10 Hottie Vampires That Paved the Way for Edward Cullen

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock these past few weeks and haven’t heard the shrieks of 8-year-old girls and 45-year-old women everywhere, Eclipse is coming out in two days. Yes, on Wednesday we will have yet another opportunity to watch Bella get herself into trouble that requires her two loves to come and save her.

AKA watch two sexy shirtless men run around for an hour and a half.

While Taylor Lautner is the most likely the sexiest werewolf in history (seriously, go watch a werewolf movie; his only competition is Michael J. Fox in Teen Wolf), Robert Pattinson is far from the hottest vampire. Sexy vampires have been around for years leaving women weak in the knees and wishing one would stand over their beds in the night and take a little bite out of their necks.

Yeah, Edward is a fine piece of vampire meat, but he’s got nothing on these 10 blood-sucking hotties. These guys are delicious enough (in a looks sorta way, not a tasty blood sorta way) that even the most staunch Team Jacob fanatics might consider switching allegiances.

Jason Patric as Michael Emerson in The Lost Boys.

Jason was steaming up movie screens before I was even born, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate his brooding eyes and sexy bod performance nowadays. He started and ended a human, but for a solid hour he was one of the first drool-worthy vampires out there, setting the stage for the sexy that was to come.

Kiefer Sutherland as David in The Lost Boys

(OK, for this one you have to look past the mullet. It was the ’80s – he has an excuse.) While Jason Patric was running around trying to become human, Kiefer here was the (hottie) bad boy gang leader terrorizing town. Seriously, who doesn’t love a bad boy, especially when he also happens to be a vampire…and Kiefer Sutherland? Sadly, he had to die in the end, but he sure looked good vamping it up for the rest of the movie.

Wesley Snipes as Blade in Blade

From the comic book of the same name, Wesley Snipes showed up on screen as Blade, the half vampire with a soul (awwww) who just so happens to hunt (less fortunate looking) vampires. Guys loved to watch him kick butt, and girls just liked watching his…well, you see where I’m going with this?

Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries

While 13-year-old girls are fawning over him in CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder will always be the sexy yet somewhat useless Boone from Lost to me. However, I must admit, if he wants to take a chunk out of my neck, come to mama, Damon Salvatore.

Brad Pitt as Louis in Interview with a Vampire

While he started off trying to stick to a “vegetarian” diet, Louis here gave in to his dark side and women everywhere were perfectly OK with that. He’s a young Brad Pitt…biting people’s necks. Need I say more?

Stuart Townsend as Lestat in Queen of the Damned

Stuart Townsend replaced Tom Cruise in The Vampire Chronicles franchise and may I say, good choice Hollywood execs! He’s got eyes that can make a woman melt and can somehow manage to pull off greasy vampire hair unlike anyone else. I’d like to see Tommy Cruise do that.

Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman in True Blood

With the return of Twilight, I couldn’t possibly ignore the return of True Blood. Bon Temp’s resident Scandinavian has been melting our hearts for the past 2 seasons, and we can only wait to see more in season 3.

James Marsters as Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Oh Spike. You were probably the baddest and most disturbing vampires around (he earned his nickname by torturing his victims with railroad spikes), but I could easily look past that the moment you opened your mouth thanks to your British accent and your dark, witty remarks. That chiseled face didn’t hurt either.

Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton on True Blood

Bill here has been looking this damn good since right after the Civil War, which makes Sookie one hell of a lucky girl. Who knew Vampires could rock the tight t-shirts so well? Or the sexy, floppy hair? Mmmm.

David Boreanaz as Angel in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Angel, the vampire so freakin good looking he went from a two episode guest spot to having his own show. From the initial swoon when he first walked on screen, to his triumphant last hurrah, David made the “Vampire with a soul” thing look GOOD. Really good.

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