Inverted Dungeon Literature Reviews

As is well known, the Castlevania series was directly influenced by the Universal Studios and Hammer Films horror classics. Of course, those movies were based on novels and novellas, influential works of horror literature.

For completeness sake, and because we keep referencing them in our horror movie reviews, we've started reviewing these classics books as well.

Classics of Horror Literature

  • Carmilla. Le Fanu, Joseph Sheridan. 1872.
  • Dracula. Stoker, Bram. 1897.
  • Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelly, Mary. 1818.
  • The Vampyre: A Tale. Polidori, John William. 1819.

Castlevania Comics and Manga

The Castlevania series has produced a number of tie-ins and spin-off comics. Although they are of questionable connection to the official continuity of the series, we will review them as we find official English-language publications.

Other Books

  • Anno Dracula. Newman, Kim. Simon & Schuster. 1992.
    • Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron. Newman, Kim. 1995.
    • Anno Dracula: Dracula Cha Cha Cha (or Judgment of Tears). Newman, Kim. 1998.
    • Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard. Newman, Kim. 2013.
    • Anno Dracula 1899 and Other Stories. Newman, Kim. 2017.
    • Anno Dracula: One Thousand Monsters. Newman, Kim. 2017.
    • Anno Dracula 1999 Daikaiju. Newman, Kim. 2019.
  • Bloodlist. Elrod, P.N. Ace. 1990.
    • Lifeblood. Elrod, P.N. 1990.
    • Bloodcircle. Elrod, P.N. 1990.
    • Art in the Blood. Elrod, P.N. 1991.
    • Fire in the Blood. Elrod, P.N. 1991.
    • Blood on the Water. Elrod, P.N. 1992.
    • Chill in the Blood. Elrod, P.N. 1998
    • Dark Sleep. Elrod, P.N. 1999
    • Lady Crymsyn. Elrod, P.N. 2000
    • Cold Streets. Elrod, P.N. 2003
    • Song in the Dark. Elrod, P.N. 2005
    • Dark Road Rising. Elrod, P.N. 2009
  • Bloodsucking Fiends. Moore, Christopher. Simon & Schuster. 1995.
    • You Suck: A Love Story. Moore, Christopher. 2007.
    • Bite Me: A Love Story. Moore, Christopher. 2010.
  • Hard Spell. Gustainis, Justin. Angry Robot. 2011.
    • Evil Dark. Gustainis, Justin. 2012.
    • Known Devil. 2014.
  • I, Strahd: Memoirs of a Vampire. Elrod, P.N. TSR. 1993.
  • Red Death. Elrod, P.N. Ace. 1993.
    • Death and the Maiden. Elrod, P.N. Ace. 1994.
    • Death Masque. Elrod, P.N. Ace. 1995.
    • Dance of Death. Elrod, P.N. Ace. 1996.
  • World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. Brooks, Max. Crown. 2006.

Other Comics