Fearnet recently chatted with I, Vampire writer Joshua Hale Fialkov about his favorite vampire sagas:
“1.) I’m gonna cheat and say Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend. Technically they’re vampires. Barely, but technically they’re vampires. And then 2.) Buffy and Angel. I’ll even lump those two together. 3.) The Lost Boys. I’m crazy about Lost Boys. Tonally there’s a lot in I, Vampire that’s sort of in that vein. 4.) I would go Dracula. That one’s easy. That’s a good one. 5.) I love the entirety of the Hammer Dracula series, even Dracula A.D. 1972, which is quite possibly the goofiest movie ever made.
Because what’s great about those movies is tonally they understand the Victorian-ness of it all, the gothic Victorianism. At the same time, as they moved off the source material and into the wacky, weird futurey stuff, they retained what’s great about those characters. They kept the mystery and they kept the sexiness, which – let me tell you – Christopher Lee was really pushing it towards the end of those movies. The sexy was not high on him. [Laughs.]
Source – Fearnet