Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Favorite Vampire

I talked briefly yesterday about some famous vampires, some of which you know, some of which you may not.  Today, however, Alex and I are going to pick our most favorite vampire.

If you've read Anne Rice's Vampire series, you know about Armand and how pretty freakin' awesome he is.  He spent a lot of time with Lestat, came to really care for Lestat, but also knew when to hide things from him.  Armand kept watch over the first Vampires for centuries.  I like him because he's quiet and he LOOKS really young, but when you read about him, you imagine him older.  His demeanor is just like that.

We don't get to hear his whole story until book six of the series (aptly named "The Vampire Armand"), but we have come to know and love him before then.  He pretty much tries his darndest to keep Lestat out of trouble.

The picture above is from the "Queen of the Damned" movie with Aaliyah.  While the movie was kind of terrible, Armand was cast well (as opposed to Antonio Banderas, who was cast as Armand in Interview with a Vampire.)

I've never seen the original Fright Night, but I love the 2011 remake. Charley (Anton Yelchin) suspects his new neighbor Jerry (Colin Farrell) of being a vampire, so he seeks help from his old friend Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and Las Vegas magician Peter Vincent (David Tennant... in leather pants). It's just as ridiculous as it sounds, but I can't help but love it.

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