When it comes to monster movies, the vampire is often one of the first to be chosen (outside of zombies). Why? What is our appeal to them? Whatever way we look at it, there's something alluring and sexy about the legions of the undead with pointy teeth that blend so well into the shadows.
I'm unleashing my top 13 movie and television vampires that have
sparked our imaginations and fuelled our desires to the point that we
just want them to bite us.
Louis de Pointe du Lac
Pitt) – Interview With The Vampire (1994)
Brooding and pouty,
Louis is the quintessential vampire. His good looks and brooding
personality make him a ladies man, but unlike his sire, Louis loathes
being a vampire. He cannot take a human life and often lived on rats
or chickens. It takes him centuries to accept what he is and what
power he posses. After that, he becomes a storyteller, warning
mortals of what lurks in the shadows of their fair cities.
Amilyn (Paul Reubens) – Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992)
filled with hate but at the same time bloody hilarious, Amilyn is
second only to Lothos (Rutger Hauer). Going against Buffy (Kristy
Swanson) and Pike (Luke Perry), Amilyn really has his work cut out
for him. With lines like “You ruined my new jacket. Kill him a
lot,” it's hard to imagine what the vampire race would be like it
Amilyn was in charge. Single-handedly stole the show for this film.
Angel (David Boreanaz) – Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1996-2003)
started out as the tall, dark, brooding stranger in the hit TV show
before Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) knew what he was. A vampire in
love with a slayer is rather poetic and Angel was love's bitch until
he lost his soul. Then he reverted back to the killer that he was
centuries ago. One moment of sheer happiness undid the curse that
held his soul in place. Now, he's back being the sweetie pie we all
fell in love with. Just don't give into his brooding ways. We don't
need to see Angelus again.
Damon and Stefan Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley) The
Vampire Diaries (2009-)
In tenth place it's a tie. Why? Who
doesn't love a little sibling rivalry, even among the undead.
Brothers Damon and Stefan are almost always at odds, mostly because
Damon has made it his immortal life's work to torment Stefan. Now
David (Kiefer Sutherland) The Lost Boys (1987)
of the most enjoyable vampire films available. When Michael Emerson
(Jason Patric) and his family moved to Santa Carla, a coastal
California town, they discover it chock full of alienated teens like
David, who have a very unique way of expressing their angst:
Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin) Moonlight (2007-2008)
gentlemanly and gorgeous vampire, private investigator Mick refuses
to let go of his humanity entirely. Unlike other vampires, he
refuses to hunt women and children and even drinks blood from the
morgue. Now if that's not a turn on, did I mention that he's just
Blade (Wesley Snipes) Blade (1998)
on the comic book series, Blade is technically a dhampir, a human
with vampire genetics, a result of his mother being bitten while
giving birth. He becomes a vampire hunter to avenge his mother's
death in a bleak urban underworld where pure-blood vampires fight
humans who have transformed.
Selene (Kate Beckinsale) Underworld (2003)
“death dealer,” vampy Selene engages in a lifelong battle against
the Lycans (werewolves) she believes killed her family. And she
looked hot while doing it, guns a blazin' while rocking one hell of a
hot leather bodysuit.
Armand (Antonio Banderas) Interview With The Vampire (1994)
feisty and yet a gentle lover, Armand fell for Louis' charms and
wanted to show him the ways of the old world. After the death of
Louis' child companion, Claudia, Armand and Louis parted ways. But
the sexiness that is Armand does return, and forever will hold a
place in our hearts as one super hot vampire.
Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) Interview With The Vampire (1994)
Claudia, Claudia, Claudia. The reason why children should never be
turned into blood sucking feigns from beyond the grave. Always
wishing she could grow up, Claudia was opinionated, stubborn and down
right bratty...but she did have a soft spot for Louis, the one that
bit her. Born from him, she looked up to him, admiring him. It was
her death that sent Louis into a rage, slaughtering his own kind as
revenge. Claudia certainly bought out the, well, evil, in everyone.
Spike (James Marsters) Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1996-2003)
the big bad of Sunnydale in season 2, Spike won over audiences and
became a regular. With his bad boy looks, platinum blonde hair,
six-pack abs, he was the vamp that could make those True Blood boys
cry. In later seasons, whilst continually stating he was still 'bad'
Spike fell in love with Buffy and set about trying to please her the
best that he could. “I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man
enough to admit it.”
Dracula (Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Gary Oldman)
note three men and no movie title listed. The reason for this is
because these three are my top three. Bela was the original.
Christopher is one of the greatest and Gary in Bram Stoker's Dracula
was just outstanding. When it comes to the Prince Of Darkness, these
three are the best. And let's face it, you can't have a vampire count down without The Count.
Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise) Interview With The Vampire (1994)
portrayal of Anne Rice's Lestat was perfection. Lestat is the
perfect killer. Loving all things that are beautiful, Lestat offered
his victims a choice, the choice he never had. “Evil is a point of
view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures
under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves.”