Van Helsing: Season 1 (2016)



Critic Consensus: Van Helsing incorporates relatable performances and tried and true sci-fi tropes into a strong fallen-society storyline, though it might benefit from additional action sequences.


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Vanessa Helsing is the last hope for survival in a world dominated and controlled by vampires, all of whom want her dead.

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Critic Reviews for Van Helsing Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Van Helsing obviously wants to be The Walking Dead with vampires, but it lacks that show's production values, cast and over-the-top imagination.

Sep 27, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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The performances of Overton and Scarfe are absolutely a good reason to tune in to Van Helsing. The two of them make each of their characters relatable, despite some superpowers and the insane situations they find themselves in.

Sep 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Van Helsing has an interesting enough setup, if it would only capitalize on some action.

Sep 20, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Grim bloody vampire apocalypse show is not fun enough.

Oct 11, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I'm hoping that changes in the future as the show begins to develop more of its own personality, but the tried-and-true technique will suffice for now.

Sep 29, 2016 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

It, too, gets off to a slow start, but Van Helsing picks up in the second episode. It is also super violent and super gory. If you like that sort of thing, you might want to give this a chance.

Sep 29, 2016 | Full Review…

Van Helsing has undoubtedly established itself as an action/horror series that will include plenty of brutal fight sequences and bloodshed, which will certainly appeal to many of Syfy's regular viewers.

Sep 26, 2016 | Full Review…

This is a show that sits well alongside the likes of 12 Monkeys, Z Nation and Wynonna Earp, without breaking any new ground.

Sep 26, 2016 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…

LaBute's concerns with manipulation, miscommunication and abject cruelty -- and maybe, just maybe, a modicum of hope -- are well applied to a story of full societal breakdown.

Sep 23, 2016 | Full Review…

With such a twist, similarities to virtually every vampire/plague-created monster tale are only to be expected and not, necessarily, a bad thing.

Sep 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Van Helsing: Season 1


The premise is pretty ridiculous. Volcanoes blocked direct sunlight from the sky so vampires roam free, there's a special woman called Vanessa Helsing who could be the key to save mankind. It was wholly predictable with formulaic horror film tropes, it failed to impress even with its many (attempted) intrigues.


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