In their wildly-predictable August 7th cover story, Entertainment Weekly did a typically-lazy Top 20 list of the “Greatest Vampires Of All Time.” And as one might expect of a piece obviously slapped together in an attempt to boost sales by putting TRUE BLOOD’s Bill and Twilight’s Edward on the cover, the list… well, frankly, it sucked. Which is why CT put together his list of top five vamps who should have made the cut but didn’t.
Barnabas Collins, DARK SHADOWS
How the magazine expected to have its list taken seriously when it left off one of the most legendary blood suckers in entertainment history is beyond us. Barnabas single fangededly turned an about-to-be-canceled soap and made it the talk of the nation.
Godric, TRUE BLOOD
Because the mag never met a story it couldn’t miss the current peg to, they failed to even mention Allan Hyde’s majorly sexy vamp, who joins Bill and Eric in rounding out the show’s unholy trinity of undead hotties. In only a few episodes, he left an indelible image in the minds of viewers, many of whom would love nothing more than for the show to somehow let the undead hunk rise from his literal ashes like a phoenix.
Drusilla, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
Of course, they went with Angel, but let’s face it: The scariest vamp to ever hit Sunnydale was Dru. Because if there’s anything more fearsome than a possessive ghoul gal, it’s one who is completely and undeniably nuts.
Caleb Morley, PORT CHARLES
This now-cancelled soap got truly interesting when it introduced a sexy vamp (played by Michael Easton, now ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s John) far more dangerous than the Mobsters on the spin-off’s mothership, GENERAL HOSPITAL. Better still? The bloodsucker’s love interest was played by the gorgeous Kelly Monaco (now GH’s Sam).
Nick Knight, FOREVER KNIGHT
Who ya gonna call? Forget Ghostbusters… we’re dialin’ up the Toronto-based detective who happens to be an 800-year-old creature of the night. While EW ignored Nick, TV Guide once put this show on it’s list of the top 25 cult TV shows of all time.