Today’s Watching Wednesday is in memorial of a fantastic and extremely talented actor who passed away only a few days ago, John Hurt.

Hellboy was released onto the world in 2004 as a film adaptation of the comic created by Mike Mignola, and starred Ron Perlman as the titular character, along with stars like Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Korel Roden, and of course, John Hurt.

At the end of World War II, the Nazis attempt to open a portal to a paranormal dimension in order to defeat the Allies, but are only able to summon a baby demon who is rescued by Allied forces, adopted by a young Professor Trevor “Broom” Bruttenholm, and dubbed “Hellboy” (Ron Perlman). Sixty years later, Hellboy serves as an agent in the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, where he, aided by Abe Sapien (Doug Jones), a merman with psychic powers, and Liz Sherman (Selma Blair), a woman with pyrokinesis, protects America against dark forces, with Hellboy’s adopted father, Professor Broom, leading the Bearau of Paranormal Research and Defense.


A dark comedy, with great action and writing. Along with Guillermo Del Toro’s fantastic creature designs, this film has become a fast cult classic among fans of the comic and movie fans.

With John Hurt as Professor Broom, I personally felt every moment that he shared with Hellboy, as father and son.

So do yourself a favor, and watch this film if you haven’t already, and see why John Hurt was a fantastic actor.