Vampire books and movies have become very popular after the Twilight series was released recently. However, these films are classics and Edward Cullen cannot be compared to these legendary vampires.
1. John Carpenter’s Vampires
This was released in 1998 and stars James Wood who plays the character of a vampire hunter. His parents were killed by vampires which is why he takes it upon himself to kill each and every vampire in town.
2. Lost Boys
Released in 1987, Lost Boys is very popular amongst hardcore vampire movie goers. Two boys along with their single mother move to a new town after which the younger son befriends a few odd boys. These kids say that they are vampire hunters while the older brother starts showing signs of becoming a vampire and the younger one takes it upon himself to save his brother.
3. Interview with a Vampire
This movie is based on a book by the same name by Anne Rice. It revolves around Louis, a plantation owner who becomes lifeless after his brother dies. Lestat, a vampire asks him if he wishes to become like him and Louis accepts. However, he does not enjoy his new life very much and the two change a little girl after which the two start living as a family during the 1700s. A young journalist then interviews a vampire who says that he is about 200 years old and delves into his life story.
This legendary film was released in 1958 and starred Christopher Lee. After getting attacked by Jonathan Harker, Dracula starts preying on Harker’s fiancée’s family after moving away. Dr. Van Helsing is the one and only vampire hunter who can protect them. This movie was critically acclaimed and was laced with both sexuality and gore.
5. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
This film was released in 1992 and was created keeping a modern audience in mind. The cast was great and the director did a great job which became apparent after it won innumerable awards.
6. From Dusk till Dawn
This movie was released in 1996 and is full of sexy female vampires, a nest of vampires, mass feeding- all set against a modern backdrop. Two brothers are looking to get through the night after robbing a bank. They end up choosing a strip joint which turns out to be a vampire nest. The vampires attack them and they try to survive till sunrise.
Released in 1998, Blade is an action packed vampire film and is quite modern when compared to the rest. A woman gives birth to a baby boy while her neck is bleeding profusely and dies soon after. This child is Blade who grows up as a half-human, half-vampire.
This movie is based on the rivalry between vampires and werewolves. A war breaks out when the vampires realize that the werewolves have gotten the upper hand.
9. Dracula: Dead and Loving It
This is a spoof which makes fun of vampire films and mostly of Dracula. The movie is laced with ridiculous dancing and singing and will make you fall off your seat laughing. If you are a hardcore vampire-lover, you may not like this film but if you are a good sport, you will love it!
10. Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Gravens
This is undoubtedly the best vampire film ever to be made. It is a silent film in black and white and the protagonist is Count Orlock played by Max Schrek. Those who watch this film are either scared for days or cannot stop laughing.