Many vampire films have a huge following. however, not all them were created equal. There are some amazing vampire films out there, but there is also a lot of terrible ones too.
Here is our list of ten of the better vampire films to watch (in our opinion). Many of these films are old, but still make great viewing. If you haven’t seen them we recommend that you do.
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Starring Josh Hartnett and Melissa George, this classic horror film is about a small town in Alaska where at sometimes of year nights last for 30 days. This night, the town is attacked by vampires, with no sunlight to save them. 30 days of night is well worth a watch for any vampire fan and will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout.
Blade is a love it or hate it vampire film, and we love it! Wesley Snipes plays a vampire in this Marvel comic inspired movie that became a vampire hunter to protect humans. A great film that is worth a watch.
Dracula Untold is a great version of the classic vampire story. In this adaptation, Vlad the Impaler allows himself to be turned into a vampire so that he can protect his kingdom from the invading Turkish army.
This version of Fright Night is a remake of the eighties classic where Charley begins to suspect that his neighbour is a vampire. Fright Night is a comedy horror that will keep you in suspense. This remake features Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, and David Tennant.
This screenplay by Quentin Tarantino is great to watch. Follow Seth (George Clooney) and his brother Richard (Quentin Tarantino) who are on the run towards Mexico after robbing a bank. They stop at a truck stop on the way that is full of vampires.
Interview with the Vampire is a brilliant modern-day classic that will keep you rivetted for every one of the 123 minutes that it lasts. The film is based on a book by Anne Rice, which tells the story of a vampire played by Brad Pitt who was turned into a vampire by Lestat de Lioncourt, a flamboyant vampire played by Tom Cruise.
Let the Right One In is a brilliant Swedish film about a 12-year-old boy called Oskar. He is bullied by a school kids and quite lonely. He makes friends with a new neighbour after a chance meeting. Eli is no ordinary girl though; she is a vampire. This film is gripping to watch and well worth sitting through the subtilties. It has also been re-made in English in a version titled “Let Me In”.
The Lost Boys is a hilarious vampire film about Sam and his brother Michael. They move to a small town in California with their mother to start over before getting involved with local vampires. The film is great to watch, a modern classic take on vampire films. This is without doubt an eighties film, but it is so good that it does not matter.
Underworld is the first of a series of vampire films that follows Selene. A gun toting vampire that fights lycans (werewolves) for a living on behalf of her clan. She meets Michael, who is being sought after by the Werewolves and before long finds herself with Michael in the middle of a war far greater. A modern classic vampire film with Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, and Michael Sheen.
Van Helsing is another vampire film that stars Kate Beckinsale alongside Hugh Jackman. The film follows Van Helsing who is sent to Transylvania to track down Count Dracula. He ends up teaming up with Anna (Beckinsale) to fight vampires and much more. This film is a little bit hammy, but still a fun classic. It has one liners, questionable accents, and action, lots of action. A great watch.
Have you seen all 10 of these vampire films? Are there others that you think should also be added to the list? if you have not seen some of them, we recommend that you give them a watch at your leisure. Many are available to stream online or are reasonably priced on Blu-ray and DVD.