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Netflix animated series just lifted a curse: It's the first video game adaptation to get a Fresh rating.

by | January 24, 2018 | Comments

It’s always a horrible night to have a curse in Dracula country, but in real life, Netflix’s Castlevania just lifted another curse: It’s the first video game adaptation to get a Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

But this series is no mere miserable pile of secrets shared among critics: Castlevania is a hit among viewers across social media.

Produced by Adi Shankar (Dredd, that dark web Power/Rangers spoof) and written by Warren Ellis (Astonishing X-Men, Iron Man), Castlevania is an American anime rendition of the Belmont clan’s eternal battle against Count Dracula, who resurrects every hundred years to menace the European countryside. Specifically, this adapts Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the 1989 NES Game Pak that introduces iconic series characters, including vampire killer Trevor Belmont and Dracula’s cool quisling son Alucard.


Castlevania (Netflix)

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Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: Castlevania offers spectacular visuals and a compelling adaptation in its all-too-short first season.

Castlevania season 1 is  available to stream now on Netflix.


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