The 10 Worst Van Helsings -- Ever!

The website Shadowlocked is offering up a list of the top worst Van Helsings on film (and I agree with all of them!):

 

10: Herbert Lom (El Conde Dracula, 1969)

9: Reggie Nalder (Dracula Sucks, 1979)

8: Frank Finlay (Count Dracula, UK TV 1977)

7: Giancarlo Giannini (Dracula, 2002)

6: Robin Stewart (Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, 1974)

5: Christopher Plummer (Dracula 2000, 2000)

4: Anthony Hopkins (Dracula, 1992)

3: Laurence Olivier (Dracula, 1979)

2: Dennis Price (Son of Dracula, 1974)

1: Mel Brooks (Dracula, Dead and Loving It, 1995)

 

As an alternate, I thought I'd come up with a list of the top 5 BEST Renfields... a character who always tends to be more interesting than Van Helsing anyway:

 

5. Simon Ludders, Young Dracula (TV, 2006-08)

4. Brett Forrest, Dracula (TV, 2002)

3. Peter MacNicol, Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

2. Arte Johnson, Love at First Bite (1979) 

1. Dwight Frye, Dracula (1931) 

 

Who's your favourite?

 

Fanged Films

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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