Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday Flicks - August 12, 2010 - Who Is Your Favorite Film Vampire?

I've seen a lot of vampire films over the past *mumbles* years. The first one that I remember is Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi. I still love that film.

Here are four of the actors who have played Dracula since the 1930s. This is hardly an inclusive list. You can vote for your favorite in the poll to the right. If your favorite isn't listed. please let me know who it is in the comments.

Bela Lugosi

Dracula (1931)

Such a great line:

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee appeared as Count Dracula in 7 films by Hammer Studios: Dracula/Horror of Dracula (1958), Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1965), Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969), Scars of Dracula (1970), Dracula AD 1972 (1972), The Satanic Rights of Dracula (1972)

Horror of Dracula (1958)

Christopher Lee was also in Count Dracula (1970), which is not a Hammer Film. It was directed by Jesus Franco and is quite true to Bram Stoker's novel.

Frank Langella

Dracula (1979)

Gary Oldman

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)


  1. Would a crucifix work if Dracula was an atheist or Hindu?

  2. @Mario Probably not. There is a particularly funny moment in Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me But Your Teeth Are In My Neck where a crucifix does not work because the vampire is not Christian.

  3. My favorite vampire was David from Lost Boys. Kiefer Sutherland was great in that role. When I asked my 16 year old son which vampire was his favorite he said "that guy from that TV show 24" Hey!!!! That's Kiefer Sutherland. I love it when I'm not made to feel old.


  4. @Anita(inNZ) I love The Lost Boys! Kiefer Sutherland was wonderful as David. Must find the DVD and watch it again!

  5. Mario: In Love at First Bite, there is a hilarious sequence where Dracula (George Hamilton) is threatened with a Star of David.

    Qwill: My personal favorite of many is Jack Palance in the made for television, Bram Stoker's Dracula. Physically, he was one of the closest to Stoker's own description of the Count. Palance's own comment was that he was glad when they finished shooting because he felt he was becoming more Dracula than he wanted.

  6. @Bookdragon3 Jack Palance was quite good! Another made for TV version often overlooked is the BBC's 1977 mini-series with Louis Jourdan.