#2: DRACULA

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Jesus Christ it was a struggle to decide whether Dracula should be #1 or #2 for this list.  You could argue it forever.   Did you know that  Dracula has appeared in more films than any other character in movie history (even Brian Dennehey)?  And when you think about all the other vampire characters influenced by Drac (including the extremely creepy Nosferatu) there's no denying that he's the most influential monster ever made.

Scary and sexy at the same time, you can even blame the entire gothic movement on Drac.  And certainly Anne Rice wouldn't have been able to glom on to the whole Vampire thing had he not been around.  Of course, the fact that he even remotely encouraged Anne Rice to write books is enough to keep him out of the #1 spot if you ask me!

Bela Lugosi is certainly the most famous Dracula, but my favorite has always been Christopher Lee's portrayal in the Hammer films.  But perhaps that was mostly because he could act.

I'll have a pretty cool gallery of Dracula pictures up shortly, so please check back soon!

 


Bizarro Shopping Zone

I highly recommend this great paperback collection of Bizarro stories from Amazon, at $3 off the cover price for $11.95 .  I bought it a year ago and have read it several times already, it's great laugh out loud comedy that hasn't been in comic books for decades.  And the Jaime "Love and Rockets" Hernandez cover is an added treat!

 

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