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Title: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 07:32:27 AM
Let's let the good times roll and the blood run!

https://www.youtube.com/v/mzNsTlpwios

That's right, we are having a very special party for vampires... and YOU'RE INVITED!  Which is kind of a big deal for vampires.  Because they can't get in unless... Oh, you get it?  OK.

Anyway, this is a party to celebrate the classiest monsters of all... vampires!  As we all know, the majority of vampires value status and this is a great place to network!  So now we are going to help you out by giving the rundown on the biggest guests in this party, their status, their history and other stuff.  It's quite a crew with a fair number of Draculas, but you knew that already.

I want to thank all 14 of our contributors who helped create this list.  Thanks to you, this is going to be a blast.  So grab some punch, start schmoozing and protect ya neck.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crop #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 08:47:33 AM
#50a
Amilyn

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/buffy/images/a/a4/Amilyn.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110826013455)
24 Points, 1 List, #2 Cole Stratton

Unbiography
Amilyn is the minion of the other vampire Lothos in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.  He is seen as quite old as he as helping Lothos off slayers as far back as the 14th century.  He eventually traveled with Lothos to L.A. to try to kill Buffy Summers, only to end up killed by her.  Though it does take a while. 

Status
A mere henchman.

https://www.youtube.com/v/TkxBNHeB-X8
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crop #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 08:58:20 AM
#50b
Dracula (The Monster Squad)

(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150128001925/villains/images/2/2f/Dracula_(Monster_Squad).png)
24 Points, 1 List, #2 CJones

Unbiography
Here's the first of many Draculas.  In this case, this one is after an amulet made of conentrated good with the intent of destroying it on the one day out of 100 years where it is vulnerable.  By doing this, he hopes to end the balance between good and evil and have the world plunge into darkness.  So he decides to get help from the Mummy, the Wolf Man, the Gill-Man and Frankenstein's Monster (the last one didn't work out for him, as it betrayed him).  He was soon opposed by a group of horror fans called the Monster Squad despite coming close to completing his goal, was eventually sucked into purgatory, never to escape.

Status
Count.

https://www.youtube.com/v/hYwLNb_-qaA
Dracula taking out the cops is my favourite moment in the movie.  Sorry "Wolf Man's got nards".
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crop #97
Post by: Pak-Man on October 21, 2016, 09:02:19 AM
Wow. 24 points to qualify. That's a bit higher than I was expecting.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crop #97
Post by: Tripe on October 21, 2016, 09:14:07 AM
#50a
Amilyn

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/buffy/images/a/a4/Amilyn.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20110826013455)
24 Points, 1 List, #2 Cole Stratton

Damn, Forgot, that hurts. Oooh...owww....oooh....ouch
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crop #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 09:23:30 AM
#50c
Miriam Blaylock

(http://www.bakiniz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Miriam-Blaylock.jpg)
24 Points, 1 List, #2 Tripe

Unbiography
Miriam Blaylock is one of the three protagonists of the novel and film The Hunger.  She's an immortal vampire who has lived since ancient Egypt.  Unlike vampires in a lot of other fiction, she was born a vampire to her mother Lamia (who is possibly THAT Lamia, if you are a fan of mythology).  Living so long has caused her much loneliness which she eases with the help of romantic companions of both genders whom she grants immortality to others through blood transfusions.  Unfortunately, though being a vampire means immortality, it doesn't halt the aging process, it merely slows it.  Which means many of her lovers are still alive but as living mummies, who she tries to protect by keeping in steel encased chests.

When the story begins, she notices her new lover, John, has begun to age much sooner and quicker than expected and she meets with a scientist named Sarah Roberts.  But when John starts to become too dangerous and erratic for he, Miriam begins to set her sights on Sarah as a potential new partner.

Status
Super-wealthy.

https://www.youtube.com/v/7a6YFwC2zKA
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crop #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 09:37:25 AM
OK, time for me to sleep.  I'll start posting more stuff when I wake up.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crop #97
Post by: Tripe on October 21, 2016, 09:46:26 AM
#50c
Miriam Blaylock

(http://www.bakiniz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Miriam-Blaylock.jpg)
24 Points, 1 List, #2 Tripe
Yaaaasssss Queen, literally almost. :D

Now, a tune:
https://www.youtube.com/v/OKRJfIPiJGY
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crop #97
Post by: Tripe on October 21, 2016, 09:49:47 AM
Wow. 24 points to qualify. That's a bit higher than I was expecting.
I would assume a lot of people had the same vampires on their lists but lower down so there will be a lot more multiple nominators on many of the entries.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crop #97
Post by: Darth Geek on October 21, 2016, 12:12:13 PM
#50b
Dracula (The Monster Squad)


Glad to see he's on the list. He's pretty badass, especially since this is a kids film.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: linszoid on October 21, 2016, 01:03:47 PM
The beginning of this list is the highlight of my day (other than the release of Civ 6)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: CJones on October 21, 2016, 01:10:52 PM
#50b
Dracula (The Monster Squad)


Glad to see he's on the list. He's pretty badass, especially since this is a kids film.

Yeah, with 14 lists, I'm surprised I was the only one to think of him.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 04:10:09 PM
#49
Mosquitoes

(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/4896/production/_87928581_z3410052-female_yellow_fever_mosquito,_aedes_aegypti,-spl.jpg)
25 Points, 1 List, #1 CJones

Unbiography
Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that constitute the family Culicidae. Females of most species are ectoparasites, whose tube-like mouthparts (called a proboscis) pierce the hosts' skin to consume blood. The word "mosquito" (formed by mosco and diminutive -ito) is Spanish for "little fly". Thousands of species feed on the blood of various kinds of hosts, mainly vertebrates, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and even some kinds of fish. Some mosquitoes also attack invertebrates, mainly other arthropods. Though the loss of blood is seldom of any importance to the victim, the saliva of the mosquito often causes an irritating rash that is a serious nuisance. Much more serious though, are the roles of many species of mosquitoes as vectors of diseases. In passing from host to host, some transmit extremely harmful infections such as malaria, yellow fever, Chikungunya, West Nile virus, dengue fever, filariasis, Zika virus and other arboviruses, rendering it the deadliest animal family in the world.

Typically, both male and female mosquitoes feed on nectar and plant juices, but in many species the mouthparts of the females are adapted for piercing the skin of animal hosts and sucking their blood as ectoparasites. In many species, the female needs to obtain nutrients from a blood meal before it can produce eggs, whereas in many other species, it can produce more eggs after a blood meal. A mosquito has a variety of ways of finding their prey, including chemical, visual, and heat sensors.  Both plant materials and blood are useful sources of energy in the form of sugars, and blood also supplies more concentrated nutrients, such as lipids, but the most important function of blood meals is to obtain proteins as materials for egg production.

Status
Ubiquitous.

https://www.youtube.com/v/rD8SmacBUcU
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 05:18:59 PM
#48
The Master

(http://static2.hypable.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/buffy-the-master.jpg)
26 Points, 2 List, #13 Johnny Unusual & Psycho Goatee

Unbiography
The leader of the cult the Order of Aurelius, the Master is the first major foe in the Buffy the Vampire TV series.  A truly ancient vampire, The Masters features have been permenantly deformed and he has gained powers that younger vampires aren't capable of.  60 years prior, he arrived in Sunnydale with his cult with the intent of using the Hellmouth that lies beneath, only to be trapped under the Earth, held back by a barrier that left him unable to escape.  Nonetheless, he uses various vampire followers to make trouble in Sunnydale once Buffy "the Vampire Slayer" Summers arrived in town.

The Master is, by Buffy standards, a classic vampire, though he has a dark sense of humour.  He's usually pretty cool-headed but is not above killing and mutilating those who fail him.  He is also extremely confident, in no small part to the prophecy that says he's going to kill the slayer.  Even when he dies, the Master makes a few notable appearances (usually in dreams or flashback) and even makes a comeback in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic.

Status
Master

https://www.youtube.com/v/AW1ji85MYEU
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 07:14:26 PM
#47a
Jesús Gris

(http://cdn.vanityfair.mx/uploads/images/thumbs/mx/vf/1/s/2016/11/guillermo_del_toro_enciclopedia_de_sus_mejores_monstruos_de_peliculas_53596923_640x482.jpg)
26 Points, 2 Lists #12 Fred Garvin

Unbiography
Jesús Gris is an elderly antiques dealer in the film Cronos.  After Jesús is injected with a mysterious liquid by a strange artifact, he began to regain his youth and energy.  However, he soon also discovers that he craves blood, becoming hopelessly addicted.  Soon, he also finds himself targeted by an old businessman named Dieter and his brutish son Angel, who have their own plans for the device Jesús has discovered. 

The artifact is a gold mechanical beetle with a stinging device.  It seems to have been created by an alchemist who dies in the movie's opening and contains a living insect inside that produces the solution that turns people into vampires.

Status
Antiques dealer.

https://www.youtube.com/v/wy1CSVv_i7c
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 08:11:38 PM
#47b
Max Shreck

(http://www.bfi.org.uk/sites/bfi.org.uk/files/styles/full/public/image/shadow-of-a-vampire-2000-001-willem-dafoe-as-max-shreck.jpg?itok=O7RZ65zo)
26 Points, 2 Lists, #12 Cole Stratton

Unbiography
Max Schreck is the fictionalized version of the actor of the same name in the movie Shadow of the Vampire.  F.W. Murnau is looking to direct a movie called Nosferatu and has recruited Max Schreck to be his lead.  Murnau claims that he's a method actor but in fact Murnau, hoping to create a realistic vampire movie, has found a real vampire to fill the role.  Murnau has even promised Schreck the lead actress following filming.  However, soon Murnau and Schreck are at odds both at the film and the fact that Schreck has nearly killed the cinematographer by drinking his blood.

Max, though dangerous, is also incredibly isolated and admits that his loneliness has caused him to even forget how to do everyday tasks.  Despite some of his more sympathetic qualities, he is certainly monstrous and sinister, though if he is more awful than F.W. Murnau is hard to say.

Status
ACTOR!  Also, it seems like he used to have a higher status... but it doesn't much matter anymore.

https://www.youtube.com/v/YgqgSaDCgC4
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Darth Geek on October 21, 2016, 08:50:27 PM
I absolutely love Shadow of the Vampire. Brilliant performance by Dafoe.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 09:48:23 PM
Yeah, writing up on it made me want to watch it again almost immediately.  I think I might before the end of the season.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 09:58:23 PM
#46
Bill Compton

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/40499/1913665-bill_in_fangs1.jpg)
26 Points, 2 Lists, #11 Asbestos Bill

Unbiography
"Vampire" Bill Compton is a recurring character in the Southern Vampire Mysteries book series and True Blood TV series.  Bill is a almost 200 years old in age who was one of the vampires who decided to live among humans publicly following the Great Revelation, in which the existance of vampires was revealed to the world.  While in the town of Bon Temps, Bill met and fell in love with waitress Sookie Stackhouse.  The two started a relationship, which ended up very rocky when the vampire who created Bill re-entered the picture to interfere.  Eventually the relationship falls apart.  Bill ends up becoming the Vampire King of Louisiana and becomes more villainous and power hungry over the source of the series.

When the series starts, Bill has regrets over his past actions and has done many terrible things.  Bill's good and bad traits are often one and the same: he wants to protect those he cares about, but he can also become very possessive.  Bill follows a mainstreaming philosophy at the beginning of the series, wherein he believes he can live with the humans in peace, before becoming a sanguinist during his time as the Vampire King.

Status
King.  But of Lousiana.

https://www.youtube.com/v/TY8fvUJ6Ock
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 21, 2016, 09:59:06 PM
That's it for tonight!  More tomorrow (and no more ties!)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 22, 2016, 05:23:56 AM
#45
Peter Loew

(https://static1.squarespace.com/static/50d144f6e4b05aff8e5b9c8c/t/538d0a41e4b0c9ce3db3ee02/1401752130772/)
26 Points, 3 List, #6 Psycho Goatee

Unbiography
Peter Loew is a literary agent in the film Vampire's Kiss.  Peter is an unpleasant fellow focused on business who believes he's been turned into a vampire following a one-night stand.  Though he develops various traits of a vampire (can't see his reflection, fear of sunlight and crucifixes) it is unclear if this is all in his mind of if he truly is a vampire.  Soon he starts going truly insane, taking it out in his secretary Alva, first simply in emotionally abusive ways before doing some truly awful things.

Interestingly, the character has a pretty strong life outside the film, both in supercuts of Nicholas Cage's most unhinged and in the "You don't say?" meme.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/aEtm69mLK6w/hqdefault.jpg)
(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/210/119/9b3.png)
Status
Literary agent.

https://www.youtube.com/v/9Fvpyo2WuVY
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 22, 2016, 08:53:21 AM
#44
Mary Seward

(http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120924075660/marvel_dc/images/c/cb/Mary_Queen_of_Blood_0003.jpg/)
26 Points, 2 Lists, #2 George 2.0

Unbiography
Mary Seward, also known as Mary, Queen of Blood, is the main antogonist in the comic book story I... Vampire.  The personal handmaiden of Queen Elizabeth, Mary was the lover of Lord Andrew Bennett.  When Bennett was turned into a vampire, he locked himself in his room and fed only on animals.  When Mary discovered the truth, she asked that he turn her into a vampire too, so that they could be together forever.  Andrew decided to do just that, only to find that as a vampire, Mary had turned evil and was no longer burdened by the moral compass that Andrew retained. 

Soon, the two became arch-enemies, with Andrew travelling the world to stop the Cult of the Blood Red Moon, which Mary led.  She used her cult to put vampires in positions of power all over the world in the attempt to take over the world, but she was constantly thwarted by Lord Andrew.

Status
Cult leader.  Queen of Blood.
(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/7/7e/Mary_Queen_of_Blood_0012.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120924075702)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 22, 2016, 10:29:02 AM
Very cool list so far! Vampire-tastic!

I haven't read ye olde I Vampire, sounds pretty classy. I dig a lot of comics from around that time so I maybe should check that out.

I think I'm gonna have to pop in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie thanks to this list, haven't seen that in a long time, fun flick. Also dig a lot of the stuff on this list like Cronos, Monster Squad, The Hunger, and whatnot, leaving no vampire coffin lid unturned here!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: George-2.0 on October 22, 2016, 04:59:03 PM
Come on, you can't post Mary Queen of Blood without showing some art from Andrea Sorrentino. ;) So here's a few of the great, naked and bloody Mary...

(http://yourekilling.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/mary-naked.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v6FkoJTDUN0/TwF7dICymoI/AAAAAAAAAS4/ZgR5A8f9PU4/s400/Avampire.jpg)


This reboot of the series (from which this art came) made Mary's origins much sadder and terrible. 

BTW: Fred stalled out at around 20 on his list and asked for ideas, so I said, "Here, read this", and  now he's hooked. I'm re-reading the original run. Both were good series.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 22, 2016, 06:09:28 PM
#43
Emeril Lugosi

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PLTU-MWZqk0/hqdefault.jpg)
27 Points, 2 List, #9 Kete

Unbiography
He's a vampire chef who appears in the Comedy Bang! Bang! tv series but... he'd rather you play down the whole vampire thing.  No, please stop with his puns.  Sorry, his agent should have said something.  Yes, I know there's a pun in his book's cover, that was the publisher's idea.

Also, he has a coffin full of onions.

Status
Celebrity Chef

https://www.youtube.com/v/PLTU-MWZqk0
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 22, 2016, 08:44:08 PM
BTW, in trying to get a lot of these down to managable sizes, I might be omitting or making mistakes on entries I don't know very well, so feel free to let me know.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 22, 2016, 08:45:03 PM
#42
Claudia

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/vampirechroncles/images/7/77/300px-Claudia-z.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20140911131846)
27 Points, 2 Lists, #6 Asbestos Bill

Unbiography
Claudia is a fictional character in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series. She is one of the main characters in Interview with the Vampire (1976), the first novel in the series. She also features in The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, The Vampire Armand and Merrick.

Claudia (her last name is never given) was a young girl who lived in the very poor, plague-ravaged quarters of 18th century New Orleans. She lost both of her parents to the plague, and is first introduced as a crying child of five years old in her abandoned house, next to her dead mother's rotting, diseased ridden body. She is described as being very petite in size and delicately shaped, with long golden ringlets for hair and porcelain white skin. She is found by Louis de Pointe du Lac, the protagonist of Interview with the Vampire, and begs him to “wake” her mother. Louis instead feeds on Claudia, much to his self-disgust, and leaves her for dead. However, her life is saved by Lestat de Lioncourt, Louis's maker.

Claudia is taken to the vampires' wealthy townhouse in the heart of New Orleans, and there she is turned into a vampire by Lestat. Lestat tells her that she is his and Louis's "daughter" and that now that she is in their family, Louis can not leave them. Though Louis is at first horrified at the thought of a vampire child (and indeed he accuses Lestat of condemning Claudia to hell), he and Claudia become very attached and the three form a close relationship and live a “family” lifestyle for the next several decades.

Status
Little girl.  That's about it, I think.

https://www.youtube.com/v/LIm8HfwnmVE
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 22, 2016, 10:05:59 PM
#41
Adam

(http://images.amcnetworks.com/bbcamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/tomhiddleston.jpg)
27 Points, 3 Lists, #13 Asbestos Bill

Unbiography
Adam is a long lived vampire in the Jim Jarmusch film Only Lovers Left Alive.  At the beginning of the film, we see that Adam is living far away from his wife (also a vampire), living in Detroit.  Though he lives on blood, Adam doesn't feed on humans, though this is less for moral reasons than it is because he believes the current environmental climate makes the blood of most humans contaminated.  Adam has had a history of influencing musicians and scientist who would go on to be hugely influential themselves and is himself a musician.  However, he is torn between his desire to connect to people through his music and remaining anonymous for his own safety.

Status
Musician

Check out info on Adam's "Wall of Heroes" here!
http://draculahistoryandmyth.com/only-lovers-left-alive-adams-wall-heroes/
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 22, 2016, 10:08:48 PM
That's it for tonight!  Until next time!

https://www.youtube.com/v/XPJQjItohqc
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 22, 2016, 11:05:16 PM
At first I thought that say Pizza, but still, pretty groovin' song!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 23, 2016, 06:30:10 AM
#40
Dracula (Castlevania)

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/castlevania/images/1/1f/DraculaPortraitEcclesia.png/revision/latest?cb=20140711062042)
28 Points, 2 Lists, #7 Pak Man

Unbiography
Dracula Vlad Ţepeş (formerly known as Mathias Cronqvist) is the primary antagonist of the Castlevania series. He is loosely based on the character of the same name in Bram Stoker's novel and the historical figure, Vlad Drăculea.

Originally a human called Mathias Cronqvist, Dracula fell into madness after the death of his first wife, and became an immortal vampire thanks to the powers of the Crimson Stone. With his dark powers, he built his army of creatures and his fortress, Castlevania. Since the 11th Century, the Belmont Clan stood in opposition to Dracula, and legendary warriors confronted him each time he came back from the dead. He was eventually definitively destroyed in 1999 by the last descendant of the Belmonts.

Dracula serves as the final boss in almost all of the games, except the first and the last two games in the timeline's chronology (Lament of Innocence, Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow).

Status
Count
https://www.youtube.com/v/JNZTIzF0jWQ
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 23, 2016, 09:24:48 AM
#39
Mr. Trick

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/buffy/images/3/32/Trick.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080524202354)
30 Points, 2 Lists, #7 Psycho Goatee

Unbiography
Mr. Trick is a vampire who appears in season three in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  After his first boss dies, he takes it on himself to kill Buffy and Faith as a game, sending various assassins after her as part of "Slayerfest '98".  Even before the game is over, he is recruited by Mayor Wilkins to be his new right hand man.

Though Trick is usually working for others, he is someone who prides himself on his ambition.  He's relatively pragmatic and considers himself a very modern vampire, often praying on delivery boys and human trafficking for food.

Status
Second-in-command for various evil employers.

https://www.youtube.com/v/Rl-iHMOM7pE
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 23, 2016, 02:15:20 PM
Gotta love Mr. Trick, one of the classier/cooler villains in Buffy. And Dracula is a pretty classy/cool guy if I may say so
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 23, 2016, 05:58:05 PM
#38
Lucy Westenra

(http://www.victorianweb.org/art/illustration/mstone/30.jpg)
31 Points, 2 Lists, #8 Tripe

Unbiography
Lucy Westenra is a fictional character in the novel Dracula (1897) by Bram Stoker. She is the 19-year-old daughter of a wealthy family. Her father is mentioned in the novel when Mina says he was a sleepwalker and her elderly mother is simply stated as being Mrs. Westenra. Lucy is introduced as Mina Murray's best friend. In the 1931 Universal production, she is called Lucy Weston. In the 1958 film Dracula, she is called Lucy Holmwood and is engaged to Jonathan Harker.

Lucy Westenra is a vivacious young woman who is much praised for her beauty, purity, and sweet nature. These qualities earn her three suitors, all of whom propose to her on the same day: Arthur Holmwood, the wealthy son of Lord Godalming; Quincey Morris, an American cowboy; and Dr John Seward, a primitive psychiatrist.

Lucy accepts Arthur's proposal, but soon begins suffering from severe anaemia, sleepwalking and chronic blood loss. She has, in fact, become the victim of Count Dracula, who is slowly draining her of blood. Despite the best efforts of Dr Seward and Dr Abraham Van Helsing, Lucy's condition rapidly deteriorates. Dr Van Helsing correctly identifies the true cause of her illness, and puts up garlic around her sickbed to repel Dracula. Even after four blood transfusions (from Holmwood, Seward, Van Helsing, and Morris, respectively) and despite the doctors keeping a constant watch on her condition, their efforts prove futile. By ill-fortune, Lucy and her mother are left unattended when a bat and later a wolf (both of whom Dracula taking different shapes) comes crashing through the window. The shock causes the mother to expire from a heart attack, while Dracula drains Lucy of blood, almost to the point of death.

The men find her barely alive the next morning, but as they try another transfusion to save her, Van Helsing sees that the bite marks on her throat have vanished and she now has longer canine teeth: a sign that her final stages of vampirism is complete, and that there is now no way to save her. She wakes, and for a moment, when Arthur is near her, she requests a kiss. Van Helsing pulls Arthur away, realising that she is no longer Lucy. Abruptly, though, she reverts to normal and, realizing her corruption, begs Van Helsing to protect Arthur. He swears to do so for her sake. Soon, Lucy weakens and dies from her blood loss. Despite this color rises for her cheeks, making her look rosier and lovelier than ever, a telling mark of vampirism. While Arthur and the other two laymen think it's all over, Van Helsing knows that death marks her final transition into the world of the undead.

Lucy is interred, but not long afterwards, reports spread of children being attacked at night, each child claiming to have been abducted by a "Bloofer (or Beautiful) Lady". The children also have bite marks on their throats, though none has been seriously drained. Dr Van Helsing realizes that Lucy has now risen again as a vampire, and asks Dr Seward, Arthur and Quincey to help him destroy the undead creature. When they doubt him, Helsing takes Seward to show him first-hand that Lucy's coffin is empty, and then waits until she appears with another child. Luckily, as they watch, she takes only a little blood before flitting back to her crypt. After tending to the child, Van Helsing and Seward go into the crypt, where the coffin now contains Lucy's peacefully reclined body; but as Van Helsing points out, it hasn't decayed a day since her death, since the undead never age.

Status
Wealthy daughter

https://www.youtube.com/v/W6trgojLFEw
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 23, 2016, 08:58:31 PM
#37
Petyr

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/74/9e/d0/749ed0217b8087b6257bf9e538bd8490.jpg)
31 Points, 2 List, #6 Fred Garvin

Unbiography
Petyr is an 8,000 year old vampire who appears in the film What We Do in the Shadows.  He lives in a flat with a group of vampires wherein he is the eldest.  He largely keeps to himself and is notably more savage than the others.  It was he who turned Nick, an intended Victim of his flatmates, into a vampire.  He lives in a stone coffin in the bottom floor of the flat.

Status
So old.

https://www.youtube.com/v/eDyQr5vHbkE
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 23, 2016, 09:18:37 PM
#36
Armand

(http://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.M366d9e35c8fd63f383ef0b99972933fao2&pid=15.1)
33 Points, 2 Lists, #9 Asbestos Bill

Unbiography
Armand is a fictional character in The Vampire Chronicles novels written by Anne Rice. At the end of the series, he is approximately 500 years of age. His outward appearance is that of a beautiful adolescent boy, small, with reddish-brown locks, soft brown eyes and slender fingers. His features are at times compared figuratively to those of Cupid or a Botticelli angel.  Armand's original name is Andrei.

As a child he has the ability to paint vivid pictures of Jesus Christ, Madonna, and the Eastern Orthodox Saints. His astonished parents eventually reveal his gift to the monks in the Monastery of the Caves, who live an ascetic life buried beneath earth, sustained only by water and small amounts of food.  When their ruler, Prince Michael, orders Andrei to paint an icon and bring it to the castle of his brother, the supposedly dead Prince Feodor, Andrei is captured by Tartars and brought as a slave to Constantinople and subsequently sold to a Venetian brothel. There, he is subjected to horrific sexual abuse and develops amnesia.

Marius, a 1500-year-old vampire then living as a painter in Venice, rescues Andrei, giving him an education and a luxurious life. Marius renames him Amadeo. Marius is in love with a courtesan named Bianca Solderini, yet cannot bring himself to turn her into a vampire. Instead, he chooses Amadeo for his beauty, youth and painting skills (apparently lost, along with his memories) to educate 'in the way of the blood', so as to eventually make him a vampire. Amadeo loves Marius single-mindedly and is eager to become a vampire. He does not understand Marius' hesitation to turn him, and in an act of rebellion and anger he seduces an English Lord, whom he eventually abandons after a few nights. However, the English Lord becomes obsessed with Amadeo and enraged by his betrayal, wounds him with a poisoned blade. In doing this, he forces Marius to turn Amadeo into a vampire to save his life. Amadeo is 17 years old at the time of his transformation.

Armand eventually is kidnapped and brainwashed by a vampire cult and remains with them for 200 years, until Lestat helps him reveal the ridiculousness of their beliefs.  Armand later meets Louis and Claudia, two friends of Lestat, and decides to get close to Louis... by killing Claudia.  The two then do get close but eventually split (partially because he know Armand is responsible for Claudia's death).  Eventually, he hooks up with Daniel Malloy, the "reporter boy" from Interview with the Vampire and despite initially reluctance, eventually transforms him into a vampire when he forces his hand by pushing himself nearly to death.

Status
Coven Leader

https://www.youtube.com/v/mWUxsUxMZ0E
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 23, 2016, 09:27:53 PM
That's it for tonight!  Get ready for tomorrow wherein we see both funny and sexy vampires.

Until then...

https://www.youtube.com/v/_nO9Yfmk5Wo
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 23, 2016, 09:30:49 PM
What We Do In The Shadows is great, funny stuff.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: George-2.0 on October 23, 2016, 09:44:58 PM
Man did I forget a lot of 'em. Cronos, The Hunger, Only Lovers Left Alive, Shadow of the Vampire, What We Do in Shadows.

I don't care for Anne Rice, and I don't watch the popular recent vampire TV shows (or much TV at all) so those aren't forgotten rather than ignored or unknown. But there's a lot here that was off my radar.

Still I'm enjoying the list, reading up on these blood suckers.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 23, 2016, 10:10:20 PM
Yeah, I'm not familiar with Anne Rice, so when I try to edit down character info, I hope I'm not misrepresenting the stuff here.

I haven't had the pleasure of "What We Do in the Shadows" yet, but I'm looking forward to it.  Cronos, the Hunger and Only Lovers Left Alive are also in my "I should see this" list.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 24, 2016, 05:16:25 AM
https://www.youtube.com/v/z72_Sjy2SnQ

Wake up, yo!  Time for more vampires!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 24, 2016, 05:38:35 AM
#35
Dracula (Dead and Loving It)

(http://static.cinemagia.ro/img/db/movie/00/65/28/dracula-dead-and-loving-it-830337l.jpg)
33 Points, 2 Lists, #2 Linszoid

Unbiography
It's basically Dracula, but with Mel Brooks and Leslie Nelson.  Since it is a parody of the other Dracula, just imagine the other Dracula that will appear on the list, but with slapstick.

Status
Count

https://www.youtube.com/v/HGCKrgSeXcE
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 24, 2016, 07:10:12 AM
#34
Santanico Pandemonium

(http://campfirenyc.com/img/projects/thumbs/thumb_santanico.jpg)
33 Points, 3 Lists, #8 Kete

Unbiography
Santanico Pandemonium, formerly Esmeralda or Kisa, is a fictional character from the From Dusk till Dawn (film series). She is the primary Queen Vampire of the "Titty Twister", a strip club/brothel in the middle of a desolate part of Mexico. In the film series, she is portrayed by Salma Hayek and Ara Celi. She is played by Eiza González in From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.  The name of Santanico is based on the Mexican Nunsploitation film "Satánico pandemonium". Although the original film was not very successful at the box office, the film has achieved a cult status because Hayek's role as Santanico was generally well received by viewers.

Santanico Pandemonium is the main attraction at the Titty Twister. Throughout the century she puts on big shows at the bar, as seen when the Geckos arrived to await the arrival of their contact in 1996. After her show is over, Chet the bouncer, having recovered from his beating, enters the bar with a group of people looking to fight the Geckos. This leads to a fight; Richie is stabbed in the hand by Razor Charlie; and Seth takes out his gun and starts shooting people. But as their backs are turned, Santanico morphs into a horrible creature, jumps on Richie's back, and sinks her fangs into his neck, killing him. This spur-of-the-moment surge of bloodlust, triggered by his bleeding hand, sparks the other vampires' feeding frenzy. She is killed in the original From Dusk till Dawn when she is impaled by a chandelier shot down by Seth—after threatening to turn him into her vampire slave.

Status
Vampire Queen/Exotic Dancer

https://www.youtube.com/v/eukpM2YeEcU
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Darth Geek on October 24, 2016, 07:48:55 AM
When I rewatch From Dusk Till Dawn I just start at her dance number. Everything before it is just Tarentino-esque garbage.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Asbestos Bill on October 24, 2016, 07:56:26 AM
When I rewatch From Dusk Till Dawn I just start at her dance number. Everything before it is just Tarentino-esque garbage.

As opposed to Rodriguez-esque garbage.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Darth Geek on October 24, 2016, 08:02:28 AM
When I rewatch From Dusk Till Dawn I just start at her dance number. Everything before it is just Tarentino-esque garbage.

As opposed to Rodriguez-esque garbage.
I do like some of his movies. The first Spy Kids movie was okay, and Planet Terror was a ton of fun. I just hate it when he's influenced by Tarentino too much (I think he was a producer on TDTD) and every character is an unlikable asshole.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Asbestos Bill on October 24, 2016, 08:18:40 AM
When I rewatch From Dusk Till Dawn I just start at her dance number. Everything before it is just Tarentino-esque garbage.

As opposed to Rodriguez-esque garbage.
I do like some of his movies. The first Spy Kids movie was okay, and Planet Terror was a ton of fun. I just hate it when he's influenced by Tarentino too much (I think he was a producer on TDTD) and every character is an unlikable asshole.

Tarantino wrote it. And how is Harvey Keitel an unlikable asshole? Or his daughter? Honestly, the first half of the movie was the half I liked, but I'm a Tarantino fan in general, so...
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Darth Geek on October 24, 2016, 11:09:08 AM
When I rewatch From Dusk Till Dawn I just start at her dance number. Everything before it is just Tarentino-esque garbage.

As opposed to Rodriguez-esque garbage.
I do like some of his movies. The first Spy Kids movie was okay, and Planet Terror was a ton of fun. I just hate it when he's influenced by Tarentino too much (I think he was a producer on TDTD) and every character is an unlikable asshole.

Tarantino wrote it. And how is Harvey Keitel an unlikable asshole? Or his daughter? Honestly, the first half of the movie was the half I liked, but I'm a Tarantino fan in general, so...
Harvey Keitel's character, and his daughter, aren't unlikable. But until they get the fight the vampires they're just captive to be terrorized, it's not their story. It's the Geckos that the movie follows and they are just as much monsters as the vampires, completely nonredeemable. Yet we're supposed to root for them to win? Not a chance.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Asbestos Bill on October 24, 2016, 11:57:34 AM
Harvey Keitel's character, and his daughter, aren't unlikable. But until they get the fight the vampires they're just captive to be terrorized, it's not their story. It's the Geckos that the movie follows and they are just as much monsters as the vampires, completely nonredeemable. Yet we're supposed to root for them to win? Not a chance.

Keitel at least gets to pull off some ballsy negotiation, but you're right. When I say that was the half I liked, that doesn't mean I think it stands alone as its own movie because it needs that second half where he gets to take control (and Tarantino's character dies) I just wish that half of the movie didn't feel so disconnected and dumbed down.

But yeah, vampires. I thought Salma Hayek was wasted as eye candy with precisely 0 character. Also, were the vampires in The Titty Twister related to the Butterbonians from Signs? Because they were ridiculously easy to impale and dismember with blunt objects.
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Post by: Kete on October 24, 2016, 12:52:36 PM
#43
Emeril Lugosi


Ha!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 24, 2016, 06:36:16 PM
#33
Proinsais Cassidy

(http://static3.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/9116/1519137-preacher03.jpg)
34 Points, 2 List, #8 Fred Garvin

Unbiography
Cassidy, whose full name is Proinsias Cassidy, is an Irish vampire who appears in the comic book series (and current TV series) Preacher.  Cassidy joins the Irish Volunteers and takes part in the Easter Rising in 1916, though his brother William (Billy) also joins to keep watch over him. Billy eventually forces Cassidy to desert the army because of its impending failure, and Cassidy is soon bitten by a "hag", who seemingly leaves fatal injuries. His body falls into the water, and he soon learns that he is not succumbing to the injuries and that the sun burns his skin. He begins to wear sunglasses to hide his eyes, which are now blood red as part of his transformation into a vampire. He decides to travel to the United States, so his family and other soldiers will believe that he is dead. He lives in the United States, picks up alcohol and drug problems, going as far as prostituting himself for drugs.

All of the preceding is revealed to Jesse atop the Empire State Building in New York City. What he leaves out is that his addictions make him parasitical and irresponsible (In a way, making him a figurative vampire as well as a literal one), causing harm and death to those around him when he abandons them to circumstances he set in motion. Repeatedly showing a remarkable lack of forethought, many women he hooks up with and lives off of over the years end up critically injured, hopelessly addicted to drugs, or dead. After he gets the girlfriend of a friend of his killed during the "Dixie Fried" story arc, Xavier, who is a Voodoo priest says "I honestly don't believe he's an evil man. Just careless. And thoughtless. And terribly, terribly weak."

He eventually meets couple Tulip O'Hare, a modern day gunslinger, and Reverend Jesse Custer, who is possessed by the son of an angel and a demon. Cassidy forms a strong friendship with Jesse, and eventually falls in love with Tulip, though she does not reciprocate the feelings. He constantly struggles with his addictions and his feelings for Tulip, though after believing Jesse to be dead, both he and Tulip take up heavy drugs and alcohol, and start a sexual relationship.

Cassidy has superhuman strength and speed that can easily rip regular humans apart, though he has no formal training, allowing Jesse to easily beat him without taking any injuries (except for a broken breastbone which occurred when Cassidy offered his hand in friendship and then sucker punched Jesse). Cassidy can survive any physical wound although he feels the full pain associated with the injury. He can heal superhumanly fast, and drinking blood allows him to accelerate the process. The only thing that can kill him is being directly in sunlight for a period of time, though he can stand indirect exposure with discomfort. Although Cassidy needs blood to sustain himself, he does not need human or even fresh blood, preferring instead the taste of beer or whiskey. He generally drinks blood from live humans only if they threaten him.

Status
Tosser

https://www.youtube.com/v/xABw3cXVjkM
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 24, 2016, 07:59:39 PM
#32
Jerry Dandridge

(http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/6/6d/Jerry_Dandridge.gif/revision/latest?cb=20110813071020)
34 Points, 4 Lists, #10 Cole Stratton

Unbiography
Jerry Dandridge is a next door neighbor and evil vampire in the movie Fright Night.  When Jerry moves in next door to teenager Charley Brewster, Charley is the first to become suspicious of his vampire-like nature.   Jerry is very charismatic and is very good at convincing people he's not a vampire.  He also has a manservant named Billy Cole who acts for him during the daytime.

Though Jerry makes no apologies and has no hesitation in his vampiric actions, his dialogue implies that he doesn't take any particular enjoyment out of it, but is simply doing what a vampire does.  He even basically tells Charley that he needn't kill him if he keeps his mouth shut, though it is hard to tell if he is honest about this.  But nonetheless, he is extremely predatory, stalking Charley and his girlfriend through the city with the intent of making her a vampire.

There's also a lot of implied homosexual (or at least bi-sexual) imagery many critics have gleamed from the movie (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Dandrige#Interpretations), notably in the relationship both between Jerry and Billy, but also between Jerry and Charley's friend "Evil" Ed.  I'll have to watch for it when I see it again.  Mostly, I remember the vampire stuff.

BTW, I hear the remake is pretty good.  I'll need to check that out, too.
Status
Neighbor

https://www.youtube.com/v/1ISgM9sjza8
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 24, 2016, 08:58:05 PM
#31
John Blaylock

(http://iconsoffright.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/The-Hunger-l07-600x420.jpg)
40 Points, 2 Lists, #4 Asbestos Bill

Unbiography
John Blaylock is the other lead vampire in the book and film The Hunger.  A vampire (or half-vampire or something), he was given vampiric abilities by the long-lived Miriam Blaylock.  However, soon John discovers that he's aging far faster than he is supposed to for reasons unknown to him.  Soon, the scientist Dr. Sarah Roberts is tasked with finding a cure, but soon finds that Miriam knows that there is no hope for him.  Then things get bad.

Status
Wealthy guy.  Also, classical music teacher
https://www.youtube.com/v/3EA84Fq2lWo
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 24, 2016, 09:05:47 PM
Aight!  Have a good night!  Tomorrow, 4 more characters from media we've discussed before, plus something else entirely.  Until then!

https://www.youtube.com/v/sB7dD0XwiKU
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 25, 2016, 08:36:29 AM
#30
Deacon

(http://67.media.tumblr.com/670460096570b9eba366c497f3e6aeb2/tumblr_nplegnlCSi1uxirujo1_500.gif)
44 Points, 2 Lists, #3 Asbestos Bill

Unbiography
Deacon is the "youngest" of his group of flatmates in the comedy film What We Do in the Shadows.  Turned into a vampire 183 years ago by the vampire Petyr (who later became one of his other flatmates), Deacon is much more interested in "being cool" than the rest.  He is also fond of knitting and exotic dancing.  The Deacon uses a mortal woman named Jackie as a familiar for the group, but she herself is getting impatient with the fact that Deacon isn't turning her into a vampire.  Nonetheless, she brings them victims and other necessities.

Status
Former merchant

https://www.youtube.com/v/bs2kVatQKkA
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 25, 2016, 09:07:19 AM
#29
Eve

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3NeLpe5XJ-g/UmgA93fdqII/AAAAAAAAGQ4/WZC0QSqwf68/s1600/olla13.png)
45 Points, 3 Lists, #5 Asbestos Bill

Unbiography
Eve is one of the two vampire protagonists in the film Only Lovers Left Alive.  When the film begins, she is living in Tangier but leaves when she feels her husband Adam is in emotional distress.  While Adam wallows in self-pity, Eve prefers to take advantage of the world and convinces her to come with her to re-ignite his love for life, so to speak.   She likes to play chess and, like Adam, has a deep love of music.  But she is also an avid reader, as seen when she is surrounded by books in Tangier and even packs twelve books for her flight to detroit.

Status
Reader

https://www.youtube.com/v/ycOKvWrwYFo
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 25, 2016, 09:09:58 AM
OK, time for me to hit the sack.  I'll post the next entry in about 8 hours or so.

https://www.youtube.com/v/r0hTE_oFOoQ
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 25, 2016, 06:51:32 PM
#28
Harmony Kendall

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/f4/02/e8/f402e88550bc567204b3599f86bf7f13.jpg)
48 Points, 3 Lists, #5 Tripe

Unbiography
Harmony Kendall is a vampire who appears in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel tv series.  She was originally a member of Cordelia's clique back in high school until she was turned into a vampire during the graduation ceremony.  Afterward, she hooked up with the vampire Spike, who had returned to Sunnydale in the hopes of killing Buffy.  The relationship was on and off again and Harmony had a brief, unsuccessful bid at villainy (when Buffy and her friends realized Harmony had minions, their reaction was laughter).  Eventually, Harmony, fed up with Spike, decided to leave Sunnydale.  Lonely, she decided to hook up with Cordelia again in Los Angeles, even temporarily becoming a part of Angel Investigations before betraying them due to her evil and habit of following alpha-types.

Years later, she popped up again as a secretary for the evil law firm Wolfram & Hart when the heroic vampire Angel took over, even attempting to help them in her own dimwitted way.  In the final battle between Angel, Harmony once again betrayed Angel, but Angel, anticipating her betrayal, fired her.  But Angel's a good guy, so he also left her with a letter of recommendation.  So, that was cool.

Harmony is a pretty dumb and tends to be drawn to people stronger than her.  Nonetheless, when she feels unappreciated, she can muster enough gumption to leave, though sometimes it takes some doing.  As a vampire, she isn't particularly successful: she's a bad fighter and her incompetence often gets in her own way.  She's extremely superficial and almost always extremely perky, usually to the annoyance of anyone around her.  While most vampires are born with a desire to do evil in the world, Harmony, while soulless and amoral, doesn't particularly care for good or evil and even her attempts at actual villainy are fairly half-hearted, causing the people who technically be her enemies find her to be more of a nuisance than an actual threat.

Status
Secretary

https://www.youtube.com/v/ndKtD7CbQco
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 25, 2016, 08:06:49 PM
#27
Alucard

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ed/AlucardSotNArtwork.jpg/200px-AlucardSotNArtwork.jpg)
49 Points, 3 Lists, #1 Pak Man

Unbiography
Adrian Fahrenheit Ţepeş (also spelled as Adrian Farenheights Tepes), better known as Alucard, is the dhampir son of Dracula.

As the offspring of an unnatural bond between Dracula and a human woman named Lisa, Adrian had special powers, preordained to be stronger than any human but not potentially as strong as his father, especially in the dark arts. After Lisa was killed, mistaken for a witch, Adrian grew up under the influence of his father, whence he was taught in the dark arts and molded into a warrior who would one day fight for the side of evil.

Adrian's existence did not come without quirks, as the gentle, human side of his mother always seemed to cloud his "better judgement", as Dracula would have put it. Before his mother's death, Adrian was by her side. Even though he was enraged, she insisted that he not take that anger out on the humans, as their lives are already full of hardship. With those thoughts forever implanted into his being, his mind always wandered as he questioned his father's intentions. After standing by for as long as he could, he broke away from his father's army and disappeared. Understanding that Dracula was going to impose his wrath on the people, Adrian would turn his efforts toward destroying his father's army, hopefully encouraging him to reconsider. Furthermore, he chose to go under the name "Alucard" — his father's branded name in reverse — to represent that he stood for beliefs opposite those of his father.

Alucard is an adept swordsman and typically wields one-handed swords. Alucard's other attacks use dark magic. As a shape-shifter, Alucard can change himself into a bat, a wolf, or even mist.

Status
Vampire Hunter

https://www.youtube.com/v/I5fGavPsQa8
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: CJones on October 25, 2016, 09:42:44 PM
#27
Alucard

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ed/AlucardSotNArtwork.jpg/200px-AlucardSotNArtwork.jpg)
49 Points, 3 Lists, #1 Pak Man
https://www.youtube.com/v/I5fGavPsQa8

 :highfive: Pak Man! I was one of the other two who voted for Alucard. Symphony of the Night is easily one of the best games ever made (English voice acting notwithstanding). Alucard also appears as a playable character in Castlevania 3, the best (IMHO) of the old style Castlevanias.

I have high hopes for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, the indie project headed by SotN co-director, and director/producer of nearly every subsequent game, Koji Igarashi.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 25, 2016, 10:16:22 PM
#26
Lily Munster

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ac/Lily.Munster.jpg)
49 Points, 4 Lists, #5 Stethacantus

Unbiography
Lily Munster, Countess of Shroudshire (née Dracula), is a fictional character in the CBS sitcom, The Munsters, originally played by Yvonne De Carlo. The matriarch of the Munster household, Lily is a vampire. The role was later played by Lee Meriwether in The Munsters Today and by Portia de Rossi in Mockingbird Lane.

Lily is the matriarch of the Munster family. She is very close with her niece, Marilyn. She has a werewolf for a brother, who appears in one episode, and a sister who is mentioned a few times who is Marilyn's mother. Lily is the voice of reason in the Munster household, often relied upon to set problems right, and typically mediates when Herman and Grandpa squabble.

Lily also has a fiery temper. While she is deeply in love with Herman ("Pussycat," as she calls him), she also frequently gets very angry at him (due to his frequent stupidity and occasional selfishness), and Herman often meekly discloses his fear (to others) of being on the receiving end of her wrath. She also has reprimanded her own father (Grandpa) on several occasions for his own foolish actions and stubborn self-righteousness.

During the course of the series, Lily works as a welder in a shipyard, a fashion model, and a palm reader in a tea room. In one episode she forces Herman to give her money so that she and Marilyn can open a beauty parlor, but this soon goes out of business, as Lily assumes her clientele wants to look more like her. These part-time jobs never seem to stick, and Lily would be back to being a homemaker by the next episode.


Status
Countess

https://www.youtube.com/v/ehOyrhPHvj4
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 25, 2016, 10:21:41 PM
Vampire-tacular!

Another fan of Alucard and Harmony over here, lotta fun vampires around.  (Alucard is very serious, but that's also fun)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 25, 2016, 10:53:40 PM
That's it for tonight!  Next time, 3 letter Ds, a C and a B.  And no, I'm not talking about cup sizes, pervo!

https://www.youtube.com/v/BOJZrRCNRsg
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Tripe on October 26, 2016, 06:00:14 AM
#28
Harmony Kendall

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/f4/02/e8/f402e88550bc567204b3599f86bf7f13.jpg)
48 Points, 3 Lists, #5 Tripe
Yesssss

My, probably not alone in this by a wide margin, favourite moment about Harmony:

https://www.youtube.com/v/Q0diclMzK2I
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 26, 2016, 06:55:47 AM
#25
Dracula (Bela Lugosi)

(http://www.standard.net/image/2015/10/26/1200x_a16-9_b0_q80_p1_ca7,15,590,325/Bela-Lugosi-Dracula.jpeg)
50 Points, 2 Lists, #1 Kete & Linszoid

Unbiography
Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó 20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956, better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.

Lugosi was approached in the summer of 1927 to star in a Broadway production of Dracula adapted by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from Bram Stoker's novel. The Horace Liveright production was successful, running 261 performances before touring. In 1928, Lugosi decided to stay in California when the play ended its West Coast run. His performance piqued the interest of Fox Studios; In 1929, he appeared in the studio's silent film, The Veiled Woman. He also appeared in the (now, supposedly lost) film, Prisoners which was released in both a silent and sound versions. In 1929, with no other film roles in sight, he returned to the stage as Dracula for a short West Coast tour of the play. Lugosi remained in California where he resumed (under contract with Fox) his film work, appearing in early talkies often as a heavy or "exotic sheiks;" He also continued to lobby for his prized role in the film version of Dracula.

Despite his critically acclaimed performance on stage, Lugosi was not Universal Pictures’ first choice for the role of Dracula when the company optioned the rights to the Deane play and began production in 1930. A persistent rumor asserts that director Tod Browning's long-time collaborator, Lon Chaney, was Universal's first choice for the role, and that Lugosi was chosen only due to Chaney's death shortly before production. This is questionable, because Chaney had been under long-term contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer since 1925, and had negotiated a lucrative new contract just before his death.

Chaney and Browning had worked together on several projects (including four of Chaney's final five releases), but Browning was only a last-minute choice to direct the movie version of Dracula after the death of director Paul Leni, who was originally slated to direct. In 1927, Lugosi accepted the eponymous role in the American theatrical run of Dracula, a play based on Bram Stoker's gothic novel of the same name. After a half-year run on Broadway, Dracula toured the United States to much fanfare and critical acclaim throughout 1928-29. His portrayal of Dracula was so successful that Universal decided to make a movie of Dracula starring Lugosi. The film, Dracula, was a hit.

Status
Count

https://www.youtube.com/v/o_N-H_5Pvu8
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 26, 2016, 08:43:03 AM
#24
D

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/be/f2/93/bef293f62bdccdd5680e49dfb0a6c62b.jpg)
51 Points, 3 Lists, #1 Psycho Goatee

Unbiography
D is the half-vampire protagonist of the long-running book series Vampire Hunter D and its anime adaptations.  D wanders through a far-future post-nuclear Earth that combines elements of pulp genres: western, science fiction, horror, high fantasy, H. P. Lovecraftian mythos, folklore and occult science. The planet, once terrified by the elegant but cruel Nobles (vampires), ancient demons, mutants and their technological creations, is now slowly returning to a semblance of order and human control — thanks in part to the decadence that brought about the downfall of the vampire race, to the continued stubbornness of frontier dwellers and, to the rise of a caste of independent hunters-for-hire who eliminate supernatural threats.

D is a dhampir, the half-breed child of a vampire father and human mother, the ideal vampire hunter. He is renowned for his consummate skill and unearthly grace, but feared and despised for his mixed lineage: born of both races but belonging to neither. Often underestimated by his opponents, D possesses surprising power and resourcefulness, having most of the strengths of the Nobility and only mild levels of their common weaknesses. It has been seen in both movies that his power is not only physical, but extends into the magical realm as well. His supernatural powers make him one of the strongest beings in the world, if not the second strongest second only to his father. However, D prefers his physical abilities, only using his magic in times of great need. Unlike most dhampirs, D is able to live as a "normal" human; however, he is marked by his unearthly beauty and exceptionally powerful aura, and thus rarely accepted by human settlements.

D is the host for a sentient symbiote, Left Hand, a wise-cracking human face residing in his left palm, who can suck in massive amounts of matter through a wind void or vacuum tunnel. Left Hand enjoys needling the poker-faced D, but only appears as needed, rarely witnessed or heard by anyone other than D, yet aware of many of D's thoughts and actions. At all other times, D's left hand appears normal. Besides providing a contrast to D's reserved demeanor, Left Hand is incredibly useful, possessing many mysterious powers such as psychometry, inducing sleep, determining the medical condition of a victim, and the ability to size up the supernatural powers or prowess of an enemy, even beyond D's keen senses.

Status
Vampire hunter

https://www.youtube.com/v/UrFDfenmuS8
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Darth Geek on October 26, 2016, 09:20:16 AM
Interesting. I expected Bela Legosi to be higher up on this list.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Kete on October 26, 2016, 09:30:08 AM
Interesting. I expected Bela Legosi to be higher up on this list.

Only on two lists?  That's bizarre.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: George-2.0 on October 26, 2016, 09:40:26 AM
I just lumped all my Count Dracula's as one entity. I didn't distinguish between actors or books etc. I don't know how that vote was counted.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 26, 2016, 03:30:19 PM
Bela is awesome, and we probably wouldn't have a lot of fun stuff like say The Count without his portrayal of Dracula. And that's key stuff in our pop culture right there.

D is one of my favs, that anime movie adaptation Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust in particular is my favorite vampire flick. It's like a Hammer movie with crazy fast pace and action thrown in (with respect to Captain Kronos this is a bit more action packed), and classy as hell. 



Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 26, 2016, 05:01:01 PM
#23
Drusilla

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/buffy/images/c/c4/Julie-Landau_l.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100721001856)
53 Points, 3 Lists, #2 Tripe

Unbiography
Drusilla is a vampire who appears in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  Once an innocent young girl in the 1860s with psychic powers, Drusilla was a devout Catholic pure in spirit.  When the evil vampire Angelus discovered her, he decided to torment her and drive her mad by murdering her entire family and chasing her where ever she fled, ruining her life.  And when she wished to be dead, Angelus turned her into a vampire so her pain could last forever.

Now a mad vampire, Drusilla traveled with Angelus and his mate Darla as they traveled the Earth causing havoc.  Angelus also would use Drusilla's ability to predict the future for their own advantage.  Later she met the poet foppish poet William and turned him into a vampire.  The two started a relationship but also continued a pretty open relationship with Angelus, causing a lot of tension between the two.

Eventually, Angelus gets cursed by having his soul returned to him, including all of the guilt and morality that comes with it.  This causes a rift between the group and Drusilla leaves with Spike to make more trouble.  Many years later, Drusilla is attacked by a mob in prague, leaving her weakened and dependant on Spike.  They end up travelling to Sunnydale and plan to use Angelus' (now Angel) blood to return her to normal.  Eventually, they succeed (mostly) and are later joined by Angelus after his curse is removed.  Drusilla is drawn to Angel once more, creating a tension once more between Spike and Angelus.  Eventually, Angelus is defeated and Spike kidnaps Dru and hits the road.  But afterward, the relationship is beyond repair and Drusilla goes off on her own.

Drusilla is very childish and though is often seen being dependent on or clinging close to others, is quite formidable on her own.  Her madness leads her to often childish behaviour and murder, inflicting torture and bloody chaos make her gleeful.  She also seems to be attracted to things that are beautiful and sweet but those things usually get destroyed, whether because she wants to see it happen and/or because she is far too mad to take proper care of such things.  She often also speaks in poetic but pretty darn crazy sentences.

Status
Soup sandwich

https://www.youtube.com/v/Aev9Rq3v0dU
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 26, 2016, 08:15:09 PM
#22
Carmilla

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Carmilla.jpg/330px-Carmilla.jpg)
53 Points, 3 Lists, #1 Tripe

Unbiography
Carmilla is a Gothic novella by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and one of the early works of vampire fiction, predating Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897) by 26 years. First published as a serial in The Dark Blue (1871–72), the story is narrated by a young woman preyed upon by a female vampire named Carmilla, later revealed to be Mircalla, Countess Karnstein (Carmilla is an anagram of Mircalla). The story is often anthologized and has been adapted many times in film and other media.


Laura, the protagonist, narrates, beginning with her childhood in a "picturesque and solitary" castle amid an extensive forest in Styria, where she lives with her father, a wealthy English widower retired from service to the Austrian Empire. When she was six, Laura had a vision of a beautiful visitor in her bedchamber. She later claims to have been punctured in her breast, although no wound was found.

Twelve years later, Laura and her father are admiring the sunset in front of the castle when her father tells her of a letter from his friend, General Spielsdorf. The General was supposed to bring his niece, Bertha Rheinfeldt, to visit the two, but the niece suddenly died under mysterious circumstances. The General ambiguously concludes that he will discuss the circumstances in detail when they meet later.

Laura, saddened by the loss of a potential friend, longs for a companion. A carriage accident outside Laura's home unexpectedly brings a girl of Laura's age into the family's care. Her name is Carmilla. Both girls instantly recognize the other from the "dream" they both had when they were young.

Carmilla appears injured after her carriage accident, but her mysterious mother informs Laura's father that her journey is urgent and cannot be delayed. She arranges to leave her daughter with Laura and her father until she can return in three months. Before she leaves, she sternly notes that her daughter will not disclose any information whatsoever about her family, past, or herself, and that Carmilla is of sound mind. Laura comments that this information seems needless to say, and her father laughs it off.

Carmilla and Laura grow to be very close friends, but occasionally Carmilla's mood abruptly changes. She sometimes makes unsettling romantic advances towards Laura. Carmilla refuses to tell anything about herself, despite questioning by Laura. Her secrecy is not the only mysterious thing about Carmilla; she never joins the household in its prayers, she sleeps much of the day, and she seems to sleepwalk outside at night.

Meanwhile, young women and girls in the nearby towns have begun dying from an unknown malady. When the funeral procession of one such victim passes by the two girls, Laura joins in the funeral hymn. Carmilla bursts out in rage and scolds Laura, complaining that the hymn hurts her ears.

When a shipment of restored heirloom paintings arrives, Laura finds a portrait of her ancestor, Mircalla, Countess Karnstein, dated 1698. The portrait resembles Carmilla exactly, down to the mole on her neck. Carmilla says she might be descended from the Karnsteins even though the family died out centuries before.

Status
Countess

https://www.youtube.com/v/v4C3Z42mkZ4
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 26, 2016, 10:01:19 PM
#21
Bunnicula

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/515MBTEMKYL.jpg)
58 Points, 4 Lists, #1 Cole Stratton

Unbiography
Bunnicula is the title character of the children's book series of the same name.  It is a rabbit with strange and unusual eating habits and vampire-like qualities, but otherwise harmless.  Bunnicula came to the Monroe household on a dark, stormy night. Toby found him in the theater, which was at the time showing Dracula, and brought him home, where Mrs. Monroe brought up the clever name Bunnicula. A note was placed with Bunnicula when he was found, written in Russian, reading "Please take care of my baby." It is unknown who left Bunnicula in the theater or wrote the note, but the letter was written in a dialect that nobody except Harold could read. He is subjected to many murder attempts by Chester, who thinks that the rabbit would eventually become carnivorous. However, his "indestructible" stature proves to Chester that he cannot be killed.

Due to his young age, Bunnicula cannot talk but he shows emotions all the same, such as winking happily at Harold or crying. He does exhibit the unusual ability to get in and out of his cage without using the door, and initially opens the refrigerator by himself. Instead of a rabbit's buck teeth, Bunnicula inexplicably has fangs, which enables him to bite vegetables and suck the juice out of them, similar to the method by which Dracula dines, leaving them ghostly white.

Status
Pet

https://www.youtube.com/v/K-qIuMFztE0
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 26, 2016, 11:21:58 PM
OK, that's it for now!  More soon!

https://www.youtube.com/v/pKcyYeZqlh4
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 27, 2016, 07:36:01 AM
#20
Dracula  (Christopher Lee)

(http://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/2015/06/11/20bdf058-e72a-44d9-8f29-3c12fceaeec0/christopher-lee-taste-the-blood-of-dracula.jpg)
59 Points, 3 Lists, #3 Linszoid

Unbiography
Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee CBE (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor, singer, and author. With a career spanning nearly 70 years, Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a sequence of Hammer Horror films.

Lee's first film for Hammer was The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), in which he played Frankenstein's monster, with Peter Cushing as Baron Victor Frankenstein. It was the first film to co-star Lee and Cushing, who ultimately appeared together in over twenty films and became close friends.  When he arrived at a casting session for the film, "they asked me if I wanted the part, I said yes and that was that".  A little later, Lee co-starred with Boris Karloff in the film Corridors of Blood (1958), but Lee's own appearance as Frankenstein's monster led to his first appearance as the Transylvanian vampire in the film Dracula (1958, known as Horror of Dracula in the United States). Lee accepted a similar role in an Italian-French horror picture called Uncle Was a Vampire (1959).

Lee returned to the role of Dracula in Hammer's Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1965). Lee's role has no lines, he merely hisses his way through the film. Stories vary as to the reason for this: Lee states he refused to speak the poor dialogue he was given, but screenwriter Jimmy Sangster claims that the script did not contain any lines for the character. This film set the standard for most of the Dracula sequels in the sense that half the film's running time was spent on telling the story of Dracula's resurrection and the character's appearances were brief. Lee went on record to state that he was virtually "blackmailed" by Hammer into starring in the subsequent films; unable or unwilling to pay him his going rate, they would resort to reminding him of how many people he would put out of work, if he did not take part.

The process went like this: The telephone would ring and my agent would say, "Jimmy Carreras [President of Hammer Films] has been on the phone, they've got another Dracula for you." And I would say, "Forget it! I don't want to do another one." I'd get a call from Jimmy Carreras, in a state of hysteria. "What's all this about?!" "Jim, I don't want to do it, and I don't have to do it." "No, you have to do it!" And I said, "Why?" He replied, "Because I've already sold it to the American distributor with you playing the part. Think of all the people you know so well, that you will put out of work!" Emotional blackmail. That's the only reason I did them.

His roles in the films Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969), and Scars of Dracula (1970) all gave the Count very little to do. Lee said in an interview in 2005, "all they do is write a story and try and fit the character in somewhere, which is very clear when you see the films. They gave me nothing to do! I pleaded with Hammer to let me use some of the lines that Bram Stoker had written. Occasionally, I sneaked one in." Although Lee may not have liked what Hammer was doing with the character, worldwide audiences embraced the films, which were all commercially successful.

Lee starred in two further Dracula films for Hammer in the early 1970s, both of which attempted to bring the character into the modern-day era. These were not commercially successful: Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972) and The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973). The film was tentatively titled Dracula Is Dead... and Well and Living in London, a parody of the stage and film musical revue Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, but Lee was not amused. Speaking at a press conference in 1973 to announce the film, Lee said, "I'm doing it under protest... I think it is fatuous. I can think of twenty adjectives – fatuous, pointless, absurd. It's not a comedy, but it's got a comic title. I don't see the point." The Satanic Rites Of Dracula was the last Dracula film that Christopher Lee played the Dracula role in, as he felt he had played the part too many times and that the Dracula films had deteriorated in quality.

In all, Lee played Dracula ten times: seven films for Hammer Productions, once for Jesse Franco's Count Dracula (1970), uncredited in Jerry Lewis's One More Time (1970) and Édouard Molinaro's Dracula and Son (1976).

Status
Count, Knight

https://www.youtube.com/v/lvtKVG3qJSQ
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Tripe on October 27, 2016, 08:14:02 AM
#23
Drusilla

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/buffy/images/c/c4/Julie-Landau_l.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100721001856)
53 Points, 3 Lists, #2 Tripe

#22
Carmilla

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/80/Carmilla.jpg/330px-Carmilla.jpg)
53 Points, 3 Lists, #1 Tripe

Two in a row!

Love both of those bitey girls!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 27, 2016, 08:57:58 AM
#19
Viago

(http://static.tumblr.com/6847f421111d97cf57e64cf4919a584a/uouxc6s/Oq6njvjge/tumblr_static_dlly99scyg0gkck4o804ww00g.jpg)
65 Points, 4 Lists, #1 Asbestos Bill

Unbiography
Viago is the uptight leader of his vampire coven/group of flatmates in the film What We Do in the Shadows.  He is picky about keeping things clean and like most of the flatmates, has not made much of an effort to adjust to 21st century life prior to the events in the movie.   Viago is shown as having hypnotic powers, using them to dissuade some cops from investigating them after a vampire slayer breaks into their house.

Status
De facto leader

https://www.youtube.com/v/0_VWGV6_N9o
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 27, 2016, 04:32:01 PM
To think that Viago guy is directing Thor: Ragnarok, pretty cool.

Gotta love Christopher Lee, his Dracula is in my book the coolest cat in town.

Bunnicula was a fun read back when I was a kid, I remember reading that in one day, so it must've been good.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 27, 2016, 04:54:33 PM
#18
Count Floyd

(http://www.everseradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/count-floyd-3d.jpg)
69 Points, 3 Lists, #1 Fred Garvin

Unbiography
Count Floyd is a fictional character featured in television and played by comic actor Joe Flaherty. He is a fictional horror host in the tradition of TV hosts on local television in the United States and Canada.

The Count Floyd character originated on the Canadian sketch show SCTV, but also later appeared on The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley (clips of which were used on Cartoon Planet), as well as Rush’s Grace Under Pressure tour.

As originally conceived, Count Floyd was the alter-ego of another SCTV character: Floyd Robertson, co-anchor of the SCTV News. (The name was a joke based on that of Canadian news anchor Lloyd Robertson, but other than the name and occupation Floyd Robertson bears no real resemblance to his real-life counterpart.)

The premise was that employees at this very low-budget TV station had to double up on jobs, so news anchor Floyd Robertson was also the host of SCTV’s Monster Chiller Horror Theater, wearing a cheap vampire costume and speaking in a bad stereotypical Transylvanian vampire accent. Oddly, although Floyd was supposed to be a vampire, he would also open each show howling like a werewolf, presumably indicating that Floyd Robertson had only the vaguest of idea what a vampire was. Near the end of a howl, he would break off disarmingly into a weak chuckle.

Although a parody of the typical 1950s and 1960s local TV horror hosts, the real-life hosts were already employees at the television stations and their horror host personas were often so silly and “over the top” that Count Floyd was not really too far off the mark.

The name Monster Chiller Horror Theater was taken from the Chiller Theater, a longtime local horror film show on WIIC (now WPXI) television in Pittsburgh, Joe Flaherty's hometown. While host Bill Cardille also known as "Chilly Billy" was nothing like Count Floyd, his Dracula-like persona may have been based on another Pittsburgh TV horror show host. The 1958-59 Friday night program "The Thirteenth Hour," broadcast over KDKA-TV Channel 2 featured the vampire-like "Igor," actually KDKA staff announcer George Eisenhauer whose costume bore no small resemblance to Count Floyd's.

The main running gag of the sketch was that the station would usually provide truly awful films for the show that were not in the least bit scary, including such genres as biopics with very scant relation to horror (Madame Blitzman), softcore pornography with a horror theme (Dr. Tongue's 3D House of Stewardesses) and Swedish independent (Ingmar Bergman's Whispers of the Wolf), forcing Floyd to struggle to hype them to his mostly juvenile audience. (“Vow, kids...vasn’t it SCARY vhen the vaitress put ketchup on those french fries?”). Occasionally, the films provided to Count Floyd would have absolutely no connection to horror at all -- on one memorable occasion, he was stuck trying to plug The Odd Couple, on another, Four for Texas. Other times, the expected film would not materialize, and Floyd would be forced to fill time.

Status
TV Host, "Count"

https://www.youtube.com/v/MEjdt_n1l-4
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 27, 2016, 07:07:33 PM
#17
Blacula

(http://www.rowthree.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Blacula.jpg)
72 Points, 4 Lists, #6 Stethacantus

Unbiography
Prince Mamuwalde (AKA Blacula) is the title character in the films Blacula and Scream, Blacula, Scream.  Prince Mamuwalde (William Marshall), the ruler of the Abani African nation, seeks the help of Count Dracula (Charles Macaulay) in suppressing the slave trade. Dracula refuses to help, and transforms Mamuwalde into a vampire, whom he names Blacula and imprisons in a sealed coffin. Two centuries later, in the year 1972, two interior decorators from modern-day Los Angeles California travel to Castle Dracula in Transylvania and unknowingly purchase the now-undead Mamuwalde's coffin, which they ship to Los Angeles. Later unlocking the coffin, the decorators release Mamuwalde, becoming his first two victims as a vampire, turning them and others he encounters in his bloodthirsty reign of terror into vampires like himself. Mamuwalde later meets a woman named Tina (Vonetta McGee), whom he believes to be the reincarnation of his deceased wife Luva (also played by McGee in the pre-opening credit scenes at Dracula's castle).

Mamuwalde is killed, but returns in Scream, Blacula, Scream where a villain tries to resurrect the Prince to do his bidding, only to become his slave.  He ends up building his own vampire army once more, but ends up running afoul a new voodoo queen, Pam Grier.  I mean, I guess Pam plays a character, but does that even matter?

Status
Prince

https://www.youtube.com/v/vN2a5zGmBPI
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 27, 2016, 10:03:16 PM
#16
David

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/villains/images/b/b6/Lost_boys.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120829083447)
72 Points, 4 Lists, #2 Psycho Goatee

Unbiography
David is a vampire and secondary antagonist in Lost Boys, mistakenly presumed to be the head vampire by Michael, Sam and the Frog brothers. He is obviously the head of the main group and is seen and treated as the leader. However, the official title is not his.  He and his friends appear as a mysterious clique that Michael is drawn to before Michael learns that they are vampires.

Throughout the film, David constantly goads Michael into several acts, including almost driving him off the edge of a cliff (referred to as "Hudson's Bluff"), demonstrating his persuasive and oddly likeable persona. He does, however, have several moments in the film when a darker streak shows through his usual calm and relaxed exterior. A prime example is when he has convinced Michael to join them hanging under rail-road bridge just as a large cargo train rattles over them, smiling with the Boys, and then turning to Michael with a noticeably flat, dark expression and asking "fun, huh?", though the words are more a sharp, sarcastic statement than a question, as he can clearly see Michael's fear.

Status
Guy

https://www.youtube.com/v/0A80j2BuMaU
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 27, 2016, 10:13:21 PM
Lost Boys is wicked cool, that guy is wicked rad, I like the wacky tricks he pulls on people, and how he's got a crew including Bill S. Preston Esquire, top notch vampire guy.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 27, 2016, 10:36:16 PM
That's it for now.  The current plan is to do 5 more tomorrow, then a bonus for the 29th, 10-6 for the 30th and 5-1 on All Hallow's Eve leaving the Day of the Dead to talk about what just happened.

Until next time.

https://www.youtube.com/v/t9T0yz9MDro
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: George-2.0 on October 28, 2016, 08:10:47 AM
Ah Count Floyd, what memories. It was funny watching how flustered he'd get (His reaction to "Dr. Tongues Evil House of Pancakes" killed me)

Here's that Bergman piece...

https://www.youtube.com/v/GMVrMHQk95s
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 28, 2016, 08:55:39 AM
#15
Selene

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/19151/375797-162505-selene.jpg)
77 Points, 6 Lists, #1 George 2.0

Unbiography
Selene is a fictional character from the Underworld series. She is the primary protagonist of the films Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, and Underworld: Awakening. Her lover is Michael Corvin, and together they now have a daughter, named Eve.

Flashbacks to her childhood have shown Selene to have been a normal, happy, vibrant child, born in the late 14th century. The youngest of two daughters of a master mason and smith, Selene and her sister Cecilia were shown to love painting pictures, and playing 'Silly Goose'. At the age of nineteen, the untimely and gruesome deaths of her entire family completely broke her heart, as she had loved them all dearly, and left her an orphan. The deaths of her six-year-old nieces hit her especially hard. Deceived by their murderer, Viktor, into believing that a pack of Lycans were the ones responsible, (which, given the states she found their bodies in, wasn't hard to believe), Selene dedicated herself to avenging their deaths.

As a Death Dealer, (the Vampires' fighting elite), Selene committed herself to the duty of exterminating the Lycans as a species, burying herself into her work. She would also isolate herself, never socializing with anyone outside of the Death Dealers, as the majority of the Vampire Coven are more concerned whiling away their immortal lives in hedonistic pursuits instead of concerning themselves with the serious business of the war against the Lycans.

She would also serve as one of Viktor's most loyal and most powerful Death Dealers, having been vampirically sired by him personally. While she would look up to Viktor as a surrogate father figure, (and he sees her a surrogate daughter), she would still continue to feel the pain of her grief and loss of her family's deaths in the centuries to come.

Status
Death Dealer

https://www.youtube.com/v/TMYyhBtQ1PU
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: George-2.0 on October 28, 2016, 09:51:53 AM
Selene. I love her, I love those movies, even the ones people hate on. I think they are a blast and I can't wait for Blood Wars.... in 3D.

The first is still the best, though I prefer the theatrical cut and wish it was on Blu Ray. The extended cut is too wordy (the added scenes over explain everything, makes it a duller film in my opinion)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: ColeStratton on October 28, 2016, 04:00:08 PM
#50b
Dracula (The Monster Squad)


Glad to see he's on the list. He's pretty badass, especially since this is a kids film.

Yeah, with 14 lists, I'm surprised I was the only one to think of him.

I thought of him, but I just put the generic Count Dracula on my list. Monster Squad is one of my favorite things ever...
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Fred Garvin on October 28, 2016, 06:40:13 PM
My 'Puters gone to shit, so I haven't been around to see much of this.  Looking it over now and finding good fun all around this LOC.

My man Count Floyd. Great show, great comedic personalities.  Remember Floyd’s 3D glasses fogging up during the Stewardess movie? That made me laugh.

Mary, Queen of Blood. I finished “I, Vampire” and if I’d read it all before making my list, she would have been higher and I would have put Andrew on my 25 as well.


Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 28, 2016, 08:09:11 PM
#14
Eli

(http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/1920/94/16x9/960.jpg)
79 Points, 4 Lists, #3 George 2.0

Unbiography
Eli is the name of the androgynous centuries-old child vampire in both the novel and original film Let the Right One In, renamed Abby for the 2010 film Let Me In. When Eli/Abby moves into the apartment nextdoor to Oskar/Owen, the two characters become very close friends. Eli/Abby requires the consumption of human blood to live, and cannot eat or drink anything else without vomiting it out. Her hunger is shown to take a severe physical toll on her. As Eli/Abby is immune to the cold and the snow, she is sometimes barefoot when she goes out which makes climbing things like walls and trees easy for her. The character also cannot be exposed to the Sun without being burned up to the eventual point of bursting into flames, and cannot enter the home or room of an individual unless there is verbal permission given by that individual to do so (i.e. "you can come in") or the character will bleed profusely (to death if not invited in). This, along with a metaphorical allusion to "letting someone into" one's life, is the basis for the titles Let the Right One In and Let Me In. In the original film, the child Eli was portrayed by one actress while another actress provided the character's voice. The elderly Eli was played by a third actress.

Only the novel details explains that Eli is a centuries-old vampire in the body of a child (in the film, Eli gives an age of 12, but qualifies this once with, "I have been 12 for a very long time"). The origin of this condition is likewise only revealed in the novel, that Eli was in fact a boy castrated by a vampire nobleman as part of the sadistic ritual that turned him into a vampire. This detail is omitted entirely from both film adaptations, but is referenced in a brief scene showing Eli's scarred genitalia in the 2008 film. The original film ultimately leaves the character's gender ambiguous, as the scene showing Eli's scarred genitalia is not explained. In both films, the vampire tells the boy "I'm not a girl". In the 2010 film it is quite clear that Abby was born female, and there is a brief scene that was deleted from the final cut, showing that Abby's vampirism had originated from her having been attacked by a psychotic vampire centuries before as a young child.

In the sequel Let the Old Dreams Die, Oskar and Eli make a blood pact shortly after leaving Blackeberg, thus making Oskar a vampire as well. By 2008, the two have traveled to Barcelona, Spain and are pursued by the married couple Stefan and Karin Larsson.

Status
Little girl

https://www.youtube.com/v/ICp4g9p_rgo
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 28, 2016, 09:18:00 PM
#13
Count Dracula

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--5-0MXt_u--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/tcuuoohdrwqx65llyvn4.jpg)
80 Points, 7 Lists, #8 Stethacantus

Unbiography
Count Dracula is the title character and main antagonist of Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula. He is considered to be both the prototypical and the archetypal vampire in subsequent works of fiction. He is also depicted in the novel to be the origin of werewolf legends. Some aspects of the character are believed to have been inspired by the 15th-century Wallachian Prince Vlad III the Impaler, who was also known as Dracula. Other character aspects have been added or altered in subsequent popular fictional works. The character has subsequently appeared frequently in popular culture, from films to animated media to breakfast cereals.

Count Dracula is an undead, centuries-old vampire, and a Transylvanian nobleman who claims to be a Székely descended from Attila the Hun. He inhabits a decaying castle in the Carpathian Mountains near the Borgo Pass. Unlike the vampires of Eastern European folklore, which are portrayed as repulsive, corpse-like creatures, Dracula exudes a veneer of aristocratic charm. In his conversations with Jonathan Harker, he reveals himself as deeply proud of his boyar heritage and nostalgic for the past, which he admits have become only a memory of heroism, honor and valor in modern times.

Details of his early life are obscure, but it is mentioned "he was in life a most wonderful man. Soldier, statesman, and alchemist. Which latter was the highest development of the science knowledge of his time. He had a mighty brain, a learning beyond compare, and a heart that knew no fear and no remorse... there was no branch of knowledge of his time that he did not essay."  He studied the black arts at the academy of Scholomance in the Carpathian Mountains, overlooking the town of Sibiu (also known as Hermannstadt) and has a deep knowledge of alchemy and magic. Taking up arms, as befitting his rank and status as a voivode, he led troops against the Turks across the Danube. According to his nemesis Abraham Van Helsing, "He must indeed have been that Voivode Dracula who won his name against the Turk, over the great river on the very frontier of Turkey-land. If it be so, then was he no common man: for in that time, and for centuries after, he was spoken of as the cleverest and the most cunning, as well as the bravest of the sons of the land beyond the forest." Dead and buried in a great tomb in the chapel of his castle, Dracula returns from death as a vampire and lives for several centuries in his castle with three terrifyingly beautiful female vampires beside him.

Although early in the novel Dracula dons a mask of cordiality, he often flies into fits of rage when his plans are frustrated. When the three vampire women who live in his castle attempt to seduce Jonathan Harker, Dracula physically assaults one and ferociously berates them for their insubordination. He then relents and talks to them more kindly, telling them that he does indeed love each of them.

He has an appreciation for ancient architecture, and when purchasing a home he prefers them to be aged, saying "A new home would kill me", and that to make a new home habitable to him would take a century.

Dracula is very proud of his warrior heritage, proclaiming his pride to Harker on how the Székely people are infused with the blood of heroes. He also expresses an interest in the history of the British Empire, speaking admiringly of its people. He has a somewhat primal and predatory worldview; he pities ordinary humans for their revulsion to their darker impulses. He is not without human emotions, however; he often says that he too can love.

Though usually portrayed as having a strong Eastern European accent, the original novel only specifies that his spoken English is excellent, though strangely toned.

His appearance varies in age. He is described early in the novel as thin, with a long white mustache, pointed ears and sharp teeth.  It is also noted later in the novel (Chapter 11 subsection "The Escaped Wolf") by a zookeeper who sees him that he has a hooked nose and a pointed beard with a streak of white in it. He is dressed all in black and has hair on his palms. Jonathan Harker described him as an old man, "cruel looking" and giving an effect of "extraordinary pallor".  When angered, the Count showed his true bestial nature, his blue eyes flaming red.

Status
Count

https://www.youtube.com/v/nw2aaRwcTwg
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 28, 2016, 10:07:51 PM
#12
Lestat de Lioncourt

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f7/Tom_Cruise_as_Lestat.jpg)
82 Points, 6 Lists, #6 CJones and Cole Stratton

Unbiography
Lestat de Lioncourt is a fictional character appearing in several novels by Anne Rice, including The Vampire Lestat. He is a vampire who was the narrator and an antihero in the majority of The Vampire Chronicles.

Lestat's relationship with his father and brothers is bad - he tells his mother "I dream sometimes that I might kill them all. I kill my father and my brothers in the dream. I go from room to room slaughtering them as I did the wolves.", and he attempts to escape from them several times, first by asking to remain at a monastery, and later by running away with a troupe of traveling players. In both instances, he is returned to his family. Encouraged by his mother, who sells her family heirloom jewels to purchase horses, guns, and mastiff dogs for him, Lestat takes up hunting, and soon becomes the family breadwinner.

The townspeople of Lestat's village request his help with a pack of wolves that are terrorizing the town. He rides into the mountains and kills the entire pack of eight, losing his horse, dogs, and nearly his own life in the process. Although his bravery wins him the respect and admiration of the villagers, who present him with a lush red velvet cloak and boots made from the pelts of the wolves, he goes into a deep depression.

Prodded by Gabrielle, he eventually leaves Auvergne with friend and lover Nicolas and heads for Paris, intending to become an actor. During performances, he attracts the attention of an ancient vampire named Magnus, who later abducts him and transforms him into a vampire.

After turning Lestat, Magnus commits suicide, leaving Lestat to fend for himself without any kind of guidance. Lestat finds himself heir to a nearly inexhaustible wealth, and begins an adventure that leads him all around the world.

Because of his boldness, enthusiasm, and defiance, Lestat's seniors refer to him affectionately as "The Brat Prince", a title of which he is very fond. He is very vain and concerned with fashion, and will pause mid-narrative to remind the reader what he is wearing. He enjoys performing on stage, which he does as both a mortal actor in Paris, France and a vampire in his rock band called The Vampire Lestat, that he forms with a group of humans in the 1980s. Lestat is also fond of music; he sings and plays the piano and violin. Although he is illiterate as a mortal man, he learns to read and loves literature as a vampire. In one period of his life, he becomes a hermit and spends every night holed up at home, reading.

The first language that Lestat learns is French, although he "writes" his novels in English. In The Vampire Lestat, he notes that despite his French accent, he speaks English "like a cross between a boatman and Sam Spade" and is fond of slang.

Status
Brat Prince/Rock Star

https://www.youtube.com/v/VmKPgH6TjD0
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 28, 2016, 11:35:10 PM
#11
Vladislav

(http://www.geeksundergrace.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Article-Lead-wide6101234410bq791409740332652.jpg-620x349.jpg)
83 Points, 5 Lists, #2 Asbestos Bill

Unbiography
Vladislav "the Poker" is a vampire who appears in the film What We Do in the Shadows.  He is an 862 year old vampire who once had great power, but claims he lost them when he was defeated by "The Beast".    The Beast in question is Pauline, who broke up with Vladislav some time before the start of the film.  He lives in the flat with the rest of his vampire brothers and is very fond of torture by "poking someone with instruments". 

Status
Flatmate

https://www.youtube.com/v/tGa73NrtRfs
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 28, 2016, 11:40:50 PM
That's it for tonight.  Some bonus material tomorrow, then we continue the list up till Halloween.

https://www.youtube.com/v/sLABwwmKdyc
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 29, 2016, 06:47:16 AM
Interesting Types of Vampires From Around the World!
Jenglot!
Vampire doll(s) of Indonesia!
(http://pusakadunia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/jenglot_3.jpg)
I know what you are thinking.  "Oh, a Chucky/Annabelle/Zuni Fetish Doll deal!"  Well, not quite.  A Jenglot is a little (or widdle) doll-sized creature that drinks blood.  But here's the catch: they kind of suck at it.  I think.  Wikipedia doesn't make it clear, but it sounds like a Jenglot needs a keeper, as it doesn't mention how they drink blood without them.  Now, the Jenglot need not physically drink the blood. You just place the doll near the blood and it does the rest of the work.  However, some say it pulls a "Weeping Angel" and drinks the blood when no one is looking.

Jenglots are real... sort of.  People claim to have them and they do have dolls (keepers even legally buying human blood from the Red Cross to feed it), but tests on supposed "jenglots" eventually reveal them to be fakes (usually rogue taxidermy).  Now, I don't know the advantages, but becoming a jenglot actually seems to require a lot of effort, so I guess a jenglot is something you must aspire too or something.  To become one, you should try to be a demon worshipping hermit (and maybe worship demons) or be a person of particular spiritual power and mediate in a particular cave.

Now there are some things I'm not clear on.  That thing about the particular cave: I don't know if it's something that can happen by accident. something you intend to do or either.  Also, I've been using "a jenglot" but the article "a" isn't used on the wikipedia page.  So maybe there's supposed to be only one real jenglot or all jenglots are part of one whole jenglot.  Sorry for the lack of clarity there.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: k1 on October 29, 2016, 11:53:44 AM
 ;D :D :clap: Mosquitos!  Wish I had thought of that!

Also, hadn't seen the Emeril Lugosi before! That's awesome!

Since we're talking vampires, here's a musical interlude while we wait for the next number!


https://www.youtube.com/v/10MVcyW5-xk
https://youtu.be/10MVcyW5-xk
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 29, 2016, 05:00:09 PM
Shtriga

The spitting bug witch of Albania!
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d7/86/71/d78671fbf3d61ff96fc2e5f75d545b4a.jpg)
So, this is a witch that will turn drain people's blood, often babies. It will then leave by turning into a bug.  Once a victim is de-sanguinated, only the shtriga can re-sanguinate them, often by *ugh* spitting into their mouths. 

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/evildead/images/2/25/EvilDeadBloodPuke-650x268.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130920135809)
Artist's interpretation.

Anyway, this means if the witch is causing trouble, you probably want to take her alive.  How?  You can trap her using a cross made of pig bone placed in a Church on Easter Sunday.  Wait, does that mean you can catch only ON Easter Sunday?  Man, that sounds like a pain.  Better take the preventative measures.

So what are the preventative measures?  Well, the thing you really want to avoid his a shtriga's "evil eye".  If you believe in God enough, you can do that. 

Also, here's a nice wikipedia tidbit:

Quote
To ward off a witch, people could take a pinch of salt in their fingers and touch their (closed) eyes, mouth, heart and the opposite part of the heart and the pit of the stomach and then throw the salt in direct flames saying "syt i dalçin syt i plaçin" or just whisper 3–6 times "syt i dalçin syt i plaçin" or "plast syri keq."

You can also keep garlic around and put a puppet in your house, since vampire witches are apparently fucking idiots who get Charlie McCarthy mixed up with an Albanian kid.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 29, 2016, 06:55:53 PM
Vrykolakas!

They will knock on your door and sit on you to death!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/09/f4/f7/09f4f71281304b176fbe20215a9bf8e2.jpg)

Vrykolakas are kind of like vampires, though there's less of a focus on blood drinking and more wolf-like features.  They are made by excommunication, being buried on unconcecrated ground, generally being a blasphemor or eating sheep bitten by a werewolf (or even a regular type wolf.  No word on what happens if the sheep is bitten by Air Wolf).  It could also just be a werewolf that died and came back as a vrykolakas, so you are getting two monster in one, here.

Vrykolakas seem to have a variation of the "can't be invited thing" thing, where they knock on your door, calling your name.  They only do it once so if you leave them alone, they'll be on their way shortly enough.  However, if you do answer the door, you will become one of them a few days later.  I don't know if you open the door and they bite you or you just answer the door and they point and laugh and says "Psyche!  You're a monster now!"  Also, if you are asleep, they will crush or suffocate you by sitting on you.

I should point out that as Dracula largely changed how people see and define vampires, the vrykolakas are now synonymous with our types of vampires.  So long, wolf men who want to sit on you.

https://www.youtube.com/v/UoQ5goVpjyM
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 29, 2016, 07:26:57 PM
Mandurugo!
Beautiful people with butt-wings.  Also vampires sometimes.

(http://www.hauntedamericatours.com/vampires/Tagalog.jpg)
This is a simple one from the Phillipines.  These are vampires that aren't always vampires.  Most of the time, they are the kinnara/kinnari who look like beautiful winged youths (including, sometimes, wings on their butts).  If you see one, treat it well and it will serve you and love you the rest of their days.  Sounds kind of needy, kinnara.  But if you break their hearts, they will turn into a blood-sucking monster.  So don't do that mess.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 29, 2016, 08:17:53 PM
Pumpkins and Watermelons!

(http://img08.deviantart.net/e5a7/i/2010/303/3/7/vampire_watermelon_by_marv42-d31t5x0.jpg)

First of all, according to legends, any inanimate object left outside on the night of the full moon can become a vampire.  A submarine sandwich.  A hoagie.  A hero.  Even a grinder.  They can all become vampires.  I wish wikipedia would say there THAT particular belief comes from, because it is fascinating.  But the pumpkins/watermelons are from the Balkins, particularly among the Romani people.

So how do you end up with vampire fruit?  Well, as mentioned, leave it out on the night of a full moon.  Other reasons are simply being kept for more than 10 days, if they are kept after Christmas or if they are used as a siphon and then they are left open for three years.  I should point out that the 10 days thing is if they are in a group and then they start fighting among each other.  Which I would love to see.

So how deadly are these monster fruit?  Only slightly more deadly than a regular pumpkin or watermelon. They can move around under their own power and look around houses, stables and rooms looking for someone to harm.  But they don't really do much damage, so it seems like they are more a nuisance than a true danger.

How do you tell if your pumpkin or watermelon has become a vampire?  If you see red "blood" on it, which is natural and common discoloration, apparently.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 29, 2016, 09:30:09 PM
That's it for tonight.  I hope you enjoyed the bonus and thanks to tripe for some ideas.  I would have done more but I got a headache and was super busy at work yesterday.

OK, we go into the top 10 tomorrow!  Until then...

https://www.youtube.com/v/Sc_KEi_T0P4
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 29, 2016, 10:19:55 PM
Delightful! (In Bela Legosi voice)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: CJones on October 29, 2016, 11:37:55 PM
Clearly I need to watch What We Do in the Shadows. I'd never even heard of it before this list.

Nice collection of Vampire-likes. Other than Pumpkins, I'd never heard of any of them either. Oh, wings ON their butts. That makes more sense than the image I first envisioned when I read "Beautiful people with butt-wings."
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 30, 2016, 12:11:21 AM
I was imagining a bullet with butt-wings.  Despite all my rage.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 30, 2016, 06:37:34 AM
#10
Grandpa

(http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/3/38919/4261733-grandpa+munster.jpg)
84 Points, 7 Lists, #2 Stethacantus

Unbiography
Vladimir Dracula, Count of Transylvania (known as "Grandpa"), is a fictional character in the CBS sitcom The Munsters, originally played by Al Lewis.  The doting, irritable, and sarcastic father of Lily Munster, Grandpa is an undead vampire.  The role was later played by Howard Morton in the 1980s television series The Munsters Today.

Grandpa keeps a laboratory in the cellar of the house, and often refers to "going down to the lab." The potions and magic spells he devises there are central to many of the show's stories. Many of his inventions are less than successful, but he never stops thinking up new ones.

Grandpa can transform himself into a wolf or a bat, as per Bram Stoker's Dracula. In "Herman's Sorority Caper" and Munster, Go Home! it is revealed that he takes special pills to turn himself into these creatures. In later episodes however, and in all episodes of The Munsters Today he changes to and from a bat simply at will.

Grandpa has an extremely sarcastic personality, and often insults his son-in-law Herman. Despite this, Grandpa and Herman are quite close; in one episode, Lily says that if not for Herman, Grandpa would be "living in a cave picking fleas out of his wings". Most of the Munsters episodes revolve around the zany schemes Grandpa and Herman concoct, which either end successfully or result in Lily scolding the two for their failure. This was a comedic strength of the show that followed on from The Munsters to The Munsters Today.

While Grandpa is generally considered the wisest member of the family, he also has a decidedly stubborn streak. If he feels he isn't getting his due respect, he will let everyone know it, and often sulk or go to extreme lengths to demonstrate his offense at a perceived slight. While generally a successful mad scientist and magician, he shows a somewhat sloppy approach to his craft, often proceeding with unwise experiments, without taking sensible precautions.

Grandpa is depicted as a goofish yet loveable mad scientist. He has a pet bat named Igor who "hangs around" in Grandpa's lab. And much like a bat, Grandpa sleeps hanging upside down from the ceiling: usually in the living room, the attic, or the lab (the interior of his bedroom was never shown on the series).

Status
Mad scientist

https://www.youtube.com/v/WNAJhfT_dSc
"Your friend, Grandpo"?  He clearly just said Grandpo.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 30, 2016, 08:57:01 AM
#9
Marceline the Vampire Queen

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/48/Adventure_Time_-_Marceline.png)
91 Points, 6 Lists, #1 Quirk

Unbiography
Marceline the Vampire Queen is a prominent character in the TV series Adventure Time and was also the lead character in the Adventure Time mini-series "Stakes".  Born a half-demon/half-human to lord of the Nightosphere (think Hell) Hunson Abadeer and an unnamed human mother, Marceline was present on Earth during the "Great Mushroom War" which decimated much of humanity, followed slowly by magic returning to the Earth.  Marceline was protected by scientist Simon Petrakov but due to his increasing madness caused by the magic crown he used to protect himself, he left her behind.

She eventually became a vampire hunter when the vampires returned after the Great Mushroom War, using her soul sucking powers to gain the abilities of each vampire she defeated.  However, during her battle with the Vampire King, the last vampire, the King allowed himself to die in a successful gambit to turn Marceline into a vampire so that the vampire race would live on.

With the vampires defeated, Marceline then became an wanderer, looking for new experiences, especially fun ones, for around 1,000 years.  Marceline would also have a relationship for a time with Princess Bubblegum, the candy princess of her own kingdom.  Marceline eventually meets adventurers Finn and Jake in one of her old houses and kicks them out.  When Finn finally fights back against her, she's impressed by his moxie and it doesn't take long for the three to become good friends and musical collaborators.

Marceline is a rock and roll star in the Land of Ooo (the world Earth became) and though is a good person, lives by a different moral code than most of her friends, as her vampire and demonic world view and long life give her a different outlook (she was pretty indiffent when her Dad attempted to eat all the souls in Ooo).  She is often quite mischievous but values her friends very much.  She also has serious bouts of depression, which she often tries to work through in her music, and can fly into a rage when she feels she is wronged.  Though she can drink blood, she doesn't need to as instead she simply drinks shades of red, draining them of their color.  She can even drink pink, a low-grade red, though it isn't as filling or nutricious.  She also is often out in the sun, but using umbrellas and highly protective sunscreen.
 
Status
Rock star.  Hell, she's in a band with Death and SHE fronts it.

https://www.youtube.com/v/fvUqmGYxo8M
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 30, 2016, 04:59:23 PM
#8
Spike

(http://static.giantbomb.com/uploads/scale_small/3/39164/1169401-untitled_1.png)
93 Points, 5 Lists, #1 Johnny Unusual

Unbiography
Spike is a recurring character, playing both antagonist and ally in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slay and its spin-off Angel.  Once a human poet named William who was the laughing stock of the upper crust for his bad poetry, William was approached by the vampire Drusilla who consoled him in his hour of need and turned him into a vampire.  From then on, he was hopelessly in love with Drusilla, which caused tension since she clearly had an attraction to the vampire Angelus, the vampire who transformed her.  Along with Darla, the vampire who turned Angel, the four travled the world causing strife and pain for fun.  When Angel was cursed with a soul, the group split up and Spike and Drusilla began traveling together looking for kicks.

The two ended up in Sunnydale, looking for a way to heal Drusilla after an attack in Prague left her severly weakened.  Despite running afoul and being defeated by vampire slayer Buffy Summers, Spike was able to heal Drusilla.  But not long after, Angelus' curse was lifted, causing him to join Spike and Drusilla's side.  Since Drusilla was once again interested in Angelus and Angelus was looking to destroy the world, Spike betrayed them to Buffy in order to win back Drusilla.

However, after that Spike's relationship with Drusilla soured, especially since she caught her making out with a chaos demon ("Have you ever seen one of those things?  All slime and antlers."), making Spike more interested in killing Buffy in the name of his pride.  However, after a run in with the mysterious government agency The Initiative, Spike was left with a micro chip in his head, that made him unable to harm humans without causing great pain.  Spike ended up siding with Buffy out of self-preservation and though betrayed her to her enemies, he ended up becoming a reluctant ally once again (though he wasn't shy about reminding them that he hated Buffy and her friends).

Later, Spike would come to realize, to his horror, that he loved Buffy, and though he tried to find substitutes such as roleplay with the vampire Harmony and a Buffy robot (no, really), he couldn't pull himself away.  Eventually, he confided in Buffy the truth and though she didn't recipricate, the two ended up understanding and Spike became a part of the Scooby Gang.  Kinda.

Spike is both a lover and a fighter.  Though a born romantic, he also loves the thrill of battle and hunting, even turning his strength on other villains when he can no longer hunt humans.  Though fairly formidible and evil as a vampire, he's less hung up on accomplishing greater evils (ending or ruling the world) so much as he just works to get what he wants.  He has a love of punk music and the TV soap opera Passions.  Despite his romantic nature, he is often very glib and tends to be prideful, with his biggest accomplishment being the murder to two slayers at his own hands.
 
Status
Punk

https://www.youtube.com/v/_AUX7HA05ow
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 30, 2016, 06:44:51 PM
Spike rocks, one of my fav characters.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 30, 2016, 08:36:26 PM
#7
Count Duckula

(http://images2.fanpop.com/image/quiz/346000/346262_1263079423122_350_250.jpg)
94 Points, 7 Lists, #1 K1

Unbiography
Count Duckula is a recurring character on Danger Mouse and the star of the spin-off Count Duckula.  Duckula is the 17th in a line of vampire ducks.  In his own series (the two versions differ noticeably), Duckula is the 17th of his family line of vampire ducks.  His ancestors were dangers who were all killed to stop their evil but the remains of the previous could be resurrected as the next Duckula.  However, when the keepers of Duckula's ancestral home were performing the ritual to resurrect Duckula, they accidentally used ketchup instead of blood, bringing forth this new Duckula as a vegetarian.

This Duckula has no interested in evil, but he is extremely interested in fame, constantly coming up with plans or traveling with the intent of becoming a star.  Duckula is also much more interested in the modern world and finds his own home gloomy and depressing.  His butler Igor is constantly trying to turn him into a "proper" vampire, much to Duckula's disinterest.  He also has a nanny/housekeeper named Nanny who is supremely strong but very dim.

Duckula's Castle also has the ability to teleport across the world, but always returns to it's original spot by dawn.  Duckula only seems to have a few vampiric powers, such as teleportation, but he is able to move freely in the sunlight with no ill-effects.  He is also a vegetarian, with his favourite food being broccoli sandwiches.  Though Duckula is often selfish, he can be good-natured and tries to be helpful, though often causes strife for those he does.

Status
Count

https://www.youtube.com/v/g9ZVWMPuZ2c
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: CJones on October 30, 2016, 09:02:57 PM
I wish I had thought of Marceline.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 30, 2016, 09:08:25 PM
I wish I had thought of Marceline.

The Vampire Queen.

Though I was the only one who voted for him, I also had the Vampire King from Stakes on the list.  He's a cool dude, even though he rips off all his clothes and has a little baby tantrum.  The Fool almost made it too, simply because he was the only vampire voiced by Ron Funches.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2016, 01:00:30 AM
#6
Angel

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/57/Angel_(Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer).jpg)
95 Points, 6 Lists, #3 Johnny Unusual

Unbiography
Angel is a heroic vampire in both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel TV series.  Angel was once a loutish young man until he was turned into a vampire by another vampire named Darla.  Gaining the name Angelus, he began to cause mayhem wherever he went, taking particular pleasure in tormenting the innocent and tainting that which is pure.  This included turning a pure young psychic girl into a mad vampire.

With his crew, he raised Cain across the world until the family of one of his victims cursed him with a soul.  Now feeling guilt and regret after a lifetime of evil, Angelus split from his band of killers, lost and alone for many decades.  Eventually a mystery man pointed him in the direction of a young girl named Buffy, suggesting that rather than spending his time feeling sorry for himself, he work at redeeming himself.  He and Buffy, a young girl destined to fight evil forces with her special powers, ended up battling evil in the town of Sunnydale (built on a mouth to Hell).  Eventually, their love lead to sex, with Angel unaware that the curse would be lifted if he found true happiness.  After sex, Angel become Angelus once more and now joined Buffy's foes in trying to destroy her and the Earth.  Angelus was seemingly killed by Buffy, but Angel broke free of the Hell dimension he was sent to.

Realizing the two could not be intimate again, their relationship became awkward.  Eventually, Angel decided that the two should part ways and that he'd continue his road to redemption elsewhere.  He left for Los Angeles and ended up opening Angel Investigations along with Buffy's high school rival Cordelia.  There they fought numerous monsters that stalked the city, and in particular was a thorn in the side of the law firm Wolfram & Hart, a company that enabled the forces of evil to succeed in their plans with the intent of gaining from it.

Angel is often very reclusive and seemingly very serious-minded.  He is focused on his goal of fighting the world's evils and trying to redeem himself for his past evils.  As a soulless vampire, Angelus is extremely sadistic, taking perverse pleasure in taunting his enemies and hurting all they care about.  To avoid becoming this man again, Angel tries to live a much more disciplined life, but despite this demeanor, he can be surprisingly childish and petty when he feels someone is filling his role or stealing his spotlight, though he tries to brush it off.  Often, he is scene brooding, which becomes a point of mockery for his friends.  Angel is also a huge fan of Barry Manilow, and of singing Barry Manilow, though he is an objectively terrible singer.

Status
Detective, kind of

https://www.youtube.com/v/E11jvBX6VBg
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2016, 01:09:47 AM
Sorry the last one came late.  Will finish the last 5 tomorrow and let me say, I'm pleasantly surprised by the last 5.

https://www.youtube.com/v/DirWI_TDsHM
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on October 31, 2016, 06:49:57 AM
Cool music, also Angel is a cool dude, espeically when he got his own show and had the quasi-private eye thing going.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2016, 07:01:58 AM
#5
Count Orlok

(http://www.onemetal.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/maxschreck.jpeg)
106 Points, 6 Lists, #4 CJones & Kete

Unbiography
Count Orlok (German: Graf Orlok) is the main antagonist and title character portrayed by Max Schreck in the classic 1922 silent film Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens. He was based on Bram Stoker's character Count Dracula.

In Nosferatu, Count Orlok is a vampire from Transylvania, and is known as "The Bird of Death", who feasts upon the blood of living humans. He is believed to have been created by Belial, the lieutenant demon of Satan.

Orlok dwells alone in a vast castle hidden among the rugged peaks in a lost corner of the Carpathian Mountains. The castle is swathed in shadows, and is badly neglected with a highly sinister feel to it. He is in league with the housing agent Knock, and wants to purchase a house in Wisborg. Local peasants live in terror of Orlok and never venture out after dark. Thomas Hutter scorns their fears as mere superstition, and ventures to the decrepit castle; however, the coach-driver will not take him over the bridge leading to it. A black-swathed figure in a black coach (Orlok in disguise) drives him the rest of the way. He is greeted by Orlok, who claims that as it is past midnight all his servants have gone to bed, and the two dine together and discuss Orlok's purchasing of a house in the fictional city of Wisborg, Germany. Hutter accidentally cuts his thumb when slicing bread and Orlok is barely able to control himself from drinking from Hutter's wound.

After Hutter collapses in a chair, Orlok feeds off of him, but this is not shown on screen: Hutter discovers two bites on his neck the next day but attributes them to mosquitoes, unaware at this point that his host is actually a vampire.

Hutter only realises the horrific truth later in his chambers after further reading from "The Book of the Vampires", and he discovers that he is trapped in the castle with the Nosferatu. Orlok advances upon Hutter, and Hutter's beloved wife, Ellen, senses through telepathy that her husband's life is in mortal danger; she screams for him and somehow Orlok is powerless to touch him. The next morning Hutter searches the castle, and discovers to his revulsion that Orlok is "sleeping" in the basement in a filthy coffin filled with earth. Hutter then witnesses Orlok loading a cart with several coffins filled with soil, one of which he then hides in and they are driven off to be loaded on to a ship headed for Wisborg. This soil is later revealed to be unhallowed earth from Orlok's own grave; according to "The Book of the Vampires", Nosferatu must sleep by day in the unholy earth from their graves to sustain their power.

On board the ship, he kills every crew member until only the captain and his first mate remain. Later when the first mate goes to the cargo hold to investigate, Count Orlok rises from his coffin, terrifying the first mate who jumps overboard in fear. The captain ties himself to the wheel of the ship and then Count Orlok creeps up on him and kills the captain. His journey by sea spreads plague all over Europe.

Status
Count

https://www.youtube.com/v/-b8_ElkrRNY
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2016, 08:59:20 AM
#4
Blade

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8Vf-gKpGb6c/maxresdefault.jpg)
117 Points, 9 Lists, #4 K1 & Stethacantus

Unbiography
Blade is a vampire superhero in the Marvel Universe.  Born in London in 1929, Blade mother was attacked and bitten by the vampire Deacon Frost during his birth.  This passed onto Blade various vampiric powers but lacks the weaknesses that plague so many vampires.  As a boy, he was trained by Jamal Afari how to fight (as well as some musical skills) and began to make a name for himself as an extremely effecient vampire hunter.  He earned the nickname Blade, due to his use of swords and knives.

After Afari was killed by Dracula, Blade went after him, triggering a long-held war between the two.  Eventually he joined a group out to kill Dracula headed by Quincy Harker, a descendant of Jonathan Harker, who had encountered Dracula long ago.  He later joined another group of vampire hunters called the Nightstalkers.  It wasn't long before becoming a solo act once more, though has teamed up with superheroes many times since and even briefly joined the Avengers under the guise of "Ronin."

Blade is a master of many martial arts and of bladed weapons.  We also is a master of unarmed combat and has dedicated his life to vampire hunting and killing strategies.  He also is immune to many traditional vampire weaknesses such as sunlight and holy water.  Blade tends to have a one track mind, often putting his hunt for vampires above all else.  Despite his deep hatred of vampires, he fights to protect the innocent, trying to make sure they don't get in the line of fire.  That said, he has had some morally questionable approaches in the past.  While he tends to view himself as a loner and not a team player, he often ends up teaming up with other heroes, though they are often uneasy alliances.

Status
Vampire Hunter

https://www.youtube.com/v/kaU2A7KyOu4
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Pak-Man on October 31, 2016, 09:46:58 AM
I'm pretty sure I'm not going to see my #3 (I'm almost positive I'm the only one who thought of him), and I'm now worried that I might not see my #5. If so, shame on everyone for missing him.

Prove me wrong, LoC!
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Tripe on October 31, 2016, 12:05:13 PM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/8Vf-gKpGb6c/maxresdefault.jpg)
I love this image.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2016, 05:28:13 PM
#3
Barnabas Collins

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/Jonathan_Frid_Barnabas_Collins_Dark_Shadows_1968.JPG)
112 Points, 7 Lists, #2 Fred Garvin

Unbiography
Barnabas Collins is a fictional character, a featured role in the ABC daytime serial Dark Shadows, which aired from 1966 to 1971. Barnabas is a 175-year-old vampire in search of fresh blood and his lost love, Josette. The character, originally played by Canadian actor Jonathan Frid, was introduced in an attempt to resurrect the show's flagging ratings, and was originally to have only a brief 13-week run. He was retained due to his popularity and the program's quick spike in ratings, and became virtually the star of the show.

A defining feature of Barnabas' character development is his gradual but persistent transformation from a frightening creature of the night into the show's protagonist, who selflessly, heroically and repeatedly risks his life to save the Collins family from catastrophe.

Barnabas Collins was a member of the late 18th century Collins family, from the fictional town of Collinsport, Maine. He was the son of Joshua Collins (Louis Edmonds) and Naomi Collins. Barnabas' many cousins included Millicent and Daniel Collins. During the flashback, Barnabas intended to marry an heiress from Martinique named Josette du Pres (Kathryn Leigh Scott), but had a brief affair with Angelique Bouchard (Lara Parker), Josette's maidservant.

Upon Angelique's arrival in Collinsport for the wedding, Barnabas was determined not to resume his affair. The spurned Angelique Bouchard, a practitioner of witchcraft, used a number of spells to manipulate Barnabas and his family and force his agreement to marry her. Barnabas discovered Angelique's duplicity, and shot her. With what she believed to be her dying words, she took revenge on Barnabas by summoning a vampire bat from hell to attack him. Barnabas fell extremely ill and died. Angelique survived and attempted to rescind the curse, but was unsuccessful.

Barnabas shortly thereafter rose as a vampire, and soon strangled Angelique. Collins later frightened his aunt Abigail (Clarice Blackburn) to death, and left the hatefully fanatic witch-hunter Reverend Trask (Jerry Lacy) entombed alive in the Old House basement. Sarah Collins died of pneumonia after a cold night spent hiding in the woods from her deceased brother. Adding to Barnabas' grief, his mother Naomi committed suicide after discovering his secret. Barnabas Collins blamed Angelique for the deaths of both his sister and his mother, and also blamed Lt. Nathan Forbes (Joel Crothers), who had told Naomi about him. Barnabas strangled Forbes, and attempted to transform Josette into a vampire. Josette was willing, if not fully cognizant of what this would entail, until Angelique revealed a vision of what she would become. Fleeing from Barnabas, Josette leapt off the cliffs of Widow's Hill to her death.

Unable to bear what he had become, Barnabas Collins asked his father, Joshua, to destroy him. Joshua Collins was unable to slay his son, and ordered servant Ben Stokes (Thayer David) to nail a cross to the inside lid of Barnabas' coffin and to wrap chains on its outside, forever imprisoning the vampire in a secret room of the family mausoleum at Eagle's Hill Cemetery.

In 1967, while searching the Collins family crypt for their rumored lost jewels, Willie Loomis (John Karlen) stumbled upon the chained coffin in which Barnabas slept. Believing the coffin to contain the Collins family riches, Willie inadvertently released the vampire. Barnabas attacked Willie and turned him into his unwilling servant.

Barnabas Collins introduced himself to the modern Collins family as a cousin from England, a hard-working businessman never seen during the day. The family accepted this story, despite having never before heard of him, because of his resemblance to the portrait of the ancestral Barnabas which hung in Collinwood. The thirsty Barnabas made victims of several Collinsport residents. He was particularly taken with waitress Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott), who resembled his long-lost love, Josette. Barnabas was told by David Collins (David Henesy) that Josette's spirit still haunted the Collinwood estate, where it periodically helped and protected others, including young David. Barnabas Collins kidnapped Maggie, hypnotized her to believe that she was Josette, and planned to make her his vampire bride. Maggie escaped with help from the ghost of Sarah Collins, but the emotional distress of being kidnapped caused Maggie to regress to a childlike mentality and to forget all that had happened. Barnabas Collins then targeted David's governess, Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) as a potential consort. He tried to seduce her away from her fiancé Burke Devlin (Anthony George), and then to bite her. The ghost of Sarah appeared repeatedly throughout and warned Barnabas, who was tormented by a feeling of responsibility for her death, away from evil deeds.

Status
Legitamate business man.  Yeah, that's the ticket.

https://www.youtube.com/v/vgBMZOHZVLo
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2016, 07:24:19 PM
#2
Count Chocula

(http://www.comicbookreligion.com/img/c/o/Count_Chocula.jpg)
119 Points, 7 Lists, #1 Stethacantus

Unbiography
Count Chocula is the mascot for the Count Chocula cereal.  His cereal was released the same year as Frankenberry, causing the two mascots to constantly argue about who has the better cereal.  The answer is Chocula, by the way.  Also, apparently his first name is Alfred.  Weird.

Sorry, I know the entry is short, but the video below is a half hour of Chocula goodness.

Status
Count.  Archduke by the year 3000.

https://www.youtube.com/v/_yD7SBXXSVM
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2016, 08:09:33 PM
#1
Count von Count

(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/2184519702/CountVonCount.jpg)
157 Points, 10 Lists, #2 Kete

Unbiography
Count von Count is a mysterious but friendly vampire-like Muppet on Sesame Street who is meant to parody Bela Lugosi's portrayal of Count Dracula. He first appeared on the show in the Season 4 premiere in 1972, counting blocks in a sketch with Bert and Ernie.

The Count has a compulsive love of counting (arithmomania, an affliction of legendary vampires); he will count anything and everything, regardless of size, amount, or how much annoyance he causes others around him. In one song he stated that he sometimes even counts himself. When he finishes counting, The Count laughs and announces his total (which sometimes appears on screen). This finale is usually accompanied by a crash of thunder and a flash of lightning, even on sunny days. (According to The Sesame Street Bedtime Storybook, the Count has a personal cloud that hovers over his head and provides the thunder and lightning.)

Many of the Count's songs, including "Counting Is Wonderful" and "The Batty Bat," are in the style of Roma music.

The Count lives in an old, cobweb-infested castle that he shares with many bats. Sometimes he counts them. Some of the pet bats are named, including Grisha, Misha, Sasha, and Tattiana. He also has a cat, Fatatita, and an octopus named Octavia. He also plays a large pipe organ, and in some illustrations he is seen playing the violin. In recent years, the Count has appeared on each episode to announce the Number of the Day, playing notes on his organ to count up to the featured number.

The Count's most recent girlfriend, Countess von Backwards, is known for counting backwards. The Count also shared a brief romantic tryst with Lady Two. He has a fifth cousin named Countess von Dahling who can make it rain when she counts. His grandparents have appeared on the show, as have his brother and mother in non-speaking bits. He also has an Uncle Uno.

The Count's profile on Sesame Workshop's website does not use the word vampire but does suggest that he may be a distant relative of Count Dracula.  However, the book Sesame Street Unpaved describes the Count as a "Numerical Vampire." In contrast, the 2001 Sesame Street Muppets Drawing Guide insists "The Count is not a vampire."

Nevertheless, the Count resembles Bela Lugosi's portrayal of Dracula in voice (speaking in an Eastern European accent and pronouncing his Vs as Ws), appearance, and sometimes mannerisms. For example, in early sketches, the Count waves his hands to exercise hypnotic power over other Muppets and holds his cape over the lower part of his face while moving. In addition, an early skit revealed that the Count shows no reflection in a mirror. Unlike vampires as traditionally depicted in legend and motion pictures, however, the Count often relaxes in the sunlight (as seen in "Counting Vacation" and "Coconut Counting Man," among others).

The Count also co-hosted the Today Show with Meryl Streep.  First of all, how was this not a permanent deal?  Second, please let me see this.

Status
Count.  THE Count.

https://www.youtube.com/v/fMrr6s8CSDo
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: CJones on October 31, 2016, 08:13:46 PM
Yay Barnabas Collins  :D

 ??? Count Chocula... Seriously people? Oh well, I've never liked sugary cereal, not even when I was a kid.

Count von Count  :o I can honestly say, that did not occur to me at all. Not a bad choice though.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2016, 08:18:52 PM
Barnabas Collins was a genuine surprise to me.  Not a slight against him, but just that too make it that high despite the fact that the show hasn't been around in since the 70's.  Unless maybe it aired on Syfy or something.  But I've never seen an episode and only know about it via the internet.  Good for him.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: CJones on October 31, 2016, 08:19:50 PM
Fun list. I'm glad I participated after all, even if most of my list was filler.

Not a single Twilight character. "Remarkable..." I have to say, I'm actually a little disappointed. I wish I had ranked Aro Volturi higher in retrospect. I wonder if it would have made any difference.

1 Mosquitos (these motherf***ing bloodsuckers are REAL, and they're the deadliest animal on the face of the Earth)
2 Dracula from Monster Squad
3 David (The Lost Boys)
4 Nosferatu
5 Barnabus Collins (Dark Shadows)
6 Lestat (Interview with the Vampire)

7 Audry II (Little shop of Horrors)
8 Count Duckula
9 Alucard (Symphony of the Night)

10 Edward Dalton (Daybreakers)
11 Bram Stoker's Dracula
12 Blade

13 Demitri Maximoff (Darkstalkers)
14 Seres (aka Police Girl) from Hellsing
15 That guy from Fallout 3 who thinks he's a vampire
16 Slayer (Guilty Gear X)
17 Vampire Hunter D
18 Alucard (Hellsing)
19 Carlisle Cullen
20 Alice Cullen
21 Selene (Kate Beckinsale) from Underworld
22 Aro Volturi
23 Those asshole Vampires from Nethack that can drain your EXP and your Lvl (#$%@ those guys)
24 Santanico Pandemonium (aka Esmeralda) From Dusk til Dawn
25 Vampire Bats (How could I not include them?)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2016, 08:27:46 PM
I will say, you aren't the only Aro fan who participated.  And thank you ALL for participating in this mad monster party, vampire edition!  I hope you all enjoyed it!

Happy Halloween, everyone.

https://www.youtube.com/v/OZV1bwMX7bw
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Kete on October 31, 2016, 10:07:43 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: George-2.0 on October 31, 2016, 10:58:15 PM
Nice 5 and a good solid list all told.

Barnabas doesn’t surprise me as he’s on a lot of lists out there on the web. If people were looking for ideas he’d be a name that would frequently pop up.

They had a Dark Shadows marathon all weekend on Decades. Back in the day I'd run home after school to watch it with my mother and siblings. We even went to the drive-in and saw the movie. I didn’t know Fred back then, but he said he did the same - watched it everyday after School.

Count Chocula? The thing I like about it when I was a youngster,was that if you loaded up on the milk. After you finished with the cereal, you could have a nice bowl of chocolate milk to enjoy. It was like a double treat.  :D

1.   Selene (Underworld)
2.   Mary, Queen of Blood (I, Vampire)
3.   Eli/Abby (Let the Right One In/Let Me In)
4.   Count Floyd (SCTV)

5.   The Girl (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night)
6.   Naked Space Vampire from Lifeforce
7.   Carmilla
8.   Barnabas Collins

9.   Andrew Bennett (I, Vampire)
10.   Blade
11.   Count Chocula
12.   Count Von Count (Sesame Street)

13.   Pearl Jones (American Vampire)
14.   Count Orlok (Nosferatu)
15.   Vampirella – I’m surprised she didn’t make it
16.   Skinner Sweet (American Vampire)
17.   Marceline the Vampire Queen
18.   Blacula

19.   Jubilee (X-Men)
20.   Count Dracula
21.   Grandpa Munster

22.   Ralphie Glick (Salem’s Lot)
23.   Aro (Twilight) only because that scenery chewing idiot made the Rifftrax releases so sweet
24.   Janos Skorzeny the Night Stalker
25.   Lilly Munster
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on October 31, 2016, 11:24:58 PM
I feel like Vampirella has fallen out of favour for a while.   I remember she has a skimpy costume but I can't say a thing about her character.  I'll have to read that Grant Morrison run though.

Here's my list.

1. Spike
2. Marceline the Vampire Queen
3. Angel
4. Count Floyd
5. Count Von Count
6. Drusilla

7. Willow Rosenberg (Did everyone forget evil vampire Willow?  She was great!)
8. Duckula
9. Dio Brando
Not surprise he didn't make it but I was hoping that any other anime fan might vote for him.  He's such a delightfully evil villain and the only recurring villain in the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure franchise.  Even after his death his shadow looms over the series (even appearing in the rebooted universe in a non-vampire form).  Plus, he's named after Ronnie James Dio.
https://www.youtube.com/v/UQP5jktm0GQ
10. Cassidy
11. Blade
12. Dracula
13. The Master
14. Harmony

15. Vampire King
I suspected he wouldn't make it when I made it, but he was cool.
https://www.youtube.com/v/nwpUQe9GRIw
16. Emeril Lugosi
17. Count Chocula

18. Michael Morbius
He got three votes, but I don't think he's had that one great story or character moment to push him higher.
19. Severen
20. Jesse Hooker
Dang, both characters got a few votes, but they were always lower on the list.  Cool characters though.
https://www.youtube.com/v/oaO4Y_249U8
21. Mr. Burns
"Why if it isn't little... boy?"
22. Grandpa Munster
23. D
24. Jerry Dandridge (Fright Night)

25. The Confessor
Astro City was one of my all time favourites and this religious vampire character got a cool six part story arc.
(http://www.writeups.org/wp-content/uploads/Confessor-AstroCity-h.jpg)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: George-2.0 on October 31, 2016, 11:50:01 PM
Oh man I completely spaced out on the Confessor. Good story.

Vampirella I thought would get some votes just because she's a name character, but I haven't read a lot with her. I enjoyed the Warren Ellis, Amanda Conner run. And I read one issue of the revamp where they gave her a new costume (that covers her up) but didn't care for it.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 01, 2016, 12:18:10 AM
BTW, everyone who had Grandpa Munster on their list, myself included, put him down as Grandpa Munster.  Except he isn't.  That's Herman's last name.  Common misconception.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Tripe on November 01, 2016, 06:07:19 AM
Bold if they are on the list, red and bold if I got the top score.

1   Carmilla Karnstein (Carmilla)
2   Miriam Blaylock (The Hunger)
3   Drusilla (Buffy, Angel)
4   Eli (Let the Right One In)
5   Harmony (Buffy, Angel)
6   Count Orlok (Nosferatu)
7   Blacula (Blacula)
8   Lucy Westenra (Dracula)
9   Angel (Buffy novels/Angel novels)
10   Armand (The Vampire Chronicles)
11   Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows)
12   Bunnicula (Bunnicula)
13   Grandpa Munster (bonus points for Eddie Izzard’s portrayal tbh)
14   Jesús Gris (Cronos)
15   Mr. Trick (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
16   Jerry Dandridge (Fright Night)
17   Lord Ruthven (The Vampyre)
18   Maladict (Discworld)
19   Otto von Chriek (Discworld)
20   Spike (Buffy/Angel)
21   Jesse Hooker (Near Dark)
22   Max (The Lost Boys)
23   Count von Count (Sesame Street)
24   Countess Nadine Carody (Vampiros Lesbos)
25   Alice Cullen (Twilight series)

My finger was really on the pulse on this one...
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Tripe on November 01, 2016, 06:11:07 AM
BTW, everyone who had Grandpa Munster on their list, myself included, put him down as Grandpa Munster.  Except he isn't.  That's Herman's last name.  Common misconception.

True. But I like to think Herman is big and galumphing enough that his identity encompasses the whole family unit.

Same goes for Marilyn who, presumably, is the child of vampires.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: PsychoGoatee on November 01, 2016, 06:55:01 AM
Not surprise he didn't make it but I was hoping that any other anime fan might vote for him.  He's such a delightfully evil villain and the only recurring villain in the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure franchise.  Even after his death his shadow looms over the series (even appearing in the rebooted universe in a non-vampire form).  Plus, he's named after Ronnie James Dio.

Definitely the biggest omission for me on my list, also a huge fan of Ronnie James Dio. Big fan of Jojo, I guess my brain just forgot Dio is a vampire. I remembered him more as a guy who can stop time and punch steam rollers. I guess I could've included Kars and whatnot too.  ;D (The Cars is another fine band) Or maybe Kars was an immortal pillar man not a mask made vampire, that origin stuff kinda blurs together.

Great fun countdown, gotta love all those damn vampires. To paraphrase that guy from the end of The Lost Boys.


Here's my list:

01. D (Vampire Hunter D)
02. David (The Lost Boys)
03. Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
04. Dracula (especially Christopher Lee)
05. Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
06. Peter Leow (Vampire's Kiss)
07. Mr. Trick (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
08. Count von Count (Sesame Street)
09. Count Chocula
10. Darla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
11. Harmony (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
12. Marko (The Lost Boys)
13. The Master (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
14. Duckula
15. Bill Compton (True Blood)
16. Drusilla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
17. Rachel (Vampire's Kiss)
18. Jessica Hamby (True Blood)
19. Alucard (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)
20. Diamond (Bastard!!)
21. Devlin Waugh (Devlin Waugh)
22. Strahd von Zarovich (Dungeons & Dragons)
23. Vampirella (Vampirella)
24. Chastity (Chastity)
25. Sam (Lost Boys: The Tribe)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: stethacantus on November 01, 2016, 07:27:49 AM
And I thought the actor LoC was a mess when we ended up needing to make a separate actress LoC. But this list was the messiest LoC I have been part of. Sure I could understand parodies of Dracula getting separate listings. If not for that, I would have come short of 25. But the Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee and even Leslie Nielsen portrayals of Dracula counting as separate listings? Had I known I could do that then about five vampires would have been knocked off my list so I could include Lugosi, Lee, Frank Langella, George Hamilton and either Gary Oldman or Jonathan Rhys Meyers. ( And probably Gilligan Dracula. ) I had Dracula on my list, but it counted for every movie as well as the book. Maybe instead of Vampires the list should have been just favorite Dracula movie. Also, I had Nosferatu on my list. I had no idea his name was Orlok because that name does not appear in the copy of the film I had watched on PBS years ago. ( His name was translated from German as just "The Count" on the title cards back then. ) So I have no idea if Nosferatu was counted on the LoC as Orlok or Max Schreck or both or neither.  And had I known that Count Floyd was acceptable then I would have had him in my top five. I disqualified him because he is actually suppose to be a werewolf ( which is why the Count Floyd character howls like a wolf ). The joke being that SCTV was forcing anchorman Floyd Robertson to host the channel's weekly horror theater, and he was so clueless of the horror genre that he kept getting the monsters mixed up.




#1 Count Chocula
#2 Grampa Munster
#3 Count von Count
#4 Blade
#5 Lily Munster
#6 Blacula
#7 Selene
#8 Dracula
#9 Spike
#10 Mick St John ( The detective from the short lived series Moonlight )
#11 Barnabas Collins
#12 Nosferatu
#13 Lucy Westenra
#14 Angel
#15 Lestat le Lioncort
#16 Nick Night ( from the series Forever Night )
#17 Leonor Varela ( Another sexy vampire, this one from the movie Blade II )
#18 Count Duckula
#19 Janos Skorzeny ( From the 70s television movie The Night Stalker which ended up launching the television series of the same name. I think this was the first time they ever showed a vampire fighting, in this case, a vampire tossing the police off off him like rag dolls and not stopping while they fired several rounds of bullets at him. That scene was awesome back in the 70s and still holds up to this day. )
#20 Mr. Vampire ( From the movie of the same name. He basically stood in for any Chinese hopping vampire. BTW, this entry on my list and all that followed were just to stretch it to 25. )
#21 Morbious The Living Vampire ( From Marvel Comics )
#22 Drac ( Another Dracula parody, this one from the 70s Saturday morning cartoon series The Groovie Goolies which was a spinoff of a spinoff of The Archies )
#23 Mr Peppy ( the bone vampire from an episode of Futurama. )
#24 Cody Devereaux ( This character appeared in a number of Tonight Show skits during the brief period it was hosted by Conan O'Brien. The joke was that Conan wanted to add a broody teenage vampire to the show to attract young female viewers.  )
#25 Irma Vep ( from the silent serial Les Vampires and just barely qualified because that criminal gang chose their name to trick the public into thinking they really were vampires. Her name was an anagram for, guess what? )
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Pak-Man on November 01, 2016, 07:50:36 AM
1. Alucard (Castlevania Series - Also it's "goblin" backwards!)
2. Count Duckula
3. Markula  (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
4. Marceline (Adventure Time)
5. Count Bloodcount (Looney Tunes)
6. Count Von Count (Sesame Street)
7. Dracula (Castlevania)
8. Jurgen (Sam & Max Save the World)
9. Mr. Burns (Simpsons Treehouse of Horror)
10. Rayne (Bloodrayne. The games. Not the horrible movies)
11. D (Vampire Hunter D)
12. Bunnicula
13. Dracula (Bram Stoker)
14. Blade (Marvel Comics)
15. Lily Munster (The Munsters)
16. Katrina (Quest for Glory)
17. Dracula (Dead and Loving It)
18. Quackula
19. Demitri (Darkstalkers)
20. Caldaur (King's Quest II)
21. Kain (Legacy of Kain)
22. Trevor Belmont (Castlevania)
23. Jubilee (Marvel Comics)
24. Laura (Castlevania)
25. Eliza (Tekken)

So I knew as soon as 24 points was the entry fee that Markula wasn't gonna make the cut. (I think even most diehard Aqua Teen fans gave up before he became a staple) but was I the only one to think of Count Bloodcount? Transylvania 6-5000 is one of my favorite late-era Looney Tunes. The bit where Bugs Bunny repeatedly crushes him with a brick is comedy gold.

I also totally forgot to include Chocula. I meant to, for sure.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 01, 2016, 08:04:00 AM
Also, I had Nosferatu on my list. I had no idea his name was Orlok because that name does not appear in the copy of the film I had watched on PBS years ago. ( His name was translated from German as just "The Count" on the title cards back then. ) So I have no idea if Nosferatu was counted on the LoC as Orlok or Max Schreck or both or neither. 

To the people who included just the words "Nosferatu", I knew what you meant.  People who said Max Shreck specifically mentioned Shadow of the Vampire.  I try to be careful when I make those distinctions.  Though consistency helps.

Interesting, I think maybe three people voted for Mr. Peppy the Bone vampire, but he was so low on peeps lists that he just couldn't pull through.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Tripe on November 01, 2016, 08:33:25 AM
Also, I had Nosferatu on my list. I had no idea his name was Orlok because that name does not appear in the copy of the film I had watched on PBS years ago. ( His name was translated from German as just "The Count" on the title cards back then. ) So I have no idea if Nosferatu was counted on the LoC as Orlok or Max Schreck or both or neither. 

To the people who included just the words "Nosferatu", I knew what you meant.  People who said Max Shreck specifically mentioned Shadow of the Vampire.  I try to be careful when I make those distinctions.  Though consistency helps..
Yeah, if it's Shadow then he's a Vampire, if it's not he's just a German character actor.

(https://waldinadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/max-schreck-3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Tripe on November 01, 2016, 08:35:12 AM
Admittedly he still looks kinda vampiric, just not Orlockesque vampiric.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Asbestos Bill on November 01, 2016, 07:11:15 PM
This was a more interesting list than I anticipated. Thank you, Johnny, for your time and interesting writeups.
My original list was only 5 long, but my wife, who is far more into vampires than I, would not stand for it. There were several on the countdown that I should have thought of, though.
(BTW, I voted for Count Cocofang, was that lumped in with Chocula?)

Viago (What We Do in the Shadows)
Vladislav (What We Do in the Shadows)
Deacon (What We Do in the Shadows)
John Blaylock (The Hunger)
Eve (Only Lovers Left Alive)
Claudia (Interview with the Vampire)
Louis (Interview with the Vampire)
Lestat (Interview with the Vampire)
Armand (Interview with the Vampire)
Rae "Sunshine" Seddon (Sunshine)
Bill Compton (True Blood)
Eric Northman (True Blood)
Adam (Only Lovers Left Alive)
Max Schreck (Shadow of the Vampire)
Petyr (What We Do in the Shadows)
Count Cocofang (Invader Zim)
Sam Neill: CEO of the Vampires (Daybreakers)
Dracula 2000
Gary Oldman (B.S.'s Dracula)
The vampires what occupied that planet (Planet of the Vampires)
Nick Cage (Vampire's Kiss)
The World ("The World is a Vampire," by Smashing Pumpkins)
Nick (What We Do in the Shadows)
Jasper (Twilight Saga)
Alice Cullen (Twilight Saga)
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Johnny Unusual on November 01, 2016, 07:33:41 PM

(BTW, I voted for Count Cocofang, was that lumped in with Chocula?)

No, but let me tell you, when you sent your original list with just actor names (which required me to do, ugh, research), I just assumed you were whimsically referring to Chocula.  Thankfully you clarified in your more fleshed out list.

I was super-tempted to lump "The World" in with Dio, though.

https://www.youtube.com/v/B9za3TrVT3g
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: stethacantus on November 02, 2016, 06:03:41 PM
Interesting, I think maybe three people voted for Mr. Peppy the Bone vampire, but he was so low on peeps lists that he just couldn't pull through.

He was on my list just so I would have 25 vampires. Probably the same for the other two lists. I think Peppy would have needed to be at the back of at least six lists to reach 24 points.


To bad there was no sub list for worst vampire ever. My pick would be "Vampire" ( that's right, no name ) from the movie Embrace of the Vampire ( 1995 ), the movie everyone rented just to see Alyssa Milano in her first nude scene ( which was also her first lesbian kiss scene. )  The vampire? Played by Martin Kemp from Spandau Ballet. A sort of whiny vampire who for some unexplained reason must turn Alyssa by the next full moon or he will stop being a vampire(?) An odd vampire film where the vampire scenes drag the movie to a halt, and you watch it for the non vampire scenes. It would have been a better movie if "Vampire" was killed off in the first three seconds.
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: Tripe on November 03, 2016, 06:25:31 AM
the movie Embrace of the Vampire ( 1995 ), the movie everyone rented just to see Alyssa Milano in her first nude scene ( which was also her first lesbian kiss scene. )  The vampire? Played by Martin Kemp from Spandau Ballet. A sort of whiny vampire who for some unexplained reason must turn Alyssa by the next full moon or he will stop being a vampire(?) An odd vampire film where the vampire scenes drag the movie to a halt, and you watch it for the non vampire scenes. It would have been a better movie if "Vampire" was killed off in the first three seconds.
But she has a nude scene and a lesbian kiss you say?
Title: Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
Post by: ColeStratton on November 08, 2016, 01:01:46 AM
Great list, a little late to post mine, but here goes!

1.   Bunnicula (Bunnicula series)
2.   Amilyn (Buffy the Vampire film)
3.   David (The Lost Boys)
4.   Spike (Buffy the Vampire series)
5.   Eli (Let the Right One In)
6.   Lestat (Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles)
7.   Blade (Blade series)
8.   John (The Hunger)
9.   Barnabas Collins (Dark Shadows)
10.   Jerry Dandridge (Fright Night)
11.   Vladislav (What We Do in the Shadows)
12.   Nosferatu (Shadow of the Vampire)
13.   Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer series)
14.   Eve (Only Lovers Left Alive)

15.   The Countess (Once Bitten)
16.   Max (The Lost Boys)
17.   Severen (Near Dark)
18.   Count Dracula (lots of stuff)
19.   Selene (Underworld series)

20.   Lothos (Buffy the Vampire film)
21.   Viktor (Underworld series)
22.   Adam (Only Lovers Left Alive)
23.   Marco (The Lost Boys)
24.   Zachary Simms (Love Bites)
25.   Peter Loew (Vampire’s Kiss)