Holy crap, this is one creepy dude. He’s the title character of a 1922 German silent movie with a pretty jazzy soundtrack. In the film, Count Orlok (aka Nosferatu) terrorizes Transylvania until that gets boring and then ships himself in a coffin over to the fictitious German city of Wisborg where the resumes his habit of eating people. He also watches from a window as his pure of heart next door neighbor, Ellen, sleeps.
See, Edward. It’s creepy.
Ellen reads a book all about vampires that her husband brought home from oversea travels to Transylvania and learns the way to kill a vampire is for a pure of heart woman to distract the vampire with her beauty all night long so he forgets to return to his hideaway when the dawn comes. So Ellen does as the book describes. Orlok comes through her window, drinks her blood and stays there all night long. He forgets about dawn and vanishes in a puff of smoke. Ellen lives just long enough for one last loving embrace with her husband. And Nosferatu is never heard from again… or is he?
2. Eric Northman from True Blood
I can never decide if I love this show or hate this show but since I can’t stop watching it (no matter now disgusting it gets… and it gets pretty damn disgusting), I guess it doesn’t matter. At any rate, Eric Northman is pretty damn easy on the eyes.
3. The Salvatore Brothers from The Vampire Diaries
I should probably be embarrassed by how frakking obsessed with this show I am but then Damn takes his shirt off and I completely forget. My favorite line comes from Damon when he says, “I do believe in killing the messenger. You know why? Because it sends a message.” The vampires on this show can walk in the sun but they only think they sparkle with is genius. Very few shows can pack as much action and angst into each and every episode.
4. The Vamps from the Whedonverse
I saved this group for last because (a) there are so many of them and (b) they rock. There’s Angel and Angelus, Spike and Drusilla, Darla, even Harmony and let’s not forget Vampire Willow and Vampire Xander. They’re good, they’re bad, they’re human, they’re soulless, they’re soulful (?), they’ve been sent to hell and they’ve come back…where they stop, nobody knows!
Well, that’s gonna to do it for me today. I have a line of post-it notes requiring my attention. But before I disappear, here’s that Edward Cullen cameo I teased in the opening paragraph: