These Three "Interesting" Vampires, Though, Take the Cake for Me, From a Nostalgic and Creative Standpoint
I want everyone to understand something, though: I like the classic stuff. Garlic, stakes, coffins, crazy eyes, and all the blood and guts. That's my glory. But every now and then, I like a lot of the imagery and story to mix it up a bit and try something new, such as....
- 'Salem's Lot -- The great Stephen King loves vampires as well, and he knocked it out of the park with this doozy of a story, featuring a vampire that honestly could be more creepy than any feral giant bat of a beast. Something about little kids that act a little creepy that makes the whole vampirism thing that much freakier.
- Fright Night II -- Off the wall. Funky. Freakish. Even cool. Like "The Lost Boys," Fright Night echoed the nostalgia of the campy vampire for me to such great effect, but when you take a look at this dude on roller skates, you'll be mesmerized.
- Dracula 2000 -- I like creativity (but you already know that). And when you combine Gerald Butler (THIS IS SPARTA) with the legend itself along with a clever twist, as far as literary genius goes, Wes Craven, you are a GOD.
Don't Get Me Wrong: I Have Many Other Inspirations as Well
That's just the beginning. But this gives you a taste of the mythology and the culture phenomenon that is the vampire. We're not just talking about European romantics with the pale faces and fierce eyes, nor are we all about the wicked beasts with the freaky noses. I like oddballs. There's so much room for inventiveness in this genre.