Nextmovie: Edward Cullen vs Other Famous Vampires

Edward Cullen is without question the most iconic movie vampire of the 2000s. Critics cannot argue with that (go ahead, try to argue, critics; I’ll wait). However, many take issue with “The Twilight Saga’s” portrayal of vampires, complaining that it breaks many of the genre’s ”rules.”

While it’s true, does that really matter since it’s all fiction, anyway? And aren’t rules, as they say, meant to be broken? (Imagine if Batman still looked like this.) The answer depends on whom you ask.

In this week’s column, I compare Edward with his blood-sucking predecessors, matching him up with the most iconic film vampire from each era.The breakdown should give Twi-Hards a better understanding of the lineage “Twilight” draws upon… or choices to ignore. Use the information as you see fit: to defend Edward’s character, to criticize it, or to stock in your brain as useless trivia to spout out at your next party. If nothing else, it should give you some new titles to throw in your rental queue.


Count Orlok – The first famous vampire in cinema, this hideous monster haunted dreams in the 1920s. Hideously ugly, he’s like the anti-R.Pattz.


Count Dracula –This Transylvania resident is the template for all subsequent vampires. Only Sherlock Holmes (and possibly Nicolas Cage) is a major character in more movies than Dracula.


Zombie Vampires (ZVs) – While not the technical term, these vampires display many zombie qualities. They’re unintelligent, hunt in packs and are often turned by virus.


Blacula – Created at the height of Blaxploitation, this African-American vampire diversified the genre. Not to be confused with “Vampire in Brooklyn.”


Lesbian Vampires (LVs) – Hinted at in 1936′s “Dracula’s Daughter,” vampiresses are often lesbians. The ’60s sexual revolution brought these ladies to the genre’s forefront.


Lestat de Lioncourt — Anne Rice’s main narrator in the “The Vampire Chronicles,” this dandy is as cruel as he is gorgeous.


Blade – The most iconic vampire killer, he’s half-human/half-vampire and must constantly battle his evil demon urges to battle actual evil demons.


Edward Cullen – Stephenie Meyer’s sparkly heartthrob, he appears to break more established precedents than any other.


Read the rest at Nextmovie.



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Comment by Stini on January 22, 2011 at 7:19am
edward all the way
Comment by TeamEdwardForever<333!!=) on January 22, 2011 at 7:44am
I still say Edward is the best. <3
Comment by ©Emiily-RobertCullen™® on January 22, 2011 at 7:48am
Edward Cullen :D <3
Comment by Lottie Potter on January 22, 2011 at 8:24am

Anyone apart from Edward, i used to love twilight, it grew old on my, i out grew it, i realised that the kinda vampire he is portrayed to be, was a stupid winey whimp compared to vampire fiction, true blood & the vampire diaries FTW

Comment by Gabrielle on January 22, 2011 at 8:59am
Edward Cullen. Not just he is the sexiest or smartest and sensitive. It is because he is EVERYTHING(:
Comment by alli herrera on January 22, 2011 at 1:22pm
i like edward alot but when i heard vampire i dont always think edward cullen i sometimes think dracula because he has been around so long i think and he is the most scary thing ever omg lol
Comment by irum pattinson cullen on January 23, 2011 at 6:08am
Oh My Edward! I llloooovvvvveeeee you!
Comment by Stella on January 23, 2011 at 4:56pm
Edward is wayy better than other vampires that are mentioned there...


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