Most Memorable Vampires Part 2

Tom Cruise brought the character of Lestat to the thousands and to me he stands out as one of my all time favourites.  Stewart Townsend’s portrayal of Lestat was absolutely nothing compared to Cruise.  I remember thinking that Interview With The Vampire (1994) would be naff with Cruise in the role of Lestat, but he proved me wrong.

Tom Cruise as Lestat

Recently it was announced that Anne Rice has her eyes set on Robert Downey Jr to play Lestat in the remake of Interview With The Vampire.

For crying out loud, please don’t remake this film!

I don’t care if Rice has a number of books in her chronicle series and that to do them all justice they have to start again from the beginning.  LEAVE THIS TREASURE ALONE!

Actually, I think that Cruise and Pitt could pull off playing these characters again.  I have nothing against Downey, but STOP MAKING REMAKES!

Perfect Vampiress?

The female vampire is played by Yevgenia Kryukova in a Russian film called Evil.

The way she moves, the way she floats, her sultry gaze, everything about her is perfect!

Lilith of Lesbian Vampires – It’s Carmilla!


My favourite vampire of all time is Carmilla Karnstein of Styria, created by Sheridan Le Fanu in 1872.

Carmilla is the tale of a young beautiful vampire who after a carriage accident stays with a family and befriends Laura who has always longed for a companion.  Soon, Carmilla is making romantic advances towards Laura and at the same time, Laura begins to have nightmares of a beast upon her bed.  Laura’s health declines and well I’m not going to spoil the story for you.

If it wasn’t for Hammer Horror, I would have never known about Carmilla.

Click here to read my article on Hammer Horror and The Karnstein Trilogy and discover more about Carmilla.

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  1. Don’t forget the 70’s Count Yorga, Vampire…

  2. Love this, Lestat is great, and yes, I was just as shocked to see what a great job he did playing him. Rober Downey Jr? That’s mental…

  3. I’ll toss in a vote for Lucien Lacroix, the villain (anti-hero?) of the late ’90s U.S. TV series, Forever Knight. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with it, Amanda. I wrote a salute to it a while back here:

  4. Not sure if I’m commenting on the right bit but my favourite vampire is Lady Wratha the Risen from Brian Lumley’s Necroscope series of books.

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