The best and scariest vampire movies in horror film history. From Dracula to Nosferatu, and more. The vampire films with the most bite.
After compiling a list of all the thousands of vampire movies made, we've narrowed that list down to the best, scariest, and most fun vampire movies to watch. It wasn't easy; by the end, blood was everywhere on the cutting room floor. So sink your teeth into our list of the best vampires, blood-suckers and neck biters. These are the top 25 Vampire movies in cinema history:
1 - The Lost Boys (1987) Sam (Corey Haim) and the Frog Bros take on a gang of vampires that have taken over Santa Carlo. Brilliant screenplay with a pinch of dark humor.
2 - Dracula (1931) The classic original is still the best story, atmosphere and direction.
3 - John Carpenter's Vampires (1998) No one makes horror movies like John Carpenter. His work stands above the crowd, and this film really has bite to it.
4 - Nosferatu (1922) The earliest, and still the creepiest vampire movie ever. (right photo)
5 - Fright Night (1985) The original (not the remake) is an enjoyable action/horror film. Two guys move in next door to a high school kid, who suspects it is a vampire and his guardian. The kid gets help from a horror show actor, and they take on the unholy creature of the night.
6 - Last Man on Earth (1964) post-apocalyptic movie in which a virus has turned everyone into vampires. Vincent Price is the sole human scientist trying to find a cure and fight them off simultaneously.
7 - Let the Right One In (2008) creepy Swedish vampire love story.
8 - Thirst (2009) extraordinary Korean vamp movie.
9 - Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) Elite sophisticated vampires vs. beastly werewolves.
10 - Blade (1998)
11 - Near Dark (1987) the only good movie Kathryn Bigelow ever successfully directed.
12 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Pee Wee Herman is a Vampire!
13 - Van Helsing (2004)
14 - From Dusk Til Dawn (1996) Robert Rodriguez directs a compelling vampire story about 2 bank robbers who kidnap a family and take them to Mexico where they meet a hive of vampire creatures. George Clooney and Harvey Keitel star in this great piece of horror.
13 - Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) Japanese live-action film based on the anime.
14 - Bram Stroker's Dracula (1992)
15 - Shadow of the Vampire (2000) about the filming of Nosferatu.
16 - Salem's Lot (1979) based on the Stephen King novel.
17 - Night Watch (2005) and Day Watch (2007)
18 - Omega Man (1971) remake of Last Man on Earth
19 - Daybreakers (2009)
20 - 30 Days of Night (2007)
21 - Horror of Dracula (1958)
22 - Dracula (1979) Frank Langella, eerie Gothic setting.
23 - Twilight (2008) the least favorite among vampire aficionados, but this movie does have a few scenes with merit. Maybe the acting is bad, the screenplay abysmal, but a the final fight scene is worthy.
24 - Monster Squad (1987) teens band together to save their town from the Universal Monsters.
25 - Interview with the Vampire (1994) Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater.
Are you feeling the need for a garlic necklace yet? Now you've got plenty to watch for your Halloween movie marathon, or any horror film double feature.
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Werewolves and vampires will always inspire new movies to come. I just hope the vampires get out of high school before the movie starts filming.