Black Vampires: Diversity Among the Undead

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  • Traci Heggins, Judi Shekoni, Twilight
  • William H. Marshall, Blacula
  • Eddie Murphy, Vampire in Brooklyn
  • Grace Jones, Vamp
  • Omar Epps, Dracula 2000
  • Cynthia Bond, Def by Temptation
  • Duane Jones, Ganja & Hess
  • Wesley Snipes, Blade
  • Aaliyah, Queen of the Damned
  • Edi Gathegi, Twilight

Eddie Murphy in A Vampire in Brooklyn

Murphy wrote, produced and played multiple roles in this campy classic, directed by Wes Craven. But his most significant part was of Maximillian, a smooth and mysterious vampire who descends on Brooklyn from the Caribbean to reclaim his long, lost love. 

(Photo: Paramount Pictures)

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