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UK Glamour’s 31 Sexiest Movie Vamps

Again, I know this article came out a while, but I have a few problems with this list. My biggest problem with this list is the fact there are vampires from TV shows like Angel and Spike from Buffy, or the vampires from True Blood or the Vampire Diaries. The reason why I have a problem with that is because the list is called the sexiest movie and vampires, and those vampires are from TV shows. That leads me to my next problem. Even if you took out the TV vampires, in my opinion, there are way too many vampires from Twilight. It’s way too much. Anyway, my last problem is the fact that Robert Pattinson is number one on the list. I’m sorry, but he is not that good looking. Personally, I think that Ian Somerhalder, David Boreanaz, and Kellan Lutz are much more better looking.

Robert Pattinson

Rolling Stone’s Best and Worst Film and TV Vampires

I know this came out a while ago but I wanted to write about it. Umm…I can’t really say much about the best vampires because I haven’t seen most of the movies or tv shows that were mentioned. However, I would have to agree that Bela Lugosi as the Universal Studios Dracula is the best movie vampire of all time. I mean, no one can beat his Dracula. The only that I would change is to add Max Schreck as Count Orlok in the 1922 Nosferatu. Now, as far as the worst movie/tv vampires…I would have to disagree with Tom Cruise being on the list for his performance as Lestat in Interview with the Vampire. While it’s true that Anne Rice, the author of the novel on which the movie was based, initially protested to Tom Cruise being cast, she eventually praised his performance. I mean, he really did capture Lestat’s spirit as he was in Interview with the Vampire. As for Peter Facinelli as Carlisle Cullen, I’m not sure why he was put as on the list. The only thing I can think of would be his character actually has compassion. I don’t think that’s such a bad thing. Anyway, I found it funny that he was compared to Project Runway contestant Austin Scarlett.

Count Orlok

The Variations Between Vampires

Like I said in my previous post, with New Moon coming out in November, it made me think about the variations between the vampires that I’ve read about and have seen in movies or on TV. With Bram Stoker’s Dracula, vampires are described as being afraid of the sun, the cross, garlic, etc., not being able to cross running water. They also have to sleep within the dirt of the homeland. Now, with Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, the only thing that the vampires have in common with Bram Stoker’s vampires is that they drink blood, can’t go into the sun without some damage, and having fangs. With Anne Rice’s vampires, they become more statue like, stronger, less hungry, etc., as they grow older. However, that also depends on how old/strong his or her maker is or was. They also have other abilities such as being able to read each others’ mind, with the exception of his or her maker, or if they were made soon after Akasha became a vampire. Anyway, with Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, I noticed that the vampires are more similar to Anne Rice’s vampires than to Bram Stoker’s vampires. I noticed that besides the superhuman speed, strength, agility, etc., their physical body becomes hard like stone, the skin is pale, cold. They also become more beautiful, especially compared to other humans and when they were humans. The only differences that I noticed was the fact that Stephanie Meyer’s vampires just sparkle in the sunlight while Anne Rice’s vampires can easily die from exposure to the sun, depending on how old (s)he is and who his/her maker was. The only other differences that I noticed was the different types of powers that the vampires had and whether or not they sleep.

Akashathe Cullens

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