What We Do in the Shadows: Ranking the Best Vampires – Den of Geek

8. The Half-Vampire Wesley (Wesley Snipes)

The Vampiric Council is positively full of vampiric A-listers from Tilda (as in Tilda Swinton), Paul (Paul Reubens), and even an unseen Kiefer. Still, its the Half-Vampire Wesleys appearance via video conferencing that stole our Vampire Selection Committees hearts. Wesleys internet connection is so bad that he barely gets to participate in Vampiric Council business but even getting to see the Daywalker Blade himself is such a treat.

Jenna, a college student LARPer turned vampire by Nadja, hasnt had a lengthy run thus far on What We Do in the Shadows. After popping up in four episodes of the shows first season, the young vamp has not been seen nor heard from again. Thats probably because shes played burgeoning superstar Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird, Booksmart). And the reason why we havent seen that much Jenna of late is also the reason we truly love her: the hilarious Beanie Feldstein is just hard not to appreciate.

There are all sorts of different archetypes when it comes to vampires appearances. More often than not you get your traditional handsome aristocrat look like Dracula. Sometimes, however, you get something more bestial akin to Nosferatu. Alongside The Sire, Baron Afanas is one of only two vampires on WWDITS old enough to appear as a full-on monster. The reason he works as a character though, is that hes far more cheerful than his demonic features would suggest. Who could forget the Barons exciting night out on the town getting lit and wearing a New Jersey Devils hat? Though it ended in tragedy, the Baron eventually returned, as all great vampires do.

Mark Hamills Jim the Vampire is the highest ranking vampire on our list outside of the core four protagonists. This is an impressive achievement given that Jim appears in only one episode. It helps that that episode, season 2s On the Run is an instant classic though. While we all love Laszlos stint as Jackie Daytona, regular human bartender, none of it would work without Jim as a perfectly corny antagonist. Hamill, who is a big fan of the show, gives the role his all to deliver a real delight of a vampire.

Nandor the Relentless is the de facto leader of his Staten Island vampire clan. As both the oldest and the mostuh, relentless vamp he comes across his leadership capabilities naturally. Unfortunately, those leadership abilities often lead him and his friends quite awry. Kayvan Novaks performance as Nandor is truly something to behold. No matter how hard you try, youll never be able to tonally replicate his accent when saying Colin Robinson or this fuckin guy. Hes one of the best vampires of all time but our voters just happen to like three of his peers a little better.

Wait a minute. Whats a regular human bartender doing on this list? We kid, we kid. We know that Jackie Daytona is really Laszlo Cravensworth. For one, he doesnt have a toothpick in his mouth. Matt Berry is one of the most brilliant and deranged comedic minds of his generation. In many ways, Laszlo feels like the natural conclusion to every character Berry has ever played. Laszlo is husky, hes hirsute, hes horny, and hes going to live forever, baby. Now hop in this Model-T and read some vampire erotica with him.

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