What is your favourite Vampire Movie ?
Who is your favourite Vampire Actor ?
Vampires are mythological creatures, famous in folklore for their need to feed on the blood of animals and humans for survival.
Many Films have spawned from the famous 1897 Bram Stoker novel "Dracula."
Here are a few films that you may or may not like, they are in no particular order
Please read through this page and place your votes at the bottom.
Maximillian is a vampire. He knows no mercy and has no regret. He can transform himself in a thousand different ways. Max has ventures to New York City in search of Rita Veder, an NYPD detective who is unaware of their unique blood bond. As Max and Julius, his hapless ghoul, attempt to transform Rita into Max’s vampiress, her devoted NYPD partner Justice finds he has much at stake in protecting her from an age-old spell. (Directed by Wes Craven)
In this update of the vampire classic, the fate of the world is in jeopardy when a group of immortality seekers steal the corpse of Dracula and only the last of the Van Helsing line can stop them. In the millennium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing, who has tangled with Count Dracula in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing’s daughter Mary from the family’s life long nemesis. (Directed by Patrick Lussier)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the story of an American cheerleader who holds the destiny of being the Slayer; the one woman who holds the duty of defending the world from vampires. With her best friends slowly abandoning her, Buffy finds solace in the town outcast, Pike, who knows very well the terror of vampires. Together, they combat the forces of the old and powerful vampire, Lothos, who has his eyes set on Buffy. (Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui)
In this modern update of the Dracula saga, Count Dracula (Christopher Lee) leads a Satanic cult of prominent scientists and politicians into developing a gruesome plague virus. His only obstacle is his old nemesis Lorimar Van Helsing (Peter Cushing). The Count poses as an isolated billionaire, and holds hostage Van Helsing’s granddaughter (Joanna Lumley). Though Van Helsing does not realize that his arch enemy is the same person responsible for the plague, but sets about trying to rescue his granddaughter. (Directed by Alan Gibson)
Gabriel Van Helsing is a man cursed with a past he cannot recall and driven by a mission he cannot deny. Charged by a secret organization to seek out and defeat evil the world over, his efforts to rid the world of its nightmareish creatures have been rewarded with the title that now follows him: murderer. Van Helsing roams the globe an outcast and fugitive, hunted by those who don’t understand the true nature of his calling. When dispatched to the shadowy world of Transylvania, Van Helsing finds it ruled by the evil and seductive vampire, Count Dracula. And it is Dracula that Van Helsing has been sent to terminate. (Directed by Stephen Sommers)
The very life force of a young woman is slowly drained from her each time she makes love to her lesbian lover. Her angry father is understandably upset at her choice of a vampire for a sexual partner. The incomparable Ingrid Pitt is in fine form in this erotically charged 1970 effort from England’s Hammer House of Horror. (Directed by Roy Ward Baker)
Count Dracula knows that if he fails to drink a required amount of pure virgin’s blood, he’ll die. His assistant suggests that the Count and he pick up his coffin and take a road trip to Italy, where families are known to be particularly religious, and therefore should be an excellent place to search for a virgin bride. They do, only to encounter a family with not one, but four virgins, ready for marriage. The Count discovers one-by-one that the girls are not as pure as they say they are, meanwhile a handsome servant begins to observe strange behaviour from the girls who do spend the night with the Count. It’s a race for Dracula to discover who’s the real virgin, before he either dies from malnourishment or from the wooden stake of the servant. (Directed by Paul Morrissey)
The Return of the Vampire (1944) - Bela Lugosi
In 1918, an English family are terrorized by a vampire, until they learn how to deal with it. They think their troubles are over, but German bombs in WWII free the monster. He reclaims the soul of his wolfman ex-servant, and assuming the identity of a scientist who has just escaped from a concentration camp, he starts out on a plan to get revenge upon the family. (Directed by Lew Landers)
John Badham’s Dracula (1979) - Frank Langella
When a barge is wrecked off the shores of Whitby the only survivor is Count Dracula who has arrived with large amounts of Transylvanian soil to take up residence in Carfax Abbey. He makes friends with Dr Seward who runs the local asylum and with his daughter Lucy, her friend Mina, and with Jonathan Harker, Lucy’s solicitor fiance. But almost immediately, Mina dies from loss of blood, and just possibly this may not be a coincidence. (Directed by John Badham)
Blade (1998) - Wesley Snipes
The story of a semi-human African-American superhero who battles evil, bloodsucking vampires. Blade is half vampire but has devoted his life to killing vampires, with the help of Whistler, a human vampire hunter. His nemesis is Frost, a vampire who aims to take over the world, enslaving humanity. With the help of haematologist Karen, Blade battles Frost and the evil Blood God. (Directed by Stephen Norrington)
Brides of Dracula (1960) - David Peel
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) - Salma Hayek
Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive ‘from dusk till dawn’ at the rendezvous point, which turns out to be a strip joint infested with vampires. (Directed by Robert Rodriguez)
The Lost Boys (1987) - Kiefer Sutherland
Financial troubles force a recent divorcee and her teenage sons Mike and Sam to settle down with her father in the California town of Santa Carla. At first, Sam laughs off rumours he hears about vampires who inhabit the small town. But after Mike meets a beautiful girl at the local amusement park, he begins to exhibit the classic signs of vampirism. Fearing for his own safety, Sam recruits two young vampire hunters to save his brother by finding and destroying the head vampire. (Directed by Joel Schumacher)
Interview with the Vampire (1994) - Brad Pitt
In 1791, plantation owner Louis De Pointe Du Lac is unhappy with the life he has, until Lestat De Lioncourt comes into his life. Lestat, a vampire, allows Louis to make the decision of either death or life as a vampire forever. And until his decision is already made, does Louis realize what he has become. He refuses to take human life and is about to leave when Lestat, being the clever being that he is, turns a little orphan girl into a vampire to make Louis stay. (Directed by Neil Jordan)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) - Gary Oldman
This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker’s classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is captured and imprisoned by the undead vampire Dracula, who travels to London, inspired by a photograph of Harker’s betrothed, Mina Murray. In Britain, Dracula begins a reign of seduction and terror, draining the life from Mina’s closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy’s friends gather together to try to drive Dracula away. (Directed by Francis Ford Coppola)
Horror of Dracula (1958) - Christopher Lee
After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle somewhere in Germany, the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker’s fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker’s friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost. (Directed by Terence Fisher)
Dracula III: Legacy (2001) - Rutger Hauer
It is five years after the events of "Dracula II". Dracula [Rutger Hauer] has returned to Romania, taking Liz Blaine [Diane Neal] with him. Father Uffizi [Jason Scott Lee] wishes to pursue, but the church has withdrawn its support. They are worried that he has become "tainted" following his last encounter with Dracula, and they want Uffizi to get out of the vampire business and take a position as pastor at a church of his choice. Uffizi's choice is to hand in his collar and pursue Dracula on his own. Armed with his weapons of choice -- a scythe and a bullwhip -- Uffizi heads for Bucharest, Luke [Jason London] in tow. Uffizi hopes to destroy and absolve Dracula; Luke hopes to find and rescue Liz, with whom he is in love.
Salem's Lot (2004) - Rutger Hauer
Intense remake of Stephen King's biting tale stars Rob Lowe as a journalist who returns to his childhood home plagued by mysterious memories of his time spent in the seemingly innocent small town. After the arrival of antiques dealer Donald Sutherland sets in motion a chain of terrifying events, Lowe discovers that his community is overrun by vampires. With Andre Braugher, Samantha Mathis, James Cromwell, and Rutger Hauer.