the early 1600s. See more »
In the early 17th century, Erzsébet is shown putting young women to death by the Iron Maiden, an instrument of torture not invented until the late 18th century. See more »
this second animated Hellboy adventure(following Sword of Storms)is an improvement.i found the story more interesting,as well as the characters.the villain was much more defined and compelling.i felt the pacing was better in this one,and the story was more straightforward.as in the previous animated film,much of the cast of the two live action features are in this one,so the voice acting from the main characters is good.the supporting actors are also good.again,there are some laughs as well.but i found the overall tone darker,which is much more suited to this franchise,in my opinion.for me,Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron is a 6/10
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