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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 Palatine Guards

Early last month, I finished Meg Cabot’s Insatiable. In the book, on of the characters is a part of the this group called the Palatine Guards. The Palatines are a group that are recruited by the Vatican in order to get rid of vampires and to free the victims of the vampires. What struck me about this group was how similar it was to who Van Helsing worked for in the movie Van Helsing, which starred Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckingsale. Did anyone pick up on that? Anyway, that’s what I think.

Van Helsing

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