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List your favorite vampire movies and TV shows here. What makes them awesome?


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Love the more monstrous vampire depictions.

The Strain and 30 Days of Night are among my favorites.

I also enjoy the classical vampires as well.

Dracula and Salem's Lot.
 
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30 Days of Night is one of the best if not the best out there.
 
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- Salem's Lot: Oldie but classic, doesn't hold up very well, but Barlow is one of the creepiest vampires ever.
- Dracula: An okay interpretation of the classic tale, really liked how the Dracula actor got his eyes to vibrate when he was 'hypnotizing'. Plus, score by John Williams really helps.
- Let Me In: Completely and utterly surprised me that this was a vampire movie (the previews made it seem like some old-man-stalker movie), and a little slow, it's very creepy and fun.
- Lost Boys: Great 'modern' take on 'classic' vampires, gang of vamps trying to turn some local boys. Has an 80s "Goonies" vibe to it. Plus, how can you not love the Frog Brothers?!?
- Fright Night: Incredibly fun film, love Roddy McDowell's performance. It almost goes campy but stays in the perfect realm of reality.
- Blade: Back when Marvel movies sucked, Blade was pretty good. Vampires are the right 'kind' of vamps (evil, manipulative, sun burning, etc), and Wesley Snipe's camp is perfect for Blade.
- From Dusk Till Dawn: Action packed kill-em-all vampire movie, almost 2 movies in one (similar to Predator, where first half is one story, then enter the villains and a fight for your life story ensues). Plus, best Selma Hayek scene in any movie to date.
- Bordello of Blood: Since we're on the more 'mature' topic, this one is borderline soft porn, but still a fun vamp film. And who doesn't want to see Dennis Miller quipping it up with some vamps?
- Underworld: Best Vampire vs Werewolf movie ever made, and sexiest Kate Beckinsale has ever been on the silver screen. Plus, I love how even though the Vamps are the protagonists, they're still blood sucking evil creatures.
- Daybreakers:A lot of people give this one a pass, but I really liked it. I loved the overall premise, if Vampires are real and live off human blood, won't they eventually kill off all their food supply?
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Almost forgot about this one, the movie really wasn't as bad as the premise sounds. Lincoln kicking Vampire Trash.
- Vampires: Probably the closest to the Vampire Hunters game, this is James Wood leading a team of, well, Vampire Hunters. John Carpenter (a la The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China) gives us a great balance between horror and humor. Fun little flick.


Some movies to pass? Van Helsing, Coppola's Dracula, Dracula Untold, Interview with a Vampire (don't flame me), Dracula 2000. Oh, and of course, Twilight.

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Some movies to pass? Van Helsing, Coppola's Dracula, Dracula Untold, Interview with a Vampire (don't flame me), Dracula 2000. Oh, and of course, Twilight.

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I like Dracula 2000, thought the Judas take on Drac was kind of cool and the movie itself was fun to watch.

Actually watched this about a month ago with my 14 year old daughter (who had never seen it). She liked it too. We also watched Lost Boys (again her first time) and liked it as well.
 
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good list, shnar.

I'll highlight From Dusk till Dawn, Vampires, Fright Night and Blade as ones I really like. And I liked Coppolla's Dracula too.
 
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shnar wrote:
- Salem's Lot: Oldie but classic, doesn't hold up very well, but Barlow is one of the creepiest vampires ever.
- Dracula: An okay interpretation of the classic tale, really liked how the Dracula actor got his eyes to vibrate when he was 'hypnotizing'. Plus, score by John Williams really helps.
- Let Me In: Completely and utterly surprised me that this was a vampire movie (the previews made it seem like some old-man-stalker movie), and a little slow, it's very creepy and fun.
- Lost Boys: Great 'modern' take on 'classic' vampires, gang of vamps trying to turn some local boys. Has an 80s "Goonies" vibe to it. Plus, how can you not love the Frog Brothers?!?
- Fright Night: Incredibly fun film, love Roddy McDowell's performance. It almost goes campy but stays in the perfect realm of reality.
- Blade: Back when Marvel movies sucked, Blade was pretty good. Vampires are the right 'kind' of vamps (evil, manipulative, sun burning, etc), and Wesley Snipe's camp is perfect for Blade.
- From Dusk Till Dawn: Action packed kill-em-all vampire movie, almost 2 movies in one (similar to Predator, where first half is one story, then enter the villains and a fight for your life story ensues). Plus, best Selma Hayek scene in any movie to date.
- Bordello of Blood: Since we're on the more 'mature' topic, this one is borderline soft porn, but still a fun vamp film. And who doesn't want to see Dennis Miller quipping it up with some vamps?
- Underworld: Best Vampire vs Werewolf movie ever made, and sexiest Kate Beckinsale has ever been on the silver screen. Plus, I love how even though the Vamps are the protagonists, they're still blood sucking evil creatures.
- Daybreakers:A lot of people give this one a pass, but I really liked it. I loved the overall premise, if Vampires are real and live off human blood, won't they eventually kill off all their food supply?
- Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: Almost forgot about this one, the movie really wasn't as bad as the premise sounds. Lincoln kicking Vampire Trash.
- Vampires: Probably the closest to the Vampire Hunters game, this is James Wood leading a team of, well, Vampire Hunters. John Carpenter (a la The Thing and Big Trouble In Little China) gives us a great balance between horror and humor. Fun little flick.


Some movies to pass? Van Helsing, Coppola's Dracula, Dracula Untold, Interview with a Vampire (don't flame me), Dracula 2000. Oh, and of course, Twilight.

-shnar


Great list, but I agree that 30 Days of Night is on my personal list, as well as Bram Stoker's Dracula and Interview...


Iris! (Had to do 30 Days fan art, heh.)

But I have to admit that Van Helsing and Dracula Untold are guilty pleasures for me. =)
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Vampire movies and tv series I liked were (not particular in this order):
Bram Stoker's Dracula,
Underworld 1
Underworld 2,
Let the Right One In,
30 Days of Night,
Shadow of the Vampire,
Interview with a Vampire,
Queen of the Damned,
Count Dracula with Christopher Lee,
The Descent,
Buffy (TV),
Angel (TV),
True Blood (TV),
Being Human UK(TV),
Kindred: The Embraced(TV),
Carmilla,
Lost Boys (1987),
Innocent Blood


Only movie I can remember I still need to watch is:
Near Dark
Cirque du Freak
Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter
Kiss of the Damned


I didn't like Blade and Van Helsing much.
There are no sparkling vampires!
About 1931's Dracula, I like only the scene around the first time Dracula cames out of the coffin, which was really good made.
Could never watch Nosferatu, I can't watch voiceless movies.
Dracula Untold was disappointing, but had view nice scenes.
 
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These are great lists. I'm a little embarrassed to admit some of the movies I have not seen, and happy to get a reminder on what I should be watching!

I really liked 30 Days of Night. That really put me off late night dog walks in the middle of winter for a couple of days - in the snow, when you can't run fast, and definitely can't outrun the dog!

On the complete flip side, I like Buffy, both the movie and the TV show. I preferred the TV show, although I never watched Angel.

I need to re-watch a bunch of stuff and catch up on some I missed out on. Note, some - not all. A few I missed deliberately!! :-)
 
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Tracey at DGgames US wrote:
Although I never watched Angel.


Sacrilege.
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Guess you're suggesting I catch it now even if I'm a bit late! :-)

Movies, I forgot to mention the classic 'Nosferatu'. Old black & white silent movies aren't generally my thing but I used to have a roommate that was a huge old movie fan. He insisted we watch it, and I'm glad I did. It's very creepy, probably more so for being silent. It's a true classic and has really stood the test of time well.

Nosferatu the Vampyre was an interesting take. I don't think I've seen anyone mention that one here.
 
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