10 Sexiest Movie Vampires | The cinema magazine
The vampire has been part of our collective consciousness for centuries. Vampire mythology has evolved over time, but our continued obsession with mortality and our desire to explore the darker parts of the human psyche have kept it alive and thriving in popular culture. We can’t help but be drawn to them, drawn to their darkness and power. Gladly, we invite them to enter. We set out in the dark looking for them, daring them to taste.
In cinema, the modern vampire is the embodiment of these desires. We crave them, flirting with danger and death. They represent our guilt and our shame – our repressed sexuality. In this List of movies of The cinema magazine, we’ll travel from Victorian London to 1980s California to introduce you to the vampires that tempt, excite and frighten us to the core. here are the 10 Sexiest Movie Vampires.
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10. Mimi – Kiss of the Damned (2013)
Directed by Xan Cassavetes, Kiss of the damned is a gothic thriller that pays homage to the Hammer Horror films of the 60s and 70s. The film tells the story of Djuna (Joséphine de La Baume), a reclusive vampire who falls in love with Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), an American screenwriter and human – until Djuna transforms him into one of his own.
Their fairy tale is short-lived. Between: Mimi (Roxane Mesquida), Djuna’s little sister. They are polar opposites, constantly at odds with each other, both unable to accept each other’s lifestyles. Mimi is impulsive and selfish, draining the lives of humans like a drug addict, unable to control her appetite. But she is cool and stylish, appearing for the first time Matrix-style in a shiny leather jacket and black sunglasses, even though it’s clearly the middle of the night. Unlike Djuna, Mimi is not ashamed of body or mind. While Djuna hides her body in suffocating lace, Mimi’s outfits are short, tight and revealing. Mimi represents Djuna’s repressed self, uninhibited by her desire and hunger.
Her threesome with an unsuspecting couple is both exciting and unnerving, given how horribly we know their encounter will end, but Mimi’s seductive power over others doesn’t stop with weak and vulnerable humans. She tempts Xenia (Anna Mouglalis) to drink the blood of a virgin and ends up seducing Paolo in a hot and erotic shower scene. Mimi is a vampire you would love to spend the night with, although you might not get there until morning.
9. Dracula – Dracula (1931)
It’s hard to overstate the impact of Bela Lugosi’s generational turn as Dracula in Universal’s 1931 adaptation of the Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston play of the same name. Today, it’s easy to characterize Lugosi’s Dracula as campy and maybe even a little silly, but the character was received much differently back then.
sexual themes in Dracula are subtle, but they simmer below the surface. Quoting “The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead”, researcher J. Gordon Milton writes: “In the original stage and screen presentations of Dracula, the bite of the vampire substituted for the sexual activity that could not be described more directly.”
In terms of the performance itself, Bela Lugosi’s Dracula is sleek and alien. He is often depicted in shadow, his wide, piercing eyes highlighted. Dracula is undoubtedly the villain of this film, but he is also spellbinding. He is a mysterious stranger who awakens the sexual desires of a repressed Victorian society.
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