31 Lists of Horror: Ian Weir’s Favourite Filmic Draculas

Today, in Day 24 of the sad­ly mis­count­ed 31 Lists of Hor­ror (31 is a big num­ber, it turns out), we take a look at Hollywood’s recy­cling of ideas how one clas­sic char­ac­ter can be inter­pret­ed in a vari­ety of ways.
Today’s special guest lister: Ian Weir

Ian Weir is the author of Daniel O’Thunder and Will Star­ling. His next nov­el, the forth­com­ing The Death and Life of Strother Pur­cell, will be pub­lished by Goose Lane Edi­tions. He lives near Van­cou­ver.

October 24, 2017

IAN WEIR’S TOP 10 ALL-TIME MOVIE DRACULAS (or Dracula-substitutes)


Max Schreck as Count Orlok, Nos­fer­atu (1922)

Bela Lugosi, Drac­u­la (1931)

Christo­pher Lee, Drac­u­la (1958)

Klaus Kin­s­ki, Nos­fer­atu the Vampyre (1979)

Willem Dafoe as Max Schreck, Shad­ow of the Vam­pire (2000)

William Mar­shall, Blac­u­la (1972)

Frank Lan­gel­la, Drac­u­la (1979)

Louis Jour­dan, Count Drac­u­la (1977)

Gary Old­man, Bram Stoker’s Drac­u­la (1992)

John Car­ra­dine, Bil­ly the Kid Ver­sus Drac­u­la (1966)

Honourable Mention:

Robert Quar­ry, Count Yor­ga, Vam­pire (1970)

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