Cells, cages, and torture instruments are common sights in these foul places located deep below the castle. The fate of those unfortunates who end up in them is either to be kept alive to serve as human cattle and be devoured by the Dark Lord's gruesome pets, or as a reliable source of blood to sustain the vampire population.
Other times, people who were abducted from nearby villages are put temporarily in a cell to be later carried to the castle's arena and meet their untimely demise at the hands of dreadful creatures for the amusement of the audience; or, in some cases, taken to the laboratories and perform living experiments with them. Yet some other times, prisoners are just thrown into a cage and left there, forgotten, to rot away slowly until the day they die.
Rats are usually found lurking through the corridors of these areas, and the idea of prisoners hunting them down to eat should not come as a surprise.
- Castlevania — Block 5
- Haunted Castle — Clocktower
- Super Castlevania IV — The Dungeon
- Castlevania Chronicles — The Torture Chamber
- Castlevania: Rondo of Blood — Atop Countless Terrors
- Castlevania: Bloodlines — Ruins of the Castle Dracula
- Castlevania: Dracula X — Dungeon
- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Saturn) — Cursed Prison, Soul Prison
- Castlevania Legends — (hidden stage)
- Castlevania: Lament of Innocence — Prison of Eternal Torture
- Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin — Buried Chamber
- Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia — Minera Prison Island, Underground Labyrinth
- Castlevania Judgment — Torture Chamber
- Castlevania: The Arcade — Stage 3
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow — Dark Dungeon
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate — Cells, Inner Cells, Vertical Prison
- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 — City of the Damned