Do you still believe in the existence of vampires? Well, the love and hate of these legendary tales have made them famous all over the world. Europe is the origin of these legends tale and after that spread to the other parts of the world. However, in the 18th century, these tales spread like wildfire after documentations such as Heinrich August Ossenfelder’s, The Vampyre and Lord Byron’s The Giaour in the early 19th century. Later in the 19th century was a breakthrough of one inspiring vampire tales of all time, Dracula (1897). The famous tale was influenced by a series of tales such as The Feast of Blood and The Mysterious Stranger. It appears that modern vampire fictions are very much different from early vampire tales. Old vampire stories highlight an exceptionally dim and malicious foundation. However, in recent years, the works of these vampire tales have formed a uniquely important part of the world’s entertainment; ranging from novels, music, and films. Here the 14 most popular vampires from TV and movies.
Dracula (Played by Gary Oldman) in Bram Stoker’s Dracula:
Dracula (source: Portland Monthly)
Directed in 1992 by Francis Ford, this piece is undoubtedly an iconic vampire story of all time. The film was based on an 1897 classic novel by Bram Stoker. Vlad Dracula is the main protagonist in this movie. The appearance of Dracula has inspired many, especially during Halloween. It is nonetheless thrilling: pale skin, fangs, hearted-shaped style, and incredibly long nails. He mostly features in a white nightgown and a silky red coat. The father of all vampires and ‘god of evil’ is determined to bring forth chaos all over England.
Nosferatu (Source: TV Tropes)
Nosferatu is a German film whose content reflects that of Dracula. It happens to be one of the magnificent vampire films. Probably, it is one of the most astonishing vampire of all time. Directed by F.W. Murnau, the piece is outstanding with regard to silent and cinematic experience. The mood and tone of the movie are dreadful and fatalistic. In essence, it is the first movie to feature sunlight vulnerability as characteristic of vampires with inspired other vampire films.
Selene (Played by Kate Beckinsale) in Underworld:
Selene (Source: Coliders)
Kate Beckinsale playing the role of Selene took the world by surprise in one of the most sensational female vampire series, the Underworld. The stubbornness and immense determination make her an attractive character in the movie. Selene features in all the five Underground series with the latest being released in 2017. Even though engaging in vampire movies was not her ‘thing ‘the success of this popular series has been incredible.
Klaus, Elijah and Rebecca Mikaelson:
Klaus Elijah and Rebekah (Source: The Vampire Diaries Wiki)
All of them feature in a hyper vampire series, the originals. Three of them among stand out among other siblings as the original family of vampires, the first of their kind. Klaus Mikaelson’s (Joseph Morgan), the only original hybrid(the ability to possess qualities of a werewolf and a vampire) is portrayed as defiant, temperamental and with a dark past while his brother Elijah Mikaelson (Daniel Gillies) is obsessed with redeeming him from his undoing since their childhood. Rebecca Mikaelson (Elder Futhark) on the other hand is always the victim of his brother, Klaus, paranoia. She longs to find love, but she cannot seem to find it. The original vampires are always bound together by a family vow of ‘always of and forever’ which for longtime guide their action and fight against their enemies. It is a series you should check out.
The Salvatore Brothers from Vampire Diaries:
Salvatore Brothers (Source: WetPaint)
Since 2009, people around the world have fallen in love with the Salvatore brothers, Stefan and Damon, from this supernatural drama. The complexity of their personalities makes it difficult for viewers to choose their favorite of the two. It is with no doubt the best modern vampire series movie that inspired the creation of the ‘the original’ series.
Blade (Played by Wesley Snipes):
Wesley Snipes (Source:Syfy Wire)
You will unquestionably fall in love with someone willing to sacrifice everything to protect you: the Blade, a vampire movie whose main actor, Wesley Snipes ‘an underdog human-vampire hybrid ‘ gives it all in trying to protect humans from befalling victims of the ruthless and blood thrust vampires.
Barnabas (Johnny Depp) – Dark Shadows:
Johnny Depp (Source: WorthPoint)
Directed and produced by Tim Burton and Richard D. Zanuck respectively, Dark Shadow vampire movie is a beloved film across the world. Even it received mixed reviews; Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has remained a favorite piece in the story for vampire lovers, especially outside the USA.
Lestat and Louis- Interview with the Vampire:
Lestat Louis and Claudia from ‘Interview with the Vampire (Source: Movienco UK)
Interview with the vampire is a re-known 20th-century vampire movie. It features as one of the most iconic films in history as far as vampire films are concerned. This gothic horror movie has featured the events and the life together since the Lestat turned Louis into a vampire. The film is cute to watch.
Spike and Angel from Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Source: TVLine)
Spike happens to be a favorite character in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer; the show has featured him in a number of roles such as an anti-hero, trickster and a villain. James Marsters plays the part. Angel, on the other hand, is a character developed by Joss Whedon. The two actors make ‘buffy’ a phenomenal film and probably one of the most creative vampire dramas in the 20th and 21st century.
Am not sure which you have or have not watched of these, but you can agree with me that these vampires are the most known vampire tales and all have outstanding personalities. Well, if you are yet to watch any of the listed vampires make it your business today to check them out. They tale-amazing stories mixed with some dark eerier mystism that will keep you wanting. I love vampire tales because they are never boring, they push your imagination and sometimes make you realize how lucky you are to a normal human being. Sometimes you wish you were a vampire. That is life. All I can guarantee is that you love the TV shows discussed in this article.