10 video games that should be made into movies
Dracula never dies and there are currently a few different versions of the king of vampires taking trips to the big and small screen (including, at one point, this), but it's Dracula, there's always room for one more, especially when it's not that Van Helsing guy going after the monster. No, the long-running "Castlevania" game series puts the Belmont family front and center, most notably the hero of the original game, whip-cracker Simon Belmont. The original game takes place in 1691 and sees Belmont traversing Castle Dracula in order to end the vampire's non-life (undead life?). On the way he meets Medusa, Frankenstein's monster, the Grim Reaper, mummies, and more. It offers up a rogues' gallery of classic baddies couched in side-scrolling fun. Getting all those bad guys up on the big screen may feel a little like Stephen Sommers' "Van Helsing" on the face of it, but handled correctly could be so much more.
- Josh Lasser