Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Vampire cage matches — round one

So after careful consideration, consultation with experts and a little bit of guesswork, I have arrived at a final list of competitors and ranked them (I hope) appropriately.

Here's how things will go: matches will occur every three or four days, depending on how the voting goes. So, please vote! And please tell your friends to vote! I don't want these bouts decided 5-3 or anything pathetic like that. So if you've got a blog, post a link; tell your friends on Facebook to check it out; email those not on Facebook; and if you're really desperate, talk to people in person and tell them to come and weigh in. (I realize this last suggestion is a bit radical, but we want a good turnout).

Here are the scheduled matches:

BRACKET A

The Master (Buffy) (1) vs.
Miriam Blaylock (The Hunger) (16)

Spike (Buffy, Angel) (5) vs.
Edward Cullen (Twilight) (12)

Lestat (Interview with the Vampire) (7) vs.
Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries) (10)

Angel (Buffy, Angel) (4) vs.
Santanico Pandemonium (From Dusk Till Dawn) (13)

BRACKET B

Eric Northman (True Blood) (3) vs.
David (The Lost Boys) (14)

Marlow (Thirty Days of Night) (8) vs.
Drusilla (Buffy, Angel) (9)

Selene (Underworld) (6) vs.
Bill Compton (True Blood) (11)

Blade (Blade) (2) vs.
Max Schreck (Shadow of the Vampire) (15)


The fights will unfold in exactly this order, and I will post the first tomorrow.

ALSO: Anyone wishing to be a guest commentator/fight predictor is more than welcome. If there is a particular fight listed here you would like to write the blurb for, please let me know. I've already got the first two written, but everything else is open season. You can email me here.

11 comments:

Stephen Lethbridge said...

BRACKET A
The Master
Spike
Lestat
Satanico Pandemonium

BRACKET B
David
Drusilla
Selene
Max Schreck

sjbdmc2 said...

Blaylock
Spike
Lestat
Angel

Northman
Marlowe
Selene
Blade

Chris in NF said...

Max Schreck over Blade, Stephen? You took Cornell over Duke, didn't you?

Stephen Lethbridge said...

I just enjoy the idea of Max Schreck actually being a vampire, and any movie with John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier and Eddie Izzard is okay in my books.

Besides, the Blade legacy has been sullied by a couple of terrible sequels. The first one is cool, though.

Stephen Lethbridge said...

Could have sworn I replied.

My justification is that I just really like the idea that Max Schreck could have been a vampire. Besides, any movie with John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier and Eddie Izzard is alright in my books.

The Blade series has been sullied by a couple of pretty bad sequels. That's like 66% schlock. The original was pretty cool, though.

geewits said...

And Buffy could take any of those down in about 5 minutes, but I'd hate for her to be in a room with all of them at once.
(Clarence is a cool name for a cat.)

Nicholas said...

What, no love for Blade? There's no way that anyone could beat that guy in an out-and-out physical confrontation.

The Master
Spike
Lestat
Satanico Pandemonium

Northman
Drusilla
Selene
BLADE

I'll stick up for Blade 2, at least. I haven't had the pleasure of watching Blade 3 - but to be honest, I'm an action movie fanatic and it's unlikely that it will be bad enough for me to hate it ;)

Question Mark said...

* Blade over Schreck. After all, Blade specializes in killing other vampires.

* Selene over Bill Compton. Never seen either Underwood or True Blood, but man, Kate Beckinsale looks pretty hot on those posters.

* Drusilla over Marlow. Her innate creepiness outweights his viciousness advantage.

* David over Eric Northman. Upset special! Halfway through the fight, David gets a call from someone named Chloe informing him of Eric's weaknesses.

* Angel over Santanico. Another guy with loads of vampire-specific fighting experience.

* Lestat over Salvatore. Lestat is enraged by Salvatore's short jokes and Scientology barbs, and counters by having John Locke trap Salvatore inside a plane and send it off a hill.

* Spike over Cullen in a total rout.

* Master over Miriam. Never seen 'The Hunger,' but the Master was pretty bad-ass.

Faith Jones said...

Bracket A

The Master
Spike
Lestat
Angel

BRACKET B

Eric Northman
Drusilla
Selene
Blade

Cheers

FBF said...

The Master
Spike
Lestat
Angel

Eric Northman
Drusilla
Selene
Blade

Rachel said...

Blaylock
Spike
Lestat
Satanico Pandemonium

Northman
Drusilla
Selene
Blade