By: Amanda Holt
Edward Cullen- Twilight
I don’t think anyone can forget the Twilight craze that hit in the late 2000s. I was apart of it and was definitely in love with Edward Cullen. Edward Cullen is laughed at a lot, but he is very influential in the vampire community. He was one of the first nice vampires in the media and created an unmatched love story. No matter your opinion on Twilight, books or movies, Edward and the whole Cullen clan started the idea that vampires can be the good guys. Plus he sparks and no matter what you say that’s awesome and you’re jealous.
This list would be incomplete without the OG vampire. Dracula was first introduced to the world in the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker. Dracula was inspired by Vlad III, called Vlad the Impaler, ruler of Transylvania in 1431. Dracula is so iconic and started vampires in the media. He is such a staple in horror history and horror media and has been seen in many different movies, TV shows, and books since his introduction 122 years ago. Thank you Dracula and Bram Stoker for creating one of the most iconic monsters in history.
The Lost Boys Gang
The ’80s are back. 80’s culture has taken over pop culture lately so I thought I would include some of the best vampires from the ’80s. The Lost Boys is a film that came out in 1987 and follows two brothers as they move in with their grandpa who lives in a strange town. Spoiler alert: it’s vampires. When I first watched this movie I LOVED the vampire gang. They are so cool and dress in all leather. The vampires are the bad guys in this but that’s okay because we get to see a young Corey Feldman help lead the vampire killing gang. If you are loving the 80’s like most are right now, watch this film, it’s radical.
Another vampire who is forever in horror history is Nosferatu. He made his debut in the 1922 film Nosferatu. This is a silent film and black and white, so it is not for the people who are looking for high action. Even though the movie is dated, Nosferatu is such a great vampire. With his scary face and demeanor, he is iconic in creepy monsters. Nosferatu will always stay in the hearts of horror and vampire lovers for years to come because the silence of the film makes it so his appearance and his movements must be scary. That is why he is so iconic. Plus he made it to an episode of Spongebob Squarepants so he is embedded in most of our childhoods.
Count Von Count- Sesame Street
Speaking of childhood. Count Von Count is the reason I can count to 10. Without him, I would have failed Math Analysis. I would be math illiterate. The Count is a puppet in the iconic child show Sesame Street and helps children worldwide count. He is a good vampire who just wants to make sure that the world can do basic counting. He is a purple vampire and scares some kids, but not to worry, he is very friendly and has an amazing Tranysvalin accent. Thank you to the Count for helping most of us learn and pass math classes at all levels.