This quote is from the first movie version of Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi. It’s a classic and one of my favorite vampire movies. Dracula, Children of the Night. As anyone who knows me knows that I love all things vampire. It all started with a little movie called The Lost Boys. There is no Dracula but they were just as scary.
That started my whole obsession with vampires. I always knew who Dracula was. Dracula was everywhere during Halloween. I used to watch The Munsters. Sesame Street also had a hand in my introduction to vampires. The count was my favorite character. However, it wasn’t until years later when my mom introduced me to the 1930’s version – and the best version.
While studying literature in College I also read the book in my Gothic Lit class. I loved that class! So here is my ode to my favorite vampire of all time
There are other great actors who portrayed my favorite vampire:
We can’t forget the 90’s version, starring Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, and Winona Ryder
Even Buffy took on the famous vampire
Of course Mel Brooks turned the most fearsome vampire to ever live into one of the funniest I’ve seen
Then there is two of the sexiest Draculas, played by Luke Evans in the feature film, Dracula: The Untold Story
The other sexy actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, played Dracula on a short lived TV drama titled, Dracula
I can’t write a post on Dracula without naming the real historical person who inspired the undead icon, Vlad Tepes, a.k.a., Vlad the Impaler. Honestly, he was a real person. Just look him up. Warning though, no undead version holds a candle to the evil of the real person!
And last but not least, the fun loving Disney Dracula my kids love: Hotel Transylvania
Before Bela Lugosi though there was this guy:
But for me, Bela Lugosi is my favorite Dracula. The movie may be old and the filming sucks compared to today’s films but the movie scared the hell out of people back then and that’s why I love it
Which Dracula is your favorite?