Twilight and History's Coolest Vampires - An RT Guide

Kim Newman explores a century of Vampire Chic.

Vampire Chic - 1920s

The first screen vampires were the least sexy, but among the most striking -- ninety years on, and make-up men still copy the rat-faced, long-fingered look of Max Schreck as Graf von Orlock in Nosferatu (check out Mackenzie Crook in the upcoming Demons -- Crook looks like Nosferatu even without the fake fangs). Also influential was Lon Chaney as 'the Man in the Beaver Hat', the impressively-toothy, headgear-sporting fake vampire of the now-lost London After Midnight.

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