Likes: terrorizing mortals; libraries; serious eyeshadow; chain wallets; suspiciously lifelike marble statues
Dislikes: people who aren't statues yet; bros; Perseus
Christopher Lee as Dracula
I just want to take today to point something out that I worry may be unknown to some of you: I’m a girl. I run the blog and I cosplay Orlok, and I am a girl, not a dude.
Oh, the fun times I’ve had cosplaying Orlok…
Bela Lugosi and Dwight Frye, Dracula (1931)
"I tell you, you must accept that Robert Smith will die one day!"
Klaus Kinski in the make up chair for Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)
a support group for vampires who were turned as children or adolescents. a bunch of small, melancholy kid-shaped vampires sitting around in somebody’s living room talking very seriously in tiny voices about current events in the vampire world. a lot of them dress like grandmas because they are as old as a grandma, maybe even ten grandmas. they have a network system where they can call adult-looking vampires to help them get things, drive places, pretend to be parents so child-looking vampires can get into adult movies
#two vampire friends of the same chronological age #but one was turned at age 11 and the other at age 40 #they pretend to be parent and child but they’re actually more like bickering elderly roommates #bickering elderly roommates who are serial killers
[Two publicity stills of Bela Lugosi as Dracula]
Jon Moss: “From London on, I’d seen Captain around. The next thing I heard was that Rat had gone completely off his head and tried to throw himself out of a window. The obvious contender for the job was me. I had about a week to rehearse at Shepperton, and that was the first time I met Dave properly. I wasn’t quite sure if he was being serious or not. He had a big black fedora and cape and his make-up, but the thing is, he’s not weird at all and that’s what’s so weird about him.
"From the beginning of the tour with The Dead Boys, I shared a room with Dave. He was very charming and he used to say ‘You use the shower first’. So I used to go in and then go to bed and he’d be in the bathroom for another four hours. In the morning he freaked me out. He used to sleep on his back and when he woke up, he’d just sit straight up. He had the whole act right down."
Lu: “Dave’s living it up to the hilt. He keeps walking into plate glass doors. He claims he can’t see his reflection. When I first joined the band and went to Mont De Marsan, the PA was emitting high frequency signals and all these bats, thousands of bats, were gathering, checking out the PA. Vanian dragged himself along a bar about ten feet up and he got right under the eaves around the top of the bullright, he was just sitting looking at the bats. He was so happy.”
from Carol Clerk, The Book of the Damned: The Light at the End of the Tunnel, The Official Biography (London; New York; Sidney; Cologne: Omnibus Press, 1987), 23-31.
'Interview With The Vampire: Claudia's Story' (graphic novel)
'A richly-illustrated adaptation of Anne Rice's novel, told through the eyes of the vampire Claudia, who was just a little girl when she was turned by the vampire Lestat. Though she spends many years of happiness with her two vampire fathers, she gradually grows discontent with their insistence upon treating her like a little girl, even though she has lived as long as any mortal and her lust to kill is certainly no less than theirs…'
I’ve only just discovered this, and despite this story being oh-so-many years old, I’d still like to read it. I must admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of manga artwork, but this is something quite beautiful. The illustrations are so lush and full of detail and the decision to present everything in sepia tone (with red as a spot colour for blood) is genius. Heck, I might have to buy it just for the portrayal of moody Louis. He always was my favourite of Rice’s vampires (sorry Lestat, you’re too arrogant).
I own this manga, and it is gorgeous.
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