Thursday, May 9, 2013

Male Vampires. Silly Verses Badass Vampires

Vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) of Dark Shadows
Just me? Or do you also think the some of the newest vampires in today's media are making a complete mockery of the old horror genre?

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"
Here's another vampire I really like ...Vampire Aidan Waite in the series "Being Human."
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
And (one of my favorites) True Blood vampires ....

Vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) of True Blood
Vampire Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) of True Blood
And "Interview With A Vampire ...
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

And that's not to mention Blood Ties
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


  1. Hey Tami,

    Don't wanna correct ya... but the pic of Nick Knight is actually Geraint Wyn Davies and he's Welsh. Though Rick Springfield did play the character in the TV movie I think...

  2. I'm glad you corrected me. You're right. (Should have caught that.) Posted too soon after writing, I think. :-D


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