movies.rediff.com: Hollywood was never the hardest virgin to seduce. It took but a penetrating glance and cinema succumbed, stretching out its smooth, bare neck and letting the mythical creatures sink their fangs into our collective imagination.
Vampires are ‘in’ right now, thanks to bloodsucker-filled television show True Blood and Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, but they’ve been a distinct part of the Hollywood imagination right from the 1920s — long before they became trending topics on Twitter.
Things truly commenced with FW Murnau’s legendary Nosferatu, a 1922 silent classic that set the ball rolling for screen representations of Dracula.
The vampire had been discussed on screen even before, but Nosferatu was a breathtaking step forward in terms of cinematic language and gothic expression, and remains a must-watch.
The writer is right, Nosferatu is a classic to watch and an image that instantly come to mind when we mention a memorable vampire, but could these new handsome vampire be taking over the silver screen? Will it change the way we see them? What do you think?