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Castlevania: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Castlevania offers spectacular visuals and a compelling adaptation in its all-too-short first season.


Air date: Jul 7, 2017
Air date: Jul 7, 2017
Air date: Jul 7, 2017
Air date: Jul 7, 2017

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Inspired by the video game, this medieval fantasy follows the last surviving member of the Belmont clan and his attempt to save all of Eastern Europe from Vlad Dracula Tepe.

Genre: Animation
Network: Netflix
Premiere Date: Jul 7, 2017


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Critic Reviews for Castlevania: Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

The show had a lot more humor than I thought, dark humor...Castlevania was great, for what it is.

January 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Netflix's Castlevania performed magic by hitting my childhood nostalgia while offering my adult self something substantial and exciting.

January 23, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
Dread Central

Video game adaptations can be iffy, but Castlevania is a more nuanced take. It feels like it's just waking up.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…
The Daily Dot

The addled attention spans of video gamers drawn to Netflix's new Castlevania animated series will not be unduly strained. The first season is -- like Dracula's fangs -- short, potent, and dripping with reasons to want more.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…
Film School Rejects

Castlevania mines that truth for great drama and puts a bunch of stylized shiny violence on top of that. This is a strong opening for a project that fans had every right to be wary of.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

With the aid of Netflix, we get a legitimate show that's really easy to binge-watch. It's even more easier appreciate the work put into transferring the simple story contained in the video game to an interesting narrative.

January 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Castlevania: Season 1

From Netflix comes Castlevania, an animated horror series based on a popular video game. Written by Warren Ellis, Season 1 follows a rogue warrior named Trevor Belmont who reluctantly comes to the aid of the town of Gresit, which is besieged by Dracula's demon army following the murder of his human wife. While it's billed as a "season" it's really a movie that's been broken into 4 episodes that don't work separately. But even together they don't tell a complete story, and what there is doesn't make much sense; Dracula as a scientist? (WTF) And, the language is very crude and vulgar...for no apparent reason. Borderline incoherent, Season 1 of Castlevania is a mess that doesn't seem to know what it's doing.

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