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Who Are Some of Your Favorite Vampires?

susie b

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Always a popular villain or antihero for films, vamps are the cool cats of horror.

With Halloween just around the corner, who are some of your favorite Hollywood vamps?

The original Bad Girl, Theda Bara.

Juliet Landau (daughter of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain) as Drusilla

David Boreanaz as Angel

James Marsters as Spike






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I do want to mention the grandaddy of all film vamps, Count Orlok as portrayed by Max Schreck in F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, or in the original German: Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens.


I am a HUGE fan of German Expressionism in film, especially director Robert Wiene's 1920 masterwork, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, as well as Fritz Lang's magnificent and visionary 1927 film, Metropolis.

These directors and their peers laid the cinematic groundwork for the next generation of filmmakers including Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles who implemented Expressionism in their great films.

Back to Count Orlok who was THE first and unofficial adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Stoker's heirs successfully sued the filmmakers for copyright infringement.




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4 hours ago, Doreen said:

Definitely Spike. Also the vampire in Queen of the Damned


Stuart Townsend is THE perfect Lestat, and the late Aailyah was magnificent as Akasha!!!

The casting of Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt and Brad Pitt as Louis in the 1994 Interview with the Vampire was an atrocity.  



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