Vampire Movies That Don't Suck

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  1. theageofcake profile image66
    theageofcakeposted 8 years ago

    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?

    1. PrettyPanther profile image84
      PrettyPantherposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My favorites:

      30 Days of Night
      The Lost Boys
      From Dusk 'Til Dawn
      Bram Stoker's Dracula
      Interview with a Vampire

      1. Dave Harris profile image72
        Dave Harrisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think that is a very good five PrettyPanther, The Lost Boys is probably my favourite , but I also like Christopher Lee as the original Dracula.

    2. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have no response whatsoever.  I just love the name of this forum.  Vampires that don't suck.  Priceless

      1. wychic profile image86
        wychicposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed that tongue. It does its job though, got me to look big_smile

    3. Christopher Floyd profile image60
      Christopher Floydposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Bram Stoker's Dracula with Gary Oldman.  I'm a purist.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this
    5. profile image0
      just_curiousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No one mentioned Underworld.  I thought that one was great.  Is there something wrong with me?

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      sweeneygirlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Definately Interview with the Vampire as number one! I don't think it can be knocked off its perch.

      What is it about the movie that is sooo good though people? Does it give Anne Rice justice?

      I think so. Whats not to love?

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Interview with a Vampire still is number one with me.  Too hot for words.  big_smile

  3. Arthur Fontes profile image84
    Arthur Fontesposted 8 years ago

    From Dusk 'Til Dawn

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol
      Good soundtrack!! Tito and the Trantualas!!

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago
    1. theageofcake profile image66
      theageofcakeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        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

  5. MixtapeChick profile image60
    MixtapeChickposted 8 years ago

    Haha, I feel like I was just writing about this...

    1. Nosferatu
    2. Martin
    3. From Dusk Till Dawn
    4. The Lost Boys
    5. 30 Days of Night
    6. Let the Right One In
    7. Queen of the Damned


    Yee.

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      #1..see? like I said
      #7..Oh yeah!! forgot about that one!! Right..yes..good call.  smile

  6. Cagsil profile image83
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    My favorite is The Lost Boys! smile

    1. livewithrichard profile image85
      livewithrichardposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That was my favorite too but I also liked Fright Night and Innocent Blood.

      1. Dave Harris profile image72
        Dave Harrisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Mine too!

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    Denno66posted 8 years ago

    Salem's Lot. big_smile

  8. chrissie123 profile image61
    chrissie123posted 8 years ago

    Queen of the damned and interview with the vampire!

  9. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Vampire High big_smile

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    Underworld the whole series

  11. Onusonus profile image78
    Onusonusposted 8 years ago

    Buffy the vampire slayer.

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      lynnechandlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I really could never take that seriously to get into it. Interestingly enough I know plenty of people who did.

      1. Onusonus profile image78
        Onusonusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I was just kidding.

  12. Onusonus profile image78
    Onusonusposted 8 years ago

    I'm realy a twilight fan.........*snicker*

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      lynnechandlerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol Oh don't want to even go there.

      I'm more on the historical gothic end of this spectrum. I'd really like to create a great dark story.

  13. torimari profile image67
    torimariposted 8 years ago

    Interview with the Vampire is my number one...that's how I perceive my vampires. x) I also like Nosferatu and Bramstoker's Dracula.

  14. jellydonut25 profile image60
    jellydonut25posted 8 years ago

    Let the Right One In
    The Lost Boys
    Nosferatu (one of like TWO silent films I've ever enjoyed)
    From Dusk Till Dawn

    ^^^Those are all my FAVORITES

    30 Days of Night was ok, not great
    Underworld was ok, not great
    John Carpenter's Vampires was VERY GOOD, not GREAT...

    One that hasn't been mentioned (although I haven't seen it I heard it was AMAZING) is Thirst. it's a korean film from 2009...I have the DVD at home, just havent had 2 and a half hours to watch it...

    1. theageofcake profile image66
      theageofcakeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  15. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Next to Buffy is also, *Angel* smile

  16. Daniel Carter profile image74
    Daniel Carterposted 8 years ago

    Daybreakers is a waste. BLECH!
    Could have been quite good but just way too much gore and senseless weirdness.

    So, no, Daybreakers is not an all-time good recommendation.

    1. jellydonut25 profile image60
      jellydonut25posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard good things...

    2. theageofcake profile image66
      theageofcakeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "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?

  17. wychic profile image86
    wychicposted 8 years ago

    Bram Stoker's Dracula...of course, it has sentimental value too

    I also have to second (fourth? Fifth?) The Lost Boys

  18. mrcoopr2010 profile image61
    mrcoopr2010posted 8 years ago

    Once Bitten, remember that flick people?

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Lost Boys absolutely! I also liked Fright Night.

  20. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 8 years ago

    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!

  21. ume blossom profile image60
    ume blossomposted 8 years ago

    the underworld series;
    Interview with the vampire;
    Bram Stoker's Dracula;

    and I wish there was a movie made on "The tale of the body thief"

  22. Mike Lickteig profile image83
    Mike Lickteigposted 8 years ago

    House of Dark Shadows--based on the '60s television show.

    Also liked From Dusk Till Dawn and Lost Boys...

  23. Johnnie Black profile image60
    Johnnie Blackposted 8 years ago

    The best ever Vampire film is Dracula: Dead and Loving it!

    R.I.P. Leslie Nielsen sad

  24. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 8 years ago

    Dracula 2000.

    Lost Boys - Ye Olde Awesome Moviecus Vampirist big_smile

  25. Sarah Masson profile image65
    Sarah Massonposted 7 years ago

    Interview with the vampire is AMAZINGGG!!

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What Sarah said!

  26. TomC35 profile image60
    TomC35posted 7 years ago

    I agree with others who say "From Dusk Til Dawn" and "Lost Boys."  I personally thought "Fright Night" was overrated, but know many who love it.

    I am surprised no one has mentioned "Near Dark."  I recommend it if you have not seen it.  It is not the greatest vampire film of all time, but a very good film.

    1. Piper_Lynch profile image61
      Piper_Lynchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  27. Broken Poet profile image62
    Broken Poetposted 7 years ago

    i like cirqu du frak
    interview with a vampire
    van helsing
    30 days of night
    the lost boys

    anything that brings out the vicious side of vampires. modern vampires are too careful and too beautiful.... what happened to the angry side oof them?

  28. brimancandy profile image76
    brimancandyposted 7 years ago

    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!

    Master! Master!...I mean uh...Mister! Mister!

    Funny stuff!

  29. OldSkoolFool profile image61
    OldSkoolFoolposted 7 years ago

    What about Blood: The Last Vampire?

    Both the Anime and Live Action were good!

 
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