Top 10 Vampire Movies
It is movie mania here at smashinglists today. Earlier we talked about the top ten movies that involve aliens and extra-terrestrials. This particular list is of the same sort with only a little difference; vampires. We are talking about the actual vampires here and not the fantasy ones (you know what I am referring to). These are some of the greatest movies with the theme of vampires. A few of these are really old so I doubt you would have seen them all. If not, I would urge you to watch them. The movie names are followed by parts of their original synopsis. I would like to thank Allmovie. Enjoy the read!
10. SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE
The film begins as Murnau (John Malkovich) is ready to take his unauthorized interpretation of the Bram Stoker tale on location in Czechoslovakia. There, the director has arranged for his cast and crew to live in the same castle in which they will shoot their parts, as they all wait for their co-star, Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe) — Murnau’s choice to play Count Orlok — to arrive. Their leader has warned them that Schreck is a student of the Stanislovsky method of performance and will not respond to them out-of-character. Nothing, however, can prepare them for the real thing: when the actor arrives, he’s already in full Gothic regalia, asserting that he is indeed a vampire.
9. ONCE BITTEN
A sexy female vampire must drink the blood of three male virgins each year in order to stay alive — but finding them in modern-day Los Angeles proves rather difficult. This horror comedy follows the vamp as she attempts to seduce and conquer one particularly ripe, if socially awkward, target.
8. NIGHT WATCH
Two bands of warriors, one good and one evil, battle to keep the peace in Moscow in this cat’s cradle thriller from Russia. In 1342, the Warriors of Light (led by Gesser, Lord of Light) and the Warriors of Darkness (led by Zavulon, General of Darkness) declare a truce under which each side will form a law enforcement team to monitor the other side’s activities. The Warriors of Light, who enforce the powers of good, patrol the Night Watch, while the Warriors of Darkness, who openly embrace evil, staff the Day Watch. Each watch group also contains “Others,” mortals with supernatural powers from both sides that include vampires, shapeshifters, witches, and the like. Prophecy suggests that one day, a Great One will surface and permanently extinguish the threat of an apocalyptic war between the two sides by upsetting the balance, lending greater power to either good or evil (depending on his or her choice) and thus determining the future of mankind forever.
7. FRIGHT NIGHT
A suburban Las Vegas teenager realizes that his new neighbor is a charismatic vampire in this remake of the 1985 horror comedy hit. After years of climbing to reach the top of the social ladder, high school senior Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) finally rules the roost. Just as Charley ditches his best pal, “Evil” Ed (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), and starts dating the most popular girl in their class, however, a handsome new face appears in the neighborhood. It belongs to Charley’s new neighbor Jerry (Colin Farrell), an outwardly amiable guy with a quick smile and a sharp wit. But when Ed vanishes without a trace andCharley sees a side of Jerry that everyone else seems to miss, the nouveau popular teen becomes convinced that the nice-guy act is a cover for something truly sinister.
In the Tomb of Dracula comic book origin, just before Blade’s mother gave birth to Blade, she was bitten by a vampire, which made Blade immune to vampires. Now a vampire hunter, Blade, joined by vampire detective Hannibal King and Dracula-descendent Frank Drake, stalks vampires. In the 1990s (in Marvel’s Nightstalkers), Blade teamed with Drake and King in an agency created to fight a variety of supernatural beings. The Marvel origin is retold in this 1998 Norrington film with Blade’s mother dying as he is born.
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