Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TO ALL THE VAMPYRES I’VE LOVED BEFORE

By Maria Ferrer



In honor of the movie release of “Eclipse,” the latest installment of the TWILIGHT series, I am releasing a list of my favorite Hollywood vampyres, including those that frighten me and those that I’d gladly stick my neck out for – pun intended.














We’ll start with Mr. Evil Incarnate – Nosferatu. That is a face no one could love and makes one run, not walk, to the nearest church.

Bela Lugosi gave vampyres class and sophistication, and the man could certainly work a cape.

But the man who can suck my blood ANYtime, ANYwhere, is none other than Dracula, aka Frank Langella. He made vampyres sexy.

It’s the eyes. The eyes – the windows to the soul – and this Dracula’s eyes say, “Come here. Don’t be afraid. I want to share love’s last kiss with you.” And because of those eyes, not only did Lucy and Mina succumb, but so did I and millions of women around the world.

In case you didn’t know, Frank Langella played Dracula on Broadway and on the big screen. To this day, his is “the” reigning vampyre on Broadway. And, not even Phantom’s award-winning Michael Crawford could knock him off his throne. Crawford’s “Dracula: The Musical” closed weeks after its debut.

Back to my list of sexy vampyres.

Jason Patric and Keifer Sutherland were two “Lost Boys” who definitely found trouble in sunny California.












Wesley Snipes brought color and martial arts to the world of vampyres. The fight between good and evil vampyres is on, and Wesley cuts right through to the heart of the matter.













The triple threat of Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas in Anne Rice’s “An Interview with a Vampire” rocked the vampyre community. These vamps don’t hide. Hell, they have a stage show and flaunt their vampirism for all and sundry.













David Boreanaz as Angel in the TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer is another hottie. Unfortunately, he turns good and there went the sex-appeal. I make no excuses. I like my vampyres hot, sexy and dangerous. The new-and-improved Angel drops from the list.

Kate Beckinsale's Selene makes the list. I’m not into women; I just wish I looked that good in leather. She is not the first female vampyre but she certainly can claim the title of Warrior Queen Vamp.

Hugh Jackman makes my sexy vampyre list. No, he’s not a Vampyre, but he is a Vampyre slayer. He’s just too sexy to leave off.


Now there is a new Prince of Darkness--Edward Cullen.

And though Bella and I are not getting any younger, Edward remains young and vibrant. I get a little frustrated with his “woe is me” spiel, but let’s face it, he’s a teenager. He will always be a teenager. Bella better be converted ASAP before she matures any further and outgrows him.

As for me, I’m waiting for Frank Langella’s Dracula resurrection. It’s the eyes, the window to his soul (Note to Edward: Yes, vampyres have souls; being damned is something else all together.)

Back to Frank’s – to Dracula’s – eyes. It’s the eyes that seduce you, that tell you that you are the one, that only your blood will give him life. Only you. He will starve without you.

And so I give in. I am his slave, his lover. His fangs are sharp against my lips, my neck. I can feel my blood rush towards his kiss. I can feel his arms getting stronger as he tightens his embrace, and all I can think to say is, Bite me, baby, one more time!

Who is your favorite vampyre? Which one would you gladly succumb to? Do tell.♥


Maria Ferrer loves watching vampyre movies.  She likes her vampyres mature, sexy and a lot dangerous. Forget the bad boys; give her a dangerous man any day or night.   Maria also loves to read vampyre books. Some of her favorite vampyre authors are Caridad Pineiro, J.R. Ward, Maggie Shayne and Lara Adair.










7 comments:

  1. Frank is my fav vampire of yours. Edward of Twilight fame may be 100 years plus but he's still too young for me.

    To add to your already excellent list, remember Ben Cross in the 90's remake of "Dark Shadows." I *adored* him.

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  2. You have hit everyone on the head. I love all of these guys (except...and don't kill me. the Twilight guy doen't really rock my boat) However you missed one ...Geraint Wyn Davies as Nick Knight on FOREVER KNIGHT!!!

    Great Post

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  3. Ladies-- thank you for your comments. I have never heard of either of those gentlemen. I will have to look them up.

    HOPE-- I do remember Barnabas Collins on the original "Dark Shadows." He was older and more sophisticated.

    PATT-- re Twilight, I always have to remind myself that they are teenagers because their angst is often times very frustrating.

    Thanks again---m

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  4. The first vampire I fell in love with was also Frank Langella. Damn but was he hot (and, frankly, I still think he is).

    I cut my teeth - if you'll excuse the expression - on Ann Rice's books. I read 'Interview with a Vampire' when I was twelve and was hooked ever since. My favorite of the series was 'Queen of the Damned' because it gave such a fascinating, sweeping history of the whole world of vampires. Chilling.

    I was weaned on soap operas (it's how my mother learned English) and so 'Dark Shadows' was part of the afternoon fare. Barnabus would have to be the granddaddy of 'em all.

    I haven't read all the Charlene Harris books but from what I've heard their great and no one can deny 'True Blood's popularity.

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  5. I also liked Frank L. as a romantic interpretation of Dracula, but I'm shocked that you completely left out Christopher Lee!! Especially in "Horror of Dracula," his portrayal came much closer to Stoker's characterization of Dracula as a former military man, and he managed to be sexy and truly frightening at the same time. I have to admit, I'm not crazy about the current vampire craze that turns them into impossibly handsome loverboys. There definitely should be a down side to hanging out with a vampire! (www.efwatkins.com)

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  6. The allure of the immortal vampire will never die (pun intended). And these incarnations help us see why. What a diverse crowd! I loved Frank Langella too - I can recall the pit-a-pat of my heart when watching the movie. Of course you left out my current favorite - the sometimes dour Bill, from True Blood. Attempting to retain his Southern gentleman's heritage while satisfying both his lust and his blood lust? What a quandry! What a conflict! But it makes for great, steamy romance. Would that I could walk for just a night in Sookie's sandals!

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  7. Epona-- I did see Christopher Lee in Dracula, and he was definitely spooky.

    Lise-- I watched "True Blood" the first season and I confess that I did not like Bill or Sookie. Maybe it's the accent.

    Thank you, Ladies, for your comments. --m

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