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History[ edit ] Early cinematic vampires in other such films as The Vampiredirected by Robert G. Such femme fatales were inspired by a poem by Rudyard Kipling called "The Vampire", composed in This poem was written as kind of commentary on a painting of a female vampire by Philip Burne-Jones exhibited in the same year.
A fool there was Murnau starring Max Schreck as the hideous Count Orlok. It would be painstakingly restored in by a team of European scholars from the five surviving prints that had escaped destruction.
The destruction of the vampire, in the closing sequence of the film, by sunlight rather than the traditional stake through the heart proved very influential on later films and Character essays on twilight an accepted part of vampire lore.
Despite his apparent death in the film, the Count returned to life in three more Universal films of the mids: While Lugosi had played a vampire in two other films during the s and s, it was only in this final film that he played Count Dracula on-screen for the second and last time.
A transition between the Universal tradition and the later Hammer style is exemplified by the Mexican film El Vampiro that showed the vampire fangs Universal did not. Dracula was reincarnated for a new generation in Hammer Films series, starring Christopher Lee as the Count.
In the first of these films Dracula the spectacular death of the title character through being exposed to the sun, reinforced this part of vampire lore, first established in Nosferatu, and made it virtually axiomatic in succeeding films.
Later films in this subgenre such as Vampyres became even more explicit in their depiction of sex, nudity and violence. Beginning with Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein the vampire has often been the subject of comedy.
Another development in some vampire films has been a change from supernatural horror to science fictional explanations of vampirism. They explain the condition as having a natural cause. Race has been another theme, as exemplified by the blaxploitation picture Blacula and its sequel Scream Blacula Scream.
Christopher LeeDelphine SeyrigFrank Langellaand Lauren Hutton are just a few examples of actors who brought great sex-appeal into their portrayal of the vampire. In Shadow of the Vampire The main vampire in the Subspecies films, Radu, also exhibits similar aesthetic influences, such as long fingers and nails and generally grotesque facial features.
This type of vampire is also featured in the film 30 Days of Night.
However, killing vampires has changed. Dracula in films and his legacy[ edit ] Main article: List of vampire films By far, the most well-known and popular vampire in the films is Count Dracula.
An amazing number of films have been filmed over the years depicting the evil count, some of which are ranked among the greatest depictions of vampires on film. Dracula has over film representations to date making him the most frequently portrayed character in horror films; also he has highest number of film appearances overall followed by Sherlock Holmes.
The Munsters was followed in by the Gothic soap opera Dark Shadowsin which the vampire Barnabas Collins became a main character. In The Little Vampire was a television series made for children. Forever Knight — was the first vampire detective story, later followed by many similar series like AngelMoonlightBlood Ties and Vampire Prosecutor.
In the teenage vampire series Buffy the Vampire Slayer became popular around the world. Buffy is a teenage girl who finds out that she is a vampire slayer.
She also finds herself drawn to a vampire. True Blood centers on the adventures of the telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse who falls in love with a vampire.
It features an unconventional trio of a vampire, a werewolf and a ghost who are sharing a flat in Bristol. Animation[ edit ] One of the first animated vampire series was the series Count Duckulaa parody of Dracula. Inthe anime film adaptation of the inaugural Vampire Hunter D novel was released direct to video, and became popular in both Japan and the United States, prompting an adaptation of the third novel into the also direct to video film Vampire Hunter D: In the anime series Vampire Princess Miyu became popular in Japan, many other anime followed.
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