Vampire Movies List

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 10:04 am

I’m a huge fan of vampire movies, so I suppose it was natural that I’d eventually find the time to put together this vampire movies list. You’ve no doubt seen a few of these, but I also tried to include some overlooked films which you might find of interest. Covering several decades, this list features new vampire movies, vampire movies of the 70s, plus fanged goodness from the 80s and 90s. If you want to share your own favorites, don’t be shy. Head to the comments section and pontificate till your heart’s content. And if you actually decide to take my advice, you should be able to find all the following vampire films at Netflix.

1. Let the Right One In (2008) – Released last year, Let the Right One In is one of the new vampire movies which has renewed interest in the genre. Billed as a “romantic horror” film, this Swedish work is based on a novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist and deals with the relationship between a young boy named Oskar and an androgynous vampire who appears to be his own age. Not for the squeamish and definitely not for the kiddies.

2. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001) – Jesus teams up with Mexican wrestler El Santo to battle vampires intent on preying on the lesbians of Ottawa, Canada. How can you not love a film with such an over-the-top premise? Not a good movie by conventional standards, but I’m willing to bet that you’ll still have a good time.

3. The Lost Boys (1987) – When it comes to vampire movies of the 80s, The Lost Boys would have to be king. Starring beautiful young actors such as Jami Gertz, Jason Patric and Kiefer Sutherland, the film revolves around the Emerson family and their encounters with the vampiric community of Santa Carla, California. I’m amazed that it took them over 20 years to release a sequel.

4. Blade (1998) – Wesley Snipes is half human, half vampire, and all badass. Along with the crotchety Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), he spends his time killing bloodsuckers with a combination of high tech weapons and good old-fashioned kung fu. One of the best examples of vampire movies of the 90s.

5. The Hunger (1983) – Susan Sarandon plays a researcher who studies sleep and aging. She runs into a vampire duo played by David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve and gets drawn into their dangerous world of chic immortality. Another example of the classic vampire movies of the 80s.

6. The Vampire Lovers (1970) – A highly erotic vampire film from Hammer, The Vampire Lovers stars Ingrid Pitt as an insatiable vampiress with lesbian tendencies. Peter Cushing co-stars as the only man who can stop her (of course). If you’re looking for one of the sexiest vampire movies of the 70s, then your quest is at an end.

7. Martin (1977) – This George Romero vampire film has a lot of fun playing around with the standard conventions of the genre. The young Martin fancies himself a vampire, but items like crosses and garlic have no effect. In addition, he must use a razor blade to obtain the all-important red stuff. A sad film, but highly original. Definitely one of Romero’s best films.

8. The Blood Spattered Bride (1972) – An example of vampire movies of the 70s, this Spanish flick features newlyweds stalked by a mysterious woman. The woman in question turns out to be Carmilla, a lesbian vampire (the best kind, in my opinion) who’s taken a liking to the new bride. Lots of kinky lesbian undertones made this vampire film a cult classic (not to mention the lovely Alexandra Bastedo as Carmilla).

9. The Twins Effect (2003) – Chinese pop stars Gillian Chung and Charlene Choi star as a pair of young women who get caught up in a vampiric intrigue. Plenty of comedy and kung fu, and Jackie Chan even has a cameo. A fun alternative when searching for new vampire movies.

10. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974) – Released by Hammer in order to grab a piece of the kung fu movie market, this film has Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) lecturing in Chungking on Chinese vampire legends. When he learns one of the legends is real, he journeys with a band of kung fu masters to deal with the problem. Little does he know that Count Dracula awaits, passing himself off as a crazed monk. One of the more bizarre vampire movies of the 70s.

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November 5, 2010

Charlene

What was a comedy vampire movie I think starring Richard Benjamin??? Where the lead song was something like I Want to Suck Your…

November 6, 2010

Shane

Love at First Bite. It starred Richard Benjamin, and the ever-tanned George Hamilton was Count Dracula.

May 8, 2011

Teresa

This isn’t the classic best vampire movie list, thanks for your honesty.

I haven’t even heard of some of them!

Well done.

May 11, 2011

alicia kim murray

I am a huge Twilight and Vampire Diaries fan.I have two of the TWILIGHT BOOKS.Im a Vampire freak. I loved the Lost Boys movies.I would love to one day like to travel overseas and go to Rumania Translyvania. Thank you for reading my comments please reply back.

May 15, 2011

shelly

I’m trying to find a vampire movie I saw 25 years ago…I’ve been searching for it for years. I thought it was in black and white, but now think it may have just been the tv I saw it on. I remember it had a carnival setting (it’s not “Carnival of Souls”) and an exhibit where people walked through a tent with mirrors on both sides…like a long hall. Vampires were in the mirrors and pulled people in.
This movie scared the crap out of me when I was 10 and I’d love to find it again. Please Help.

Shelly

May 16, 2011

Shane

Alicia,

Glad to hear that you’re such a big vampire fan. Besides the films you’ve already listed, what are some of your favorite vampire movies?

June 1, 2011

Tammy

I love all vampire movies, but whoever said queen of the damned was good must like b movies or something.

August 12, 2011

Daryl

Greetings, I was looking for a few vampire movies and I am hoping you all can help me find them.

The first one is about some people who are being chased by vampires and/or other creatures. One of the only ways they have of protecting themselves is by using some of the blood in a flask. The blood was once the blood of Jesus, and has since been refilled by the one who carries the flask. This person hunts vampires and protects people. Before they die they refill the flask with their own blood. Thats all I can really remember about the movie but I know I loved it.

Second, I am also looking for a vampire series. Mostly just the first two of the movies. The take places in several places, but a large chunk of them take place in Transylvania in a large castle. The vampire king (self proclaimed if I remember right) ends up taking women from the surrounding towns as his wives and so on. One of the women is from the USA on a summer trip with her boyfriend (I believe) and he ends up rescuing her. But not until after she is turned into a vampire. I remember there being a lot of claymation for sections of the movie involving the vampires little minions and a large diamond being used as a blood gem of sorts. I can’t seem to find this series on google and was hoping you guys can help me find out what it is.

September 6, 2011

Shane

The first movie is Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight.

The second movies sounds like the Subspecies series.

October 30, 2011

ciara

First, great blog love the list and I will check out a few of them. Second, the Twilight series discussion, personally I’m more of a fan of the book, but don’t get me wrong I love the movies too, and yes Twilight is classified as a vampire movie it is just geared towards an younger audience. I have to say that my all time favorite vampire movie would have to be John Carpenter’s vampires just the right amount of gore, action, and vamps.

November 5, 2011

Vampirelover

Okay stop having conversations and list some f*@?!ing movies!
queen of the damned
interview with a vampire
the lost boys(only the first one)
fright night
twilight is okay
van helsing
the underworld movies
And those are about the only good ones i have seen does any one know a vamp movie where the vampires win, or you know don’t get killed.

November 29, 2011

Tracy Dekrey

I just watched the new Twilight movie. It was amazing. My brother already downloaded it. I wanna go watch it again.

December 8, 2011

Mark

I realize the last comment was over a year ago but I thought I’d add some thoughts.

80s vampire flick filmed in Pittsburgh – Innocent Blood. Very interesting stuff.

Lifeforce. A sci-fi vampire movie explaining vampire legends originating from an alien life form. Sounds hokey, but it is really interesting stuff.

Haven’t seen 30 Days of Night, but I remember first hearing about the premise when the comic book was coming out and was happy someone finally addressed the northern pole during winter with no sun. Perfect place to be a vampire.

Saw Twilight. Not a fan, but I don’t hate it. I’d rather see the TV version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer find it’s way onto the silver screen.

Finally, I’m on a hunt to find out about an old vampire movie I saw a long time ago. I want to say it was form the 70s. The only scene I remember is (I think) the last one, where some guy goes to retrieve his girl from a vampire’s lair. He uses a cross to hold vampires back as he goes in to get her. They finally back away until their safe behind a door and the boy slides the cross under the crack in the door to keep them away. Then he turns to her, smiling. And she reveals she has fangs and lunges toward the screen. The end (I think). I never knew the title of the movie and I would like to hunt it down someday.

January 8, 2012

Wendy

Am currently trying to find the name of a vampire movie I saw several years ago. All I can remember of the basic plot is a young woman who was raised within a secret society from a young age, and her best friend/mentor/teacher is also a member and seemingly wants a romantic relationship with her, but she only wants to be friends with him. I think his (the character) name is Alex or Alan. She does not know that the society is an ancient paranormal society until she is grown. She is “turned” by the vampire she and Alex/Alan have been hunting after falling in love with him. The final scene of the movie is this:She and (Alan/Alex) are in the castle that is the headquarters for the society, they are talking and the vampire comes to the door. Alan/Alex? turns to the girl and tells her “I will let you go (for now), but if (when) I see you again I will have to kill you.” or something to that effect. The two vampires turn and go out either a window or a door to a blood red dusk and lots of big city lights. The music that is playing is a semi-hard rock song, but I can’t even tell you any of the lyrics to it. It seems the story is set all in Europe. England or France possibly. I know this is not much to go on, but am hoping someone can help me out. Also, it is a movie that I know I watched and was probably released early 2000′s or late 1990′s. Thanks!

August 2, 2015

Gary Draffin

I too love vampire movies!! I saw a movie in the early 70′s about an actor famous for playing vampires who gets a hold of Draculas ring and cape. He then turns into a vampire. Do you know the title of this film?

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