REVIEW: VAN HELSING – SEASON 4

Aleks Paunovic, Vincent Gale, Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, and Jennifer Cheon Garcia in Van Helsing (2016)

Starring

Kelly Overton (Teeken)
Jonathan Scarfe (The Equalizer 2)
Christopher Heyerdahl (Sanctuary)
Vincent Gale (Bates Motel)
Rukiya Bernard (The Cabin In The Woods)
Aleks Paunovic (War for the Planet of the Apes)
Keeya King (Madam C.J. Walker)
Neal McDonough (Arrow)
Nicole Muñoz (Defiance)
Caroline Cave (Saw VI)
Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica)

Tricia Helfer and Keeya King in Van Helsing (2016)
Recurring / Notable Guest Cast

John Cassini (Chaos)
Jesse Stanley (The Christmas Train)
Jennifer Cheon Garcia (The Drive)
Rowland Pidlubny (Continuum)
Julie Lynn Mortensen (Drawing Home)
Macie Juiles (Good Boys)
Anna Galvin (Unspeakable)
Donny Lucas (Siren)
Ryan Jinn (2 Hearts)
Tammy Gillis (Ghost Wars)
Richard Harmon (The 100)
Holly Elissa (Arrow)
Donald Sales (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)
Heather Doerksen (Pacific Rim)
Colleen Winton (Big Eyes)
Bradley Stryker (The Lizzie Borden Chronicles)
Michael Eklund (Bates Motel)
Dakota Daulby (The 100)
Jessica McLeod (Scary Movie 4)
Natalie Sharp (BH90210)
Zenia Marshall (Date My Dad)
Jill Teed (X-Men 2)
Adam Greydon Reid (Izombie)
Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica)
Briana Skye (Picture a Perfect Christmas)

Most shows just claim to be mystry horror. This is the real deal.. fantastic and fascinating script. So many stories interwined. Always on the edge. Keeps startling you. So many scopes for erotic scenes and that will be great but they still keep so much focus on the story and charecter. Great performances. Maybe bit graphic but totally worth it.Van Helsing (2016)

The story is full of twist and turns. They have braught a whole new and fresh treatment to the horror and specially the tale of dracula. Venessa is just kick ass in the role. She looks ferocous and beautiful at the same time. The siddistic charecter of sam was almost as good as joker. Axel is like the sunshine we might expect when surrounded by vampires. Eagerly waiting for the 5th season and many more. Lastly please bring back scarlett if you canI just finished watching the season 4 finally. First off, this show is great. Main reason, it’s practical, the characters act as normal people given the situation they are in. Of course there are some cliché dialogue and there may be some plot holes. However, the acting is great on the most part. The cinematography is great, unique shots and movements. The editing may be a problem. The best part is the story. You can tell the producers are actually thinking humans.Neal McDonough in Van Helsing (2016)Most shows just claim to be mystry horror. This is the real deal.. fantastic and fascinating script. So many stories interwined. Always on the edge. Keeps startling you. So many scopes for erotic scenes and that will be great but they still keep so much focus on the story and charecter. Great performances. Maybe bit graphic but totally worth it.Jonathan Scarfe, Nicole Muñoz, Jennifer Cheon Garcia, and Keeya King in Van Helsing (2016)The story is full of twist and turns. They have braught a whole new and fresh treatment to the horror and specially the tale of dracula. Venessa is just kick ass in the role. She looks ferocous and beautiful at the same time. The siddistic charecter of sam was almost as good as joker. Axel is like the sunshine we might expect when surrounded by vampires. Eagerly waiting for the 5th season.

REVIEW: VAN HELSING – SEASON 3

Kelly Overton and Missy Peregrym in Van Helsing (2016)

 

MAIN CAST

Kelly Overton (Tekken)
Jonathan Scarfe (The Equalizer 2)
Vincent Gale (Bates Motel)
Rukiya Bernard (The Cabin In The Woods)
Christopher Heyerdahl (Sanctuary)

Aleks Paunovic, Jonathan Scarfe, Rukiya Bernard, and Missy Peregrym in Van Helsing (2016)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue)
Trezzo Mahoro (Izombie)
Aleks Paunovic (Kindergarten Cop 2)
Caroline Cave (Power Rangers)
John Reardon (White Chicks)
Rowland Pidlubny (Continuum)
Hilary Jardine (Zoo)
Colleen Winton (Van Helsing)
Jennifer Cheon Garcia(The Drive)
Julie Lynn Mortensen (Drawing Home)
Adrian Hough (The Fog)
Brent Stait (Andromeda)
Jennifer Spence (Travelers)
Siobhan Williams (Deadly Class)
Phil Burke (This Is 40)
Vanessa Walsh (Olympus)
Michael Jonsson (Arrow)
Kendall Cross (Elektra)
Danny Wattley (Watchmen)
Emily Haine (Deadpool)
Maddie Phillips (Ghost Wars)
Michael Eklund (The Call)
Jesse Stanley (The Christmas Train)
Enid-Raye Adams (Final Destination 2)
David Cubitt (Ali)
Hannah Cheramy (Colossal)
Donny Lucas (Open Season 4)
Sara Canning (The Vampire DIaries)
Fred Keating (The Core)
Chelsey Reist (The 100)
Jeff Kober (Buffy: TVS)
Neal McDonough (Legends of Tomorrow)
Camille Mitchell (Smallville)
Camille Mitchell (Smallville)
Maddie Phillips (Ghost Wars)
Macie Juiles (Finding Father Christmas)

Kelly Overton in Van Helsing (2016)Now that the show has a fleshed out mythology, which continues to deepen, and a group of survivors who now feel like a family, Van Helsing is the best it has ever been by a mile. The Season 3 Premiere picked up where the Season 2 finale left off. Vanessa is still in the lab with the Ancient vampire who is apparently on their side; Scarlett is with their dying mom in the crypt of the ancient one; and Axel and crew are held up in a resort down the mountain from where the Van Helsing sisters are.Kelly Overton and Missy Peregrym in Van Helsing (2016)The deepening mythology is one of the main reasons why this show has improved immensely. We find out that each of the Ancient vampires hold different totems which together awake the Dark One (which I assume and hope is Dracula). The Ancient One takes the form of Susan (Hilary Jardine) so that Vanessa feels comfortable around it. I always loved Susan, or maybe I just have a thing for Jardine, but it is great to see her character return and this was a fabulous way to achieve it. Introducing old vampires and possibly Dracula down the road is what fans want. Dmitri with his overacting and corny accent was a hindrance of a villain, and now we are already seeing immediate improvements with him finally gone and the show now focused on a deeper mythology.Kelly Overton and Lee Shorten in Van Helsing (2016)One antagonist I am pleased to see still in this show is Sam (Christopher Heyerdahl). He is just so damn menacing and creepy. I like how Mohamad has become his sort of pet, though as the season goes on that chages and Mohamad soon encounters Vanessa again.  Team Van Helsing sans Mohamad have also improved with time. The whole lot of them really feel like a family, and I love how they are all former vampires. Their deaths in seasons past seemed so senseless, but it all makes sense now.Jonathan Scarfe and Missy Peregrym in Van Helsing (2016)The scene where Scarlett, Axel, and crew engage in a gun battle with the soldiers was so adrenaline pumping fun. In most shows and films a scene like this would be flat out stupid because how in the hell does no one get shot? But the fact that everyone we care about in that room was half-vampire, half-human and can’t be killed by a mere bullet, made the scene plausible and even more glorious. They made sure to drive this point home with Scarlett being shot in the freaking throat and Axel biting a bullet too.Michael Jonsson and Kelly Overton in Van Helsing (2016)Speaking of Scarlett (Missy Peregrym), the Van Helsing sister has been a fabulous addition to the cast. She just adds a vibrant dynamic to the group. We had seen that when she picked up the reins of the show while Kelly Overton as Vanessa took some time off last season, and we saw it again this episode as she helped the team from their predicament.Jennifer Cheon in Van Helsing (2016)Another strong secondary character is Flesh, and I am happy to see that he is not dead! He adds a certain level headedness and a grounded personality to the team. Flesh’ anguish at finding out Lucky died was an emotional moment and it will be interesting to see how his character evolves from this tragedy. Elsewhere, Vanessa continues to be a women of rage, using that anger to run downstairs to kill her fake mother and retrieve the book, running back up to read the book, and then running back down again to confront the intruders who happen to be Scarlett and crew. When the rest of the team arrive there were no sentimental hugs or greetings, Vanessa is all business and it helped to move along the episode at a breakneck speed.Jennifer Cheon and Rowland Pidlubny in Van Helsing (2016)I’m glad they did not waste time bringing everyone together (but then sadly separated again). Another main reason why this show has felt like an immense improvement is how we are beginning to care for these characters, not just individually but as a family. Julian expressing his disappointment of having to separate from everyone with Doc, claiming how well they work together, drove that point home. And the end scene where Vanessa says, “let’s kill some vamps,” while they all walked down the hallway towards the camera was the perfect way to end the premiere of the reinvigorated Van Helsing. This show gets better and better and season 3 from start to finish has been amazing and with the season now over with it’s nice to know Van Helsing will return for a fourth season.