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Ian Weir's Favourite Draculas

However you want to say and/or spell it—Halloween, Hallowe'en, All Hallows Eve, The Dentist's New Ferrari—October 31 is indisputably the spookiest time of year for manufacturers of high-fructose corn syrup. With this in mind, we asked a few Goose Lane authors, past and present, for some personal, highly suggestive lists of Halloween recommendations, avoidances, and/or reminiscences.

Today's lister: Ian Weir

Ian Weir is the author of Daniel O'Thunder and Will Starling. His new novel, the forthcoming The Death and Life of Strother Purcell, will be published by Goose Lane Editions. He lives near Vancouver. 

Top Ten Favourite Draculas (or reasonable substitute)

1. Max Schreck as Count Orlok, Nosferatu (1922)
Max Schreck, Nosferatu
2. Bela Lugosi, Dracula (1931)
Bela Lugosi, Dracula
3. Christopher Lee, Dracula (1958)
Christopher Lee, Dracula (1958)
4. Klaus KinskiNosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Klaus Kinski, Nosferatu the Vampyre
5. Willem Dafoe as Max Schreck, Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
Willem Dafoe, Shadow of the Vampire
6. William Marshall, Blacula (1972)
7. Frank Langella, Dracula (1979)
Frank Langella, Dracula
8. Louis Jourdan, Count Dracula (1977)
Louis Jourdan, Count Dracula (1977)
Gary Oldman, Bram Stoker's Dracula
John Carradine, Billy the Kid vs Dracula
Honourable Mention: Robert Quarry, Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
Count Yorga

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