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Old 05-29-04, 05:29 PM
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Best Depictions of Vampires and Werewolves in any Movie or TV Show ?

What do you think is the best and coolest depiction of Vampires and Werewolves in any movie or tv show ?

Treat them as separate questions

Best Depiction of a Vampire

Best Depiction of Werewolves

don't worry about how good overall the movie or tv show is, just focus on the depiction of vampires and/or werewolves but consider everything about the depiction including how they die.


I ask this cos in the last 2 days i've seen Van Helsing and Underworld which happen to include both. Liked the werewolf depiction in Van Helsing, didn't like the vampire depiction. In Underworld the werewolves were ok, the vampires werent vampy enough for me
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Vampire - Klaus Kinski in Nosferatu, Chris Sarandon in Fright Night or Christopher Lee in Horror Of Dracula

Werewolf - Dog Soldiers, The Howling and The Monster Squad
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Jack Nicholson did a decent werewolf
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I like the vampire mythos that BUFFY used - they didn't do that bad of a job with werewolves, either...but the BEST werewolf mythos I have seen wasn't on TV or in a movie...it was in a video game: GABRIEL KNIGHT: THE BEAST WITHIN.
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IMHO, An American Werewolf in London is the best werewolf movie ever. However, I do like the others already mentioned.

I also enjoyed Ginger Snaps quite a bit (haven't seen GS II yet) but the fact that the werewolf doesn't have hair kind of brings it down a notch for me, personally.

Many folks I know don't like it but I think Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula is the best respresentation of a vampire. However, Klaus Kinski's version of Nosferatu always gave me the creeps.
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Originally posted by Shannon Nutt
but the BEST werewolf mythos I have seen wasn't on TV or in a movie...it was in a video game: GABRIEL KNIGHT: THE BEAST WITHIN.
I would agree wholeheartedly. I also liked the depiction of vampires in the tv show Ultraviolet.

Now if we could just a show based on the premise in Underworld i think it might be somehting decent - especially since the movie felt like the setup pilot for a good series.
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werewolves : American Werewolf in London, The Howling
Vampires: Fright Night , Bram Stoker's Dracula
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For me it's also an issue of appearence when it comes to Werewolves. I don't like men who turn into wolves(Jack Nicholson in WOLF) or wolfmen( the 1940's Universal movie). I like men who turn into 4 legged wolfbeasts(American Werewolf in London) or upright wolfbeasts(Underworld or Dog Soldiers). You know what I mean? With that said I still liked the movie WOLF with Jack Nicholson a lot. I liked Underworld's version of both because I liked the history of both. I also enjoyed Blade's version of Vampires because of the Vampires Houses. There were different kinds of vampires according to the dvd extras.

Werewolves: WOLF(Nicholson), American Werewolf in London, Underworld.

Vampires: Bram Stoker's Dracula, Blade, Underworld
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For Vampires- From Dusk Till Dawn: Because it was one of the few if any vampire movie that didn't glorify vampires.
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Vampires - From Dusk Till Dawn

Werewolfs - Dog Soldiers
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No love for Once Bitten or Teen Wolf?
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Or Innocent Blood?

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I thought that the handling of the vampire in Kolchak: The Night Stalker was very well done.
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I'm no werewolf fan, so there aren't many I like. American Werewolf in London is my fave there.

But I have to agree gary Oldman's portrayal is probably my favorite. Though in a film with many flaws, his performance is astonishing, especially those scenes in the beginning at his castle. Downright creepy.
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Chris Sarandon in Fright Night. One of my fave perfs period.
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I like the vampires in Buffy. I hate the vampires in Blade, even though i like the movies. They are so weak, i could kill them. All i would need are some semiautomatics filled with silver bullets.
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Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
For Vampires- From Dusk Till Dawn: Because it was one of the few if any vampire movie that didn't glorify vampires.
Near Dark is another one
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The Vampires in the series The Kindred.
Werewolves in American Werewolf in London
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Originally posted by Puzznic
I like the vampires in Buffy. I hate the vampires in Blade, even though i like the movies. They are so weak, i could kill them. All i would need are some semiautomatics filled with silver bullets.
Yeah, all you need is a SEMIAUTOMATIC FILLED WITH SILVER BULLETS. They sell 'em at Wal-Mart, I'm sure.

While you're at it, you could kill Osama Bin Laden! All you need would be a GPS network, spy satelites, a large governmenent agency, the armed forces etc...

... oh wait.
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Originally posted by PopcornTreeCt
For Vampires- From Dusk Till Dawn: Because it was one of the few if any vampire movie that didn't glorify vampires.
they didn't glorify them in "Near Dark" either and they were almost pitiful, so grungy and dirty. Plus, they didn't turn into the goofy monsters like was evident in FDTD.

"The Lost Boys" was also a real good one for the vampire mythos.
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Buffy, Angel, Blade, Howling, American Werewolf in London, Nosferatu (22), Wolfman, I could go on forever...
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John Carpenter's Vampires... the vampire was truly physically superior, which was a great touch.
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I've never seen it but Martin, by George Romero, is brought up a lot.

I really like Interview with the Vampire. Not sure how much I like the mythos behind the Vamps, but it atleast seemed well thought out. Nontheless I really like the Vampires portrayed in the movie, they certainly seemed just slightly human enough.
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