Twilight and History's Coolest Vampires - An RT Guide
Kim Newman explores a century of Vampire Chic.
The heavy party decade threw up several vampire styles -- the grungy, crusty, western-influenced, biker/traveller gang of Near Dark (as played by the supporting cast of Aliens) and the skunk-haired, glad-ragged, white-eyed, step-off-a-bridge cool of The Lost Boys. Like a lot of '80s things, you had to be there at the time to groove fully. If you were potentially going to live forever, would you stick with a hairdo like Kiefer Sutherland's in The Lost Boys? And, frankly, if you could kill whoever you want and get away with it, why would you leave Corey Haim and Corey Feldman alive?