It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and that means expensive chocolates, teddy bears, and vampires. Vampires?! You might be asking yourself what the walking dead has to do with the most romantic holiday of the year? Recently, Hollywood has been capitalizing on the long running obsession that people have had with the creatures, and it’s probably because the majority of the ones we’ve seen have been ridiculously good looking. Sure, they’d drain you like a bowl of spaghetti, but we just can’t shake them.
So this Valentine’s Day curl up with your significant other and watch your favorite vampire flick that will hopefully feature some of the pretty men and women who made our list.
10. Edward Cullen – The Twilight Saga
Edward Cullen is the leading vampire in the Twilight series, and he drives women bat-sh*t crazy. I don’t know if it’s his emaciated look, or perfectly coiffed hair that turns heads but whatever it is it’s working. When it comes to dominating young women (and their mothers), this guy takes the cake. What’s not to love about a man who watches you while you sleep and constantly reminds you that he wants to kill you?
9. Selene – Underworld
Selene is the lead heroine in the first and second films in the Underworld series. Her character is caught in a vampire version of “Romeo and Juliet” when it comes to her love interest who happens to be a werewolf, and everyone knows vampires hate werewolves! If anything, Selene is best known for her spandex-pleather body suit and corset that conveniently match her automatic guns. You’ve gotta love a woman who can coordinate her fashion with her artillery.
8. Dracula – Dracula 2000
Dracula made his first movie appearance for the new millennium in Patrick Lussier’s adaptation Dracula 2000. The role was played by a tall, dark and then unknown Scottish actor named Gerard Butler and he was less talk and sex appeal. Sporting a long black coat and curly locks this Dracula made his moves by invading you subconscious just as much as your reality. Sounds muy caliente!
7. Darla – Angel
On the hit TV series “Angel,” there was only one woman who could handle the vampire when he turned into Angelus and I’m not talking about Buffy. Darla, was the love of Angelus’ life who ran with him, Spike, and Drucilla back in the old days. When she resurfaced hundreds of years later, they had a love-hate relationship, but in the end the love must have won because she ended up pregnant with his son, even though she’s dead and vamps shouldn’t be able to reproduce. That’s television for you.
6. David – The Lost Boys
Way before he was Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland was a working actor in the eighties starring in one of the most memorable films of the decade, The Lost Boys. This is a film that was filled with pretty vampires, but David was a badass because he ran a crew of vamps who were sort of a boy band amongst themselves. He had the long black coat, the bleached blonde hair, and the questionable facial hair that screamed, ‘trust me I won’t bite.’
5. Satanico Pandemonium – From Dusk Till Dawn
From Dusk Till Dawn has to be one of the most underrated vampire movies ever made. Not only does it feature George Clooney playing a gun toting bad ass with a neck tattoo, but also an onslaught of beautiful women who turn into demon-faced bloodsuckers at the drop of a hat. In this case, Salma Hayek stole the show as Satanico Pandemonium. She was the bikini wearing vampire who declared that she would make Clooney her slave. Isn’t that what we all want? From her lips to God’s ears.
4. Louis de Pointe du Lac – Interview With A Vampire
Interview With a Vampire is one of those films that should be placed in the horror genre, but all the scary stuff is constantly overlooked because of its two leading stars. The film featured Tom Cruise (in his hottie days) as Lestat de Lioncourt and Brad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac. Du Lac was a victim of circumstance, and a sad soul who made you want to hug him despite the fact that he’d snap you neck at any moment. He was Emo, before Emo was cool.
3. Angel/Angelus – Angel
“Angel” was a spin-off series that centered on a character who originated on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer.” He was cursed as the vampire who had a soul, and was punished by never being able to achieve true happiness. If he ever did, it would cause his alter-ego Angelus to take over his body, and no one wants that. Angel is in constant conflict with his carnal nature and his attempt to receive atonement. He’s such a tortured soul. A dead, hot, tortured soul.
2. Count Dracula / Vlad III Draculea – Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Gary Oldman‘s performance in Bram Stoker’s Dracula is either a hit or miss for some people. His top hat and tinted glasses may have been too much for a few critics to take, but he’s at the top of my list. Out of the many portrayals of Dracula, he was able to highlight the vampire’s obsession and desire better than anyone in the past 20 years. It’s one of those things where if loving him is wrong, you just don’t want to be right.
1. Eric Northman – HBO’s True Blood
Our number one vampire pick isn’t just the flavor of the week, he is the real deal. “True Blood’s” Eric Northman’s not the conventional romantic or even perverse vampire we typically see on television and film. He doesn’t go and attach himself to any woman with a pulse, he’s particularly bored with the human race and only sees them as a source of food. So when it comes to his love life, you have to be a pretty special woman to catch his attention. His attitude may come off as a bit condescending but the fact that he’s a 6’4, Scandinavian Adonis helps us cope.
What do you think of our list of the sexiest vampires for Valentine’s Day? Who do you think should or shouldn’t have made the cut? Let us know what you think below in our comments section.