What are some of your favorite vampire movies?
Mine are: The Lost Boys, Dracula 2000, Moon Child, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Bram Stroker's Dracula, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Queen of the Damned, Vampire in Brooklyn, Interview with A Vampire, Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, Van Helsing, Love at First Bite, etc, etc...
Mercy is for losers.
DRACULA 2000 was the sexiest movie ever.. except for all the corny love stuff...
I think Bram Stoker's Dracula by Ford Coppola is the best.
Well released, beautiful pictures, and cast is great.
And the idea of "Crossing oceans of time to be with your love one" gives me the feeling
eternity is not a barrier when it comes to love.
I knew it was wrong...but I did it anyway
I think "30 Days of Night" is also good.
COMMENCE YOUR GROVELING.
sorry to tell that I haven't watch most of the reference movies you present, I've only seen Interview with a vampire, and I did like it.
new semester, new experiences
avaleuses [aka: "Female Vampire"] (1973):
Les avaleuses / Screenwriters: H.L. Rostaine ; Jesus Franco. Director: Jesus Franco. - France ; Spain ; Belgium : Eurocine [etc.], 1973. - Color : French.
[Loosely based on characters from the novelette "Carmilla (1872)" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.]
In its uncut version rather explicit sexploitation vampire movie by the notorious Jess (Jesus) Franco. The Countess Irina Karnstein (Lina Romay) is the last of a lineage that is burdened with a vampire family curse. She stalks the island Madeira in search for her male and female victims whom she kills while having sexual intercourse with them. The writer Baron Von Rathony (Jack Taylor), who suspects her true nature, is so fascinated by her charms and supernatural aura that he falls in love with her...
Blade / Screenwriter: David S. Goyer. Director: Stephen Norrington. - USA : New Line Cinema [etc.], 1998. - Color : English.
[Based on the character "Blade" of the Marvel Comics group.]
Highly enjoyable modern day vampire action-spectacle. Blade (Wesley Snipes) is a "day walker": half vampire, half human, combining the advantages of both. Together with his human associate Abraham Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), the two form a team of vampire slayers. They use the M.D. Karen Jenson (N'Bushe Wright), who was bitten by a vampire, as a bait trying to get to the megalomaniac vampire Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), who has big plans...
Blonde Heaven (1995):
Blonde Heaven / Screenwriters: Kenneth J. Hall ; Mark Millenko ; Matthew Jason Walsh. Director: David DeCoteau. - USA : Torchlight Entertainment, 1995. - Color : English.
Stupid softcore pornographic movie that takes a vampire storyline as a pretense to show its boring sex scenes. Illyana (Julie Strain) is the leader of a coven of vampires in Los Angeles that disguises itself as a modeling/escort agency known as "Blonde Heaven". She takes a liking to the newcomer Angie (Raelyn Saalman) and tries to seduce her, while Angie's boyfriend Kyle (Alton Butler) does his best to protect her.
Bordello of Blood (1996):
Bordello of Blood / Screenwriters: Bob Gale ; Robert Zemeckis ; A.L. Katz ; Gilbert Adler. Director: Gilbert Adler. - USA : Universal Pictures, 1996. - Color : English.
Hilarious vampire trash movie produced in the "Tales from the Crypt" series. When the "mother of all vampires" Lilith (Angie Everhart) is reanimated by reinserting the heart into her corpse, she opens a brothel in modern-day America where the customers have to pay more than just money. When the brother of Katherine Verdoux (Erika Eleniak) vanishes, she hires the sleazy P.I. Rafe Guttman (Dennis Miller) to find him. Guttman traces his steps to Lilith's whore-house... The movie has a showdown that is somewhat reminiscent of "From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)", although it's not nearly as spectacular.
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992):
Bram Stoker's Dracula / Screenwriter: James V. Hart. Director: Francis Ford Coppola. - USA : Columbia Pictures [etc.], 1992. - Color : English.
[Based on the novel "Dracula (1897)" by Bram Stoker.]
Remarkable new movie version of this literary all-time-classic, telling it rather as a love than a horror story, in the spirit of "House of Dark Shadows (1970)". Dracula (Gary Oldman) believes Mina Murray (Winona Ryder) to be the reincarnation of his lost wife Elisabeta and tries reclaim her love. Especially interesting is the reference to the historical Dracula and his role in the war against the Turks. Best of all, nevertheless, is probably the very unusual characterization of Professor Abraham Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins) as a fanatic vampire hunter who shows how close genius can be to madness.
The Brides of Dracula (1960):
The Brides of Dracula / Screenwriters: Peter Bryan ; Edward Percy ; Jimmy Sangster. Director: Terence Fisher. - UK : Hammer Film Productions, 1960. - Color : English.
[Loosely based on characters from the novel "Dracula (1897)" by Bram Stoker.]
Rather mediocre sequel in Hammer's Dracula Movie Series. While being on her way to a new position in Transylvania, the young teacher Marianne Danielle (Yvonne Monlaur) helps Baron Meinster (David Peel) escape from the prison he was put in by his mother, Baroness Meinster (Martita Hunt). In doing so, she has unwittingly liberated an evil vampire, who then stalks the landscape. Luckily, the local priest has the presence of mind to call the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) for help...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992):
Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Screenwriter: Joss Whedon. Director: Fran Rubel Kuzui. - USA : 20th Century Fox, 1992. - Color : English.
The TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-1999)" was based on this motion picture.
Cronos / Screenwriter: Guillermo del Toro. Director: Guillermo del Toro. - Mexico : Ventana Films [etc.], 1993. - Color : English ; Spanish.
This movie presents a very innovative and interesting approach to the vampire theme. The aging antique dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) gets into the possession of a small golden device that seems to be a musical clock. But as he winds it up, it suddenly produces a spike that painfully stabs into his hand. After this event, Gris starts feeling younger and stronger, while developing a distinct appetite for blood...
Dance of the Vampires [aka: "The Fearless Vampire Killers"] (1967):
Dance of the Vampires / Screenwriters: Gérard Brach ; Roman Polanski. Director: Roman Polanski. - USA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [etc.], 1967. - Color : English.
Very funny persiflage of the Hammer vampire movies. Together with his clumsy assistant Alfred (Roman Polanski) the always absent-minded vampire hunter Professor Abronsius (Jack MacGowran) is on his mission to extinguish vampires in the Carpathian mountains, where he discovers the sinister Count Von Krolock (Ferdy Mayne).
Dark Shadows Movie Series:
1. House of Dark Shadows / Screenwriters: Sam Hall ; Gordon Russel. Director: Dan Curtis. - USA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970. - Color : English.
2. Night of Dark Shadows / Screenwriter: Sam Hall. Director: Dan Curtis. - USA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [etc.], 1971. - Color : English.
Daughter of Darkness (1990):
Daughter of Darkness / Screenwriter: Andrew Laskos. Director: Stuart Gordon. - USA : Accent Entertainment Corporation [etc.], 1990. - Color : English.
Cheezy television production. After the death of her mother, the young American woman Katherine (Mia Sara) flies to Romania to search for her father, driven on by disturbing nightmares. She meets the mysterious glass-blower Anton (Anthony Perkins), who claims to have known her father. Nevertheless, there is much more to Anton than Katherine suspects... The only innovative idea of this movie is that the vampires, rather than bite their victims with fangs, suck the blood using their tongues.
Dead of Night (1996):
Dead of Night / Screenwriter: Karen Kelly. Director: Kristoffer Tabori. - USA : Playboy Entertainment Group [etc.], 1996. - Color : English.
Not very innovative but visually appealing softcore erotic vampire thriller set in modern-day Los Angeles. Same old story: The vampire Christian (Robert Knepper) finds the reincarnation of his lost wife in the nurse Katherine (Kathleen Kinmont). The police detective Woods (John Enos) gets involved while investigating a series of missing person cases.
Deep Rising (1998):
Deep Rising / Screenwriter: Stephen Sommers. Director: Stephen Sommers. - USA : Hollywood Pictures [etc.], 1998. - Color : English.
Stupid but fun-to-watch trash movie about a giant octopus-like monster that sucks its victims dry of all body fluids. Captain Treat Williams (John Finnegan) is hired to take a group of hijackers to the Argonautica, the most expensive and exclusive luxury cruise liner of the world. As they reach the ship, they find it completely empty. During their search, they come upon a handful of the crew and passengers, among them the charming jewel thief Trillian St. James (Famke Janssen). The few survivors tell a frightening tale about a terrible something lurking around on the ship and killing everybody...
Dracula : Dead and Loving It (1995):
Dracula : Dead and Loving It / Screenwriters: Ruby De Luca ; Steve Haberman ; Mel Brooks. Director: Mel Brooks. - USA : Castle Rock Entertainment [etc.], 1995. - Color : English.
[Loosely based on the novel "Dracula (1897)" by Bram Stoker.]
Rather boring comedy, which most of the time tries to be a persiflage of the movie "Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)". The movie more or less follows the storyline of the novel, presenting Dracula (Leslie Nielsen) and his antagonist, Dr. Abraham Van Helsing (Mel Brooks), as two clumsy idiots.
Dracula 2000 (2000):
Dracula 2000 / Screenwriter: Joel Soisson. Director: Patrick Lussier. - USA : Dimension Films [etc.], 2000. - Color : English.
[Based on the story by Joel Soisson and Patrick Lussier, which is itself loosely based on characters from the novel "Dracula (1897)" by Bram Stoker.]
Worthwhile continuation of the classic Dracula storyline. In nowadays London, a group of thieves break into the antiques shop of Matthew Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer). Since it is heavily guarded, they expect to find valuable articles, but instead they release the locked up Count Dracula (Gerard Butler). Now Van Helsing and his assisstant Simon Sheppard (Jonny Lee Miller) have to travel to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary Heller (Justine Waddell) from the wrath of Dracula... The movie provides an interesting new interpretation of the vampire myth based on Christian tradition.
Dracula Vs. Frankenstein (1971):
Dracula Vs. Frankenstein / Screenwriters: William Pugsley ; Samuel M. Sherman. Director: Al Adamson. - USA : Independent International Pictures [etc.], 1971. - Color : English.
[Based on characters from the novels "Dracula (1897)" by Bram Stoker and "Frankenstein (1818)" by Mary Shelley.]
Silly and boring horror B-picture. The singer Judith Fontaine (Regina Carrol) is looking for her missing sister in a hippie beach community in California. It turns out that she was kidnapped by Groton (Lon Chaney Jr.), the maniac servant of Dr. Durea (J. Carrol Naish), who is running a house of horrors by the beach. Dr. Durea is really the last of the family of Frankenstein and uses Gorton to get him victims for his experiments. One night, he is visited by Count Dracula (Zandor Vorkov), who shows him the place where the original Frankenstein monster was buried...
Ed Wood (1994):
Ed Wood / Screenwriters: Scott Alexander ; Larry Karaszewski. Director: Tim Burton. - USA : Touchstone Pictures, 1994. - Black & White : English.
[Based on the book "Nightmare of Ecstasy" by Rudolph Grey.]
This great movie is not really about vampires, but I added it to the list since it deals with the making of the notorious vampire movie "Plan 9 From Outer Space". The movie is a biographical work about the "worst director of all times" Edward D. Wood Jr. (Johnny Depp) and how he manages, with enormous enthusiasm, to make his movies against all oppositions. It also sheds light on the end of the career of the first important Dracula actor Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau) and shows some backgrounds about the famous Vampira (Lisa Marie).
Embrace of the Vampire (1994):
Embrace of the Vampire / Screenwriters: Rick Bitzelberger ; Nicole Coady ; Halle Eaton. Director: Anne Goursaud. - USA : New Line Cinema [etc.], 1994. - Color : English.
Downright silly softcore erotic vampire movie set in the modern USA. The storyline is a cheap rip-off of "Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)", revolving around a vampire (Martin Kemp) who believes that the college student Charlotte (Alyssa Milano) is a reincarnation of his lost love. Her boyfriend Chris (Harrison Pruett) tries to save her.
The Forsaken (2001):
The Forsaken / Screenwriter: J.S. Cardone. Director: J.S. Cardone. - USA : Sandstorm Films [etc.], 2001. - Color : English.
Very nice vampire road movie. Sean (Kerr Smith), who is paid to drive a Mercedes sports car from L.A. to Miami, picks up the hitchhiker Nick (Brendan Fehr) on the route. As they run into the nearly dead Megan (Izabella Miko), Nick tells the startled Sean that Megan was the victim of vampires that he just happens to be hunting. Now the three of them are up against the arch vampire Kit (Jonathon Schaech) and his group of underlings...
Fright Night (1985):
Fright Night / Screenwriter: Tom Holland. Director: Tom Holland. - USA : Columbia Pictures [etc.], 1985. - Color : English.
Highly entertaining vampire comedy. The teenager Charlie Brewster (William Ragsdale) discovers that his neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Chris Sarandon) is a vampire. Since nobody else believes him, he turns to Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall), the host of the late-night horror-show "Fright Night", where he appears in the role of a vampire hunter. Persuaded by Brewster's worried friends, Vincent decides to play along and do as though he'll perform a vampire test on Dandrige, just to convince Brewster that he was wrong. Little does he know that this time he's up against the real thing...
There is a sequel to this movie in the Fright Night Movie Series.
Fright Night Movie Series:
1. Fright Night / Screenwriter: Tom Holland. Director: Tom Holland. - USA : Columbia Pictures [etc.], 1985. - Color : English.
2. Fright Night Part II / Screenwriters: Tim Metcalfe ; Miguel Tejada-Flores ; Tommy Lee Wallace. Director: Tommy Lee Wallace. - USA : TriStar Pictures [etc.], 1989. - Color : English.
Fright Night Part II (1989):
Fright Night Part II / Screenwriters: Tim Metcalfe ; Miguel Tejada-Flores ; Tommy Lee Wallace. Director: Tommy Lee Wallace. - USA : TriStar Pictures [etc.], 1989. - Color : English.
Passable sequel to "Fright Night (1985)". Three years have passed since the extermination of the vampire Jerry Dandrige. Now, his sister Regine (Julie Carmen) is out for revenge and turns on Peter Vincent (Roddy McDowall) and Charlie Brewster (William Ragsdale). While her plan is to simply kill Vincent, she has more in store for Brewster: she wants to turn him into a vampire, so that she can torture him till eternity. For this end she starts seducing her unwitting victim...
Sequel in the Fright Night Movie Series.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996):
From Dusk Till Dawn / Screenwriter: Quentin Tarantino. Director: Robert Rodriguez. - USA : Miramax Films [etc.], 1996. - Color : English.
[Based on the story by Robert Kurtzman.]
Very amusing fun-'n-gore vampire movie. On the run from the police, the notorious gangster brothers Seth (George Clooney) and Richard Gecko (Quentin Tarantino) kidnap the former preacher Jacob Fuller (Harvey Keitel) and his two kids as a means to cross the border to Mexico. Once there, they go to the "Titty Twister" a seedy all-night saloon where they plan to meet a contact. Too late, they realize that the bar is the hideout of a pack of vampires, so they have to practice some innovative self-defense, which culminates in an incredible splatter-orgy...
There are sequels to this movie in the From Dusk Till Dawn Movie Series.
From Dusk Till Dawn 2 : Texas Blood Money (1999):
From Dusk Till Dawn 2 : Texas Blood Money / Screenwriter: Scott Spiegel ; Duane Whitaker. Director: Scott Spiegel. - USA (video production) : Dimension Films [etc.], 1999. - Color : English.
[Based on the story by Scott Spiegel and Boaz Yakin.]
Sequel in the From Dusk Till Dawn Movie Series.
From Dusk Till Dawn 3 : The Hangman's Daughter (1999):
From Dusk Till Dawn 3 : The Hangman's Daughter / Screenwriter: Álvaro Rodriguez. Director: P.J. Pesce. - USA (video production) : Dimension Films [etc.], 1999. - Color : English.
[Based on the story by Álvaro Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez.]
Sequel in the From Dusk Till Dawn Movie Series.
From Dusk Till Dawn Movie Series:
1. From Dusk Till Dawn / Screenwriter: Quentin Tarantino. Director: Robert Rodriguez. - USA : Miramax Films [etc.], 1996. - Color : English.
2. From Dusk Till Dawn 2 : Texas Blood Money / Screenwriter: Scott Spiegel ; Duane Whitaker. Director: Scott Spiegel. - USA (video production) : Dimension Films [etc.], 1999. - Color : English.
3. From Dusk Till Dawn 3 : The Hangman's Daughter / Screenwriter: Álvaro Rodriguez. Director: P.J. Pesce. - USA (video production) : Dimension Films [etc.], 1999. - Color : English.
Hammer's Dracula Movie Series:
1. Horror of Dracula / Screenwriter: Jimmy Sangster. Director: Terence Fisher. - UK : Hammer Film Productions, 1958. - Color : English.
2. The Brides of Dracula / Screenwriters: Peter Bryan ; Edward Percy ; Jimmy Sangster. Director: Terence Fisher. - UK : Hammer Film Productions, 1960. - Color : English.
Hammer's Karnstein Movie Trilogy:
1. The Vampire Lovers / Screenwriters: Harry Fine ; Tudor Gates ; Michael Style. Director: Roy Ward Baker. - UK : Hammer Film Productions [etc.], 1970. - Color : English.
2. Lust for a Vampire / Screenwriter: Tudor Gates. Director: Jimmy Sangster. - UK : Hammer Film Productions, 1971. - Color : English.
3. Twins of Evil / Screenwriter: Tudor Gates. Director: John Hough. - UK : Hammer Film Productions, 1971. - Color : English.
Horror of Dracula (1958):
Horror of Dracula / Screenwriter: Jimmy Sangster. Director: Terence Fisher. - UK : Hammer Film Productions, 1958. - Color : English.
[Based on the novel "Dracula (1897)" by Bram Stoker.]
This is the beginning of Hammer's Dracula Movie Series. While it is based only rather loosely on the storyline of the novel, it is nevertheless a worthwhile adaptation of the book. With Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, it presents basically the archetypes of the sinister count and his brave adversary for all modern vampire movies. Pretending to be his new librarian, the vampire hunter Jonathan Harker (John Van Eyssen) tries to attack Count Dracula (Christopher Lee) in his castle, which is located close to a not exactly defined city somewhere in western Europe. Harker fails and Dracula, who has seen a photograph of his fiancee Lucy (Carol Marsh), decides to travel to Harker's home town to make Lucy his next victim. Meanwhile, Harker's colleague Doctor van Helsing (Peter Cushing) is determined to avenge the death of his friend and destroy Dracula...
House of Dark Shadows (1970):
House of Dark Shadows / Screenwriters: Sam Hall ; Gordon Russel. Director: Dan Curtis. - USA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970. - Color : English.
[Based on the very popular gothic daily soap ABC TV series "Dark Shadows (1966-1971)", more or less following the beginning of the vampire storyline of the series, using the same actors.]
This movie is, as far as I know, the first motion picture to explore some interesting ideas (which were originally, of course, introduced in the TV series) that were later picked up by other films. In modern-day Maine, New England, stands Collinwood, the mansion of the Collins family. Unknown to them, their ancestor and vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) lies in a chained coffin in a secret room in the family mausoleum. After being freed, he pretends to be a long-lost cousin from England and moves into an abandoned old house on the estate. He believes that Maggie Evans (Kathryn Leigh Scott), the governess of the family's son, is the reincarnation of his lost love, Josette, and tries to reclaim her love. At the same time, the M.D. Dr. Julia Hoffman (Grayson Hall) falls in love with Barnabas. She discovers his identity and tries to devise a medical cure, being convinced that his vampiric nature is an illness that can be treated.
There is a sequel to this movie in the Dark Shadows Movie Series.
House of Frankenstein (1997):
House of Frankenstein 1997 / Screenwriter: J.B. White. Director: Peter Werner. - USA : Universal TV [etc.], 1997. - Color : English.
Nicely done but not very innovative television miniseries. Los Angeles police detective Vernon Coyle (Adrian Pasdar) is trying to solve several bizarre murders but is having no luck finding a suspect. Little does he know that the "midnight slasher" is the rich and powerful businessman Crispian Grimes (Greg Wise). Grimes, who is actually the lord of the vampires and uses a werewolf as his henchman for the dirty work, has sent an expedition to find Frankenstein's Creature (Peter Crombie)...
The Hunger (1983):
The Hunger / Screenwriters: Ivan Davis ; Michael Thomas (III). Director: Tony Scott. - UK : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [etc.], 1983. - Color : English.
[Based on the novel by Whitley Strieber.]
Catherine Deneuve - Miriam Blaylock
David Bowie - John Blaylock
Susan Sarandon - Sarah Roberts
Interview with the Vampire : The Vampire Chronicles (1994):
Interview with the Vampire : The Vampire Chronicles / Screenwriter: Anne Rice. Director: Neil Jordan. - USA : Geffen Pictures, 1994. - Color : English.
[Based on the novel "Interview with the Vampire (1976)" by Anne Rice.]
The script for this excellent movie was written by Anne Rice, who thus adapted herself, and it follows the storyline of the novel rather closely. In modern-day San Francisco, the vampire Louis Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt) tells the story of his unlife to a young reporter (Christian Slater). He begins the story at a time when he was still human, a plantation owner in the 18th century, who was seduced, bitten, and turned by the tempting Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise). Quite at unease with his existence as a vampire, Louis' search for a deeper meaning ultimately leads him to Europe.
Irma Vep (1996):
Irma Vep / Screenwriter: Olivier Assayas. Director: Olivier Assayas. - France : Dacia Films, 1996. - Color : French.
While this is not a vampire movie at all, I nevertheless decided to list it here, since it depicts the attempt to remake the classical silent movie "Vampires, Les (1915)" (which, in fact, is itself not a vampire movie at all, despite the name...). The director Rene Vidal (Jean-Pierre Léaud) is convinced that the Hong Kong action star Maggie Cheung (who plays herself) is the perfect cast for the role of Irma Vep (the name, by the way, is an anagram for "vampire"). The movie project turns out to be rather chaotic, and the star from Hong Kong seems to be the only professional on the whole set...
Lady Dracula (1977):
Lady Dracula / Screenwriter: Redis Read. Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb. - West Germany : IFV Produktion [etc.], 1977. - Color : German.
Stupid and boring movie that is supposed to be a comedy. In 1876, the countess Barbara von Weidenborn (Evelyne Kraft) is abducted from her young ladies' boarding school by count Dracula (Stephen Boyd). He bites and turns her, but is killed by the angry villagers directly afterwards. Barbara is interred in a coffin, but when she is accidentally exhumed hundred years later, in modern day Germany, she wakes up and starts killing people. After she falls in love with a police officer (Brad Harris) who investigates the deaths, she decides to be a nice little vampire that only gets her food from the blood bank...
The Little Vampire (2000):
The Little Vampire / Screenwriters: Karey Kirkpatrick ; Larry Wilson. Director: Ulrich Edel. - Germany ; Netherlands ; USA : Comet Film [etc.], 2000. - Color : English.
[Loosely based on the novel series "Der kleine Vampir (1979-)" by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg.]
Tolerable adaptation of Angela Sommer-Bodenburg's wonderful novel series, which moves the action from Germany to Scotland, and regrettably kills off the subtle magic of the books with a Hollywood-like storyline and flashy special effects. The all-American 9-year-old boy Tony Thompson (Jonathan Lipnicki) has a hard time making new friends when his father moves the family to a small village in Scotland. Finally, he finds a pal when he meets the friendly little vampire Rudolph Sackville-Bagg (Rollo Weeks). Tony helps Rudolph in his search for a magical amulet that could cure all vampires from their curse, while they are both hunted by the stupid vampire slayer Rookery (Jim Carter).
The Lost Boys (1987):
The Lost Boys / Screenwriters: Jeffrey Boam ; Janice Fischer ; James Jeremias. Director: Joel Schumacher. - USA : Warner Bros., 1987. - Color : English.
[Based on the story by Janice Fischer and James Jeremias.]
Kiefer Sutherland - David
Edward Herrmann - Max
Jason Patric - Michael Emerson
Corey Haim - Sam Emerson
Love at First Bite (1979):
Love at First Bite / Screenwriter: Robert Kaufman. Director: Stan Dragoti. - USA : American International [etc.], 1979. - Color : English.
[Based on characters from the novel "Dracula (1897)" by Bram Stoker.]
Very funny persiflage of the Dracula theme. Count Dracula (George Hamilton) is evicted from his Transylvanian domicile by the Communist government. Together with his faithful servant Renfield (Arte Johnson), Dracula goes to New York, searching for the model Cindy Sondheim (Susan Saint James), since he fell in love with her picture in a fashion magazine. While Cindy is not at all unwilling to be seduced by Dracula, he gets serious problems with her fiancé, Dr. Jeff Rosenberg (Richard Benjamin), who is a descendant of Dracula's arch-enemy, Professor Van Helsing...
Lust for a Vampire (1971):
Lust for a Vampire / Screenwriter: Tudor Gates. Director: Jimmy Sangster. - UK : Hammer Film Productions, 1971. - Color : English.
[Loosely based on characters from the novelette "Carmilla (1872)" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.]
Second movie in Hammer's Karnstein Movie Trilogy.
[Les] morsures de l'aube [aka: "Love Bites"] (2000):
Les morsures de l'aube / Screenwriters: Tonino Benacquista ; Laurent Chalumeau. Director: Antoine de Caunes. - France : Le Studio Canal+ [etc.], 2000. - Color : French.
[Based on the novel by Tonino Benacquista.]
Wonderful mixture of gothic thriller and comedy. When the lazybones and party animal Antoine (Guillaume Canet) is hired to find the mysterious Jordan (Orazio Massaro) he is sure that this is easy money. He just goes on with his daily routine of floating through the nightlife of Paris, while keeping his eyes open. But then he starts hearing rumors that Jordan is actually a vampire and that one should beware of the lady in his company, the dazzling Violaine (Asia Argento)...
Nattens Engel [aka: "Angel of the Night"] (1998):
Nattens Engel / Screenwriter: Shaky González. Director: Shaky González. - Denmark : Wise Guy Productions, 1998. - Color : Danish.
Very entertaining vampire trash movie. Together with two of her friends, the teenager Rebecca (Maria Karlsen) finds the diary of one of her ancestors, the priest Rikard (Christian Grønvall), who, while hunting a vampire, was himself bitten and turned. From that day on, he hunted humans as the vampire master Rico (Erik Holmey). Close to the diary, the teenagers also find the skeleton of a bat...
Near Dark (1987):
Near Dark / Screenwriters: Kathryn Bigelow ; Eric Red. Director: Kathryn Bigelow. - USA : Near Dark Joint Venture [etc.], 1987. - Color : English.
Mixing the genres of horror and western, this excellent film is essentially a vampire road movie, set in the Southwest of contemporary USA. When the farm boy Caleb (Adrian Pasdar) falls for the beautiful Mae (Jenny Wright), he doesn't know that he is flirting with a vampire. Before he knows what is happening, Caleb has been bitten and turned, and is taken in by Mae's pack, which is led by the master vampire Jesse (Lance Henriksen). Travelling with this bunch of outlaws, Caleb has serious problems with the necessity to kill humans for their blood.
Nick Knight (1989):
Nick Knight / Screenwriters: Barney Cohen ; James D. Parriott. Director: Farhad Mann. - USA (TV production) : Starmaker Video [etc.], 1989. - Color : English.
Rick Springfield - Nick Knight
Michael Nader - Lacroix
The TV series "Forever Knight (1992-1996)" was based on this TV movie.
Night Flier (1997):
Night Flier / Screenwriters: Mark Pavia ; Jack O'Donnell. Director: Mark Pavia. - USA : New Line Cinema [etc.], 1997. - Color : English.
[Based on the story by Stephen King.]
Very suspenseful psychological thriller. Richard Dees (Miguel Ferrer), a cynical reporter for the sleazy magazine "Inside View", is in dire need for a new story with front page quality to boost his declining career. A series of bizarre murders at secluded rural air strips, committed by a "vampire pilot" who calls himself Dwight Renfield (Michael H. Moss), is just what he has been looking for. The deeper he investigates the case, the more he gets convinced that he is not dealing with a normal serial killer, but rather with something supernatural...
Night of Dark Shadows (1971):
Night of Dark Shadows / Screenwriter: Sam Hall. Director: Dan Curtis. - USA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [etc.], 1971. - Color : English.
[Based on the story by Dan Curtis and Sam Hall.]
Sequel in the Dark Shadows Movie Series.
Nosferatu : eine Symphonie des Grauens [aka: "Nosferatu : a Symphony of Horror"] (1922):
Nosferatu : eine Symphonie des Grauens / Screenwriter: Henrik Galeen. Director: F.W. Murnau. - Germany : Prana-Film, 1922. - Black & White : Silent (original subtitles in German).
[Based on the novel "Dracula (1897)" by Bram Stoker.]
Being the very first adaptation of the famous "Dracula" novel, this expressionist silent masterpiece is still among the best vampire films that were ever made. The movie only loosely follows the storyline of the novel and, for copyright reasons, all of the names are changed and the location is shifted from London to the German city Bremen. A very interesting aspect that is introduced is that the presence of the sinister vampire, Count Orlock (Max Schreck), is accompanied by swarms of rats and the plague.
Nosferatu : Phantom der Nacht [aka: "Nosferatu the Vampyre"] (1979):
Nosferatu : Phantom der Nacht / Screenwriter: Werner Herzog. Director: Werner Herzog. - West Germany ; France : Werner Herzog Filmproduktion [etc.], 1979. - Color : German.
Klaus Kinski - Graf Orlok (Count Orlok)
Isabelle Adjani - Lucy Harker
Bruno Ganz - Jonathan Harker
The Omega Man (1971):
The Omega Man / Screenwriters: John William Corrington ; Joyce Hooper Corrington. Director: Boris Sagal. - USA : Warner Bros., 1971. - Color : English.
[Based on the novel "I Am Legend (1954)" by Richard Matheson.]
This is a very free, but nevertheless excellent, movie adaptation of Richard Matheson's masterpiece. Robert Neville (Charlton Heston) struggles to survive as seemingly the last sane human in a dying world gone mad. In 1975 (four years in the future at the time the movie was made), a war between Russia and China caused a terrible world-wide plague due to the use of biological weapons. Neville, who used to work as a medical doctor for the U.S. army, was able to take a newly-developed experimental vaccine, thus becoming immune to the plague. Everyone else either died or turned into psychotic, pale creatures with light-sensitive eyes. Matthias (Anthony Zerbe), a self-acclaimed prophet, has gathered a group of the survivors to form a religious sect called "The Family". They blame science and technology as being responsible for the tragedy, and Neville, the last user of technology, has become a symbol for science to them, the last remains of an old world that has to be cleansed... While the vampire aspect of the novel was completely abandoned, this adaptation still is true to the spirit of the book.
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1958):
Plan 9 from Outer Space / Screenwriter: Edward D. Wood Jr. Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. - USA : Reynolds Pictures, 1958. - Black & White : English.
Shadow of the Vampire (2000):
Shadow of the Vampire / Screenwriter: Steven Katz. Director: E. Elias Merhige. - UK ; USA ; Luxembourg : Long Shot Pictures [etc.], 2000. - Color : English.
Wonderful movie that tells the fictitious story of how the classic German silent film "Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)" was shot. The director F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) is obsessed with making the greatest horror movie ever, and he wants it to be as authentic as possible. To achieve this goal, he hires a real vampire (Willem Dafoe) to play the leading part of Count Orlock. Trying not to scare his crew, he doesn't tell them about the true nature of this peculiar "actor", whom he introduces as one Max Schreck...
Teenage Space Vampires (1998):
Teenage Space Vampires / Screenwriter: Martin Wood. Director: Martin Wood. - Canada ; Romania ; USA : Full Moon Entertainment, 1998. - Color : English.
Stupid and boring B-picture. The American teenager Bill Stenson (Robin Dunne) finds a UFO that has landed in Knollwood, his hometown. Soon people in his neighborhood start turning into blood-thirsty vampires. Bill finds out that Mister Danvers (Richard Clarkin), a teacher of history and sports at his high school, seems to be involved in the mysterious happenings...
The Tomb (1985):
The Tomb / Screenwriters: Kenneth J. Hall ; T.L. Lankford. Director: Fred Olen Ray. - USA : Trans World Entertainment, 1985. - Color : English.
Incredibly stupid and boring horror B-picture. By opening a sealed tomb in Egypt, the grave robber John Banning (David Pearson) accidentally revives the mummy of the vampire priestess Nefratis (Michelle Bauer). She follows Banning to America to regain the relics that he stole from her tomb and stalks the archeologists that the artifacts have been sold to.
Twins of Evil (1971):
Twins of Evil / Screenwriter: Tudor Gates. Director: John Hough. - UK : Hammer Film Productions, 1971. - Color : English.
[Loosely based on characters from the novelette "Carmilla (1872)" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.]
This very entertaining erotic vampire movie is the third and last in Hammer's Karnstein Movie Trilogy. Set in nineteenth century middle-Europe, the plot is focussed on the twins Maria (Mary Collinson) and Frieda Gellhorn (Madeleine Collinson), who go to live with their uncle Gustav Weil (Peter Cushing). Weil is the leader of a religious sect that hunts people suspected of witchcraft, with the success of largely killing innocent victims, but unable to deal with the real threat, the vampire Count Karnstein (Damien Thomas). While the shy Maria is intimidated by the whole situation, her reckless sister Frieda is irresistably drawn to the mysterious Count.
L Ultimo uomo della Terra [aka: "The Last Man on Earth"] (1964):
L'Ultimo uomo della Terra / Screenwriters: William Leicester ; Furio M. Menotti. Directors: Ubaldo Ragona ; Sidney Salkow. - Italy ; USA : Associated Producers [etc.], 1964. - Black & White : Italian ; English.
[Based on the novel "I Am Legend (1954)" by Richard Matheson.]
Upir z Feratu (1981):
Upir z Feratu / Screenwriters: Jan Fleischer ; Juraj Herz. Director: Juraj Herz. - Czechoslovakia, 1981. - Color : Czech.
[Based on the story by Josef Nesvabda.]
Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust (2000):
Vampire Hunter D : Bloodlust / Screenwriter: Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri. - Japan ; Hong Kong : Filmlink International [etc.], 2000. - Color : English.
[Based on the novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi.]
Very good vampire-scifi-fantasy Anime (Japanese animation movie). In the distant future, the Earth is ruled by a small elite of vampires who view the humans as little more than cattle that they feed on. Only the highly specialized vampire hunters stand a fighting chance against them. One of the most famous of these is Vampire Hunter D, who belongs to the exotic group of Dunpeal, the exceptional offspring between vampire and human, who combine the best attributes of both races...
Vampire Journals (1997):
Vampire Journals / Screenwriter: Ted Nicolaou. Director: Ted Nicolaou. - Romania ; USA : Full Moon Entertainment [etc.], 1997. - Color : English.
An incredibly boring movie in the spirit of Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles". Zachary (David Gunn) is awfully fed up with his oh so tragic existence as a vampire, since he has pity with the humans. Thus, he decides to chop up all other vampires. At last, he runs into the powerful vampire master Ash (Jonathon Morris) and has to save from his clutches the mortal woman Sofia (Kirsten Cerre), whom he has fallen in love with.
The Vampire Lovers (1970):
The Vampire Lovers / Screenwriters: Harry Fine ; Tudor Gates ; Michael Style. Director: Roy Ward Baker. - UK : Hammer Film Productions [etc.], 1970. - Color : English.
[Based on the novelette "Carmilla (1872)" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.]
This rather erotic film, which is the first in Hammer's Karnstein Movie Trilogy, is one of the closest movie adaptations of the classic "Carmilla" story. In 19th century Styria, the beautiful young aristocrat Laura (Pippa Steel) is seduced by a mysterious lady, a guest in the house who is actually the vampire Carmilla Karnstein (Ingrid Pitt). While Laura's health declines, a friend of the family arrives, the grief-stricken General von Spielsdorf (Peter Cushing), who has just lost his daughter due to Carmilla.
Vampirella / Screenwriter: Gary Gerani. Director: Jim Wynorski. - USA : Sunset Films International [etc.], 1996. - Color : English.
[Based on the comic book character "Vampirella".]
Very boring and stupid adaptation of the comic book. Vampirella (Talisa Soto) travels from the planet Drakulon, which is entirely inhabited by peaceful vampires, to the Earth, in pursuit of the evil vampire Vlad (Roger Daltrey), who murdered her father. She gets some help in her quest from Adam Van Helsing (Richard Joseph Paul), the leader of a high-tech team of vampire slayers.
Vampires / Screenwriter: Don Jakoby. Director: John Carpenter. - USA : Film Office [etc.], 1998. - Color : English.
[Based on the novel "Vampire$" by John Steakley.]
Action-packed modern-day vampire movie, shot like a Western. Jack Crow (James Woods) is the leader of a vampire slayer team that works for the Vatican. One day, he encounters Valek (Thomas Ian Griffith), the first of all vampires, who was accidentally "made" by an incorrect exorcism performed by the catholic church in the 14th century. Crow tries to locate Valek using the hooker Katrina (Sheryl Lee), who was bitten by Valek and thus has a psychic link to him.
Les vampires (1915):
Les vampires / Screenwriter: Louis Feuillade. Director: Louis Feuillade. - France : Gaumont, 1915. - Black & White : Silent (original subtitles in French).
Vampyros Lesbos (1970):
Vampyros Lesbos / Screenwriters: Jaime Chávarri ; Jesus Franco. Director: Jesus Franco. - Spain ; West Germany : Telecine Film [etc.], 1970. - Color : German.
Enjoyable sexploitation vampire movie by the infamous Jess (Jesus) Franco. The lawyer Linda Westinghouse (Ewa Strömberg) is sent to Countess Nadine Carody (Soledad Miranda) on a business errand. The countess turns out to be a beguiling vampiress that seduces and kills women to appease her insatiable thirst for female blood...
The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998):
The Wisdom of Crocodiles / Screenwriter: Paul Hoffman. Director: Po-Chih Leong. - UK : Arts Council of England [etc.], 1998. - Color : English.
A wonderful mysterious thriller, set in modern London. Steven Grlscz (Jude Law) is a highly unusual type of vampire, having a need for the blood of women who love him, since he requires the emotions stored in the blood. While Grlscz is already the chief suspect of police inspector Healey (Timothy Spall), who investigates the mysterious deaths of Grlscz' two former girlfriends, he has a new prospective victim, the lovely engineer Anna Levels (Elina Löwensohn).
Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe [aka: "The Tenderness of Wolves"] (1973):
Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe / Screenwriter: Kurt Raab. Director: Ulli Lommel. - West Germany : Tango Film, 1973. - Color : German.
Seems Human Can't Do it After All
Interview with the vampire was the best of all time.
"One trillion dollars buying bullets buying guns" Fuck bush and the American Gov
Moon Child!! Cause it has Gackt and Hyde-san in it (J-rock artists) Yeh...
you are playing THE GAME
mine would be
Dracula : Dead and Loving It
Interview with a Vampire
well there's a new vampire movie coming soon its title is PERFECT CREATURE check it out on yahoo movies..its good!
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me too i like 30 Days of Night...^_^
Favorite vampire movies:
Moon Child, Queen of the Damned, Interview with A Vampire, Underworld, Underworld: Evolution, Van Helsing...
i think those are just the vampire movies i've watched... i dunno if i missed one... XP
can i give a sarcastic comment instead?
MY FAV :
The interview wit the vampire (LUV TIS MOVIE!!)
Twilight (I noe it'z not out yet but I have a feelin it'll be a great vampire movie!!)
this weather is killing me