Fangs God It’s Friday: Deacon Frost

When Marvel took Blade to the silver screen in 1998, Wesley Snipes gave us one of the coolest vampire hunters ever. That said, Stephen Dorff’s bad boy version of vampire Deacon Frost stole the show.

Stephen Dorff as vampire bad boy Deacon Frost in "Blade"

Ironically, the film version of Deacon Frost doesn’t resemble much of the original character from Marvel Comics. In the comics, he’s this older guy with white hair. In the film, young vamp Deacon hatches a scheme to overthrow the ruling class of pure-blood vampires. That part doesn’t stray too far from the comics, because ol’ Deacon did try to overthrow the vampire king himself Dracula. The role Deacon played in Blade’s origins also doesn’t miss the mark by too much.

Dorff’s take on Deacon made such a strong impact that at one point there were rumors floating around that Blade II would bring him back, possibly explaining it as an alternate world in which Deacon’s plan to become one with the Blood God came true. Thankfully, that didn’t happen, because it would have probably ruined a great character.

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About Bill Blume

Bill Blume discovered his love for the written word while in high school and has been writing ever since. His latest book Gidion's Blood is being released on August 11th by Diversion Books. His short stories have been in many fantasy anthologies and various ezines. Just like the father figure in his first novel, Bill works as a 911 dispatcher for Henrico County Police and has done so for more than a decade. He also served as the 2013 chair for James River Writers in Richmond, which produces one of the nation’s best annual conferences for educating and connecting writers.
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