Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.
Still an amazing amount of things to take care of while getting my debut vampire novel ready for the big day. Until then, let's check out some of my favorite soundtrack music from TV shows and films featuring vampires in all their ominous glory.
To vote in my Vampire Smackdown, please scroll down to Thursday's post.
1 - Dark Shadows - composed by Robert Cobert
I'm not sure how I managed to watch this show. I was a kindergartner when this series aired, and my mom tried to turn it off if she found me watching it. But I was inexorably drawn to this gothic soap opera and somehow managed to watch the odd episode here and there.
2 - Count Dracula - Kenyon Emrys-Roberts
This is my favorite version of the Dracula story, with the exception of Dracula himself - not crazy about Louis Jordan's version. But Frank Finlay is my favorite Van Helsing, ever.
The theme music starts over the end credits: at the 7:30 mark
3 - Dracula - John Williams
Saw this at the theatre when I was in junior high. I was definitely a John Williams fan by that time and really liked his take on one of my favorite characters.
4 - Bram Stoker's Dracula - Wojciech Kilar
Definitely enjoyed Coppola's version, though I wasn't the biggest enthusiast of the varying states of Dracula throughout the story. My favorite is definitely the steampunk version, when he meets Mina in the city by the moving pictures.
5 - Shadow of the Vampire - Dan Jones
If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing this truly spooky film, don't deny yourself any longer. It's amazing. Plays on a what-if regarding the 1921 German film Nosferatu - what if the actor playing the role of the vampire wasn't an actor...?
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I'm heading out to my yearly writers' retreat at White Point Beach. Catch you later!