In this modern age in which many are exposed solely to Twilight's bastardization of a vampire, I think we could benefit in exploring some of the movies that made the genre interesting way back when (and even today).
So what are some of the great vampire movies of all time?
Oddly enough, my initial exposure to the Count Orlok character was through a children's television series called 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' If you grew up in the 90's, you probably know what I am talking about. Anyway, the image of the character stuck with me forever - its such an icon for cinematic terror. I'm glad it hasn't been forgotten.
AH, hahahahah...sorry, but I think I was nearly grown by the 90's. My sis used to watch it, I missed alot, but do know of it. Did you watch AAAAAA real monsters? My initial exposure to Orlock, was insomnia, and late night PBS
Jelly, Thank you for mentioning Thirst. The buzz surrounding t is well deserved - its almost definitely in my top 10 of 2009 (and it makes Let The Right One In, which I really liked, look incredibly tame). You will almost definitely appreciate it.
"Gore" and "senseless weirdness" actually sounds quite intriguing to me. Still I'm not sure whether or not I want to pay the price of admission to see this. Reviews are generally pretty mixed, which doesn't make the decision any easier. What did you think of the story, Daniel?
Did you get to see the original Warner bros/7 Arts production "Dracula" released in the 50s. Christopher Lee made your blood curl and you would not have slept with lights off that night! It is amazing how they made a movie like that in those primitive years!
ha ha ha... vampire movies that don't suck! Classic.
From Dusk Til Dawn Lost Boys Once Bitten ... All excellent.
But, Fright Night was the first vampire movie that came to mind, though. It's not as great now as it was when I first saw it (at least a million times back in the day), but as far as vampire movies go, it's a classic.
I would agree that interview with a vampire was a good movie. I also liked Bram stokers Dracula. But, interview with a vampire was better, and told the story of a vampires almost never ending life. I was actually kind of sad when the little girl turned to dust. But, was not at all sad about what happened to the vampire played by Tom Cruise. (His best acting in a movie ever) Brad Pitt too.
It's Funny, I just finished watching Dracula dead and Loving it. It's not the best movie, but it still makes me laugh. The scenes with Renfield were the best part of the movie. Especially the scene where he is eating the bugs while trying to prove to Harvey Korman that he is sane. Or, when Leslie Neilson jumps out the window with Mina, and he calls after him!
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