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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #75 on: October 27, 2016, 08:14:02 AM »
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Carmilla

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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #76 on: October 27, 2016, 08:57:58 AM »
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Viago


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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.

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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #77 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.


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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #78 on: October 27, 2016, 04:54:33 PM »
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Count Floyd


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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.

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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #79 on: October 27, 2016, 07:07:33 PM »
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Blacula


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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?

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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #80 on: October 27, 2016, 10:03:16 PM »
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David


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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.

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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #81 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.


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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #82 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.

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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #83 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...

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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #84 on: October 28, 2016, 08:55:39 AM »
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Selene


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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.

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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #85 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)


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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #86 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...
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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #87 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.


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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #88 on: October 28, 2016, 08:09:11 PM »
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Eli


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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.

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Re: The Top 50 Vampires Countdown! List of Crap #97
« Reply #89 on: October 28, 2016, 09:18:00 PM »
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Count Dracula


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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.

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