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What happened to all of that scary vampires that use to give me nightmares know there is twilight and vampire diaries and it totally ruined it for me. I miss those old vampire movies about killing and deadly vampires but now most of my friends wants to date them. Today's movies ruined vampires and werewolves for me at least zombies are still intact.

I just want to hear what's you're opinion on this case.
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It is hard to be afraid of a vampire when he sparkles like he has been bedazzled and dresses like an underwear model.
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Posted 3/3/13 , edited 3/3/13

LordKaname3 wrote:
I miss those old vampire movies about killing and deadly vampires but now most of my friends wants to date them.


I would gather sexy vampire stories sell better than the ones where everybody dies. Plus if you romance one and get turned into one yourself, you get all these cool powers and stuff. So sexy + powers = win?

That's just my theory.
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Posted 3/4/13

Karkarov wrote:

It is hard to be afraid of a vampire when he sparkles like he has been bedazzled and dresses like an underwear model.


I agree.
whenever someone mentions those books and films as "vampire" my reply is always "they are not vampires vampires do not frigging sparkle"

vampires have always had a romantic aspect as far back as bram stoker's dracula. the whole idea of modern vampires (ie post dracula as opposed to the original myths which tend to be more gross) is that vampires represent the aristocracy, they're curtious, attractive and powerful. one of their main powers has always been suduction as it is how they lure their victims in. done right vampires can be both scary and seductive at the same time especially when one thinks of the aspect of losing one's self control to the vampire's seductive powers and then losing one's free will once they've been turned becoming a twisted version of themselves (for example buffy occasionally touched on this aspect with the master's and drusila's mind control powers and in a comment from angel about how the vampire represents the darker represed side of the person it once was)
by the time films like queen of the dammed came along vampires had been changed from this whole evil thing to simply pretty boys. I use queen of the dammed as an example because the film was made up of matrial from about 2 chapters of the book as a whole, and even then it was ripped apart, changed had a romance sub plot shoehorned all in the aim to make a quick buck from a mox of the general public and goths (hence their choice of music)

these days more often than not vampires tend to be the hero of the film, makes it hard to be scared of them when they're the person you're rooting for, and added to that most modern writters don't know how to write horror (or are to afraid to take the risk) sticking instead to slashers. just look at modern horrors, like scream (which is a slasher but whatever) it's just some guy that randomly kills someone and all the tension is in who's going to get killed next, and compare that to older horrors such as alien where they horror is more psycological, you don't know where the creature is, when it's going to strike or even why.

if film writers were willing to take a risk now and again maybe make the vampire the bad guy he once was, have him seducing maidens and feeding on them. play on our fears such as the mysterious stranger, the dark night, loss of our free will. maybe throw in a little red herring as to who the vampire is. maybe make him invunerable as in the old days until they learn what he is and how to kill him, maybe then we may get an interesting vampire movie or two.

personally I've never been a big fan of vampire movies. (i've seen a few over the years but they never really interesed me) and these days vampire films are either romance stories with a brooding vampire love interest or action movie blood fests granted if done right either one can make a good film but they rarely are unfortunatly so long as people keep paying for the crud that they put out these days things are just going to get worse.

ok rant over lol
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Hollywood is regurgitating all the praise they won back in the day with their awesome monster movies, and it's not lookin' pretty.
Currently dealing with the massive Zombie-mania spree, and the Homo-erotic retarded lovechild of two worlds colliding, horror and chickflicks. Ditch the fad and let's move on people.

The Walking Dead, sure it's a great show, but no epic.
Let's just let it burnout instead of having it fading away now shall we?
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Posted 3/10/13
It's hard for fangirls to fap when the vampires don't sparkle. Thats why. If you ask me, I'll stick with Bram Stroker's Dracula than move to Twilight.
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eh there aren't many great ones now days but I choose to ignore the crappy ones and go back to the original greats like Dracula, Fright Night, and Nosferatu ^^

Zombies is the big thing now lol I love Zombies including The Walking Dead and the Zombie games but its getting to be a bit much.
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Sparkling vampires are pretty scary. Murder you with musicals while flamboyantly dancing in a pink tutu, while trying to blind the sense outta you with their sparkling skin. Its like looking at a dancing flamboyant light-bulb in a pink tutu. Thats pretty scary if you ask me.
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Posted 6/17/13 , edited 6/17/13

AphroditeUrania wrote:

Sparkling vampires are pretty scary. Murder you with musicals while flamboyantly dancing in a pink tutu, while trying to blind the sense outta you with their sparkling skin. Its like looking at a dancing flamboyant light-bulb in a pink tutu. Thats pretty scary if you ask me.


LOL but that sound more of a parody of a horror flick is it not.
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Posted 9/13/13
I would love to see a vampire movie that didn't involve the words "Sexy" or "love".
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Posted 9/15/13
30 Days of Night

Last great vampire movie I've seen. Gory and doesn't let up.

Second one was trash though.
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Posted 9/16/13 , edited 9/16/13
I personally hate fear and horror, usually because it's just cringeworthy - no matter how well planned, or well written the horror or scary parts are, it's never worth the cringing. You either see it coming (usually while saying "don't go outside, they'll get you out there") or it's just so out of the blue that it's ridiculous. I prefer my vampires to have style and some personality, otherwise they're just plot devices... it becomes less of a vampire movie and more of a monster scarefest.
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Posted 9/21/13

Karkarov wrote:

It is hard to be afraid of a vampire when he sparkles like he has been bedazzled and dresses like an underwear model.


I loled so hard to this.

Anyways, don't get me wrong, I LOVE vampires, but I'm the old school type, give me Dracula from Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula any day of the week and I'll be set. Vampires are not supposed to be sun happy and sparkly.
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Posted 9/25/13
I like vampire films that go against the grain like The Addiction, Blood for Dracula, Marebito, Martin, Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) , The Wurdulak segment of Black Sabbath, Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter, Rabid, Cronos , Let the Right One In, and even to a certain extent, Blood Spattered Bride.

As for ones with traditional vampire themes I enjoy Nosferatu (1922), Dracula (1958), Dracula:Prince of Darkness, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Blacula.
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You know what I enjoyed

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

it was actually a lot of fun and did a pretty decent job with the concept.
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