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26th Nov '16 5:41:41 PM WillBGood
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** An earlier Halloween episode featured Mr Burns as a vampire living in Pennsylavnia.

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** An earlier Halloween episode featured Mr Burns as a vampire living in Pennsylavnia.Pennsylvania. (He LooksLikeOrlock, though, because, well, he does anyway. The episode also gave him the weird winged hairdo Gary Oldman sported in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.)
20th Oct '16 12:47:37 AM m.crumpet
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* The 1988 Italian made for TV horror film "Dinner With A Vampire" has this variety of vampire luring four actors to his castle by pretending to be a horror film director as an excuse for his appearance, although when released from his tomb earlier in the film his appearance is more a case of LooksLikeOrlok.

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* The 1988 Italian made for TV horror film "Dinner With A Vampire" has a GenreSavy variation on this variety of vampire luring four actors to his castle by pretending to be a horror film director as an excuse for his appearance, although when released from his tomb earlier in the film his appearance is more a case of LooksLikeOrlok.
20th Oct '16 12:45:23 AM m.crumpet
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* In "Vampires of Nightworld" in David Bischoff's "Nightworld" series, it's established that vampires typically resemble Bela Lugosi right down to the pleats on their tuxedo pants, despite the setting being a fantasy world with no contact with our Earth's popular culture.
* Elizabeth Ann Scarborough's novel "The Goldcamp Vampire Or The Sanguinary Sourdough" has this variety of vampire, here named Count Vasily Vladovitch Bledinoff, trying to profit from the 1897 Klondike gold rush.
20th Oct '16 12:36:58 AM m.crumpet
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* The 1988 Italian made for TV horror film "Dinner With A Vampire" has this sort of vampire luring four actors to his castle by pretending to be a horror film director as an excuse for his appearance, although when release from his tomb earlier in the film his appearance is more a case of LooksLikeOrlok.

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* The 1988 Italian made for TV horror film "Dinner With A Vampire" has this sort variety of vampire luring four actors to his castle by pretending to be a horror film director as an excuse for his appearance, although when release released from his tomb earlier in the film his appearance is more a case of LooksLikeOrlok.
20th Oct '16 12:35:59 AM m.crumpet
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* The 1988 Italian made for TV horror film "Dinner With A Vampire" has this sort of vampire luring four actors to his castle by pretending to be a horror film director as an excuse for his appearance, although when release from his tomb earlier in the film his appearance is more a case of LooksLikOrlok.

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* The 1988 Italian made for TV horror film "Dinner With A Vampire" has this sort of vampire luring four actors to his castle by pretending to be a horror film director as an excuse for his appearance, although when release from his tomb earlier in the film his appearance is more a case of LooksLikOrlok.LooksLikeOrlok.
20th Oct '16 12:35:01 AM m.crumpet
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* Mexican actor German Robles made something of a career portraying this type of vampire in three different films in the 1950s: "El Vampiro" (1957), "El Autaud Del Vampiro" (1958) and "El Castillo De Los Monstruos" (1958)
* The 1988 Italian made for TV horror film "Dinner With A Vampire" has this sort of vampire luring four actors to his castle by pretending to be a horror film director as an excuse for his appearance, although when release from his tomb earlier in the film his appearance is more a case of LooksLikOrlok.


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* Several such vampires appear in episodes of TalesFromTheCryptKeeper.
20th Oct '16 12:25:42 AM m.crumpet
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* Subverted in TheRealGhostbusters episode "Transylvania Homesick Blues." At first glance, Count Vostok fits the bill perfectly, having the appearance and voice to a tee, living in the fictional Slavic country of Boldavia, and in a stock sinister castle on a mountaintop. However, the Count is revealed to be a benevolent entity who survives on artificial blood, and also the victim of a plot by his Van Helsing-esque rival to turn the stereotypical angry torch-wielding Mitteleuropean peasants in the nearby village against him. (Furthermore, he reveals that the novel "Dracula" was apparently based on the historical rivalry between the families of the count and the vampire hunter who pursues him.)
12th Sep '16 9:54:44 AM Geoduck
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The stock portrayal of vampires for years, [[NewerThanTheyThink but no older than movies]], [[TropeCodifier made famous by]] Creator/BelaLugosi's stage portrayal of {{Dracula}}, adapted into the 1931 film version made by [[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal Pictures]]. Now a DeadHorseTrope, except for deliberate parodies. Many aspects of the 1931 film have become iconic to point that almost every male vampire prior to the 1970's was like this. His slicked hairstyle (along with a [[VillainousWidowsPeak widow's peak]]), his [[WickedCultured sinister yet gentlemanly demeanor]], his [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel outdated yet suave clothes]] consisting of a [[EvilWearsBlack black]] OminousOperaCape with a HighCollarOfDoom, his occasional [[LargeHam dramatic flourish]] contrasting with a personality that is calm but menacing, and of course his thick Eastern European accent often peppered with VampireVords. Note that, although Dracula had a mustache in [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's original novel]], the Classical Movie Vampire was often clean-shaven.

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The stock portrayal of vampires for years, [[NewerThanTheyThink but no older than movies]], [[TropeCodifier made famous by]] Creator/BelaLugosi's stage portrayal of {{Dracula}}, adapted into the [[Film/Dracula1931 1931 film version version]] made by [[Franchise/UniversalHorror Universal Pictures]]. Now a DeadHorseTrope, except for deliberate parodies. Many aspects of the 1931 film have become iconic to point that almost every male vampire prior to the 1970's was like this. His slicked hairstyle (along with a [[VillainousWidowsPeak widow's peak]]), his [[WickedCultured sinister yet gentlemanly demeanor]], his [[AwesomeAnachronisticApparel outdated yet suave clothes]] consisting of a [[EvilWearsBlack black]] OminousOperaCape with a HighCollarOfDoom, his occasional [[LargeHam dramatic flourish]] contrasting with a personality that is calm but menacing, and of course his thick Eastern European accent often peppered with VampireVords. Note that, although Dracula had a mustache in [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's original novel]], the Classical Movie Vampire was often clean-shaven.
26th Jul '16 4:48:12 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Count von Magpyr, however, being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, still drinks blood and is specifically described as ''not'' looking like this:

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** Count von Magpyr, however, being DangerouslyGenreSavvy, still drinks blood and is specifically described as ''not'' looking like this:
26th Jul '16 12:58:47 PM m.crumpet
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* One episode of the Nelvana CareBears cartoon features the villainous green-skinned Dr. Fright, who literally draws power from his victims' fear by terrifying them with an elaborate mechanical death trap, and collaborates with the evil sorcerer No Heart in his plan to destroy all caring and create "an unfeeling, scary world". While it's not clear whether or not he's actually a vampire, he comes equipped with the requisite tuxedo, high-collared cape and widow's peak, and even greets his victims with a Lugosian "Gooood eeeeeveniiiiinnng".
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