Episode 72 – Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans
Boo! 2009’s Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans, directed by Patrick Tatopolous and written by Danny McBride, Dirk Blackman, and Howard McCain, is the third entry in the Underworld franchise, but chronologically the first. Its only connection to Halloween is that it features vampires and werewolves. Good enough!
The film is a prequel to 2003’s Underworld and 2006’s Underworld: Evolution and stars Michael Sheen as Lucian; Rhona Mitra as Sonja; and Bill Nighy as Viktor. It was followed by 2012’s Underworld: Awakening and 2016’s Underworld: Blood Wars and brings the series back to a vaguely medieval time period and a vaguely European location, showing us the origins of everything we know and love from the other Underworld films.
Or, at least, that’s what we assume. Neither of us have ever seen any of the Underworld films. All we know about them is: vampires…werewolves…Kate Beckinsale. That’s it.
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