Vampires are all the rage these days, with zombie and werewolves hot at their heels. It’s like we can’t turn a corner, turn on a television, or watch a set of movie trailers without bumping into a bloodsucker, but what makes for the perfect onscreen vamp? Is it charisma? Is the fear factor? Is it lust? We broke down a carefully chosen set of onscreen vampires to see just where some of our more recent and classic favorites fall. It would seem that the most recent wave of movie and television vampires fall on the sexier side of things, with menacing characters like Fright Night’s Jerry (Colin Farrell) treading the sweet spot right between dead sexy and absolutely terrifying and Twilight’s Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) hitting the sexy side while his brooding and rules about appropriate and innappropriate bloodsucking keep him in the tamer quadrant.
Where would you put your favorites?