Van Helsing

Movie • 2004 • Action  

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Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and is hell-bent on exacting a centuries-old curse on her family.
This movie contains 27 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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mad_melody
There are no dogs in this movie. The werewolves are humanoid in their shape and stance, so I would consider them monsters rather than wolves/dogs.
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Unanswered Triggers
Is there pedophilia?
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Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there abusive parents?
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Is there misophonia?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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malovela
An angry crowd try to storm Dr. Frankenstein's castle, intent on killing the "monster", while the doctor and the "monster" are inside, terrified. Similar situations can happen to people being stalked by exes, so the scene may be a trigger.
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mad_melody
While Anna tries to remove her brother's restraints, he roughly grabs and squeezes her face for a few seconds. Also, after one of the vampires dies, Dracula yells at his wives until they cower in fear.
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Corellon
Yes lots of times. Most egregiously, at the end of the film, a woman is killed by accident and is then held mournfully by the individual who killed her. One of the writers has said that the scene was specifically written that way for the sake of having that dramatic visual.
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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mad_melody
When Anna and Van Helsing enter a burned down windmill, Anna takes a sip of absinthe, but she isn't shown to be drunk.
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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mad_melody
Some horses are in peril during a carriage scene (jumping over a chasm, etc.), but none of them die.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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mad_melody
At one point a cow is picked up and thrown through a wall, but it is seen fine a few minutes later.
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Are animals abused?
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gamergirl
The animal being a werewolf. A lot of the abuse is only seen via a shadow
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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mad_melody
There are no cats in this movie.
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
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Corellon
Yes, often. Strapped down, tied up, electrocuted, gloated at, etc. (Spoilers) When we see a man tied to a post in the forest, that instance turns out to be voluntary.
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gamergirl
Anna is "hypnotized" at the masquerade where she is not in control of her own body. Dracula kisses her while she is "under his spell" and touches her while they dance.
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Bodily Harm
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mad_melody
Several characters are cut by swords and clawed at throughout the movie.
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mad_melody
During the final fight, Van Helsing strangles Dracula for a few seconds; even though Dracula doesn't technically need to breathe, he still gasps for it. Someone else might have been strangled at one point, but I unfortunately cannot remember who/when.
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Is there cannibalism?
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malovela
No, but vampires and werewolves biting humans.
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Corellon
A character is thrown into a fireplace and then later walks out and there's a closeup of his charred face as it begins to magically heal.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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umbravas
There are werewolf transformations with flesh tearing.
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Is there amputation?
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mad_melody
After Van Helsing gets trapped under a large bell, the bell is lifted and he cuts off someone's arm. The amputated arm is then shown up close. Additionally, after the main characters find Igor, they threaten to cut off his fingers. Also, near the end of the movie when Dracula starts to tell Van Helsing about their encounter in the past, Dracula lifts his hand to show that one of his fingers is missing.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Corellon
No but there's a few moments played for laughs. Van Helsing clings to a carriage and his legs start to slip toward one of the wheels. Then later he threatens to cut off one of Igor's fingers, and Anna brandishes the device menacingly and says "I'll cut off *something*" in a certain tone of voice.
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mad_melody
After the main characters find Igor, they threaten to cut off his fingers. Also, near the end of the movie when Dracula starts to tell Van Helsing about their encounter in the past, Dracula lifts his hand to show that one of his fingers is missing.
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Is someone tortured?
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Corellon
Yes and it's very prolonged and dramatized. See restraints, electro-therapy (electrocution), and some of the other entries.
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Dawniblood_666
Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde falls to his death from a building after fighting with Van Helsing.

The monster falls from a burning windmill.
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mad_melody
After the case around the needle containing the cure is broken, a vampire's face is burned, and the skin around her now blind eye is damaged, but it heals in a few seconds.
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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gamergirl
The "children" are bat creatures but a large number of them do die and the two brides are visibly upset. A lot of the ratings for this movie have been left by people thinking this is for Van Helsing the Netflix show
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Corellon
Anna and Velkan's father is missing and presumed dead. We later see his skeletal corpse, and Dracula tosses it to the ground and taunts Velkan with it.
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Corellon
Yes. Lots and lots. The first one is when Dr. Victor Frankenstein walks away from the window. Dracula appears in a flash of lightning and quietly exclaims "Success!" Then there are at least two more in rapid succession as he intimidates Victor, and that was the point in my latest viewing when I gave up on counting them.
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mad_melody
It's not technically possession, but at the masquerade ball, Anna is under Dracula's control and moves like his "puppet."
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Are there ghosts?
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duckinalagoon
The ending shows ghosts in the clouds.
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Are there clowns?
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mad_melody
There are no clowns, though it's worth mentioning that for the masquerade ball (a prolonged scene) a character dresses up as a jester.
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Corellon
Yeah this is an EXTREMELY squelchy movie. Stabbing, biting, flesh tearing during monster transformation, monsters exploding into goo, etc, etc.
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Medical
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mad_melody
Frankenstein's monster and another character are restrained and electrocuted several times. Additionally, characters are shocked by electricity multiple times throughout the movie.
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mad_melody
After Van Helsing and Anna begin fighting Frankenstein's monster, Van Helsing shoots multiple blow darts into the monster's back. For the last part of the movie, the main characters track down and carry around a large needle, and inject someone with it at the climax of the movie.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
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Corellon
Van Helsing mentions having constant nightmares of events he can't otherwise remember. The Frankenstein monster is subtly shown to be extra scared of fire after his experience with it in the beginning of the movie.
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mad_melody
At the beginning of the movie Frankenstein points a sword at Dracula, and Dracula deliberately walks right into the sword until he impales himself on it. Also, whenever werewolves turn back and forth between their wolf and human forms, they tear off their own fur/skin.
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Corellon
Mr. Hyde is a caricature of this trope. Van Helsing calls him a "deranged psychopath."
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mad_melody
Some monsters feel ashamed of their appearances and/or feel the need to hide from people.
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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malovela
A werewolf with a somewhat human shape/stance is put in a cage. Characters are put in full-body restraints.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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mad_melody
The camera sometimes pans around quickly, but it doesn't shake.
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mad_melody
There are so many strobe effects throughout the movie. There are often bright lightning flashes, and there are many (dimly lit) scenes where electricity sparks, flashes, and flickers brightly across the screen.
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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mad_melody
There are discussions of undead childbirth, but there are no depictions of pregnant characters or childbirth scenes.
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malovela
There are no pregnancies, and if there are human infants, I didn't notice them, so they'd have to be briefly seen or heard in the background.
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Anonymous
A major subplot involves Dracula and his brides creating a legion of vampire children. There's at least a couple scenes with detail on the sacs the babies are being grown in.
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Anonymous
There is a bunch of baby vampires that die, but they're shown to grow in unnatural sacs (not in a womb) so it's not technically miscarriage
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malovela
There are no pregnancies, and if there are human infants, I didn't notice them, so they'd have to be briefly seen or heard in the background.
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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mad_melody
The g slur is used while a family line is first explained to Van Helsing.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Corellon
Van Helsing calls one of the villains a "deranged psychopath."
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
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Anonymous
Technically between Dracula and Anna (considering Anna is likely a young adult and Dracula is centuries old), but Anna does not reciprocate
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Sex
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Corellon
Portrayed through cheeky dialogue and a morning-after scene.
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Corellon
Humans no. Mr Hyde has a "butt crack" moment when his pants slide down. The vampires in bat form are "nude minus the details."
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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vlixxord
Dracula kisses Anna, who is later revealed to be his descendant.
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Sexism
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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mad_melody
There are no cars in this movie, though an empty carriage does fall off a cliff.
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Does a plane crash?
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malovela
There are no flying machines of any kind.
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mad_melody
There are no cars in this movie, and no one is hit by any of the carriages.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Corellon
Yes especially excessive "slime guts" type gore and a close up of a vampire drinking blood out of a goblet.
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Does someone drown?
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malovela
Some of the "dwergies" fall into a large vat containing some sort of liquid, and they don't come back up.
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Is there gun violence?
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