Favourite pop culture vampires

We had a lot of excellent entrants in our Adina West print book giveaway, so I thought I’d highlight some of the most popular. I asked for your favourite vampire inspiration, be it in books, movies or television, and you definitely made the judging difficult. But looking for illustrative decoration was easy.

Eric Northman, the Sookie Stackhouse series

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“I’d have to say Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman in True Blood! Perfect casting and just overall yummy.”

(Pretty happy they chose to give him a haircut for season 2, actually.)

Blade Trinity

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“The best Blade is Blade Trinity. Jessica Biel amazing, Ryan Reynolds super muscles. I don’t remember anything else.”

Lestat, Interview with a Vampire series

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“Lestat de Lioncourt from The Queen of the Damned movie – definitely not the Tom Cruise incarnation.”

Bram Stoker’s Dracula 

download (25)“It’s got to be Bram Stoker’s Dracula – the book and the film. This is classic source material – dark, scary, sexy and surreal. Oh and then there’s Gary Oldman.”

Claudia, Interview with a Vampire series

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“I was fascinated by her un vampire like looks – her gorgeous golden curly hair, pale white skin and the way her vampire ‘fathers’ dressed her like a doll. I didn’t know anything about vampires when I saw this movie and the scene where Claudia struggles with the fact, that she would never grow up and never would become a woman made me understand the supernatural elements and the immortal elements of being a vampire.”

Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer 

images (48)“While Angel was the original vampire leading man, Spike was the best – the baddest bad boy vampire. No wonder Buffy fell for him.”

Strangely no one nominated Edward Cullen from Twilight, but I suppose that makes sense because Joel wasn’t allowed to enter.

The winner of our Adina West print book giveaway will be announced tomorrow morning, once Adina has made a final decision, so stay tuned! For more information on the Dark Child Omnibus, click here.

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  • HildebrandBurke

    Max Shreck in Shadow of the Vampire. But Gary Oldman clearly the favourite.

    • Anne Treasure

      I can’t believe no one said Stephen Dorff

      • No, Anne. I can’t believe nobody said David Bowie or Susan Sarandon from The Hunger.

        • Mark Harding

          What about Leslie Nielsen in Dracula: Dead and Loving It?

        • Anne Treasure

          wow you just aged yourself an extra few years there joel

          • I definitely did not. That is a cult classic, my friend.

          • Gillian Polack

            If I said Varney (again) that would make me Victorian! Wait, I come from Melbourne – I *am* Victorian!

  • Every time …

    • Anne Treasure

      You didn’t really think I was going to blog about vampires and not mention your Twilight obsession did you Jorl?

      • Mark Harding

        We have to tell the truth about Joel’s obsession, otherwise we’d be vampliars.

        • Anne Treasure


          • Mark Harding

            Can’t wait for the new HBO series created by Alan Ball and David Simon. The Vampwire.

  • Mark Harding

    Gerard Butler in Dracula: 2000

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