While the Twilight saga may have helped make the subject of vampires, werewolves and other things that go bump in the night popular in recent years, there are also lots other classic vampire films that are worth checking out. Take a look at this list of the best vampire movies out there and you might even discover a few that you want to watch right away:
- Interview with a Vampire
Who could resist the invitation to enter the world of the vampires when it is offered by a newly born vampire in the form of Brad Pitt? This vampire movie has it all, including a great cast of characters, plenty of vampire lore and lots of thrills and spills.
- Bran Stocker’s Dracula
This movie is the closest to the original book by Bram Stocker that helped launch the modern day vampire fiction. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, this movie manages to feature a very moody theme that sets the scene for an unusual romantic tale with plenty of blood lust.
- Nosferatu the Vampyre
German director Werner Herzog’s plays a fitting tribute to the world’s first vampire movie, while still managing to make it appealing to a more modern audience. People who want to get to the roots of vampire lore and its impact on the modern world are sure to love this movie.
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
It’s time to kick some vampire butt in this fun and slightly cheesy movie. Buffy may look like the ultimate cheerleader, but she has muscles and nerves of steel and is not afraid to take the vampires head on.
- Blade II
Wesley Snipes really pops in this gory vampire movie that was inspired by the Marvel Comics epic series. This movie definitely has a dark side and is sure to put vampire lovers on the edge of their seats.