In the latest installment of the Twilight saga, Eclipse, the characters learn of a rash of murders being committed in nearby Seattle by a gang of newborn vampires. Of course, in the world of Twilight there's a vampire police force, the Volturi, that would normally quell such a high-profile incident, but that isn't the case in every movie where vampires exist. Most of the time, it seems there is no force on Earth that can stand up to a vampire, especially when there's more than one of them. What follows are some of the deadliest vampire attacks ever recorded on film, in terms of number of humans killed/turned.
Edward Cullen. Bill Compton. Damon and Stefan Salvatore. What's with all these pretty vampires nowadays? In our day, vampires were ugly, horrific monsters, and they still got the ladies, even if they had to abduct them in the dead of night. Seeing John C. Reilly's vampire character in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant -- with his pallid flesh and disfiguring scars -- made us realize how awesome vampires are when they're monstrous. Check out our gallery of the ugliest vampires and see what really lurks in the dark, besides high cheekbones.
Eight-year-olds prone to nightmares, beware: The Monster Squad -- the 1987 cult classic featuring Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the Mummy that just got a second life on DVD -- is set for a remake. Being that in 1987 I was eight years old and prone to nightmares, I never saw it, but the story follows a group of kids who hunt down Dracula and his team of other monsters who are trying to take over the world. Rob Cohen, the producer behind XXX and Stealth, is negotiating with Paramount over the rights. [Maybe this time, they can get Universal in the mix and use actual Universal Monsters like the Creature, rather than generic placeholders like "Gill-Man." - Zach]
My self-imposed ban on stories about vampires and/or werewolves is officially over, because... well, because I found some cool news about werewolves and vampires. It seems that the upcoming Wolfman movie is only the first in a series of films designed to bring back the classic "Universal Monsters" of old, and both Dracula and the Invisible Man are slated for new film incarnations: a prequel and a sequel, respectively. In other news, there will also be a Mummy 4... but let's move on.