Okay, sure, it's my opinion. But my opinion matters!! In honor of the week before Halloween, I list below the top ten vampires of all time:
10. Count Scary
What??? You've never heard of him???? Well, let me enlighten you. He was probably the first vampire I ever liked. And he was HUGE. In Detroit. In the 80s. Just watch this clip if you want to get to know him better.
9. Edward Cullen
Okay. He had to be on the list somewhere, right? I admit it. I like him. I still don't understand his choice in women, but whatever. That's his prerogative. He's still got that whole brooding but dangerous thing going on. So yeah, he makes the list.
Creepy. Need I say more? I mean for the time this movie was made, I'd say it was pretty good. I know I had nightmares after seeing his face for the first time.
I grew up with a comic book addict brother, so through osmosis I picked up a thing or two. One of which was the character Blade, later made into a movie which some of you might just be familiar with. I love the tragedy associated with Blade. That he's half-human and hunts other vampires.
6. Dracula from the movie Love At First Bite
If you haven't seen this campy movie, go rent it immediately. It is silly and wonderful. A good introduction to vampires for those a little less comfortable with the whole scare factor thing.
I admit that I never watched Buffy faithfully (a mistake I want to rectify as soon as possible) but the little I have seen of Spike, I LOVE. Who wouldn't love that attitude of his?
Yup, I picked and he beats Bill hands down. At least in the books. Don't know who I'm referring to? Get out from under that rock and watch True Blood. Or better yet, read the Sookie Stackhouse books. Eric the viking is one tall drink of.. well, blood I guess. But Whoa. Yeah. He's just plain awesome.
As in the original BOOK people. Classic vampire all the way. Not the first of his kind, but truly the quintessential vampire. Smoldering sexuality and danger. Now that's what I'm talking about Bram.
Have I MENTIONED Ian Somerhalder on this blog? Oh YEAH I have. Here. I was tempted to put him at number one. Because I love Damon. Do you notice a pattern here? Hmm. Eric not Bill. Damon not Stephen. Spike. Yeah, I like the dangerous ones, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.
Why is Lestat number one? He's the original bad boy vampire with redeeming qualities. The one that came first. At least for me. In fact Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire series was the first I ever read. And I've been hooked ever since.
So there you have it. My top ten list for Halloween. What do you think? Have any suggestions of your own? Thursday I will be covering another wonderful topic in honor of All Hallows Eve, but with great info for writers. So be sure to stop by because I LOVE when you visit me!