Vampires vs. Vampires

It's October, and that usually means all manner of creeptacular things for me. For this special post, I wanted to get your take on vampires, dear reader. Of all the monsters, Vampires always have this certain mystic about them. So, with that in mind, I have taken four videos by four different authors with very different takes on vampires. Watch the videos and let me know what you think. What's your ideal vampire?

Guillermo Del Toro

Stephenie Meyer

Anne Rice

Christopher Moore


  1. Okay, I will start off by saying YAY OCTOBER!!! YAY HALLOWEEN!

    Vampires...well, ever since Twilight came out, I can't stop thinking about how sparkly and wonderful vampires are.....and I HATE THAT!

    My ideal vampire is like Bill Compton from the Sookie Stackhouse books. He is protective, yet still sweet/caring. (and he doesn't sparkle....bonus!)

    Good question/post!!

    BrandiHeather @ A Writer's Review

  2. Great post! I guess I never really thought of my ideal vampire, but I would have to say its a combination of many. They have to be mysterious, powerful, and magnetic.

    My first glimpse of one was Salem's Lot and, of course, they scared the crap out of me. But then I saw Interview with a Vampire and I longed to meet one, be one, get bitten.

    If I had to pick one interview that I agree with the most it would be Christopher Moore's take on them. They hold that superhero status that we feel like we are able to be if bitten.


  3. I'm not sure how to answer this. I think that they have recently made the vampire to be soft and non threatening. I think vampires should be scary and dangerous but I also see the sexiness of a vampire.

  4. I agree with Brandi. I like a vampe that is tough yet sweet. But my fave vamp guy of all times is Bones from the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost. *cue the squealing like a teenage girl* LOL

  5. While I really do enjoy all of the authors listed above, I have to say that my ideal vampire would be Alisa Perne from Christopher Pike's Last Vampire Series. She's 5,000 years old and she's the ultimate badass.

    In Pike's world, vampires aren't "dead" so to speak. They're actually living creatures descended from a demon. Pike's got a great mythology that is really interesting.

    Nice post!

  6. It's like every culture has its own vampire myth. It's a creature that's so part of our psyche that every generation has an author that has written a book about a version of a vampire. So very interesting, right?

  7. I like Anne Rice's "rockstar vampire" (Lestat) image. I think THAT is sexy.

    BTW, thanks for the welcome in Bookblogs. :)

  8. I love the Vampires in the Argenue series by Lyndsay Sands, they are the sweet sexy type while not letting you forget that they can be dangerous.
    And there's no glitter :)


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