Seems like lately the world has been overrun with the pretty vampires, certain spakle-pires I won’t mention here. But even here at Midnight Madness we had an Ethan Hawke vampire in Daybreakers last year. It’s enough to make that chewy-faced guy from Stake Land insecure. Sure Bela had it going on but there’s a long history of plain, ugly, plain ugly and even fugly vampires dating way back to Dr. Polidori’s The Vampyre and the later Victorian Varney the Vampire.
But the point here is that for most of vampire history, beauty has been in the eye of the beholder–usually a woman in hypnotic thrall.
Stake Land screening times:
Friday, Sept. 17. 11:59pm Ryerson
Saturday, Sept 18. 12:15pm Scotiabank Theatre 4
Sunday, Sept. 19. 9:00pm AMC 2