|Vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) of Dark Shadows|
Consider Vampire Nick Knight (pictured below, right) as the main character in Canada's TV series "Forever Knight." Does he not look much more like a clown than a vampire? And Why would a vampire's name, Nick Knight, remind us of grandma's nick knack collection? (There's no sophistication to any of it, I tell ya!)
Even worse is the remake movie of the old Dark Shadows soap opera where Johnny Depp plays Vampire Barnabas in a very slapstick way.
|Remake of Vampire Barnabas Collins (Johnny Depp) |
of the movie "Dark Shadows"
|Nick Knight (Geraint Wyn Davies)|
FORTUNATELY the vampires these days are not ALL silly. Check out Vampire Mick St. John of Moonlight fame.
|Alex O'Loughlin as Vampire Mick St. John|
|Vampire Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin) in Moonlight|
|Vampire Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin) of "Moonlight"|
|Sam Witwer (Aidan Waite) of Being Human|
Then we have the pretty boy Vampire Diaries Vampires ...
|Vampire Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) of The Vampire Diaries|
|Vampire Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) of The Vampire Diaries|
And Buffy The Vampire Slayer Vampires:
|Angel (David Boreanaz)of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "Angel"|
|Vampire Spike (James Marsters) of Buffy The Vampire Series|
And the Lost Boys Vampires ...
|Vampire David (Kiefer Sutherland) of The Lost Boys|
And Blade Vamps...
|Blade (Wesley Snipes) of The Blade Trilogy|
|Vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) of True Blood|
|Vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) of True Blood|
|Vampire Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise) of Interview With A Vampire/Anne Rice|
|Vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt) of Interview With A Vampire/Anne Rice|
|HenryFitzroy (Kyle Schmid) of Blood Ties|
Or half-vampires. So it seems, in spite of certain mockeries ... the badass vampire lives on. Even today
|Half Vampire Michael Emerson (Jason Patric)|
|Half Vampire Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman) of "Underworld|