Jay’s Month of Scares, Day 7- Hellsing Ultimate Abridged
I wanted to do something different for today’s Halloween viewing. So instead of outright watching a Halloween special, I watched something that’s equal parts hilarious and funny. Introducing one of Team Four Star’s greatest creations, Hellsing Ultimate Abridged.
I covered this more in my post that was originally meant for FANDOM, so I thought this would be a good chance to explain why I included this.
It’s All About Vampires
If you’ve read the manga or seen the OVA’s, then you know what Hellsing Ultimate is about. It stars the ultimate vampire hunting and killing other vampires. Few entities are as associates with horror as vampires, and Alucard stands at the top of their world.
Alucard is a vampire forced to serve the Hellsing Organization, a group working for the British Government that hunts the things that go bump in the night. As their leader, Sir Integra Hellsing, puts, who better to hunt vampires than another vampire? Vampires and Halloween are perfect for each other, so why not watch this?
Bloodbaths That Make Slasher Films Jealous
Both the official and abridged series are filled to the brim with carnage, gore, and straight up bloodbaths. Since Hellsing Ultimate Abridged shortens the OVA’s, though, the bloodbaths are a lot more noticeable. While the official series plays it straight as part of the horror genre, the abridged series goes the black comedy route. The main ingredient to this is their version of Alucard
Alucard is Hilarious
As I said in my FANDOM article, TFS’ Alucard is a complete and utter troll. He knows that no one can stop him, and is not afraid to remind people of that fact.
Despite this version of Alucard essentially a hilariously psychotic man child, Hellsing Abridged does a good job of reminding us why he’s so scary. Case in point:
Today’s post was unconventional, but I think that Hellsing Ultimate Abridged is perfect for the spirit of Halloween. It’s got horror, gore, and over the top, supernatural violence in it. If you haven’t seen it yet, than go watch it on YouTube right now. Click the link to binge the entire series. You can finish the whole thing in about three hours or so. Check back tomorrow for our regularly scheduled Halloween posts! Happy Halloween!
Click here to see the FANDOM Article I did for Halloween last year.