Top Ten Sexiest Vampires in Books, TV and Movies - Sinister Over Shiny.
Feeding frenzies under the moon.
Tall, dark and mysterious - That most alluring creature, the vampire.
When thinking sexy vampires, there’s no lack of choices in books, TV, and movies. Since the introduction of Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula in 1897, vampires have taken a bite out of our hearts.
Did Bram ever dream his work would spawn generations of diehard fans, swooning women, envious men, and literally thousands of stories utilizing the character he was credited with first creating? I doubt it. It should be noted there are many illustrations of “vampirish” behavior and occurrences dating back to long before Bram was born.
Think Vlad the Impaler.
Give us a kiss.
Sexy is as sexy does.
The following top ten list is unique in that there is zero evidence to support it. This list is purely what is sexy to Vix.
You may or may not be surprised, but if nothing else, be assured you won’t find any weak, sparkling in the sunlight types included. I like my vampires dark, not shiny.
Cut the ado and let’s get to.
You won't be able to put it down.
Harry may be unbeknownst to you. He rules in the world of sexy vampires. Harry, as with many vampires, started as a human and is dedicated to helping humanity. Give me a hero vampire any day, as long as he’s still got some beast in him. Harry does big time.
First introduced in the Novel The Necroscope, by Brian Lumley, Harry captured my heart as a small child with a unique affliction, or gift, depending on how you look at it. He decided to use it to his advantage and the advantage of others, endearing him to me when he was only around 10 or 12 years old. As he grew, Harry went through a series of over 13 novels.
For many a novel, in the beginning of the series, Harry was still human, one of the only humans on the planet to know of the existence of vampires. Lumley weaves a riveting mix of history, believable theoretically possible time travel, the best villains ever, and political intrigue. It’s really quite an amazing body of work.
When Harry becomes cursed as a vampire, things really start to take off into some of the best horror I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
The Blind King
From the best selling series The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward, comes one of the sexiest vampires to ever waltz across the creases of my brain.
Tall, dark, conflicted, rebellious, eaten away by undeserved guilt from a childhood hundreds of years past, the Blind King is just too yummy for words.
If the physical description had not got me, the attitude would have, and did!
If you are looking for red hot and steamy, this is the series and the hunky vampire for you.
Be cautious though, he wasn’t fond of humans in his earlier days. While tolerating them now thanks to a girl, of course, he would still take one out in a heartbeat if thought it were a threat to one of his own.
He’s loyal as a beagle and strong as an ox with the single minded determination of a pit bull smelling blood.
The fight scenes are stellar, the banter hysterical, and the romance hotter than Texas in July.
Warning - These books often lead to cuddling or cold showers.
Commanding, large and in charge, a vampire's vampire.
Sexy Vampire number three keeps us within the muscular arms of the Brotherhood.
The Reverend was first introduced as a villain. He was a vampire with many a deadly secret. By the time he got his own book, women worldwide grew to love him. He’s a vamp with an inferiority complex, ambition out the yin yang and a few narcissistic tendencies mixed in, which makes for a most volatile and formidable combination in any male, much more so in one with fangs. The Reverend is self made. He’s on top of his game and he’s going to keep it that way.
Only, the thing is, he doesn’t in the beginning understand just how high the top will be for him.
Oh, and did I forget to mention the female, psycho, sadistic vamp pulling a fatal attraction on him that makes Glen Close look like Snow White?
Grab onto your socks and hold on for dear life if you pick up this book. It’s one hell of a ride.
He can sing too. Spike's got a band in the real world.
Spike a.k.a. William the Bloody
Where to begin? Air conditioning is a good start with this bloody, blonde hunk of a vamp around. Spike came to Sunnydale, Ca. as the bad boy villain of season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. By the time the seventh and final season rolled around, Spike had ascended to the heights of hero archetype status by saving the entire world in the final episode.
Die hard fans were ecstatic to see him return in the spin off Angel.
My favorite thing about Spike has always been his unique unpredictability. He may be a good guy, he may be a bad guy. It depends on little more than his mood. While he might rouse your ire or steal your heart, he will never bore you.
I do not own, nor did I create the video above. It is an excerpt from "Buffy the Musical" by Joss Whedon.
Aaliyah brings Akasha to life.
I do not own, nor did I create the video above. It is an excerpt from the original movie adaptation of "Queen of the Damned."
Akasha - Queen of the Damned
Akasha was first introduced as the vampire queen in Anne Rice's book Queen of the Damned. While the book was better than the movie, both were sultry, full of intrigue, moral conflict and ultimately, forced Lestat to have to grow up... some.
Notice the music playing in the video. It's Lestat, or by his mortal name in the real world, Stuart Townsend. I have listened to the entire soundtrack. Not only is there more eye candy than a diabetic is allowed without risking sugar shock in the movie, there are some killer tunes.
The truly talented Aaliyah, God rest her soul, portrayed Akasha in the movie. We lost this most talented singer and actress way too early.
Broody at times, comical and hard core when called for all describe Angel. Coming from humble Irish beginnings, he was a bit of a scamp and a sore disappointment of a drunkard to his father. The dark gift didn't improve his behavior for decades.
Angel made his first appearance on the pilot episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Fans couldn't get enough of this self reproaching hunk. Die hard Angel lovers lost it at the end of the second season when Buffy killed him.
Only in the vampire world, can such yummy hunks of undead man flesh return which is just one more reason we love the genre.
Stuart Townsend as Lestat
Audiences worldwide drooled over Tom Cruise as Lestat. He's not my choice for the purposes of all time sexy vampire representations. That prize has to go to the character created in the books. Tom was but a shadow, a well filled out shadow, but a shadow none the less, of the powerhouse that is Lestat.
In the beginning, the book Interview with a Vampire started Lestat's journey into steamy, sexy fame. He made appearances in many of the Vampire chronicles over the years. Some of his more recent escapades saw him cross over into the world of the Mayfair Witches. For those who don't know, Anne Rice wrote a series entitled the Mayfair Witches. She pulled off the brilliant by mixing characters. It's a whole new world now.
Fast forward a few more books and we see vampires from the chronicles intermingling not only with the characters from The Mayfair Witches but with new characters bridging the gap between the series in Blackwood Farm.
Since we can't have a picture displayed here of the sexy Lestat in my head as a direct result of the books, we shall have to settle, so to speak. Stuart Townsend is hot any day. Enjoy!
Santanico Pandamonio - The Aztec Queen
Quinton Terintino's cult classic From Dusk Till Dawn spawned possibly the sexiest female vampire ever in the history of cinema, to many a man's liking.
While I love the movie for the plot, the stellar fight scenes, the sometimes campy humor and the eye candy that is George Clooney, I can't turn it on without the old man drooling over the Queen's dance. I can't say I blame him.
Salma Hayek is many a man's fantasy come to booty shaking life, if but for that one scene.
I do not own, nor did I create the video above. It is an excerpt from Quintin Terintino's "From Dusk Till Dawn."
Barnabas was a pioneer in his day. At the time the original TV series Dark Shadows came out, vampires were not known for being sexy but rather, for being just all out scary. Think Nasferatu.
Barnabas had the scary in spades, but he had something more. Now, even I have to admit Jonathan Frid, the original actor, wasn't you're typical hottie. He made up for it in attitude, impeccable manners, and love for those he cared about. Humanity at large wasn't in that group, but his family and certain friends were. Over the many years of the show, he proved a deadly guardian of all things Collins.
Since the day of TV Monday through Friday fans sitting on the edge of their seats, the show has been syndicated by the SciFi channel and won over a new generation of fans.
The most drool worthy Johnny Depp gave life to the latest remake of the beloved classic, but I have to give the one and only, Jonathan Frid the award for sexiest vampire.
Shane is played by Angus Sutherland, Kiefer's son, in the movie Lost Boys the Tribe. The spin off of the eighties original movie entitled The Lost Boys is worth a gander if for no other reason than to watch this gorgeously wicked vampire.
Here's an interesting twist. Kiefer Sutherland played the young leader of the vampires in the original. His son has managed to outdo his sexy on the big time kind of scale. No offense to Kiefer intended. I thought he was great but come on. Do you see that picture?
Corey Feldman, who was also in the original, pushed for decades to get this film made. While I can't really say the movie would make my all time top ten list, the hot young Shane certainly does.
That's a wrap.
Well, guys and gals out on the worldwide web that concludes Vix's list of the top ten sexiest vampires in books, TV and movies. Here's wishing you a blood pumping, sexy, scary time!
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