The Top 10 Vampire Movies – Not Twillight – [VIDEO] NSFW
In honor of the highly anticipated release of Twilight Breaking Dawn, I have compiled a list of the 10 best REAL vampire movies of all time. Whether you like scary or campy, romantic or kick-ass, these vampire flicks offer up a little bit of something for everyone, except Edward Cullen! How would you rank them? Did I forget any of your favorites?
Yes! This movie was about vampires. I know with Kate Beckinsale looking so amazingly hot in leather, it was hard to notice much else. She could have been eating a ham sandwich dressed in leather and it still would have been entertaining. Oh yeah, and there are some werewolves too.
Fright Night (1985)
Is pre-Herman’s Head William Ragsdale’s handsome next door neighbor a vampire? Chris Sarandon plays the charming bloodsucker neighbor, while Roddy McDowall gives a fun turn as a veteran horror movie star.
Blade I (1998)/Blade II (2002)
Wesley Snipes kicked a lot of vampire ass in the Blade series as one crazy ripped comic book half human/half vampire superhero. Blade II brought the cool factor a la director Guillermo del Toro.
The name says it all, but it comes from John Carpenter, who knows a thing or two about the horror genre (Halloween still gives us nightmares). James Woods leads a team of vampire hunters – aiming to wipe out the bloodsuckers like the ones who did his parents in when he was a kid. Revenge is so sweet and bloody.
30 Days of Night (2007)
Good grief, were these vampires ever thirsty. Like really, really thirsty. A month of permanent darkness in Alaska, a group of hungry bloodsuckers and the residents are trapped. Even the trusty sled dogs have been done in by vampires! Pure horror and fun for gore lovers.
Interview With the Vampire (1994)
When Brad Pitt was up-and-coming and Tom Cruise was not yet a certifiable Scientology whack job, Interview with the Vampire offered up a cinematic take on Anne Rice’s epic novel, featuring a very young Kirsten Dunst with a taste for blood. While many pointed out the homoerotic themes of Interview, it had a new take on vampires, including Louis’ inner struggle and aversion to killing to satisfy his need for blood.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Who can forget the pure sex appeal of Salma Hayek as a vampire queen doing a snake dance? Directed by Robert Rodriguez and co-written by Quentin Tarantino, From Dusk Till Dawn starred George Clooney and Tarantino (acting is definitely not his strong point) as bank robbing bros on the run. Features one of the greatest mid movie plot shifts of all time. Gory, campy and fun, From Dusk Till Dawn definitely is one of the best vampire movies of all time.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula was Francis Ford Coppola’s vision of the classic vampire tale, bringing us stars of the day Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves. And while they certainly aren’t the best actors on the block, the drama and costumes were something of a masterpiece. Gary Oldman puts in the premiere Count Dracula performance, while Sir Anthony Hopkins plays vampire hunter Van Helsing.
The Lost Boys (1987)
It’s campy. It’s got the two Coreys when they were still considered teen hunks and at their peak of semi-coolness. Plus Keifer, Jason Patrick and a kick ass soundtrack. Lost Boys offered up a little bit of fun and creepiness in a great little package. A true 80s vampire staple.
Let The Right One In (2008)
A 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young girl whose appearance in town suspiciously coincides with a horrifying series of murders in director Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of the book by author John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay. Oskar is a young boy who can't seem to shake off the local bullies, but all of that begins to change when a new neighbor moves in next door.