Actually, George Hamilton as Count Vladimir Dracula is my 2nd vampire.
The creature that popped my vampire virginity was from an old vinyl LP that I checked out of the public library..."Famous Monsters Speak" (1963) (older than me) and it went like this:
"Who is there? Who comes to disturb the sleep Great Count Dracula? Ahh... tis you."
Available on iTunes, amazingly enough.
Anyway: What is it about a vampire that speeds up the pulse? Is it the adrenaline of fear? Is it that sometimes in the hum-drum grind of an all-too typical day we wish to experience mysticism?
Come visit me again on Monday and we'll talk more!