Hellboy: Blood & Iron (2007)

Film: Hellboy: Blood & Iron
Release: TV, 2007
Starring: Selma Blair, Ron Perlman, John Hurt
Directed by: Victor Cook, Tad Stones
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Description: The BPRD (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) is called out to a haunted house owned by a well-known casino owner and friend of the senator controlling the funds of the bureau. At first, seemingly a simple publicity stunt to get guests for the intended hotel, Hellboy and friends soon realise there is more to this affair than meets the eye.

Hans' thoughts:

Hellboy has always been linked together cloesly with classic hroor and Lovecraftian horror and in this story we get a little bit of both. Being a sort-of follow up to the live action movies, this movie features the voices of all of the orignal actors. Most of them do their job nicely, but I have to say that Ron Perlmans voice can be a bit too stiff at times. This being a TV movie, budget cuts have probably been made and at times reuse of character models can be a bit too obvious. Fortunately, the story is top notch and the action of the movie follows through. All the characters look like they're supposed to and are recognizable in this form. At times, this movie attempts comedy however and it really falls flat on it's back. In the end though, this is an enjoyable movie.

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