Category : Articles and Features

The Many Faces of Dracula

How many actors have played Dracula? The short answer to this question is… a lot. Since Max Schreck terrified audiences in 1922 with his portrayal of Count Olaf (legalities at the time prevented the film from using the names from Stoker’s novel outright), Dracula is without a doubt not only the most beloved and consistently adapted vampire story, but arguably the most adapted story in any genre.

The Top Ten Female Vampires in Literature, Film and Television

Female vampires are just as deadly as their male counterparts. Like the males of the species, they are cunning, beautiful, seductive and blood thirsty. They don’t have as strong a presence in media as male vampires, but when they do they show their fangs.

Top Ten Scariest Vampire Performances of All Time

When the time came to decide on another roundtable top ten list from the team here at the Source, listing our picks for the most terrifying vampire performances was the indisputable choice. Over and over in genre discussions, the nature of what a vampire is or should be is always a subject up for debate.

Upcoming Vampire Films We’re Looking Forward To Watching

Previous articles on vampire films have dubbed certain years, or even decades, a time that “belongs to the vampire”. But here at the Source, we don’t make that distinction; every year is the year of the vampire. Through various cinematic interpretations and manifestations, the vampire will always find himself weaving through our collective consciousness, emerging from the darkness and into a spotlight fostered by an eager and hungry public. Whether he finds himself cast as the hero or the villain, […]

Top Ten Actors We Never Thought Would Make Good Vampires (But Did)

It’s no secret the vampire genre has been alive and well in the movie industry since the silent era, with no signs of slowing in 2013. With recent and upcoming vampire films such as Neil Jordan’s Byzantium and Only Lovers Left Alive (starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton), new actors are finding themselves with the opportunity (and the challenge) of bearing their fangs every year. Some actors seem a natural fit (no one ever wondered if Johnny Depp would make a […]

Playing Dead: Actors Who Should Be Immortalized as Vampires

Here at The Vampire Source, our team members have been working hard to bring you their personal and our collective vampire top-ten lists. Stay tuned as we present our views on everything from who surprised us the most in a vampire film to ranking the classics. In this special segment, The Vampire Source brings you Joshua Skye’s take on who should don the screen as an immortal, but hasn’t yet.

Redefining the Vampire Genre: Scott Leberecht Discusses “Midnight Son”

Midnight Son is the story of Jacob, a young man confined to a life of isolation, due to a rare disorder that prevents him from being exposed to sunlight. His world opens up when he meets Mary, a local bartender, and falls in love. Tragically, Jacob’s actions become increasingly bizarre as he struggles to cope with the effects of his worsening condition. Forced by the disease to drink human blood for sustenance, he must control his increasingly violent tendencies as local […]