When Bram Stoker penned his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula about an ancient mythical demon that exists by sucking the blood of innocent humans, "sexy" may not have been the direction he saw his villain headed.
Yet almost 100 years on from the writer’s death, the perennial allure of the vampire’s bite is evident in hit books, movies and TV shows centered around the fang-wielding immortal demon. LoyalTwilight fans eagerly await their next movie fix of the brooding, bequiffed and undead Edward Cullen, while insatiable True Blood viewers flock to watch their favourite vamps get busy, Southern style.
Ahead of the 100th anniversary of Stoker's death next month, chart the glamorisation of the ghoul with our coven of 25 screen vampires through history. Let us know which you think is the tastiest on Twitter or in the comments section below...
Stephanie Meyer's bestselling novel first made the big screen in 2008 and the final installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two is due to hit cinemas in November 2012.
A tiny teaser to the film focuses on Edward Cullen and his new wife Bella in their honeymoon period as they adjust to her vampire status. The movie will see them protecting their daughter, Renesmee, from the Volturi.