VOTE! Create The Ultimate Vampire Movie

Help us create the ultimate fangtastic cinema experience by voting for its various bits’n’bobs

Last week we asked you to help us create the Ultimate Doctor Who episode, and we’ll be revealing the results of that next Wednesday (on the show’s 48th anniversary to be precise). And this week you can help us do something similar for vampires. This time the results will be published in a future SFX special.

Okay, the results might create more of a Frankenstein’s monster than a suave, sophisticated bloodsucker of a movie, but it’s all a bit of fun. We’re not going to ask the Government for a grant to make it, or anything. (Then again…)

So, who would it star? Who would be the main vampire? Would they be the villain or the hero? When should it be set? You can help determine the outcome of all of these questions.

What are you waiting for? Get stuck in!

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WHO WOULD BE THE MAIN VAMPIRE?

Your choice here may determine whether the vampire is the villain or the hero of the piece. Admittedly, some of them could be either…

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AND SHOULD THEY BE A HERO, VILLAIN OR ANTIHERO?

Don’t feel constrained by how they’ve been portrayed in the past.

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WHERE SHOULD IT BE SET?

If you voted for David from Lost Boys on the previous page, don’t feel you have to vote for Los Angeles here. Feel free to mix things up a bit.

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WHEN SHOULD IT BE SET?

Not all vampire movies are set in Victorian dining rooms. Maybe you want to set your film in a more unexpected era. But if Hammer Gothic floats your boat, then embrace those clichés and be proud!

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WHO SHOULD WRITE IT?

Want to stick with tried-and-trusted vampire scribes? Or do you fancy someone a little offbeat?

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WHO SHOULD DIRECT IT?

You could opt for one of the old hands from the classic days of cinema, or you could be a block voter from a Whedon-site. On the other hand, Cronenberg – isn’t it your turn for some neckbiting action?

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WHO SHOULD PLAY THE MALE PROTAGONIST?

Of course, the vampire could be the protagonist, in which case we’ve give you that option below. But the lead role doesn’t have to be the bloodsucker. Maybe it’s Peter Cushing as Van Helsing? David Tennant as Jonathan Harker? Corey Feldman as a grown up Frog brother?

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WHO SHOULD PLAY THE FEMALE LEAD?

Again, your choice of actress could determine what kind of role they’re playing. We’d assume Sarah Michelle Gellar would be a slayer and Britt Ekland would be a screamer. Judi Dench as some kind of vampire matriarch perhaps?

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WHAT GENRE SHOULD IT BE?

You’d think, “Horror… d’uh!” But it doesn’t have to be. Near Dark is a western. Twilight is a soap opera. Dracula Dead And Loving It is… erm, not entirely sure actually. What do mean, it’s a comedy? Aren’t comedies supposed to be funny?

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HOW SHOULD THE VAMPIRES BE KILLED (PRIMARILY)?

Even in the main vampire survives, there must be some vampire minion carnage, surely? So, in your movie, what’s the best way to dust ’em?

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SHOULD THE VAMPIRES SPARKLE?

Well, we have to ask…