Wolf Castle (Dutch: Wolfkasteel) is a novel written in 1836 by Emmanuel Berger. Infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement, the Wolf Castle is about young Count Van Imhoff, who transforms himself into a wolf and terrorizes the nearby village. The book was inspired by his Piano Concerto No. 4 (Wolf Castle), published in 1834.

Since its publication, the novel has been one of the most popular books of Brunanter literature. It has had a considerable influence across literature and popular culture and has inspired four films over the year, with the 1974 version being the best known.

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Abraham, Count Van Imhoff is a young nobleman who secretly turns into a werewolf at night.

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Wolf Castle trailer

The character of Count Van Imhoff has remained popular over the years and has been called "Brunant's Count Dracula". A popular idiom, act like Van Imhoff (handelen als Van Imhoff in Dutch), meaning that someone hides a very dark secret about himself, refers to the novel.

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