Twilight and History's Coolest Vampires - An RT Guide
Kim Newman explores a century of Vampire Chic.
Dracula was back in the '70s, and became smoother over the decade. In 1974, Jack Palance played the Count as a lovelorn swain searching for the reincarnation of his lost love (in a version that prefigured Francis Coppola's even to the extent of calling itself Bram Stoker's Dracula); in 1977, Louis Jourdan added a lizardy continental charm to the old roue in the BBC's classy Count Dracula; and, in 1979, current Oscar hot tip Frank Langella sported a disco bouffant and a flared cloak as a disco-look Dracula. Even Klaus Kinski, in Werner Herzog's Nosferatu remake, set off his ratty skull with a shimmery kaftan which would have got him into Studio 54.