|"Oh, the young master Alucard--always caught in the middle of the eternal battle as an active-but-fleeting participant, an emotionally twisted offspring of, really, both sides. It's no big shock that one with such a sordid past (considering, especially, his childhood) would go on to become a manipulator of sorts; he'll always do what's right, sure--but his methodology is not without its fair share of deceit. Soma Cruz learned well this lesson. But what happens when the subject at hand shares with Alucard a more sacred bond? Does agenda outweigh paternity? Just who is Jonathan Belmond, exactly? Angel Santiago answers these questions in screenplay form, in the new tale Castlevania: The Movie!"|
Adrian Drakkar (Alucard)
The entire world knows his tale,
the tale of the lord of the Vampires, Dracula. But
there are events lost to history, events best left unknown… the truth. The
tale of the
Shot of the Moon clearing the clouds, then the camera moving down to the tree line as bats fly out of the trees. Suddenly an earthquake shakes the landscape and blue fire comes out of the ground. From afar, on a hill, bricklike stones begin to move in a monstrous wave. Little by little over the hill a shape begins to appear… Castle Dracula.
The back of a man kneeling in front of the altar, breath is seen before him as if breathing in cold weather.
again, the time has come. Lend me your strength to prevail over the coming
A polished chandelier is seen with the reflection of the altar, but not of the man.
man with a safety helmet and a tool belt walking by the cathedral
stops to look at the crosses.
have always been different... a rebel, an outcast.
Why is it then that I feel your call so strongly? Why me?”
woman approaches and kisses him.
“How come I always catch you daydreaming?”
am sorry Anna, It’s just–”
(Close up as she covers his lips with her hand and her wedding ring is seen.)
“You are always so mysterious, I guess that’s one of the reasons I love you so much.”
He smiles and holds her hand. His hand is showing the same ring as hers.
A corridor inside Castlevania.
can be heard then suddenly torches begin to light by themselves.
A cloaked man enters a large hall at the end of the corridor.
last, our lord is resurrected to sit once again in
the throne of the
black cloud, in the form of wings spreads over the
room as the man uncovers his face.
Ha, Ha…young one, you presume too much.
Only Chaos and Death inhabit Castlevania.”
“Angel of Death!”
“Yes… and I have returned to bring Chaos to Earth.”
“Serve well and you will be rewarded.”
“Where am I?”
“Why, my son?”
“Sir, are you all right?”
“Yes––yes I am fine.”
“Well, if you need anything just let me know, ok?”
flight attendant leaves and
Anna… there is something I have to tell you.
I have never talked to you about my family. I–”
“Of course you have, they were very strict. By the way you described them, a little weird but I guess all parents are like that. Mine were kind of strange also.”
“What made them strange was that they were always telling me stories about my grandfather, great grandfather and so on. How I was supposed to follow their footsteps? By the time I was 17 I left home, I was tired of listening to them telling me the same thing over and over. But now…”
“But now what?”
“But now…I’m not so sure. They taught me how to hunt in the woods and told me the old townsfolk legends and tales. I never went to school, they taught me everything and the very first books I read were the Bible and my great grandfather’s diary. It was filled with even more strange accounts, events that he supposedly experienced in his lifetime and when I turned 15 my father gave me a strange gift. He gave me his diary and a bag with an old leather whip inside. He said ‘Son, the time might have come and you will need this.’ Strangely, I was attracted to the weapon and began to train with it. But I got tired of it all and that’s when I decided to leave. On that last day my father approached me and said ‘I cannot stop you, just remember everything…’ and he gave me a hug. I could hear my mother crying inside the house. I never told them I would leave, they just knew and said goodbye.”
“And, do you remember?”
“Yes and they were right… a storm is coming. And I must be prepared to face it.
“Father, it was just a nightmare… but I understand...”
He lowers his head and he begins to hear the noises of the city.
“There is not much time.”
“Mr. Drakkar, your car is ready.”
He gets inside the car and leaves.
Jonathan’s house. Morning.
“See you later. I love you.
She kisses him.
“Say hi to the children, love you.”
leaves and he enters the house. He goes to his room and
begins to read one of the diaries.
walking down the streets of
Anna exits a bakery and walks towards the orphanage where she works. She begins to hear voices of children on a nearby alley and she walks to see what’s going on.
“What are you doing here?
Anna enters the alley and sees shadows moving.
“This is no place to be playing, come out–Huh?”
she turns and sees 2 men with hoods standing at the alley’s entrance.
turns again and standing in front of her a man with a long black trench coat.
He waves his hand at her.
“Sleep… Death will have you now.”
She falls and he grabs her. Behind him, 3 hunchback zombies approach and fall to the ground and begin to rapidly decompose, disappearing.
“Go now, our lord will reward you for your faith.”
The hooded men leave and the vampire disappears into the shadows of the alley.
Jonathan reading inside the house.
Passage in Father’s Diary
the time you read this you will be old enough to understand. I have been blessed
to have you, be with you and see you turn into a man. Some of our ancestors were
not able to have that blessing. And so we have always lived in fear of loosing our
ones... Huh? Anna!”
runs to the cellar and opens an old chest. He grabs an old bag and rushes
to find Anna at the orphanage, just a couple of blocks away from their house.
has begun… Anna.”
arrives at the orphanage taking another route. He sees the children
playing at the yard with one of Anna’s friends.
“Hi Jonathan, it’s Anna all right? She didn’t come today.”
“Huh? Yes, sure. I just… see you later!”
runs away from the orphanage, taking the way she normally takes.
He arrives near the alley and stops.
she was here.”
enters the alley as the walls around it fade in darkness, as if the night
had fallen, then slowly begin to change into a castle corridor. He moves to
open the bag on his waist.
“Sir, can you spare some change?”
“Huh? It is not safe here, you must leave the alley!”
“It’s not, especially for you—aaaaaarrgghh!!!!
man jumps towards Jonathan as he grabs the whip from his bag and jumps backwards.
Jonathan hits the vampire in the chest then takes his arm with the whip and
pulls him closer. He then gets a short sword from his bag and cuts the vampire’s
head, turning into ashes. Then he hears noises in front of him.
Two skeletons start walking towards him. He then throws his sword at one of them, breaking it apart and lashes at the other, splitting it in half but it begins to crawl. Jonathan stands and crushes its skull with his boot. Then the walls begin to change back to normal. He walks to get his sword and finds a note.
Written in note
“You know where to find her. D.”
“You monster! If you harm her, by the Lord I will kill you!”
“By the Lord it will be, as it has always been.”
turns at the entrance.
have no doubt you know me but let me introduce myself.
I am Adrian Fahrenheight Tepes.”
that is how your ancestors used to call me. Now, let us go, we must
“Wait, I have so many questions.”
“You will have the answers but now it’s not the time. Come”
on a train en route to
Full Moon is in three or four days, it will take almost that to reach the
“Once the resurrection ritual begins, time itself runs differently in this area. It is part of the ritual and the incredible magical forces involved in it. This is also a disadvantage for the servants of Death, that is why your ancestors sometimes took advantage of this by using time on their favor during their battles. On the world outside nature, the so called civilization, this powers are not manifested, so going through the countryside has always been an advantage for your family in the dark times. But we must be prepared because Death knows this and will try to slow us down on our journey.
the days go by they encounter lesser enemies like spiders, crows, zombies
and werewolves then at last they reach the
“I never wanted to believe it was real yet I knew it was. But vampires and monsters, how was I supposed to explain that to my wife? Yet I feel she understood, even the things I did not tell her, like she knew somehow.”
“Indeed we are real and I understand your concern, that is why your blood carries the Holy as well as the Dark Curse. It is your strength as well as your weakness. That is the reason for Belmond parents to be the way they are, to make sure their sons are prepared for a possible resurrection in their lifetime. It is not madness but pure love that drives them to what they do.
Jonathan lowers his head.
“Mother… father… Anna.”
“I understand your pain. I have also loved, not only do I miss the love of my mother but also the love of your matriarch.
Keep this in mind, the monsters we have encountered and the ones we will soon
face are born out of the fears of humanity. Myths and monsters no matter how
insignificant, humans made them real and he calls upon them. Also the
Night, entering Veros Woods.
Adrian and Jonathan witness a procession leaving the woods.
“The people from Veros?”
They bring gifts for us.”
All of a sudden bats start coming out of the trees and the ground begins to shake.
“I am ready.”
The ground opens and they move cautiously away from the opening standing ready. Zombies and frogs start coming out of the ground.
“Forward, without mercy.”
Jonathan lashes at the zombies and cuts the frogs with his sword as they jump towards him.
“Ah, Lord Adrian. It is an honor to meet the son of our Lord Dracula.”
“The one you serve is not my father and you are nothing.”
dare you speak that way to me!
body shot of the vampire. He uses lightning to strike the ground in the form
of hands coming out and grabing
“Now you are mine!”
lifts his hand and creates a barrier of mist and both disappear as Jonathan
He lashes at the last zombie and stops as a howling sound comes from the opening on the ground and a creature appears.
The monster comes out and moves towards Jonathan growling. He keeps it away using his whip and then the creature throws a ball of fire at him. He tries to use the whip to destroy the ball of fire but the whip catches flames. Cerberus then fires a ray of blinding light at him and he jumps away. He then sees a large candle on a base nailed to a nearby tree.
hits the candle with the flaming whip and a crystal bottle falls to the ground.
Cerberus once again attacks him and he lashes with his whip then rolls to get the bottle.
He grabs it and throws it at Cerberus on one of its heads. The beast howls with pain as the Holy Water burns its head and ground around it. Jonathan then throws his sword at the middle head of the beast killing it. He then walks to the beast to recover his sword and looks up to the Moon.
“Don’t you recognize this place?”
where your beloved Sonia was born. The cradle of your progeny…
And I will make it your grave!”
vampire throws knives at
“You will die!”
screams and rushes at
“Uhnggh… p–poison… mist.”
vampire dies and turns to ashes as
A Harpy hits the ground burning and Jonathan runs to the torch lit bridge. Three Lagoon Monsters jump out of the river and walk slowly to him making hissing sounds. Jonathan lashes with the fire whip and burns one, he then walks backwards as the Lagoon Monsters spit poison. He then hits one of the torches and a spear tip looking weapon appears. As the weapon hits the bridge it opens, a Cross. He grabs it as the monsters continue their attack and throws the Cross cutting them in half, making them fall off the bridge as the weapon returns to Jonathan and the whip returns to normal. He continues to run as he spots Castlevania up the hill. As he runs the bridge collapses.
“I’m getting closer, Anna.”
(Like one of Kojima’s paintings)
our new son will go against him. Huh… I miss you so much my love.”
A soft light appears behind him and it begins to take human shape.
“I have also missed you, Alucard.”
stands slowly and walks to her as if hypnotized and she gets exited.
“I feel so weak without you...”
“Then come closer, I will give you the strength you need.”
He hugs and caresses her hair making her gasp in excitement. Suddenly he bites her neck hard making the Succubus loose control of her shape and she turns into her true self.
“Aaaarrghhg! W–why my Lord?
“You thought you would fool me?”
“My Lord… we love you—aaaaaaarghh!”
stabs her with his sword and the demon starts to burn. He then turns
back at the tombstone and the light is still there.
“Thank you my love. I will bring our son back.”
Outside the Rose Garden in front of Castlevania.
“At last, Castlevania.”
takes a look at the surroundings as he enters the fenced garden and hears
what was that?”
iron fence closes behind him and from the tall bushes a giant appears with
a long chain on its hands and a small hunchback man on his back.
“He was my father!”
monster rushes to attack Jonathan with the chain as he lashes its chest, making
a clear liquid come out of the wound.
The monster makes Jonathan fall to the ground, then the hunchback jumps to attack him. He then throws the Cross at it and kills it but the giant continues forward. Jonathan runs away looking for some distance then throws the Cross at the monster cutting its arm off. Then lashes with the whip grabbing the monster’s neck then pulls back hard and snaps it.
Jonathan gasps for air and looks around the garden for more enemies.
“How is all this happening?”
“It has been a long time since your last visit, young master.”
You know where to take me.”
once, young master.”
small boat slowly moves away.
Castlevania’s Main Hall.
“Now, how do I reach the Castle Keep?”
“You will have to go through me, Belmond.”
lashes with the whip at the vampire’s chest and throws his sword. The vampire
turns and hits the sword and it falls on the floor. As it turns back to face
Jonathan, he opens his eyes wide as he sees the Cross coming directly at him.
As he falls back from the impact, the vampire slams two large doors opening them, falling inside a hallway. Jonathan notices a symbol on the door at the end of the hallway and pushes his attack.
“Huh, it seems Castlevania can change its shape and configuration but it will always have the same rooms.”
“N–no, not here!”
the vampire screams, spikes and guillotine blades come out of the walls slowing
Jonathan down and forcing the vampire to retreat inside the room behind him.
The vampire’s feet start to burn, making him scream as he falls to his knees.
“The Royal Chapel, the very hart of Castlevania’s weakness.”
vampire stands and jumps at him. Jonathan slashes with his sword and cuts
the vampire making it fall back and uses the whip to hit a large chandelier
on top of the altar. The vampire attacks again as he jumps to get what looks
like a small shield in front of the altar. He grabs the item and the leather
whip turns to a chain weapon, The Morning
master will triumph!”
The vampire tries to reach Jonathan and he cuts the monsters hand off with the sword. Then, lashes with the Morning Star, opening the vampire’s chest with the spiked silver ball on the chain whip’s tip. The vampire turns to ashes and Jonathan looks up at the large cross over the altar and smiles.
He looks at a stairway on the left corner of the chapel and runs to it.
“Take care, young master!”
(Looking at Castlevania)
am almost there.”
He then looks at the moon and starts to howl. His clothing begins to burn and he slowly transforms into a large wolf and runs towards the castle. He quickly passes through the Jova Woods, reaches the back of the castle and looks up the wall.
(Wide shot up the wall.)
“An open window.”
He transforms into a bat and flies up to reach the window.
Shot from inside the room as the bat enters and transforms.
A wild thunder storm begins and a grinding noise is heard as the window closes. He stands ready and looks up at a cross wrapped with stone snakes. A rattling sound is heard at the end of the room behind a set of red curtains and they start to move.
“Ah… a visitor. Or should I say, a work of art?”
He tightens the grip on his sword. Suddenly she jumps at him and shoots a blinding light from her eyes.
Castle corridor, Torture Chamber.
away from me!”
runs tackling and lashing at zombies and skeletons.
enters another corridor and the door behind him closes. He starts to run as
the windows break apart turning into a Crystal Knight. Jonathan lashes at
it and runs jumping over a large section
of the floor that started to disappear. At the end of the corridor, a door
guarded by two Pillars of Bones that shooting fire at him. He throws the
Cross at one and hits the other with the Morning Star crushing both pillars
at the same time. He then stops, catching the returning weapon. He kicks the
door and enters The Torture Chamber. As he walks, large blocks from the ceiling
drop to the floor and swords, vials of poison and other items begin to fly
blocking his way.
enters another section of the chamber.
“You misunderstood. I meant to say, Jonathan, no! Get away from me!”
spears come at him from the ceiling and he moves away preparing to attack.
A Succubus comes down and the spears retract, turning into her wings.
“Oh, beautiful. I was hoping I could play with you before the ceremony.”
are the one that should get away from me.”
throws the Cross and she flies back, then she flies directly at him. He then
takes out his sword and turns, cutting off one of her wings and stabbing her
on the shoulder making her scream as she hits the floor. He grabs the Cross
and walks to her.
beautiful, so evil.”
takes the sword and everything turns dark.
Catacombs, Prisoner Cells.
walks down the dark cell corridor looking at the corpses all around him.
“You are correct young one.”
A metallic sound is heard and he looks around for its source. Then, he sees the red eyes and the shape of an angel with a scythe. The shape moves reveling itself completely and throws small scythes at him. He moves away and hits The Death in the face with the Morning Star and throws his sword at its body. The sword goes through Death’s body and hits the wall falling to the floor full of maggots and insects.
“Ah… simply formidable, even more so than some of your ancestors.”
have not seen anything yet.”
door on the side of the room opens and the head of Medusa rolls inside.
Alucard, welcome. A magnificent protégé you have.”
“Then you know you will be defeated.”
“Death only needs time and when his woman is sacrificed all will change.”
of course. Anna Constantine, last descendant of Emperor Constantine of
opens a portal on the floor where Jonathan and Adrian stand and unleashes
a Leviathan Beast and long spears that move up and down. As Jonathan evades
“This time, we will face Death together!”
will not have her!”
press the attack as The Death shields itself with its scythe.
“Uhghh…It is unfortunate I need a body and so much energy to manifest myself in the physical world…
begins to disappear.
“Now face Chaos and with it, Death.”
up the stairs towards the Castle Keep.
They reach the top of the tower opening the large doors and enter what looks like a dining hall lit by large chandeliers. Continuing forward they find the Throne Room and in the middle of the room Anna is hanging by her wrists, chained to a sacrifice altar.
He runs to free her.
“Huh? Jonathan, is it really you?”
“Yes, are you all right?”
“Yes, the cultists just chained me and left. Jonathan, those monsters…”
“Don’t say anymore, my love. You are safe now with us.”
(Shot of the entire throne room as the doors close and the room starts to tremble with the sound of the thunder storm outside.) Medium shot of the torches around the room as they begin to light by themselves. Close up of the throne as a large shadow surrounds it.
Ha, Ha, Ha! Belmond and you... Alucard, my son. Welcome.”
The shadow turns into mist and then into the shape of a man.
“You are not my father. You are just Chaos in the form of the man my father once was.”
“Perhaps. But you are not only the son of Count Dracula; you are also a son of Chaos and you… Belmond, your family has thwarted our plans for generations but now you face confusion, complacency and mistrust… your world itself. And with the death of your beloved, your bloodline will soon die with you.”
“A monster seeking redemption. What can you do against the source of your own powers? Pathetic.”
Lord, with your help I once saved my father’s soul. Now lend me your strength
and power to face this great evil…”
(Flashbacks of the final moments of Nocturne in the Moonlight)
“You will not have her and you will certainly not defeat us!”
Anna hides behind Jonathan as he stands ready with Morning Star and Cross in hand.
“Insolent fools, I have had enough of you both, now die!
takes a step and a wave of energy comes from the ground like a ripple of water.
“Anna, stay clear!”
runs to the back of the room as he jumps over
“You forgot you face both of us now.”
Closing his eyes because of the wall of light, Chaos does not see Jonathan lashing with the chain whip until it’s too late.
“I’m still here!”
“Argh, prepare to Die!!
Chaos lifts his arm and his clothes rip apart as he transforms into a large demon.
“Belmond, this is it!”
am ready, go!”
(Looking at Anna)
Alucard, you will sacrifice yourself to destroy me?!”
“I hope this hurts!”
throws his sword at one of the demon’s eyes.
Close up of Jonathan as he joins his hands holding the Cross in front of him and then lowers his head. Then a wide shot as he spreads his arms and screams, releasing giant ghostly crosses that spin forward towards the demon slashing and burning it, making it fall trembling on its knees. The demon then transforms back into Dracula.
Jonathan falls to his knees and Anna rushes to him.
“I am all right.”
Anna helps Jonathan stand and he walks to Dracula.
every passing century and resurrection you grow weaker and taking human form
will always have its weakness.”
“Order and Creation will triumph over Chaos and Death, always.”
both turn around and Dracula tries to reach
Jonathan walks to a knight’s armor standing on a corner taking its ax and throws it at some wooden slabs covering a window on the ceiling. The wood breaks and the first rays of sunlight enter the throne room, finishing the monster.
Jonathan holds Anna and hugs her.
and debris is falling as the castle shakes and falls apart.
On a cliff just outside Castlevania.
Adrian, Anna and Jonathan watch as the Castlevania crumbles into dust.
“It is over, for now.”
“Yes, he will return, hopefully, not in our lifetime.
“Anna, you must research your family’s history, making your knowledge a source of strength for your descendants. Jonathan, it is up to you to pass the knowledge and skill and to maintain the bloodline. Now, I must leave.”
will you go?”
do not know yet but remember, I will always be close to you… son.
and Anna watch as
“It is a long story. It all began in the 15th century…
still can’t believe it took so long to convince myself to write something
about Castlevania, considering for how long I have been a fan. I had the idea
for this story for about two years and had some of the characters worked out
from the beginning and some quotes I wanted the story to have. I really wanted
it to be like the script of a movie, so I somewhat organized it that way.
As some hardcore fans will notice, I used the original Japanese name of the
of all I would like to thank God for giving me the health and time to write
Thanks to Kurt Kalata, Paul Mormegil, Andrew Modeen and Michael Erickson. In one way or another these people inspired me to give life to this story. Also my wife Sandra and all my friends for keeping me always on the right track. Thanks!
Angel Santiago can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.