Sinking its fangs and claws into the recent supernatural debacle that has gripped fans worldwide, vampires and werewolves claim the hot seat in the mythical beasties list. Hollywood has painted such as brooding heroes with a tragic past or quirky misfits trying to slip into society unnoticed, often scoring a tingle of warmth in the stoniest of hearts. Thus, here is a list of Hollywood’s top 10 vampires and werewolves to take the silver screen by storm.
1. Damon Salvatore in ‘Vampire Diaries’ (Ian Somerhalder)
Lurking underneath that deathly swagger is diabolically sexy fangboy, Damon Salvatore. Despite his penchant for killing indiscriminately and trading sarcastic ripostes with his brother – one thing stands out about this mean fiend – his hidden soft side that has fans clutching their seats and hearts.
2. Alcide Herveaux in ‘True Blood’ (Joe Manganiello)
The gruff werewolf on True Blood that prefers flying solo than being bonded to a pack has wormed his way into the heart of viewers after three seasons of blood and war. With love sparks flying between Alcide and leading heroine, Sookie, it comes to no surprise that this hunky werewolf scores some yummy treats in the popularity store.
3. Eric Northman in ‘True Blood’ (Alexander Skarsgard)
Eye candy alert! Blonde and vicious all year around, this mean and lean sheriff is a complex enigma indeed. At times, Eric appears almost aloof and laidback – but dish out one threat against his coveted coven in Bon Temps or crack a joke regarding his butchered Viking family and he’ll rip your throat out first and ask questions later.
4. Daniel ‘Oz’ Osbourne in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ (Seth Green)
Who could forget one of the world’s most adorable werewolves on the vampire slaying hit series to gain global notoriety? With his scruffy mop of hair and heart-melting pout, Oz always tries his best to exude his gentler nature besides delving into his usual music gig.
5. Angel in ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’ (David Boreanaz)
Tall, dark and hungry, Angel was such a hit with viewers that he took a spin-off into his very own series after featuring in the Buffy fun-run. Probably the most intriguing part about his character is his soulful need for redemption – an unusual deviation from the usual mindless fanged beasts that Hollywood has draped around vampires for decades.
6. Monroe in ‘Grimm’ (Silas Weir Mitchell)
An unwilling participant that is continuously dragged into a Grimm’s constant run-ins with all the dark and deadly creatures lurking in the shadows, there is something simply appealing about Monroe’s persona – his extensive knowledge revolving around the supernatural creatures, maybe?
7. Barnabas Collins in ‘Dark Shadows’ (Jonathan Frid)
Cursed to be a vampire after running afoul of a witch with an unholy attraction towards him, all poor Barnabas Collins wants is to be reunited with his one true love, Josette. But history has a nasty tendency of bidding ill will towards those who tamper with fate and time, and this granddaddy of all the fanged denizens of the night certainly knew how to cut it close by picking the worst of affairs to tangle with.
8. Eddie Munster in ‘The Munsters’ (Butch Patrick)
With his trademark widow’s peak and charming little wolf doll dubbed ‘Woof-Woof’ in tow, Eddie Munster provides a somewhat quirky and comical spin on the usual bloodshed plaguing ravenous werewolves. It is Eddie’s easy-going presentation to the audience that has garnered him such a hit with the kids in the past.
9. Count Von Count in ‘Sesame Street’ (Jerry Nelson)
Who could ever forget the infamous counting puppet with a Transylvanian accent? Counting isn’t the only thing that keeps this fanged citizen in the swing of things – he even drives a bat-themed car and lives in his very own bat-infested castle!
10. Scott McCall and Derek Hale in ‘Teen Wolf’ (Tyler Posey and Tyler Hoechlin)
This dynamic werewolf duo forms a formidable pair when challenged together. With desperate hero Scott trying to regain his identity and dissociate himself from controlling Alpha Wolf, Derek, these two broody heroes have their own demons to wage war with – whether it’s a crazy hunter or rival pack in town.