Does your script call for a long-suffering, forlorn vampire who's got a penchant for both blood-sucking and long soliloquies? Then check out these awesome reads to bring your very own Dracula to life (or undeath)!
Vampires are all the rage these days. From sad, haunted characters like Edward Sull- Cullen, to campier reimaginings of Dracula himself, it seems these creatures of darkness are always in demand. These nightcrawlers have a deadly allergy to the sun, sleep in coffins, and need the blood of victims to survive. They also live forever (unless they sunbathe or a proactive vampire hunter drivers a stake through their heart), can morph into bats or fog, and don't reflect in mirrors. Vampire voices have a devious, cunning, but definitely seductive quality that elicits swoons and screams in equal measure.
Vampires are a mainstay of the literary realm, and they're especially in demand for audiobook projects. Film, animation, TV, and video games are no slouches either — there's definitely no shortage of nosferatus in audiovisual media. From the endlessly fun romps of Count Dracula in the BBC's newest series, to a darker, introspective, intellectual approach taken in Dontnod's new video game Vampyr, which casts players as a conflicted bloodsucker. Vampire voices have also been used prominently in commercial, generally to comedic effect — hey, that new garlic pasta is not just going to sell itself!
Dark, brooding, seductive, with just a hint of malice below. Vampire voices can be anything from serene and in control, with the wisdom of millennia underneath, or conflicted, doubtful, and tortured.