Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Old School, Kick Ass, or Emo Vampires

Christopher Lee as Dracula

Robert Pattinson in Twilight

Rhona Mitra as Sonia, Princess of the Night

What's up with the vampires on the movie screens and tubes these days? Far from being frightening, sexually menacing or supernatural, they are whiney and asexual. What ever happened to the iconic images made popular by Christopher Lee or Bela Lugosi? I, myself am partial to the kick ass versions that began in the 1990s with the Blade trilogy and the Underworld franchise. Not to mention the feminist empowering, Buffy!

Now we have the likes of emo Robert Pattinson in the Twilight series. It may have begun with Brad Pitt's pouty role in the Interview with the Vampire. Whatever the origins, I'm not down with these love lorn wimps calling themselves prince of the night. It's blaspheme I tell you.

What are your thoughts on the different types of vampires and which ones are your favorites? Check out barelypolitical's hilarious parody on this topic.


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