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The 15 Best Vampire Movies of All Time
Movie Crunch ^ | Nov 17,2008

Posted on 11/30/2008 8:25:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind

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To: Clemenza

Not Green Mile and Shawshank Redemption? They’d be on my list.


51 posted on 11/30/2008 10:04:08 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: KayEyeDoubleDee

You took the words out of my mouth. A piece of dreck like “From Dusk Till Dawn” as the best of all time? What an idiot! The list is more notable for what’s excluded - no “Black Sunday,” no “Vampire Circus,” no “Fearless Vampire Killers.” Heck, even “Love At First Bite” is better than most of the list. Yeesh!


52 posted on 11/30/2008 10:13:29 AM PST by TrueKnightGalahad (When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I think that to make a good vampire movie, you have to stay true to the legend of the vampire. They are Undead, creatures bereft of a soul. So while they can move about and act like humans, they lack the one ingredient that makes humans something other than beasts: a touch of the Divine.

Lacking that, they cannot tolerate anything that is good and holy. They cannot even sustain themselves without feeding on the essence of others.

There is nothing sympathetic about them, and I don't ever want to see another movie from the vampire's point of view. They are purely evil. Anne Rice's whiny Lestat forsakes the essence of vampirism. No true Undead would ever bemoan the loneliness of his existence or feel betrayed by his would-be victims. Regret and sadness are for beings with feelings, and feelings arise from the soul. Vampires have none.

53 posted on 11/30/2008 10:18:24 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: chris37

American Werewolf in London, check.

American Werewolf in Paris.... probably one of the worst movies DH and I have ever paid to watch, lol.


54 posted on 11/30/2008 10:18:47 AM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Heh, I have never seen American Werewolf in Paris. I saw previews of it, and the suspect CGI turned me off right away. The werewolf transformations in London were so magnificent! I hate how computer animation is now so prominent in movies. I generally avoid all horror films done after the year 2000 due to this. It seems that the art of make-up effects demonstrated so brilliantly in such films as American Werewolf in London and The Thing is a lost art along with most other movie making in general.


55 posted on 11/30/2008 10:33:40 AM PST by chris37
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To: jas3
Eeeek!

Barackula!!!

56 posted on 11/30/2008 11:06:21 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: IronJack
They are purely evil. Anne Rice's whiny Lestat forsakes the essence of vampirism.

I take it from your comment then that the latest Vampire hit movie -- TWILIGHT is one WHINY movie. Imagine a teenage Vampire as your neighbor who does NOT want to feed on human blood ( the equivalent of vegetarians ). Imagine a teen vampire whose main interest is seducing other teen age humans.

As for that HBO series TRUE BLOOD. They have essentially made Vampires an American minority like gays who demand civil rights like the rest of Americans. You even have politicians in that series FIGHTING for Vampire rights. Heck we even have organizations like the FELLOWSHIP OF THE SUN who are like modern day KKK's fighting against Vampire rights ( with signs in front of churches that say -- GOD HATES FANGS ).

That's essentially what this genre has morphed to in 2008.
57 posted on 11/30/2008 11:16:12 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: meowmeow

Dracula perhaps
Go to a movie theater and look around and see the morons at the vampire movie. This world is dark enough without such drek
You think Anne Rice is a happy person? Just look at her!


58 posted on 11/30/2008 11:25:35 AM PST by dennisw (Never bet on Islam! ::::: Never bet on a false prophet!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Coppola should be number 1.


59 posted on 11/30/2008 11:26:44 AM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Innocent Blood, a black comedy horror movie about gangsters turned vampires is a great movie, Don Rickles and Robert Loggia are in it.


60 posted on 11/30/2008 11:30:53 AM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can’t forget Count Yorga, lol.


61 posted on 11/30/2008 11:49:35 AM PST by The Bass Player (" Live every day as if it is your last, for surely one day you will be right"~ Tom Burnett,Jr.)
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To: chris37

chris37 posted - “Heh, I have never seen American Werewolf in Paris.”

You chose wisely, FRiend.

Tatt ; P


62 posted on 11/30/2008 12:10:50 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m crazy about The Fearless Vampire Killers. I can watch it over and over.


63 posted on 11/30/2008 1:32:07 PM PST by A knight without armor
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To: SeekAndFind

have you seen the indie film”The Habit” - 1996 or “The Hunger” -1980 with David Bowie?


64 posted on 11/30/2008 1:35:12 PM PST by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: Shooter 2.5
I don’t think I have ever heard of a super hero before Buffy who had to figure out how to get a job, pay utility bills and fix the rusty plumbing in the basement.

Oh that full copper repipe! If only she had said "Tibor, just do a cheap fix-up that'll last a couple of years"

65 posted on 11/30/2008 2:42:26 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (More law, less justice. - Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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To: Oztrich Boy

The furniture, door framing and the window treatments ate the budget. I’m shocked the plumbing lasted through all the Potentials living there.


66 posted on 11/30/2008 3:05:54 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: Clemenza
Vlad the Impaler also had a creative way to deal with the homeless/pauper problem in Transylvania. I prefer the way he used his methods on the Ottomans, however.

Actually Vlad Tepes never reigned in Transylvania :) And it was the thieves and crooks whom he punished, stories tell about gold cups found at public fountains to be used by anyone who was thirsty and never stolen because the punishment was fierce... and just. He was beloved by his people despite his way of handing out justice but then I don't recall the French or the Brits being any less violent in the 15th century. Besides, most of his punishment was geared towards the Ottoman expansionism.
67 posted on 11/30/2008 3:23:29 PM PST by FORTRUTHONLY (Easy as 3.14159265358979323846...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Buffy the Vampire Slayer number 4...that pretty much eliminates any credibility for this list.


68 posted on 11/30/2008 3:25:00 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (Gen. George S. Patton to Michael Moore... American Carol: "I really like slapping you.")
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To: SeekAndFind
I find it telling that the "underdogs" being cheered in this latest reincarnation are the spawn of godlessness, soulless nightwalkers who only survive by stealing the life from others.

It seems appropriate for a generation of sniveling malcontents who see themselves as put upon by the rigors of life.

69 posted on 11/30/2008 3:56:22 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Poison Pill

I see your Blackula and raise you Love at First Bite. Vampire satire with the vampire played by the most tanned man alive (George Hamilton), brilliant.


70 posted on 11/30/2008 3:59:43 PM PST by dilvish
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To: big'ol_freeper

But the Buffy movie was the reason for the TV show, and later Angel, so if it wasn’t good itself, it had quality results. I think it’s the author’s way of putting the TV shows on the list even though they aren’t movies cause there aren’t enough vampire TV shows to make a ‘top 15’ list.

I’d like to see a movie made from Sunshine by Robin McKinley. It’s a really interesting take on vampires that doesn’t make them into fairies with special dietary needs *cough*Twilight*cough* or otherwise destroy the classic vampire concept.

As far as Twilight goes... at least it didn’t make this list. Now THAT would really eliminate all credibility.


71 posted on 11/30/2008 4:25:25 PM PST by Hyzenthlay (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: dennisw
You think Anne Rice is a happy person? Just look at her!

She always seemed happy as far as I could tell (read all her books - not lit, but definitely guilty pleasure!) - except after her husband passed away. I've heard she's become a Christian in recent years.

72 posted on 11/30/2008 6:18:18 PM PST by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t Leslie Nielson’s “Dracula, Dead and Loving It,” get an honorable mention?


73 posted on 11/30/2008 6:33:59 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: dennisw; meowmeow
Vampire movies are dark and moronic ...Don’t indulge in them. They are for retards and this can be confirmed by checking out the demographic they are aimed at

Ahhhhh, you're a "Werewolf Man!" I can always pick out a guy with a Werewolf fetish. They tend to end sentences with prepositions.

74 posted on 11/30/2008 6:37:53 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: dennisw
They are for retards idiots.

Fixed it for you.

75 posted on 11/30/2008 7:06:44 PM PST by 6323cd (Proud sister of Gloria, who has Down's Syndrome)
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To: 6323cd

Fair enough and may God smile down on Gloria


76 posted on 11/30/2008 7:22:50 PM PST by dennisw (Never bet on Islam! ::::: Never bet on a false prophet!)
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