Vampire Movies

Welcome to Vampire Week!
Day 2
In honor of Halloween I am paying tribute to my favorite creatures of the night, the Vampire!

Today we are talking about... Popular Vampire related Movies:

Nosferatu (1922; starring Max Schreck) – unlicensed German adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel; featuring "Count Orlok", a thinly veiled allusion to Dracula.










Dracula (1931) – the first Universal Studios Dracula film, starring Bela Lugosi










Dracula (1958; aka Horror of Dracula) – the first Hammer Dracula film, starring Christopher Lee as the Count
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1969)
Scars of Dracula (1970)
Dracula AD 1972 (1972)
The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)
Once Bitten (1985) It is a vampire-themed comedy about Mark Kendall (Carrey), an innocent and naive high school student who is seduced in a Hollywood club by a sultry blonde countess (Hutton) who, unknown to him, is really a centuries old vampire.




Fright Night (1985) Charley Brewster an avid fan of horror films sees new next-door neighbors moving in, carrying what appears to be a coffin.


Fright Night II (1989) sequel to Fright Night







The Lost Boys (1987) American horror film about two Arizonan brothers who move to California and end up fighting a gang of teenage vampires.

Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008) sequel to the successful 1987 vampire horror film.







Interview with the Vampire (1994) based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.


Queen of the Damned (2002) film adaptation of the third novel of Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series






Embrace of the Vampire (1994) Charlotte Wells, a chaste "good girl", finds herself having dreams about sex. These dreams coincide with and seem to be connected to the arrival of a vampire.

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) is a 1995 comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. It is a parody of the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker, and of some of the films it inspired.








From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
From Dusk till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money is a 1999 United States horror film and the sequel to From Dusk till Dawn.








Blade (1998)
Blade II
Blade: Trinity








John Carpenter's Vampires (1998)
Vampires : Los Muertos is a 2002 sequel to John Carpenter's Vampires starring Jon Bon Jovi in the role of the vampire hunter, instead of James Woods.








Dracula 2000 (2000) Count Dracula resurrected in the year 2000
The Forsaken (2001)









Underworld (2003)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)








Ultraviolet (2006)
Van Helsing (2004) 
30 Days of Night (2007) - Based on the comic of the same name.
I Am Legend (2007) - Based on the novel of the same name.
Let the Right One In (2008) - An acclaimed Swedish romantic horror movie based on the novel of the same name.







Thirst (2009)
Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)



Twilight (2008) - Based on the novel of the same name.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) - Based on the novel New Moon.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) - Based on the novel Eclipse.








Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)
Daybreakers (2010)
Vampires Suck (2010)

Comments

Anonymous said…
glad that you included "Let The Right One In."
I believe this movie to b one of the best of the genre.
The Lost Boys is one of my favorites! :-)
TLH said…
I love this. Makes me want to have a vamp movie fest!!

One amazing one you left out though - Vampire in Brooklyn!! Such a great movie. LOTS of other great ones here, as well. :)

~Tara
Shainer said…
oh, I love Lost Boys. But don't forget queen of the Damned, and Let me in. ( http://shainbrown.blogspot.com/2010/10/vampire-motivates-fight-back-mentality.html )
Steve Morris said…
One of my students once said that the 1931 Bela Lugosi film at first to him seemed cliched but then realised that the director had in fact probably created most of the modern vampire cliches in that film.