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Top 100 Best Vampire Movies Of All Time

DivyaDivya-Updated Nov 9, 2021


Vampire Movies

 

To make amends (supernatural fights are totally not our thing) with our previous list on werewolves here’s the list of the much-favored counterpart Vampire movies.

 

Bram Stoker's Dracula would be that book you all would’ve picked up and then had nightmares about.

 

The neighborhood bat happily hanging upside down would never know about the horror story they have been starring in since the very beginning of this interestingly eerie and scary genre.

 

Vampire movies have forever been the one franchise of the horror genre that somehow manages to survive even though most of the plotlines come from a similar story.

 

But then there has also been no better genre to show off the technical brilliance cinema has been developing over the years.

 

The supernatural genre fans would totally be thrilled because here we have a list of the best from Vampire Movies since the very beginning of time that you can binge-watch.

 

Get the popcorns ready, the future nightmares are about to get some creative ideas !!

 

 

1. Nosferatu (1922)

 

Nosferatu (1922)

 

The pioneer though accused and proved to be an official and unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula stands tall even today for the technique and talent that scarred its viewers (the movie was done that well).

 

After being sued by Stoker's heirs the movie was ordered by the court to be completely destroyed but a few copies survived and became the textbook for the generations that followed.

 

The young energetic real estate assistant Hutter is sent by his superior to Count Orlok in Transylvania who wants to buy a house.

 

Everything looked normal until Hutter stopped at an inn where the people seemed terrified at the mention of the count's name. werewolves and vampires are a myth or not.

 

What followed becomes a supernatural super horror movie that is spoken about even 100 years later.

 

A perfect example of the much-loved human trait of how we fail to see the trap in front when money is dangled right before it.

 

This time however the trouble got out of our hands. The movie showed an excellent cinematic technique for the time and though it was initially meant for a small audience, destiny had different plans and it traveled far and wide.

 

 

2. Daybreakers (2009)

 

Daybreakers (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title Daybreakers
Year 2009
Watch time 98 min
Directors Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Cast Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Harriet Minto-Day
Box Office $30.10M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 57
Writers Michael Spierig
Music By Christopher Gordon
Cinematography By Ben Nott
Costume By George Liddle

 

The Spierig brothers’ science fiction action thriller while having so many predictable plotlines took a major deviation from the right turn point and that confused as well as majorly engaged the audience.

 

There is a future world and there for a change, humans are not running that world. "People are always willing to pay extra for the real thing." The popular real-world marketing strategy has taken a vampirish bath and you all are going to love this story.

 

The world has been taken over by vampires and humans are bred for their blood.

 

The hematologist Edward Dalton played by Ethan Hawkes is trying to find a substitute for human blood by which we believe can be a change to the whole destiny of the human race.

 

And one day he meets a strange woman who might have the answer to his questions.

 

The movie steadily grows from its moody state into a gory final act that will tell you some stories about the effort that went behind creating the not-so-usual vampire story.

 

 

3. Fright night (2011)

 

Fright night (2011)

 

Entity Detail
Title Fright Night
Year 2011
Watch time 106 min
Directors Craig Gillespie
Cast Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, David Tennant, Toni Collette
Box Office $18.30M
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore 64
Writers Marti Noxon
Music By Ramin Djawadi
Cinematography By Javier Aguirresarobe
Costume By Richard Bridgland

 

Remake of the Tom Hollands 1985 brilliance and they didn’t do it that bad we would say.

 

Our hero Charley Brewster lives in a suburb in the desert with his mother. As an old friend comes back into his life so do many missing cases and a vampire.

 

The teen remake of the original witty vampire story is about gore, fights, and also balanced out some missing plotlines of the past while also missing some important aspects but leaving all that aside this little town with the newly moved in vampire will give you all quite a fun ride.

 

 

4. Let the right one in (2008)

 

Let the right one in (2008)

 

A highly disturbing vampire story very unlike the usual Dracula story. The Swedish romantic horror film tells the story of a young boy who makes a very strange friend in the suburbs of Stockholm in the early 1980s.

 

As Oskar wanders around with his new friend Eli what he doesn’t know is that his friend is actually a vampire.

 

And to the strange story of survival in between all his bullies sometimes a vampire might be the right choice to have around you.

 

This movie is not for everybody because it is really disturbing for the genre. But then you all came here for that package and looks like the movie is a total package.

 

 

5. Dracula (1931)

 

Dracula (1931)

 

Entity Detail
Title Dracula
Year 1931
Watch time 75 min
Directors Tod Browning, Karl Freund
Cast Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 71
Writers Bram Stoker
Music By Karl Freund
Cinematography By Milton Carruth
Costume By Charles D. Hall

 

The first talkie horror film gave a proper direction to many better and well-received horror films.

 

The American Pre-Code supernatural horror film was an overall success that led to a number of spins offs and sequels based on the same to be released.

 

Bela Lugosi plays a very well-mannered and composed Dracula. Dracula and Renfield go to England as the vampire wants Mina to join him in his afterlife.

 

Her fiancée and Van Helsing should stop them before things get out of hand. One of the greatest movies of Hollywood from the time that stood tall among all the tests and is still regarded as a great movie.

 

 

6. Black Sunday (1960)

 

Black Sunday (1960)

 

Mario Bava's official directorial debut is about a witch who curses her killers. Asa Vajda and her paramour are sentenced to death for sorcery.

 

She curses her killers. Two hundred years later the witch is released from her curse and sets out for vengeance.

 

The name and the face Barbara Steele will stay with you even after the movie ends.

 

Widely recognized as Mario Bava's greatest movie the movie played beautifully all the limitations of the time.

 

The gothic appearance of the movie is spookier and scarier than the usual hammer movies.

 

 

7. Dracula (1958)

 

Dracula (1958)

 

There are so many versions of the Dracula movie done over time and this one remains among the best in the lot.

 

Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee set standards for the greatest horror duo in history all through their films that a reference still remains intact when the genre is the subject in discussion.

 

Christopher Lee became the new face of Dracula after the death of Bela Lugosi and he made sure to keep the legacy.

 

Much in difference to the previous movies, this one is more about blood and gore than the gothic elements.

 

The deaths are formed more into a revenge story than just the quest for blood.

 

The best part of the movie is the climax where Helsing realizes the coffin is in the cellar and there is an elevation of the plot and the scene with the fighting element added to it.

 

 

8. Vampyr (1932)

 

Vampyr (1932)

 

Dreyer's first sound film came with a lot of struggles and challenges for the time it came out from.

 

The technique the movie showed on a visual level was terrific and much appreciated as well.

 

There is so much style and technique gone into the story that many were disappointed by the lack of a proper technique used in the story as well.

 

The story is about a man drawn into a castle due to some strange reasons where he ends up being the rescuer for the curse of a vampire bestowed upon the young women of the house.

 

Many questions still left unanswered was the major drawback of the movie.

 

 

9. Vampire Academy (2014)

 

Vampire Academy (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title Vampire Academy
Year 2014
Watch time 104 min
Directors Mark Waters
Cast Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovskiy, Gabriel Byrne
Box Office $7.79M
IMDb Rating 5.5
Metascore 31
Writers Richelle Mead
Music By Rolfe Kent
Cinematography By Tony Pierce-Roberts
Costume By Lisa Chugg

 

They put on a twist on Hogwarts with vampires. Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch) and Vasilisa "Lissa" Dragomir (Lucy Fry) had run away from St. Vladimir's Academy and have been living alone for almost a year until their guardian finds them and brings them back.

 

Lissa is a princess and Rose falls in the category meant to protect them. As they return there are many threats and difficulties for the duo along with fighting the teenage issues as well.

 

There is also an interesting twist at the very end. The movie didn’t raise our expectations much and hence didn’t disappoint either.

 

A light fantasy teenage story with all the quirks that come with the vampire story.

 

 

10. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

 

Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

 

Entity Detail
Title Let's Scare Jessica to Death
Year 1971
Watch time 89 min
Directors John D. Hancock
Cast Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Kevin O'Connor, Gretchen Corbett
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 6.4
Metascore ---
Writers John D. Hancock
Music By Orville Stoeber
Cinematography By Robert M. Baldwin
Costume By Mariette Pinchart

 

John Hancock's directorial debut is a scary journey through the anticipations of a psychologically traumatized woman who believes that another woman she has let into her house is actually a vampire.

 

There is this strange creepy mood that the movie develops on you that you end up hoping that so much is about to happen.

 

A young woman with her husband and friend moves to a town where they meet another strange woman who they invite to stay over.

 

As history unfolds about the previous residents and their daughter killed on her wedding day who is believed to be a vampire a strange figure rises from the lake making the most unsettling impact on the viewers.

 

A very underrated psychological thriller that will haunt you at least for a few days.

 

 

11. Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

 

Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (1968)

 

The Japanese science horror fiction movie became an instant hit for the change in genre that it experimented with.

 

Sugisaka; Kuzumi; Mrs. Neal, an American widow; Senator Mano of the Constitutional Democratic Party; weapons exporter Tokiyasu and his wife Noriko; psychiatrist Momotake; space biologist Professor Sagai; and the young man who called in the bomb threat are the sole survivors of a plane crash.

 

In order to survive the hijacker and the vampire plague they all now have to play to their strengths.

 

Quentin Tarantino described the movie as one of his favorites. We agree that this movie is not for all but once you get a feel for the genre there is so much you could explore available in the movie.

 

 

12. Daughters of Darkness (1971)

 

Daughters of Darkness (1971)

 

Entity Detail
Title Daughters of Darkness
Year 1971
Watch time 87 min
Directors Harry Kümel
Cast Delphine Seyrig, John Karlen, Danielle Ouimet, Andrea Rau
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 74
Writers Pierre Drouot
Music By François de Roubaix
Cinematography By Eduard van der Enden
Costume By Alexandre

 

The Belgian Erotic horror film is about two women who are vampires but not the kind you might be familiar with.

 

Stefan Chilton is traveling with his newlywed wife Valerie as they had to stop in between for a brief time they meet a strange countess Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Báthory with her secretary Ilona who is recalled by many as have not aged at all.

 

All the while strange killings of children happen in the town, little did the couple know about what is going to fall over them.

 

And for Valerie, her fate is about to take a tragic turn in all its essence.

 

And for the vampire, you all might have guessed but that’s just not it. There is more yet to come with an ending that might scare you a bit as well.

 

The weird stylish vampiric erotic movie has a different take on vampires here.

 

 

13. Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

 

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

 

From the better part of the hammer series, Dracula has risen from the grave this time to get back his castle and take revenge on the exorcist responsible for it.

 

James Bernard's music score is the perfect background note to keep the thrilling element on track.

 

There is the usual formula of Dracula movies visible even in this one with the story.

 

Dracula wants revenge on the exorcist and for that controls the priest into revealing all the details of the exorcist.

 

The exorcist’s niece is under Dracula’s spell while her atheist boyfriend tries to protect her.

 

Weak character development was significantly evident in this movie. But still, the making of the movie gave hopes for better ones to come.

 

 

14. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

 

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

 

Directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola is not the truest version of the book but has tried hard to be among the finest versions ever created.

 

Acting-wise also the movie stood out for the technique it showcased. Winona Ryder deserves a special mention for her skills.

 

Vlad Dracula rises from his grave to avenge the death of his wife. As he believes that Mina Murray is the reincarnation of his wife, he is on a desperate journey to get her back. while Van Helsing is called upon to make things right.

 

This film is believed to be the closest to Bram Stoker's novel. Cinematography, costumes, and visuals were excellent in the Coppola magic version.

 

 

15. The Addiction (1995)

 

The Addiction (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Addiction
Year 1995
Watch time 82 min
Directors Abel Ferrara
Cast Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra, Edie Falco
Box Office $0.30M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore ---
Writers Nicholas St. John
Music By Joe Delia
Cinematography By Ken Kelsch
Costume By Beth Curtis

 

The 1995 American vampire horror film with its black and white cinematography showed some really unique cinematography skills.

 

The young student Kathleen Conklin was walking home and then everything changes for her when a Casanova bites her.

 

And from then she suffers a strong addiction to blood. The director is well known for his drug addiction movies and in one way the addiction can be read like that as well.

 

You would be really surprised at the similarities that you would find here. There is also a number of philosophical references stated not so subtly which to our surprise was enlightening enough.

 

The weirdly good movie will easily be your personal favorite B-movies list.

 

 

16. Chronos (1985)

 

Chronos (1985)

 

Guillermo del Toro's first full-length film is a very different story from the usual kind in the genre.

 

It all begins when centuries ago an alchemist found a strange device that promises immortality.

 

Years later an old kind of religious antique dealer Jesús Gris finds the device in an archangel and somehow starts it only to get injected by the device.

 

As Gris finds his youthful vigor finding its way back to him, there is another man who has been searching for the same device for years.

 

Sometimes very deadly humans can be more dangerous than all the supernatural beings. Can a vampire survive the struggles with the ruthless and dying Dieter de la Guardia, who is in dire need of the device.

 

Unlike the usual blood and gore, this movie has an equally significant storyline running in parallel that will make you really want to see the whole thing.

 

 

17. Thirst (2009)

 

Thirst (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title Thirst
Year 2009
Watch time 134 min
Directors Park Chan-Wook
Cast Kang-ho Song, Kim Ok-bin, Hee-jin Choi, Dong-soo Seo
Box Office $0.30M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 73
Writers Émile Zola
Music By Yeong-Wook Jo
Cinematography By Chung-hoon Chung
Costume By Jae-Sung Lee Seong-hie Ryu

 

The South Korean horror film is loosely based on the 1867 novel Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola.

 

Park Chan-wook has given the world something that the thirst for more begins right after this movie.

 

The plotline is about a priest who volunteers in treatment for a strange virus but ends up being infected.

 

As the priest falls in love with his friend’s wife his supernatural desires and desires for the woman make him do very unnatural things which he wouldn’t do in his usual senses.

 

An engaging and disturbing weird tale that showed some great direction and performances from the actors the movie became well-received as well.

 

The film also won Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

 

 

18. Isle of the Dead (1945)

 

Isle of the Dead (1945)

 

Entity Detail
Title Isle of the Dead
Year 1945
Watch time 71 min
Directors Mark Robson
Cast Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore ---
Writers Ardel Wray
Music By Leigh Harline
Cinematography By Jack MacKenzie
Costume By Albert Greenwood

 

As a fun fact rather than being inspired by books or other movies, this movie was inspired by the painting Isle of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin.

 

Be prepared for Vorvoloka, because the power can still be around. After almost a ten-year quarantine a military squad is sent to an island where a defunct biological warfare lab is situated to retrieve some very controversial documents.

 

But they have to fight not only natural causes but vampires or Vorvoloka power that now infest the island as well.

 

A war within themselves to survive as they battle the superstations or the reality makes one good film to watch.

 

Christopher Cano and Chris Ridenhour's score complements the great cinematography by Laura Beth Lov. If for everything the movie is one splendid visual treat in all aspects.

 

 

19. Nadja (1994)

 

Nadja (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title Nadja
Year 1994
Watch time 93 min
Directors Michael Almereyda
Cast Elina Löwensohn, Peter Fonda, Nic Ratner, Karl Geary
Box Office $0.45M
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore 64
Writers Michael Almereyda
Music By Simon Fisher-Turner
Cinematography By Jim Denault
Costume By Dina Doll

 

A different approach to the genre that the film can be categorized as an art film.

 

Count Voivoide Arminius Chousescu Dracula is dead and his daughter Nadja comes to claim the body.

 

Van Helsing who is in jail now uses the help of his son to make sure that the reign of the Dracula family is to be stopped once and for all.

 

The narrative also shifts when Nadja looks into her brother's condition along with his nurse who has to be saved.

 

Cassandra is Van Helsing's niece. Peter Fonda does a great job as Van Helsing and even as Dracula that was difficult to point out as both were the same person.

 

The art film received a lot of criticism but in total was a very different take on the vampire story.

 

 

20. The Lost Boys (1987)

 

The Lost Boys (1987)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Lost Boys
Year 1987
Watch time 97 min
Directors Joel Schumacher
Cast Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes
Box Office $32.22M
IMDb Rating 7.3
Metascore 63
Writers Jan Fischer
Music By Thomas Newman
Cinematography By Michael Chapman
Costume By Bo Welch

 

The success of this movie led the franchise to create two sequels and two comic book series as well.

 

Word has it that a reboot is on the way with Noah Jupe and Jaeden Martell ." One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach: all the damn vampires." and that’s a finish you didn’t anticipate.

 

And that is all about the place with so many vampires running around. Michael and Sam travel to Santa Carla with their mother Lucy to live with her eccentric father called grandpa.

 

Michael falls for a star who is already dating David the head of a biker gang.

 

Sam befriends Edgar and Alan frog who are vampire hunters. When Micheal is lured into David's gang and becomes a partial vampire Sam asks the help of his friends to reverse the curse but he may be too late.

 

A teenage action, a comedy horror movie with one top-notch soundtrack becomes one of the most entertaining vampire movies ever to be made.

 

Joel Schumacher did something incredible with the script that makes the experience really worthwhile.

 

 

21. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002)

 

Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002)

 

Completely shot in the silent film tradition, the movie mimicked a lot of the memorable techniques of the era.

 

The "Bloofer Lady" takes over the city and panic spreads around as infants are killed by her.

 

Lucy Westenra is engaged to marry Lord Arthur Holmwood but then fate had different plans for her when Dracula arrives and attacks her.

 

She is contaminated and Van Helsing tries to revive her. Renfield the inmate of a mental asylum escapes causing a chain massacre.

 

Lucy becomes Dracula's puppet and fear and dread spread across the city. To bring back the balance a lot is to be done as Dracula is to be killed.

 

The film is mostly shot in black and white with occasional bright colors. A worthy experiment that followed the traditional vampire story.

 

 

22. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

 

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Year 2000
Watch time 103 min
Directors Jack Fletcher, Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Cast Andrew Philpot, John Rafter Lee, Pamela Adlon, Wendee Lee
Box Office $0.15M
IMDb Rating 7.7
Metascore 62
Writers Hideyuki Kikuchi
Music By Marco D'Ambrosio
Cinematography By Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Costume By Kenichi Kawamura

 

The movie is widely regarded as the sequel that was equally compelling to the previous one.

 

The movie is based on the third novel in Kikuchi's series D - Demon Deathchase.

 

Yoshiaki Kawajiri the anime master has taken his techniques to the next level to make this visual treat.

 

The film is set in the future where Vampires and monsters lurk around but are declining in number due to the vampire hunters.

 

Charlotte Elbourne is abducted from her home by the extremely powerful nobleman bloodsucker Meier Link.

 

And now we are introduced to the dhampir or Vampire Hunter ‘D’. Charlotte’s father who is wheelchair-bound hires Vampire Hunter ‘D’ to find her and offers a huge sum as a reward.

 

At the same time, another team called The Marcus brothers is also hired by Charlotte's elder brother Adam.

 

Both take a run for the money though later the groups realize that the woman went with Meir on her own terms.

 

The group however in the end had to make an alliance to complete the mission.

 

Meier meanwhile also hires his own team to protect him; the mutant Barbarois. And there ensues a battle where loss is inevitable for everyone involved.

 

The movie began with the story of a rescue mission but then there is a twist to the story that changes its direction.

 

There is depth, very much satisfying gothic elements, and a great animation adventure that together makes one of the greatest animation vampire movies of the time.

 

Highly recommended for the genre fans.

 

 

23. Let Me In (2010)

 

Let Me In (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Let Me In
Year 2010
Watch time 116 min
Directors Matt Reeves
Cast Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono
Box Office $12.13M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 79
Writers Matt Reeves
Music By Michael Giacchino
Cinematography By Greig Fraser
Costume By Ford Wheeler

 

The remake of the 1985 cult classic has indeed made some significant landing marks but somehow failed to reach every nook and corner.

 

The remake of the Swedish much favored "Let the right one in" tells almost the same story.

 

Out of all the horror, these movies portray there is a strange longing of understanding that the movies share.

 

Owen is a kid with a traumatizing life with bullies at school and a broken family until Abby moves in next door who is actually a vampire.

 

Both the kids do total justice to the characters that you see how their broken souls connect.

 

Americans are not in for movies with subtitles and hence came this movie. Well while most remakes are evil, we believe this one was faithful to the original story and did try to make sure that it did not hurt anybody.

 

The fans wouldn’t be hurt.

 

 

24. Martin (1977)

 

Martin (1977)

 

Entity Detail
Title Martin
Year 1977
Watch time 95 min
Directors George A. Romero
Cast John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau
Box Office $0.10M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 68
Writers George A. Romero
Music By Donald Rubinstein
Cinematography By Michael Gornick
Costume By Michael Gornick

 

With George Romero passing the tickets we all board the train with Martin from Indianapolis to Pittsburgh.

 

The psychological horror-thriller is about a young man who thinks he is a vampire and feeds on the women he meets.

 

On moving to Pittsburgh to his cousin's aid he believes will cure his urges but fails miserably only to ultimately lead to some very tragic consequences.

 

With old cousin Tateh Cuda who believes some of this true Martin is on a killing spree and later we also see the death of Christine, the cousin's relative for which Martin is accused of as well.

 

The zombie man Romero has given a very strong and powerful impact on Martin and yes you all would feel that as well.

 

 

25. The Brides of Dracula (1960)

 

The Brides of Dracula (1960)

 

The voice narrates"Transylvania, land of dark forests, dread mountains and black unfathomable lakes. Still, the home of magic and devilry as the nineteenth century draws to its close.

 

Count Dracula, the monarch of all vampires, is dead. But his disciples live on to spread the cult and corrupt the world.

 

There is that spooky stylish ambiance of the movie that you know when the woman is Seen to be traveling alone to her new job and gets stopped in the middle that she is walking right into danger.

 

A baroness offers to take her for the night. When the truth is actually revealed the baroness occasionally takes a young woman into her castle for her vampire son to feed on.

 

But when this young woman sympathizes with the son hell is broken loose. There is the legendary Van Helsing and a whole town to fight the vampire but this time Dracula is attending the war with his horde of brides making it all too complicated.

 

Different from the previous movies the climax shows an innovative take on Meinsters killing.

 

 

26. Underworld (2003)

 

Underworld (2003)

 

Entity Detail
Title Underworld
Year 2003
Watch time 121 min
Directors Len Wiseman
Cast Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Shane Brolly, Michael Sheen
Box Office $51.97M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 42
Writers Kevin Grevioux
Music By Paul Haslinger
Cinematography By Tony Pierce-Roberts
Costume By Kevin Phipps

 

Underworld has a history to tell, of Lycans and vampires. The Corvinus bloodline takes a deviation from their history when it is revealed that an heir carries a unique genetic strain.

 

The strain will allow him to be a vampire-Lycan hybrid. Selene a vampire death dealer who kills Lycans falls in love with Michael, a human.

 

But when he is bitten by a Lycan her duty and emotions are at war.

 

This is the center of the plotline. Of love, revenge, family, and relationships this movie is definitely a must-watch.

 

And adding to the fun, unlike our usual leaders who fight for power these people have developed a well-versed pattern where the elders hibernate until their chance.

 

 

27. Underworld: Evolution (2006)

 

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

 

Entity Detail
Title Underworld: Evolution
Year 2006
Watch time 106 min
Directors Len Wiseman
Cast Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy, Tony Curran
Box Office $62.32M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 36
Writers Danny McBride
Music By Marco Beltrami
Cinematography By Simon Duggan
Costume By Patrick Tatopoulos

 

The underworld series never disappoints, the second movie in the series also lived up to the name.

 

The war between the vampires and the Lycans have been kept a secret for years.

 

The two sons of Alexander vary in all aspects. Marcus’s brother is imprisoned despite his interventions.

 

There are stories that the Vampire universe secretly hid under its roof for ages and it's time for them to come out.

 

There is also an in-depth journey into Selene’s past revealing why she is very important at this stage of the story.

 

As an understanding between the enemies goes unresolved. The only hope now is to wake the very forefather of all these evolutions, Alexander Corvinus.

 

The war between the werewolves and vampires goes deadly with the battle at the very end.

 

Though the backstory of the movie is something very hard to keep up with once you get the hang of it things will start looking good.

 

 

28. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

 

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Year 2009
Watch time 92 min
Directors Patrick Tatopoulos
Cast Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh
Box Office $45.80M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 44
Writers Danny McBride
Music By Paul Haslinger
Cinematography By Ross Emery
Costume By Dan Hennah

 

The third movie of the series also stood at par with the predecessors. Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy are back and we couldn’t expect anything better.

 

The aristocratic dilemma still continues. A Lycan falls in love with the vampire and the rest isn’t hard to predict.

 

And for Selene, this movie has revelations that she finds hard to believe. CGI, visual effects, music, makeup all excelled very well in their domains to be proud of.

 

The blood and gore at times are enough to haunt you even in your good dreams.

 

Highly recommended to the ones in love with the genre and also to the ones who are planning to fall in love with it.

 

 

29. Underworld: Awakening  (2012)

 

Underworld: Awakening  (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Underworld: Awakening
Year 2012
Watch time 88 min
Directors Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
Cast Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea
Box Office $62.32M
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore 39
Writers Len Wiseman
Music By Paul Haslinger
Cinematography By Scott Kevan
Costume By Claude Paré

 

And finally, the government and the public are now aware of the existence of Vampires and Lycans.

 

A program to study them ends in a disaster and to erase the non-humans becomes a priority.

 

Due to her high vampiric skills, Selene gets imprisoned in cryogenic suspension. As Selene and Michael are captured things go through a rough patch for the crowd outside.

 

Not the best in the franchise, this movie takes a different turn from the previous ones as it is no longer entirely devoted to vengeance.

 

There are some thrilling actions and events, overall, this is a slightly above-average not bad movie.

 

The movie received a lot of backlashes for not having a proper storyline than just the action.

 

 

30. Kiss of the Damned (2012)

 

Kiss of the Damned (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Kiss of the Damned
Year 2012
Watch time 97 min
Directors Xan Cassavetes
Cast Joséphine de La Baume, Roxane Mesquida, Milo Ventimiglia, Caitlin Keats
Box Office $0.01M
IMDb Rating 5.6
Metascore 48
Writers Xan Cassavetes
Music By Steven Hufsteter
Cinematography By Tobias Datum
Costume By Daniel R. Kersting

 

The vampire Djuna and the mortal artist Paolo fall in love. Though Djuna resists his advances she finally gives in when he doesn’t seem to be disturbed that she is a vampire and she turns him into a vampire.

 

They stay at a manor of her friends with her housekeeper Irene. Everything looked good and happy until Djunas sister Mimi decides to stay with them for a week as she unleashes havoc around the town.

 

The movie is not for everyone but if you are looking for a change from all the teenage love story vampire movies and the Dracula series here is something that you will enjoy.

 

 

31. Queen of the Damned (1995)

 

Queen of the Damned (1995)

 

This vampire wakes up after a one-hundred-year hibernation and decides to be a rock n roll star.

 

Well, there are artists even among vampires and we’re a bit jealous. Lestat is woken from the slumber by the sound of a hard rock band.

 

Jesse who works at an organization that researches paranormal activities come in close contact with the coven.

 

Jesse learns how Lestat turned into a vampire by his maker Marius (Vincent Perez) and his first contact with the powerful Queen Akasha (Aaliyah), who is the first vampire.

 

While vampires all over the world are not pleased with Lestats public presence they all come to LA to kill him and let’s see what happens in Los Angeles.

 

Where a strange hereditary secret connects Jesse to the vampires as well. An average insight into the vampire universe that doesn’t have so much to contribute but has enough to keep you all in the loop.

 

 

32. Once Bitten (1985)

 

Once Bitten (1985)

 

Entity Detail
Title Once Bitten
Year 1985
Watch time 94 min
Directors Howard Storm
Cast Lauren Hutton, Jim Carrey, Karen Kopins, Cleavon Little
Box Office $10.00M
IMDb Rating 5.5
Metascore 64
Writers Dimitri Villard
Music By John Du Prez
Cinematography By Adam Greenberg
Costume By Jerie Kelter

 

A gem from the 1980s that will make you laugh out loud though it is a vampire story.

 

Lauren Hutton is a vampire countess in search of a virgin lad to make sure that she doesn’t lose her youthfulness.

 

Jim Carrey plays Matt Kendall who gets lured into the trap. As the countess feeds twice on Matt and one more time would kill him.

 

It is up to Matt's friends and girlfriend that he does not turn into a vampire before the final bite.

 

Losing virginity becomes an ideal option now. Jim Carrey with his expressions here showed how much the future had on hold for him and that didn’t disappoint.

 

 

33. John Carpenter's Vampires (1998)

 

John Carpenter's Vampires (1998)

 

Entity Detail
Title Vampires
Year 1998
Watch time 108 min
Directors John Carpenter
Cast James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith
Box Office $20.24M
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore 42
Writers John Steakley
Music By John Carpenter
Cinematography By Gary B. Kibbe
Costume By David Schlesinger

 

“Forget whatever you’ve seen in the movies: they don’t turn into bats, crosses don’t work.” And by that, this is not a usual vampire story.

 

A team of church-sponsored vampire hunters headed by Jack Crow clears a nest but suspects that they haven’t found the master.

 

As Valek, the greatest and fiercest of vampires of the time hunts down the party and demolishes most of them.

 

The movie jumps directly into the blood and gore and wastes no time. As it is revealed that Valek is in search of a legendary Crucifix that will aid him with immortality to sunlight and more strength it is important to stop him.

 

In between love, war, and revenge this vampire hunt story will keep you all at the edge of your seats.

 

 

34. Son of Dracula (1943)

 

Son of Dracula (1943)

 

Entity Detail
Title Son of Dracula
Year 1943
Watch time 80 min
Directors Robert Siodmak
Cast Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton, Evelyn Ankers
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore ---
Writers Eric Taylor
Music By Hans J. Salter
Cinematography By George Robinson
Costume By Emmy Eckhardt

 

Third, in the Universals Dracula film series film historian Gary Rhodes described the movie as ‘varied’.

 

Count Alucard played by Lon Chaney, Jr. is said to be Dracula's son which in reality is Dracula spelled backward so he can also be another version of the real Dracula.

 

The story revolves around when the count moves to New Orleans visiting a woman who is in dire search of immortality and then strange things start happening around the town and everyone suspects the count.

 

There are not many horror elements added to the movie but there are enough spooky elements to make it worthy.

 

Lon Chaney Jr.is not everyone’s cup of tea but we agree that he did a fairly good job.

 

 

35. Bloodsucking Bastards (2015)

 

Bloodsucking Bastards (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Bloodsucking Bastards
Year 2015
Watch time 86 min
Directors Brian James O'Connell
Cast Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Joey Kern, Joel Murray
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 5.7
Metascore 50
Writers Sean Cowhig
Music By Anton Sanko
Cinematography By Matt Mosher
Costume By Andrea Federman

 

An at-the-office horror film with a tinge of comical element added to it.

 

The overworked employee Evan Sanders's life starts falling apart as his girlfriend dumps him and his boss gives a much deserved and desired promotion to his arch-nemesis and then it looks like his life is about to confluence with supernatural forces.

 

Now an office full of productive vampires and a few trying hard to battle them and to their advantage even the legal team joins the vampire tribe.

 

Kind of odd and slightly off but still the second half of the movie has enough comical elements to keep you all in the loop.

 

 

36. Captain Kronos—Vampire Hunter (1974)

 

Captain Kronos—Vampire Hunter (1974)

 

The British swashbuckling action horror film from Hammer studio took a different turn from their usual horror.

 

When Kronos and his companion, the hunchback Professor Hieronymus Grost are vampire killers called into a town to investigate mysterious deaths suspected to be vampires.

 

Now the special thing about these vampires is that they don’t kill just for blood but for youthfulness and to kill this special breed there is a number of special techniques used which you will find fascinating as well.

 

There are so many good things to be pointed out about the movie from having a very good score, great technique, and some interesting musical scores to making it all worthwhile.

 

The Van Helsing kind Kronos and his movie is definitely an escape into the vampire universe that you will enjoy.

 

 

37. Twilight (2008)

 

Twilight (2008)

 

Entity Detail
Title Twilight
Year 2008
Watch time 122 min
Directors Catherine Hardwicke
Cast Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke
Box Office $191.47M
IMDb Rating 5.2
Metascore 56
Writers Melissa Rosenberg
Music By Carter Burwell
Cinematography By Elliot Davis
Costume By Wendy Chuck

 

This stylish romantic vampire movie grew into an obsession for teenagers all over the world and to that extent, the name also got branded as a category of the genre.

 

The initial support the movie received led to a franchise being built over the Stephanie Meyer books that followed.

 

The first Movie shows Bella Swan moving in with her divorced father since she no longer can stay with her mother.

 

Bella is intrigued by another student of the same school, Edward Cullen who hails from a mysterious family that keeps to just themselves.

 

After some strange events that follow Bella conclude that Edward is a vampire. With her old acquaintance, Jacob who is revealed to be a werewolf, the vampires and the then real human world here is a love story you haven’t heard before.

 

The three-world perspective and the appreciation it received followed to bring out four more movies.

 

While the plotline wasn’t widely popular, over the course you could get a good perspective on the changing cinematic techniques and brilliance over the short span through these movies.

 

The movies that follow are from the series and much isn’t revealed because it is very easy to spill out the spoilers for the series.

 

Give it a chance maybe a few of them will end up on your good books.

 

 

38. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

 

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Year 2010
Watch time 124 min
Directors David Slade
Cast Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Xavier Samuel
Box Office $300.53M
IMDb Rating 5
Metascore 58
Writers Melissa Rosenberg
Music By Howard Shore
Cinematography By Javier Aguirresarobe
Costume By Shannon Gottlieb

 

The next movie in the saga after New Moon was widely accepted for being better than the previous movie.

 

The cinematography, color grading, and editing were much better and commendable in this movie. Someone is recruiting a vampire army and so the age-old enemies now united by a common love interest form a truce and for that a very uneasy one.

 

The werewolves and the Cullens now have a common enemy. Striking some interesting action sequences this movie was called the best one so far in the series.

 

 

39. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

 

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Year 2009
Watch time 130 min
Directors Chris Weitz
Cast Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Christina Jastrzembska
Box Office $296.62M
IMDb Rating 4.7
Metascore 44
Writers Melissa Rosenberg
Music By Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography By Javier Aguirresarobe
Costume By Lesley Beale

 

Since the first movie, there was a lot of hype for the second movie in the series to be released.

 

Robert Pattissons Edward leaves Bella when he realizes that he and his family can be a threat to his human lover.

 

The strange love this movie portrays took another hit when Bella’s death comes into Alice's vision.

 

But eventually, all things fall into the right place even after the Volturi intervening and finally the Cullen’s return back to Forks.

 

 

40. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

 

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1
Year 2011
Watch time 117 min
Directors Bill Condon
Cast Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Gil Birmingham
Box Office $281.29M
IMDb Rating 4.9
Metascore 45
Writers Melissa Rosenberg
Music By Carter Burwell
Cinematography By Guillermo Navarro
Costume By David Schlesinger

 

The first part of the final series witnesses the marriage of Bella and Edward and her pregnancy.

 

And there are some beautiful visual techniques used. For a human to survive the vampire pregnancy she has to undergo very difficult situations including drinking human blood.

 

The rapid growth of the baby kills the human Bella and she is injected with vampire venom but is it too late.?

 

 

41. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

 

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Year 2012
Watch time 115 min
Directors Bill Condon
Cast Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli
Box Office $292.30M
IMDb Rating 5.5
Metascore 52
Writers Melissa Rosenberg
Music By Carter Burwell
Cinematography By Guillermo Navarro
Costume By David Schlesinger

 

Bella now a vampire is happily raising their fast-growing child Renesmee. When the Volturi finds and suspects that Renesmee would be a threat.

 

A war rises and the coven with their supporters has to fight their own authorities.

 

Jacob imprints on Renesmee and forms a strange relationship that in another angle becomes a comfort to the group.

 

While the rest also gives a glimpse into the future that gives the audience closure as well.

 

The answer to Edward not being able to read Bella’s mind from the very beginning is also revealed in this movie.

 

 

42. What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

 

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

 

A fresh take on the genre happens with this movie when four vampires are sharing an apartment and of course the glimpse into the roommate shenanigans.

 

Viago, Vladislav, Deacon, and Petyr are roommates and to make the plot more interesting they are also vampires who are followed by a documentary team as well.

 

These vampires also possess some supernatural powers like levitation and turn themselves into animals. When their human help Jackie brings Nick as their treat, things don’t go that well as planned.

 

Nick causes quite a load of trouble that the vampire’s past is about to make a re-entry.

 

Months later when they visit the annual Unholy Masquerade things go out of control and werewolves also get involved.

 

Though there is a chance they might try to hypnotize you into forgetting this true gem, there is a possibility you won’t and of course, you can’t.

 

When the right bust of energy hits you hard even if you are tired of the genre you might end up liking it and there isn’t a better-accepted example.

 

 

43. Vampire Circus (1972)

 

Vampire Circus (1972)

 

The never-ending Hammer series, a movie about vampires who are into acrobatics or more commonly known as the circus.

 

The story surrounds a town that was earlier cursed by a Vampire and is now suffering from a deadly plague.

 

As they are barricaded from the rest of the world somehow a circus group makes their way only little did the town know that the group also has members of the family that had left the curse on them.

 

Before completely leaving the industry the movie is regarded among the noticeable works of Hammer though there is a lot of nudity, blood, and gore, unlike their usual productions.

 

 

44. Deafula (1975)

 

Deafula (1975)

 

Now here is something different for cinema lovers all over the world. The 1975 American horror movie is completely done in sign language and for those who don’t understand the sign language, a voiceover is given as well.

 

It’s a very strange experience and for that give it a try. The story is about a boy who discovers strange facts about himself through the discourse of life.

 

Steve Adams, a theology student suspects that he is a vampire. And then there is his mother who left his father to live in Draculas coffin, the father who gives him blood until he dies and many more strange things as well.

 

Something very surreal and for a glance into the deaf world of vampire perspectives let’s take a look.

 

 

45. Innocent Blood (1992)

 

Innocent Blood (1992)

 

Entity Detail
Title Innocent Blood
Year 1992
Watch time 112 min
Directors John Landis
Cast Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Loggia, David Proval
Box Office $4.97M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 44
Writers Michael Wolk
Music By Ira Newborn
Cinematography By Mac Ahlberg
Costume By Peg Cummings

 

The John Landis project kickstarted with so many expectations that many were disappointed with the result, nonetheless we don’t think any less of it.

 

The idea of vampire mobsters is very convincingly entertaining here. When Marie (Anne Parillaud) kills all the monsters but accidentally leaves one unscathed (Robert Loggia) he, in turn, kills and turns many.

 

And then with mobs and the vampire’s movie takes some interesting turns. As Marie teams up with the police to make things right let's see what really works.

 

There is so much mess surrounding this creation but with some excellent cast and top-notch technique, the movie does have a unique taste.

 

 

46. Hotel Transylvania (2012)

 

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Hotel Transylvania
Year 2012
Watch time 91 min
Directors Genndy Tartakovsky
Cast Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez
Box Office $148.31M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 47
Writers Peter Baynham
Music By Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography By Catherine Apple
Costume By Ron Lukas Noëlle Triaureau

 

Widely not included in most discussions because of its Adam Sandler story, this movie deserves immediate attention for being one good animated story that we loved watching.

 

The movie for one surprise twist is the story of a man who is not so good named Jonathan who accidentally comes across a hotel and falls in love with Dracula’s daughter.

 

As the overprotective father tried really hard to protect his daughter, things don’t always work in your favor.

 

Genndy Tartakovsky didn’t show any confusion of being new to CGI. In short, the movie is a fine family story that you all will enjoy.

 

And who wouldn’t like the part of the story where Dracula has a rebellious daughter.

 

 

47. Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

 

Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

 

A glimpse into the Japanese pit of violence, blood bath, and gore very different from all the similar story vampire flicks over the years.

 

The story centers around a group of Yakuzas and their many vampire powers. There are many oddball comedy elements used every now and then but the main issue with the movie was many unhinged plotlines that totally surprised the viewers.

 

Hayato Ichihara works as a henchman for his boss who is actually a vampire. While his boss is dying he bites Ichihara.

 

And now he is on a revenge spree. With even a frog monster around there are so many weird and fun elements packed into this movie.

 

 

48. I am Legend (2007)

 

I am Legend (2007)

 

Entity Detail
Title I Am Legend
Year 2007
Watch time 101 min
Directors Francis Lawrence
Cast Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Box Office $256.39M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 65
Writers Mark Protosevich
Music By James Newton Howard
Cinematography By Andrew Lesnie
Costume By Naomi Shohan David Lazan

 

The Will Smith starrer is loosely based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson.

 

Everything goes wrong on earth when a virus developed to cure cancers wipes humanity and hence befalls a deadly curse.

 

Neville is the last human on earth surprisingly immune to the virus and is developing a cure for it.

 

There are so many interesting, adrenaline rushing events throughout the movie but mainly what went wrong with the movie was that the CGI couldn’t make the vampires convincing enough for the audience, and to the main drawback unlike the previous versions in this movie they don’t speak and also the “Darkseekers” don not retain much of their previous characteristics.

 

 

49. Summer of Blood (2014)

 

Summer of Blood (2014)

 

Entity Detail
Title Summer of Blood
Year 2014
Watch time 86 min
Directors Onur Tukel
Cast Jonathan Caouette, Zach Clark, Dustin Guy Defa, Juliette Fairley
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 5.4
Metascore 55
Writers Onur Tukel
Music By Jason Banker
Cinematography By Onur Tukel
Costume By ---

 

Eric has a miserable life or so he thinks until a man convinces him to die but then the man is actually a vampire who transforms Eric.

 

As Eric struggled so much in his human love life his bloodlust and vampire life seem to take some drastic changes as time progresses.

 

With a lot of humorous elements added to a man’s miserable journey through life, this movie is good enough for some light mood moments.

 

 

50. Planet of Vampires (1965)

 

Planet of Vampires (1965)

 

The movie is considered as one of the greatest gifts to the cinematic universe by Mario Bava.

 

When two space shuttles crash in an alien planet as some mysterious entity possesses them and they start killing each other.

 

As the dead bodies become possessed and start killing the survivors. As the survivors come together, they realize they are not alone.

 

Barry Sullivan and Norma Bengell stand out especially for their spectacular performances. The movie came out from a small budget but had some impressive output and became widely seen for the technique used.

 

 

51. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

 

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

 

The final movie in the Hammer Dracula series was widely regarded for being the most absurd in the series.

 

The Dracula is played by John Forbes-Robertson who possesses the body of a Taoist monk who had come to warn him about the declining power of the seven golden vampires.

 

Dracula escapes the castle by using the monk’s body. Years later as Van Helsing played by none other than Peter Cushing is on a mission to kill the six vampires in the village and in the end comes face to face with a familiar face from the past and then ensues the battle everyone has been waiting for.

 

Somewhat different from the previous takes on the Dracula story, here we have a colorful, quirky take on vampire nature that is quite entertaining.

 

 

52. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

 

Entity Detail
Title Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Year 1992
Watch time 86 min
Directors Fran Rubel Kuzui
Cast Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Paul Reubens, Rutger Hauer
Box Office $16.62M
IMDb Rating 5.7
Metascore 48
Writers Joss Whedon
Music By Carter Burwell
Cinematography By James Hayman
Costume By Claire Jenora Bowin

 

Everything was normal for Buffy until one day a strange man called Merrick approaches her saying that she is the slayer destined to kill Vampires.

 

And then he takes her to a graveyard where she fights her first vampire. Buffy is also warned about Lothos who has killed many slayers in the past.

 

A lightweight fun movie with vampires running around with most characters doing justice to their jobs.

 

Buffy will keep you entertained although the second part falls apart a bit but nonetheless don’t compare it to the tv series because there is a chance that you might get disappointed then.

 

Buffy became an instant hit in the genre for being a lightweight entertainer and was quoted all through multiple parallel franchises.

 

 

53. Lifeforce (1985)

 

Lifeforce (1985)

 

A film that became a box office failure upon release and received backlash from most of the critics but later itself became a cult movie.

 

This force lives in outer space and one unfortunate event brings them to earth changing the fate of everyone involved within.

 

A group of astronauts goes to outer space to investigate Halley's comet but then they come across three corpses and a beautiful woman who is actually a space vampire.

 

When these reach earth it is beyond the control of normal humans. A pseudo-scientific horror thriller with enough gore to make their point valid, yes with the movie we explore a space vampire genre as well.

 

 

54. Salem’s Lot (2004)

 

Salem’s Lot (2004)

 

The two-part American miniseries is the second television adaptation of the Stephen King novel of the same name. the successful writer Ben Mears returns to Jerusalem’s lot to write about the evils he had been familiar with in the past.

 

And as if there isn’t a better time he has returned in time when there are vampires as well residing in the shunned Marsden house.

 

And now it’s time to face everything from the past to the present. Together with a strange crowd of his old English teacher, a newfound love interest, and also a young boy they have to make sure that this curse would not end up killing the whole town.

 

The 174 minutes will definitely entertain you all. Finally a good adaptation of the book than the previous one

 

 

55. Interview with The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

 

Interview with The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

 

Entity Detail
Title Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Year 1994
Watch time 123 min
Directors Neil Jordan
Cast Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst
Box Office $105.26M
IMDb Rating 7.5
Metascore 59
Writers Anne Rice
Music By Elliot Goldenthal
Cinematography By Philippe Rousselot
Costume By Dante Ferretti

 

Anne Rice with this movie gives a different twist to the vampire story. Reporter Daniel Molloy is about to interview somebody and not just any random person but a vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac played by Brad Pitt who wants to narrate to the world his life story.

 

The grief-stricken wealthy plantation owner Louis was convinced by Lestat de Lioncourt to become a vampire but quickly Lewis gets bored of that as well as he is also detesting the fact of killing humans for survival.

 

Mourning the loss of his mortal family and more yet to come, this vampire story has much more than what you can anticipate.

 

It was indeed an unusual fact that Rice didn’t want Brad Pitt in the movie though the outcome clearly suggests the impact of his presence.

 

 

56. Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

 

Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Vampire's Kiss
Year 1988
Watch time 103 min
Directors Robert Bierman
Cast Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley
Box Office $0.73M
IMDb Rating 6
Metascore 31
Writers Joseph Minion
Music By Colin Towns
Cinematography By Stefan Czapsky
Costume By Jacqueline Jacobson Scarfo

 

Well, now that’s a change. Did somebody say, Nicolas Cage? The full crazy, full Cage show makes this a total Nicolas Cage almost Wreckage.

 

But nonetheless, there are a lot of mannerisms even from the Stoker series that will make you laugh a lot.

 

Literary agent Peter Loew is on the verge of losing his sanity out of all his very unhealthy habits and with a new pass into the Vampire universe things go totally out of control.

 

As he tries to convince the whole world he is a vampire(he even gets a pair of fake fangs) it’s a comical dangerous vampire story that will entertain you all.

 

 

57. The Omega Man (1971)

 

The Omega Man (1971)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Omega Man
Year 1971
Watch time 98 min
Directors Boris Sagal
Cast Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo
Box Office $8.72M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 56
Writers John William Corrington
Music By Ron Grainer
Cinematography By Russell Metty
Costume By Art Loel

 

Well, we all dreaded something like this might happen, well nothing did thankfully. Okay, that was not about the movie but about the deadly virus.

 

Charlton Heston stars as the lone survivor of a global pandemic. The movie is the second official adaptation of Richard Matheson’s novel I am Legend though a more popular adaptation would be the Will Smith Starrer of the same name I am Legend.

 

A biological war is upon the world and what if you get to try an experimental vaccine and it works.

 

As scary as it sounds looks like this is the story of the next movie on our list.

 

There is so much of a lone man trying to survive the zombies. And being different from the first one, here we officially get an answer to what actually happened in the world and why he is immune to it.

 

There is also something to be hopeful for which you can find once you watch the movie.

 

Anthony Zerbe is to be specifically noted for his remarkable performance. It also has some very specific parallels drawn from the social environment of the time as well.

 

 

58. Blood for Dracula (1974)

 

Blood for Dracula (1974)

 

Paul Morrissey's Blood For Dracula is a horror film with so much beauty and technique added to it that you might actually fall in love with what you see.

 

Count Dracula is really sick and he along with his servant is in search of a bride for the Count.

 

But not any woman might work they need a virgin and that is not easy to be found.

 

Dracula then befriends Il Marchese di Fiore an Italian landowner willing to marry off one of his four daughters to him.

 

However, Mario, the estate's revolutionary handyman suspects something wrong happening. And everything ends in a blood-soaked climax.

 

Not for all but Blood for Dracula will entertain many for its not-so-usual blood and gore take on the vampire story.

 

 

59. Rabid (1977)

 

Rabid (1977)

 

There is something very unsettling about the approach in this story that takes it to a very important position for its uniqueness.

 

Rose and her boyfriend get in a motorcycle accident. After she is given a specific plastic surgery something changes inside rose that she desires blood for survival and grows a strange fang on her.

 

As the news of rabies spreading across the country there is that disease spreading horror that will scar you all.

 

The Cronenberg masterpiece is a darkly twisted story to be watched for all the right techniques it shows.

 

 

60. Fright Night (1985)

 

Fright Night (1985)

 

Entity Detail
Title Fright Night
Year 1985
Watch time 106 min
Directors Tom Holland
Cast Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall
Box Office $24.92M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 62
Writers Tom Holland
Music By Brad Fiedel
Cinematography By Jan Kiesser
Costume By John DeCuir Jr.

 

There is always a soft spot for the well-written and beautifully acted-out movies even though they might have a lot of flaws and Fright Night is rightly a candidate for the same.

 

Charley Brewster is a big-time fan of the horror show called Fright Night. One evening Charlie discovers that his neighbor is a vampire responsible for many killings.

 

As many things don’t add up and no one believes Charlie's rants it is up to his girlfriend Amy to try to make everything right.

 

As the duo even hires a vampire slayer to the job. One of the fan favorites and our personal fun choices this Halloween here’s a treat you all will enjoy watching.

 

 

61. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

 

Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Year 1995
Watch time 88 min
Directors Mel Brooks
Cast Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Peter MacNicol, Steven Weber
Box Office $10.77M
IMDb Rating 5.9
Metascore ---
Writers Mel Brooks
Music By Hummie Mann
Cinematography By Michael D. O'Shea
Costume By Jan Pascale

 

The spoof movie of Bram Stokers Dracula. The movie begins with London solicitor Thomas Renfield arriving in Transylvania and getting turned into his minion by Dracula.

 

As they embark on a journey to England upon arriving Renfield is admitted to a lunatic asylum.

 

Dracula visits the opera house and more killings start happening. Professor Abraham Van Helsing is called upon to make things right.

 

But first, he has to make sure who the real vampire is. Though the movie didn’t get a lot of laughs right still the Mel Brooks fans did get enough to remember the legend.

 

 

62. Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

 

Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

 

Entity Detail
Title Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
Year 1948
Watch time 83 min
Directors Charles Barton, Walter Lantz
Cast Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi
Box Office $4.80M
IMDb Rating 7.4
Metascore ---
Writers Robert Lees
Music By Frank Skinner
Cinematography By Charles Van Enger
Costume By Oliver Emert

 

The main plot of the movie is that Dracula has found Frankenstein who is in really bad shape.

 

So in order to make things work, Dracula uses his hypnotic powers to seduce a doctor to make Frankenstein function again so he can use it for his evil intentions.

 

And to make things better Wolfman gets a whiff of this notion and he’s here to sabotage the plan.

 

One of the most entertaining and interesting Abbott and Costello movies comedy movies that requires immediate attention if you haven’t watched it yet.

 

 

63. Blade II (2002)

 

Blade II (2002)

 

Entity Detail
Title Blade II
Year 2002
Watch time 117 min
Directors Guillermo del Toro
Cast Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela
Box Office $82.35M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 52
Writers Marv Wolfman
Music By Marco Beltrami
Cinematography By Gabriel Beristain
Costume By Carol Spier

 

The second installment from the Blade franchise follows the human-vampire hybrid Blade in his mission to protect humans from deadly vampires.

 

Blade rescues Abraham Whistler his mentor who was believed to be dead but actually was turned into a vampire and kept hostage.

 

A new mutant vampire virus is spreading that will equally affect vampires and humans. In a strange situation as such Blade comes into a treaty with a group of vampires.

 

It becomes hard for Blade to fight beside the ones he is actually against. Overall, the blade franchise doesn’t disappoint a great plot with a horror twist makes the movie enjoyable though the CGI was slightly misplaced in certain instances.

 

 

64. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

 

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

 

Widely promoted as the first Iranian vampire western but then this is an Iranian film not filmed in Iran but in the Persian language.

 

But to most expectations regarding it, the movie has a much familiar plotline in a most familiar way that disappointed many.

 

Arash lives with his drug addict father. As he meets a strange vampire and the death of his father follows there are things sometimes much beyond a common man’s understanding.

 

And what do you do remain a mystery?

 

 

65. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

 

Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

 

Entity Detail
Title Vampire in Brooklyn
Year 1995
Watch time 100 min
Directors Wes Craven
Cast Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison
Box Office $19.75M
IMDb Rating 4.6
Metascore 27
Writers Eddie Murphy
Music By J. Peter Robinson
Cinematography By Mark Irwin
Costume By Ha Nguyen

 

An abandoned ship crashes into the dockyard in Brooklyn with no survivors but a coffin carrying a vampire.

 

The last surviving vampire from the Caribbean race Is on a mission to find the woman, a dhampir daughter of a vampire to carry on his legacy.

 

Maximillian uses sinister methods to seduce Rita who doesn’t know about her history. the collaboration between horror-director Wes Craven and comedy actor Eddie Murphy in short didn’t launch as powerful as they expected it to be. but still, the movie was enjoyable to a large number in the crowd.

 

 

66. Van Helsing (2004)

 

Van Helsing (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title Van Helsing
Year 2004
Watch time 131 min
Directors Stephen Sommers
Cast Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, Shuler Hensley
Box Office $120.18M
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore 35
Writers Stephen Sommers
Music By Alan Silvestri
Cinematography By Allen Daviau
Costume By Cindy Carr

 

This is a package with an additional surprise packet. Unlike the usual Vampire combination of the wolves and vampires here you also get the Frankenstein monster.

 

What a treat.! Van Helsing is out on a mission: to destroy Dracula and to save the two last surviving members of a Romanian family.

 

With no memories to connect to his past, Van Helsing with the help of Anna fights off werewolves, the aftermath of Frankenstein’s experiments, a curse, and a past that could change the future.

 

Genuinely stunning CGI and background works clubbed with a fun story are worth a watch for sure.

 

The movie also grossed almost 300 million dollars at the box office.

 

 

67. The Hunger (1983)

 

The Hunger (1983)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Hunger
Year 1983
Watch time 97 min
Directors Tony Scott
Cast Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young
Box Office $5.98M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 52
Writers James Costigan
Music By Denny Jaeger Michel Rubini
Cinematography By Stephen Goldblatt
Costume By Brian Morris

 

Miriam Baylock is a vampire who transforms her lovers promising them eternal immortality but they don’t know that once she is done with them they start aging.

 

John her newest lover finds himself aging at a rapid pace and consults a gerontologist who later falls under Miriam's trap as well.

 

There is so much style and technique gone into the movie that the popular opinion falls on how they could have worked more on it to make it better.

 

 

68. Near Dark (1987)

 

Near Dark (1987)

 

Entity Detail
Title Near Dark
Year 1987
Watch time 94 min
Directors Kathryn Bigelow
Cast Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton
Box Office $3.37M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 76
Writers Kathryn Bigelow
Music By Tangerine Dream
Cinematography By Adam Greenberg
Costume By Stephen Altman

 

The movie is as much a romance story as a horror story. Caleb Colton meets a young drifter named Mae whom he is smitten with but what he doesn’t know is that she is a vampire.

 

She bites him and turns him. But when Caleb realizes that his own family is in jeopardy there are some last-minute decisions to be made that can maybe reverse his fate.

 

Romance, crime, thriller, and horror blended into something that is so enjoyable makes the time you spend on this worthy.

 

 

69. The Last Man on Earth (1964)

 

The Last Man on Earth (1964)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Last Man on Earth
Year 1964
Watch time 86 min
Directors Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow
Cast Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi Stuart
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 6.8
Metascore ---
Writers Richard Matheson
Music By Paul Sawtell Bert Shefter
Cinematography By Franco Delli Colli
Costume By Brunello Serena Ulloa

 

Adaptation of Richard Matheson’s I am Legend, the 1964 post-apocalyptic science fiction did turn a lot of heads at that time.

 

Vincent Price is the last man standing on earth or the last completely human on earth.

 

As a deadly virus spreads all over the world that makes humans into ghastly vampiric creatures that cannot stand sunlight, garlic, or mirrors.

 

But the film overall didn’t answer a lot of questions regarding the outbreak which the later adaptation Omega Man did better and got called as the better adaptation of the novel.

 

 

70. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

 

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

 

The 1970’s Surreal Czechoslovakian film mixed some very out-of-the-box elements to gain mixed reviews from viewers all over the world.

 

Valerie receives a mystery earring which gets stolen and then finds its way back to her.

 

As Valerie sees the world around her for the strange emotions, vampires, and monsters it withholds Valerie's week is a journey of awakening to reality.

 

As Valerie escapes all her hurdles with the help of the earrings and her brother whose name is Eagle.

 

We get an adventure with vampires backing up.

 

 

71. Black Sabbath (1963)

 

Black Sabbath (1963)

 

Black Sabbath happens in three sections. In one story Rosy gets threatened by Pimp Frank against whom she had given testimony which further leads to a tragedy.

 

In the second story Nurse, Helen Chester steals a cursed ring from her patient. In the third story, Russian Count Vladimir D'Urfe is hunting a murderous Turkish bandit.

 

Boris Karloff's narrations help in moving through the anthology swiftly. Fear, anxiety, truth, and guilt take a toll as we move through the stories.

 

Horror master Mario Bava has made another brilliant creation to be marked on the golden pages with the movie.

 

 

72. Night Watch (2004)

 

Night Watch (2004)

 

Excellent visuals and perfectly blended CGI make this movie a worthwhile watching experience. The movie had a good storyline but what went wrong was the rush to complete the plotline which resulted in major confusion.

 

The dark moody movie is not for all but the Russian chaos most probably would delight a certain number of fans.

 

The significant others who are not humans also live on earth. The forces of light and darkness exist coherently while one controls the vampires.

 

A dark tale of the battle that lived through the centuries.

 

 

73. Day Watch (2006)

 

Day Watch (2006)

 

More than a year after the events of the first movie Night Watch the protagonist finds himself again in the middle of the light and the dark forces.

 

For those who didn’t find night watch up to the mark kindly refrain from watching this one.

 

But if you did like the previous movie, you might slightly enjoy this movie as well.

 

 

74. Byzantium (2012)

 

Byzantium (2012)

 

After the much-renowned Interview with the vampire here is a different take on the genre.

 

Told from Eleanor's perspective this story is about the less fortunate in the Vampire world.

 

Eleanor Webb and her protective mother Claire have been vampires for almost two hundred years.

 

As a dangerous person hunts them, they set out on a journey and end up in Byzantium, an old run-down inn.

 

But then there are some strange people tracking them as well. "I am Eleanor Webb. I throw my story to the wind and never will I tell it more. Another one begins. " And so does their story keep on happening.

 

The story has a feminist perspective that is also to be analyzed. Blood and gore also got much-deserved acclaim when the director made sure that they enticed enough, and that is one less expensive very creative way to do a vampire story.

 

 

75. Stake Land (2010)

 

Stake Land (2010)

 

Entity Detail
Title Stake Land
Year 2010
Watch time 98 min
Directors Jim Mickle
Cast Connor Paolo, Nick Damici, Kelly McGillis, Gregory Jones
Box Office $0.02M
IMDb Rating 6.5
Metascore 66
Writers Nick Damici
Music By Jeff Grace
Cinematography By Ryan Samul
Costume By Daniel R. Kersting

 

The Stake Land is the story of the world after an apocalypse. The vampire plague has spread all over the world and a few survivors are on a journey to find the new Eden.

 

Like many of the post-apocalyptic stories, this cross-country trip has for a change some vampires added in addition.

 

Coming from a very low budget, the movie did present quite a few surprises. With a memorable cast some good dialogues and an action-packed journey though not any cult classic you will enjoy the movie.

 

 

76. Blade (1998)

 

Blade (1998)

 

Entity Detail
Title Blade
Year 1998
Watch time 120 min
Directors Stephen Norrington
Cast Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright
Box Office $70.09M
IMDb Rating 7.1
Metascore 46
Writers David S. Goyer
Music By Mark Isham
Cinematography By Theo van de Sande
Costume By Kirk M. Petruccelli

 

And now time for a Marvel superhero. Blade was born prematurely to his mother when she was attacked by a vampire.

 

Blade is a dhampir in the movie assisted by mentor Abraham Whistler and hematologist Karen Jenson and fights against vampires especially Deacon Frost.

 

As Frost is on a mission to make himself more powerful he needs Blade's blood to do it.

 

To prevent the power of La Magra to conquer the world, Blade has to do things that kill himself mentally.

 

The vampire action movie became a well-received "strong bloody violence" and that is what it all is.

 

 

77. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

 

Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

 

Entity Detail
Title Shadow of the Vampire
Year 2000
Watch time 92 min
Directors E. Elias Merhige
Cast John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Udo Kier, Cary Elwes
Box Office $8.29M
IMDb Rating 6.9
Metascore 71
Writers Steven Katz
Music By Dan Jones
Cinematography By Lou Bogue
Costume By Assheton Gorton

 

The fictionalized narrative of 1922’s Nosferatu shooting scenes will make you all slightly hope if this was real.

 

NO! what a bummer. Vampires aren’t real is the general convention so let’s go with that.

 

John Malkovich plays the German director of Nosferatu F. W. Murnau. Right when the director thinks he has got the right actor to play the vampire maybe he is too right that he has actually cast a real vampire.

 

Willem Dafoe, playing Schreck had all the right mannerisms for the out-of-the-world vampire that he portrayed and most of the credits should go to him.

 

 

78. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

 

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

 

Professor Abronsius and his apprentice Alfred are on a quest to hunt down vampires. As they travel to Transylvania they are met with a wide variety of vampires.

 

When they come to a village they stay at an inn where the introverted Alfred develops emotions for the tavern keeper’s daughter Sarah who gets kidnapped by the local vampire lord Count von Krolock.

 

As the duo sets out for the count's castle, the story gets better with the count’s son Herbert and Koukol, the manservant.

 

Not a fully spoof attempt but the movie tried doing many comical elements which partially worked and made it look somewhat in resemblance to the Hammer movies.

 

 

79. Ganja & Hess (1973)

 

Ganja & Hess (1973)

 

Entity Detail
Title Ganja & Hess
Year 1973
Watch time 90 min
Directors Bill Gunn, Lawrence Jordan
Cast Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn, Sam L. Waymon
Box Office $0.02M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore ---
Writers Bill Gunn
Music By Sam L. Waymon
Cinematography By James E. Hinton
Costume By Ed Dessisso

 

Dr. Hess is stabbed by his unstable assistant George Meda with a dagger that makes him immoral and a vampire and then Meda commits suicide.

 

Later Medas wife Ganja reaches the household and falls in love with Hess. There is style art and class equally entwined into the movie but not much of the horror that you would expect from it.

 

Dr. Hess sweeps the widow Ganja into the vampire world but failed to give us a clear story of what actually happens or to make it more interesting.

 

The cult classic remains among the evergreens from the genre still quoted.

 

 

80. The Monster Squad (1987)

 

The Monster Squad (1987)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Monster Squad
Year 1987
Watch time 79 min
Directors Fred Dekker
Cast Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr
Box Office $3.77M
IMDb Rating 7
Metascore 61
Writers Shane Black
Music By Bruce Broughton
Cinematography By Bradford May
Costume By Albert Brenner

 

The movie remains a special place in the heart of everyone who has watched it. The monsters and kids somehow make it all work and the respect given to the monsters is also commendable.

 

This squad of pre-teenagers is about to save the world and even the United States Army is confused.

 

When a group of young boys finds the diary of Abraham Van Helsing, they unearth a scary secret.

 

A powerful amulet resides that could cause real harm. As Dracula comes into town with his monsters which include the Frankenstein monster, wolfman, the mummy, and three school girls transformed.

 

It is up to the boys to make sure that he never gets the amulet.

 

An adventurous, fun movie for kids with some of the finest visual effects is a treat you don’t want to miss.

 

 

81. From Dusk till Dawn (1996)

 

From Dusk till Dawn (1996)

 

Entity Detail
Title From Dusk Till Dawn
Year 1996
Watch time 108 min
Directors Robert Rodriguez
Cast Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino
Box Office $25.75M
IMDb Rating 7.2
Metascore 48
Writers Robert Kurtzman
Music By Graeme Revell
Cinematography By Guillermo Navarro
Costume By Cecilia Montiel

 

Robert Rodriguez’s  From Dusk till Dawn written by Quentin Tarantino is not for the brittle hearts out there.

 

Seth and Richie Gecko are fugitives on the run with a family as a hostage to Mexico but as they reach a bar in the middle of nowhere and cause chaos they are in for a surprise.

 

The bar employees reveal themselves as vampires and uh! oh! A twist no one foresaw.

 

The movie grew out into a cult classic that multiple sequels and video games came out of the franchise making it a global box office success as well.

 

 

82. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

 

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

 

Entity Detail
Title Hotel Transylvania 2
Year 2015
Watch time 89 min
Directors Genndy Tartakovsky
Cast Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James
Box Office $169.70M
IMDb Rating 6.7
Metascore 44
Writers Robert Smigel
Music By Mark Mothersbaugh
Cinematography By Catherine Apple
Costume By Steve Lumley

 

The first Hotel Transylvania movie was a great success and following the footsteps of success is not that easy.

 

Mavis and her fiancée Johnny are finally married with the permission of Count Dracula. A year later she gives birth to Dennis, the central controversial character of this story.

 

Dennis's ability to be a vampire remains in question when the great Vlad Drac also gets involved.

 

All the characters did extremely well including Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi, David Spade, Dana Carvey, and even Mel Brooks pops up at the end.

 

The light-hearted beautifully executed happy story makes you fall in for the grandpa Dracula.

 

 

83. 30 Days of Night (2007)

 

30 Days of Night (2007)

 

Entity Detail
Title 30 Days of Night
Year 2007
Watch time 113 min
Directors David Slade
Cast Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster
Box Office $39.57M
IMDb Rating 6.6
Metascore 53
Writers Steve Niles
Music By Brian Reitzell
Cinematography By Jo Willems
Costume By Paul D. Austerberry

 

Based on the comic book miniseries of the same name, the movie begins with a moody nature that fills up once you start watching this horror thriller.

 

The story is set in an Alaskan town that is about to go on a thirty-day-long polar night.

 

As a stranger wash ashore the town, so does a set of vampires that attacks the town and its people.

 

Now the town sheriff his estranged wife and a few survivors have 30 days before the sun rises again to survive along with these beasts.

 

The movie had a great plot and some very convincing beginnings but lost track at some point but nonetheless is deserving a spot on the list.

 

 

84. Blacula (1972)

 

Blacula (1972)

 

Entity Detail
Title Blacula
Year 1972
Watch time 93 min
Directors William Crain
Cast William Marshall, Vonetta McGee, Denise Nicholas, Thalmus Rasulala
Box Office $3.00M
IMDb Rating 5.7
Metascore ---
Writers Joan Torres
Music By Gene Page
Cinematography By John M. Stephens
Costume By Salvatore Billitteri

 

Nope, not a spelling mistake(for the ones not familiar with the reference). The American blaxploitation horror film is about an African prince turned by the very legendary Dracula himself.

 

African prince Mamuwalde and his love Luva visits count Dracula to ask him to help them fight against racism.

 

Two hundred years later the prince is released in Los Angeles as Blacula when two gay men release them.

 

Showing some of the very sensitive aspects of society there is something hopeful in between all the chaos the movie put forth.

 

The black exploitation movie from the seventies has a cheesy plot with some silly moments but on one hand, is entertainment for people in a light mood.

 

 

85. Blood and Roses (1960)

 

Blood and Roses (1960)

 

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's "Carmilla" had a pretty big run of films in the 60s and 70s.

 

Carmilla is emotionally disturbed by the engagement of her friend Georgia to her cousin Leopoldo, the real reason looks very complicated. when Carmilla wanders off into a former relative's tomb she is transformed into a vampire.

 

And then very odd events follow. All the actors have done a fine job. Annette Vadim is very good as Carmilla, who at first is unaware of her condition and then thinks she's possessed by an ancestor.

 

The visual treatment is also to be specifically noted.

 

 

86. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

 

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

 

Entity Detail
Title Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Year 2018
Watch time 97 min
Directors Genndy Tartakovsky
Cast Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James
Box Office $167.51M
IMDb Rating 6.3
Metascore 54
Writers Genndy Tartakovsky
Music By Mark Mothersbaugh Tiësto
Cinematography By Joyce Arrastia
Costume By Christian Schellewald

 

The series never disappoints as we wait for the fourth movie. The movie reported mixed reviews from critics all over the world.

 

Andy Samberg and Selena Gomez were seen to have improved a lot judging from the previous performances.

 

Great animation and bright colors were cleverly used for this brilliant execution. Different from all the Dracula’s in the list here is a real love story when Dracula realizes his barren love life and falls for Van Helsing’s great-granddaughter.

 

Dracula is about to walk right into a death trap but above revenge, there is a love story that might conquer everything.

 

And the events that follow are an enchanting, entertaining experience.

 

 

87. The Return of Doctor X (1939)

 

The Return of Doctor X (1939)

 

Entity Detail
Title The Return of Doctor X
Year 1939
Watch time 62 min
Directors Vincent Sherman
Cast Humphrey Bogart, Rosemary Lane, Wayne Morris, Dennis Morgan
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 5.7
Metascore ---
Writers Lee Katz
Music By Bernhard Kaun
Cinematography By Sidney Hickox
Costume By Louis Baum

 

There are some strange killings happening in which the victims are drained out of a particular blood type.

 

A reporter reports the death of an actress who is later proved to be not dead.

 

While digging more around the matter the Journalist discovers a doctor doing strange experiments with blood, that brings people back from death.

 

The doctor’s assistant played by Humphrey Bogart is the late Dr. Maurice Xavier. As things get more complicated more bizarre events to start happening around.

 

 

88. The Lair of the White Worm (1911)

 

The Lair of the White Worm (1911)

 

There is a Dracula reference somewhere around that we could say the movie is loosely based on Bram Stokers Dracula.

 

A Scottish archaeology student excavates a site only to let loose a white snake-like demon which is the local legend of the d'Ampton 'worm'.

 

The evil creature along with Lady Sylvia, an immortal priestess to the ancient snake God causes chaos.

 

And the horror simply continues. The imagery used is scary as well as confusing at times.

 

The special effects department did work hard to make this possible. Not a really scary movie but there is something rarely odd that makes you jump in the movie.

 

 

89. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

 

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Year 2012
Watch time 105 min
Directors Timur Bekmambetov
Cast Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie
Box Office $37.52M
IMDb Rating 5.9
Metascore 42
Writers Seth Grahame-Smith
Music By Henry Jackman
Cinematography By Caleb Deschanel
Costume By Cheryl Carasik

 

Based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name. The action-horror flick tells the story of Abraham Lincoln who witnessed the death of his mother by vampires and now is on a journey to avenge it.

 

There is only so much that you could blend in with historical figures without making either side bad.

 

But the movie gave a historical twist with the vampires that totally looks valid and the final thirty minutes is mainly about the civil war.

 

Don’t watch this movie for the facts but the cleverness of how they blended fact and fiction in the right amount to make this one.

 

The wide critical analysis of the movie also pointed out that at all points the blend of the serious tone and silly premise did not work.

 

 

90. Blade Trinity (2004)

 

Blade Trinity (2004)

 

Entity Detail
Title Blade: Trinity
Year 2004
Watch time 113 min
Directors David S. Goyer
Cast Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Parker Posey, Ryan Reynolds
Box Office $52.41M
IMDb Rating 5.8
Metascore 38
Writers David S. Goyer
Music By Ramin Djawadi RZA
Cinematography By Gabriel Beristain
Costume By Jamie Jonasson

 

The final movie in the blade trilogy also revolved around the war between humans and vampires.

 

The vampires have succeeded in bringing back Dracula while Blade is falsely accused of killing a human.

 

As his mentor is killed Blade is rescued by Whistler's daughter and a doctor fighting against vampires and is about to make a virus against the vampires for which they need Dracula’s blood.

 

Will the stars align for the right moment or is it going to be about more blood and gore.

 

Not the best from the Blade series but still the movie received considerable recognition.

 

 

91. Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

 

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

 

Married for more than a century lovers Adam and Eve now live two worlds apart.

 

Rather than feeding on humans, these vampires rely on agents for the real good stuff because relate to it or not they believe that otherwise the blood would be contaminated by the twenty-first-century environment.

 

Adam (Tom Hiddleston) is a reclusive musician with a helper Ian (Anton Yelchin). Eve (Tilda Swinton) finds old friend Christopher Marlowe (John Hurt).

 

One of the few movies in the genre that gave a humanly hope for love and life and that there is more to all of it.

 

The philosophy that it put forth also was entertaining. There is an interesting mysterious love story with very strange happenings that for the fans of the genre here is something very different from everything you have experienced that you are about to fall in love with.

 

 

92. Vampires Suck (2010)

 

Vampires Suck (2010)

 

Nothing much to say and nothing less funny to state. If you are in for a laugh and have watched the twilight series Edward Sullen and Becca Crane is here to make sure that you don’t forget this love story as well.

 

Twilight and New Moon get remade into a spoof that need not be taken seriously but for a light mood is enough to make you laugh.

 

And kindly watch till the end, that ending will totally make the experience worthwhile.

 

 

93. The Keep (1983)

 

The Keep (1983)

 

Based on the F Paul Wilson novel is about a strange being kept locked in a citadel.

 

When the Nazis capture a village, they realize that there is some monster kept locked and they have to form a strange alliance with the villagers to understand this premonition.

 

The movie comes packing some of the bestseller formulas with thriller, action, and suspense in the highest concentrations.

 

The WWII buffs and the genre fans will definitely love this eerie music-filled adaptation that will send chills down your spines.

 

 

94. Sundown: Vampire in Retreat (1989)

 

Sundown: Vampire in Retreat (1989)

 

Entity Detail
Title Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat
Year 1989
Watch time 104 min
Directors Anthony Hickox
Cast David Carradine, Morgan Brittany, Bruce Campbell, Jim Metzler
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 6.1
Metascore ---
Writers John Burgess
Music By Richard Stone
Cinematography By Levie Isaacks
Costume By Robert Greenfield

 

Jozek Mardulak and his group reside in a town much away from the human civilization in the desolate town of Purgatory.

 

The group of friendly vampires decides to settle down in the desert where there is an artificial blood-making instrument.

 

But not all in any utopia would be totally in agreement. When a descendant of Van Helsing also accidentally or by fate reaches the town, the retreat becomes a war zone.

 

A proud package of some unusual setup brought into full life with cinematography and music, this desert story is no usual tale.

 

 

95. Scars of Dracula (1970)

 

Scars of Dracula (1970)

 

And that’s another way to make sure you keep your standards while following a film that didn’t, pleas many of the fans.

 

Another one from the Hammer Dracula that stands in the slightly above average line series that returned the horror to the basic plotline of the vampire story.

 

The film also broke the continuity that usually the Hammer movies followed and began with Dracula’s resurrection.

 

The really good thing about this one is that Christopher Lee gets so much screen time.

 

The local villagers decided to destroy Dracula by burning down his castle. But then the table turns when the dark prince rises and kills all the women and children of the village.

 

And later when people wander right into the princes’ crutches there is no warning that can stop them.

 

Will they escape this scary story remains the core of the plot?

 

 

96. Vamps (2012)

 

Vamps (2012)

 

Entity Detail
Title Vamps
Year 2012
Watch time 92 min
Directors Amy Heckerling
Cast Alicia Silverstone, Krysten Ritter, Larry Wilmore, Bettina Bresnan
Box Office $0.00M
IMDb Rating 5.2
Metascore 57
Writers Amy Heckerling
Music By David Kitay
Cinematography By Tim Suhrstedt
Costume By Ron von Blomberg

 

Amy Heckerling’s vampirish, witty and cute comedy brought back Amelia Sterling in a smart plot that helps her retain her youthful characteristics all the while playing a second-generation vampire.

 

Stacy and Goody are two good vampires who stay at the top of fashion sense all the while abstaining maximum from the cruel traits of being a vampire.

 

They were turned by Ciccerus played by Sigourney Weaver. Though Goody was turned in 1841 and Stacy much later they, however, utilize each other’s skills and remain friends.

 

But when Stacy falls in love with joey who is the son of the much-known vampire slayer Van Helsing, there is an obstruction not favorable for the vampire universe.

 

The love story and the struggles of vampires in between humans make a rather compelling story to watch.

 

 

97. The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)

 

The Werewolf versus the Vampire Woman (1971)

 

So what does really happen when the silver bullets are removed from a dead wolfman.

 

As scary and confusing as it sounds, they come back alive. After what happens in the fury of the wolfman Waldemar Daninsky the lycanthrope comes alive when two doctors during the autopsy remove the silver bullets.

 

When two girls go in search of the tomb of the possible vampiress Countess Wandessa de Nadasdy one of them accidentally bleeds into the corpse and she comes alive as well.

 

So the arch-nemesis also comes alive and then the vampire woman and wolfman will fight till their ends.

 

Patty Shepard’s acting was so convincing that rumors spread that she might replace Barbara Steele as the next Europe’s reigning horror queen.

 

Despite its low budget, this Spanish movie showed a really good gothic and horror atmosphere as one good

 

 

98. Waxwork (1988)

 

Waxwork (1988)

 

Entity Detail
Title Waxwork
Year 1988
Watch time 95 min
Directors Anthony Hickox
Cast Zach Galligan, Deborah Foreman, Jennifer Bassey, Joe Baker
Box Office $0.81M
IMDb Rating 6.2
Metascore 41
Writers Anthony Hickox
Music By Roger Bellon
Cinematography By Gerry Lively
Costume By Suzette Sheets

 

Waxwork is believed to have gotten no theatrical release but after so many years since its first appearance, the movie has grown into a cult classic.

 

Six college students Mark, China, Gemma, Sarah, James, Tony decide to visit a mysterious wax museum since Mr. Lincoln who claims to own the exhibit invites them over.

 

As the students wander into two different dimensions on display beyond the barrier rope things get ugly for them as they get trapped in a reality with the most dangerous and scary mythical illusions.

 

As six souls are needed for evil to swallow up the world. The children fall into a trap that even relates to some of their past as well.

 

With werewolves, vampires, and mummies running around the visual effects deserve special mention for the timing as well as the technique.

 

David Warner does a splendid job as the owner of the museum. Roger Bellon's musical score complements the aesthetics beautifully as well.

 

 

99. The Night Stalker (1972)

 

The Night Stalker (1972)

 

The television film aired on ABC is based on the then-unpublished novel The Kolchak Papers by Jeff Rice.

 

Though the book initially faced a lot of struggles to be published the movie then went on to become the highest-rated movie on US television.

 

A series of murders have been happening in the Las Vegas strip but the real reason behind the murders seems to be covered up by the authorities.

 

Janos Skorzeny is found out to be the prime suspect but when he escapes from right in front of the police things get complicated.

 

The investigative reporter played by Darren McGavin (Kolchak) suspects that the suspect is actually a vampire.

 

The massive entertainer thriller easily became an audience favorite. An even better sequel The Night Strangler followed the movie.

 

 

100. Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)

 

Vampires vs. the Bronx (2020)

 

Entity Detail
Title Vampires vs. the Bronx
Year 2020
Watch time 85 min
Directors Oz Rodriguez
Cast Jaden Michael, Gerald Jones III, Gregory Diaz IV, Sarah Gadon
Box Office ---
IMDb Rating 5.6
Metascore 76
Writers Oz Rodriguez
Music By Brooke Blair
Cinematography By Blake McClure
Costume By Lori Johnson-Guirard

 

The 2020 Netflix release is a small-time fun horror movie. There is this usual genre of movie where the less fortunate are thrown out of their households to make way for the rich.

 

When usually this is for money here it is for blood. When the little town of Bronx is under threat from vampires there is none but a group of teenagers who decide to stand against them.

 

Louis, Miguel, and Bobby need a strategy immediately and there isn’t a better place to go than to the age-old visual history books aka they watch Blade on television.

 

The trio sets out on a dangerous mission that might save the Bronx from the vampires.

 

Watch it before we spill out any more beans. The horror-comedy movie is enough to watch for the young and adult audience alike.