Now that someone brought up vampire films (since there has been no
discussion of John Carpenter's _Vampires_), I feel it is the right place
to say the best of contemporary vampire films in Anthony (son of Douglas)
Hickox's _Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat_. In that film, a devious
vampire named Shane develops wood-tipped bullets to slay the vampires that
have resorted to artificial blood to end the killing.
On Tue, 17 Nov 1998, Brower, Kalynn Huffman wrote:
> Why did Murnau portray Count Dracula as a sinister, ugly character in 1922?
> Dracula, in the original novel as well as in contemporary versions, is
> usually a sexy guy who seduces his prey and then springs his deadly fangs.
> For a class I was showing the final sequence in "Nosferatu" and comparing it
> to "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." This was just before Halloween and I
> couldn't resist comparing the two heroines and their different slaying
> techniques. The students caught me on the above question. Any theories or
> notes from Murnau to explain his interpretation?
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