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Movies Bloodborne fans should watch: (if you ask me :P)
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf (French movie about the Beast of Gévaudan. Bloodborne’s fashion is most likely inspired by its beautiful costumes.)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Cainhurst? Cainhurst. Cheesy at times.)
  • Crimson Peak (Gothic romance at its finest.)
  • Hellboy 1 / 2 - The Golden Army (Just watch the two movies, okay? SO GOOD.)
  • Van Helsing (yeah yeah, I know this one isn’t that great. WHO CARES! harmless fun with crazy weaponry and big monsters.)
  • Mary Reilly (the classic tale of Dr.Jekyll & Mr.Hyde seen from the point of view of Jekyll’s housemaid who, obviously, has a crush on him. )
  • From Hell (Jack the Ripper. Johnny Depp, Alan Moore, lots of drugs.)
  • The Whisperer in the Darkness (The best adaptation of Lovecraft’s story of the same name.)
  • Red Riding Hood (this movie gets all the hate just because it has the same director as Twilight but is a pretty decent movie with great atmosphere and a nice twist near the end. It’s not that easy to figure out who’s the wolf! My only complaint about this flick is that the actors are waaaay too attractive in pure young-adult romance fashion. Still worth a watch.)
  • Tenshi no Tamago (aka Angel’s Egg. Weird, visually stunning, very esoteric and reminds me a ton of Fishing Hamlet for some reason. The plot is cryptic and mysterious, just like Bloodborne’s.)
  • The Company of Wolves (a weird classic based upon Angela Carter’s dark fairytales ~♡)
  • Pride, Prejudice and Zombies (It’s better than you think.)
  • Goya’s Ghosts (SPANISH INQUISITION! Heresy! Torture! Drama! Doesn’t “look” like Bloodborne, but the themes are there and is overall a good historical movie with great actors.)
  • Penny Dreadful (TV series. This one is a mixed bag for me, but the photography is stunning and Victorian to the core. Rushed ending tho. And a lot of gratuitous sex scenes that don’t go anywhere. I warned you.)
  • Taboo (TV series. PRETTY NICE)
  • Solomon Kane (PURITAN DUDE KILLS STUFF)
  • Hellsing Ultimate (Anime OVA which needs no introduction.)

you know, young hanzo in general looks very ugly and bad, but, older hanzo with young hanzo hair looks like hes a washed up member of a nineties band with a cult following and regularly commits DUISs and doesn’t really have a job and lives in a van with wolves painted on it and hangs out in front of your local vape store  and his only source of money is residuals from his band days and when hes a substitute drum teacher for band at the local high school. He looks like he legally changed his middle name to “werewolf.” he looks like he sells weed to the kids that he substitute teaches. He looks like his only foods are energy drinks and old pizzas that the vape store guy,( who is the only human he ever interacts with) didn’t want. He looks like he spent 3 years as a part of a cult in the new mexico desert. he looks like he has a collection of Nirvana albums that he sleeps on in his wolf van. He looks like he would have a piercing on his dick. He looks like hes divorced 8 women, one of whom was the lead singer’s girlfriend in  the band that he was in in the nineties and was the cause of the band’s break up. he looks bad.  

Okay, 2016 has been a crappy year. In fact, it’s been the worst year ever for some of us and it can’t end soon enough.

But can we talk about the one good thing that’s come out of this year though? LGBTQ+ Representation in TV shows.

We’ve had Philip x Lukas in Eyewitness; Malec in Shadowhunters; Dizzie and Thor in The Get Down; Frankie, Rey and Jackson are gay and Hayes is bi in Conviction; Susan and Van in Van Helsing; Charlie and Matteusz in BBC Class; Jo and Chase in Easy and several others I’m missing out on.

Plus we have Isak x Even in Skam and Victor and Yuuri as the first healthy same-sex relationship in a sports anime.

Add to that the already present characters from HTGAWM, Teen Wolf, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, OINTB, Sense8, Mr Robot, Quantico, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and so many others and you get a pretty good picture.

Are all of these characters well-written? No. Are all of these arcs interesting and cliché-free? Again, No.

It is encouraging, though, and definitely a good start, to watch a TV show and see actual canonically lgbt+ characters instead of the usual overdose of ~homoerotic~ moments that are later described very vehemently by the cast and crew by being just bromance (Okay, Supernatural. I am talking about Supernatural. And Sherlock, but mostly Supernatural).

I am SO for TV shows to finally end the damn queer-baiting and finally give us some actual LGBTQ+ characters. I am so for kids, teenagers, and even adults struggling with their gender or sexuality to turn on a damn TV show and see a character like them and feel a little less alone, a little less like something is wrong with them.

It also doesn’t hurt that many (most?) of these shows have a pretty good balance of POC in the main cast as well as some very well-written female characters, but that’s a post for another time.