I had a huge crush on Corey Haim when I was younger. The Lost Boys is one of my favorite movies from my tween years.
I don’t think I have seen all of them but the original is still the best. I would rate Salem’s Lot as next then “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”,. The rest are fair to awful.
“30 Days of Night” was such an excellent movie. It’s one of the few movies I liked enough to buy the DVD.
Make sure you watch the 1979 Tobe Hooper "Salem's Lot." The remake was an absolutely miserable waste of time.
John Badham's 1979 version of Dracula starring Frank Langella, Kate Nelligan and Lawrence Olivier (as a brilliant Van Helsing.)
It's right up there with the original Nosferatu (although the late 70s remake by Murnau blew.) Lush, opulent and engaging. But if this guy picks Blade and Underworld as good films, oy vey.
My personal favorite, and the one that creeped me out the most, was Klaus Kinski in “Nosferatu: The Vampyre/Phantom Der Nacht “
It should be on the list because it's a good, fun movie......and because Sharon Tate's in it.
As for books, the Stoker original is still a phenom. The early part of Anne Rice's Interview was, like the original Dracula, both haunting and powerful in its ability to transport the reader to a place where vampires actually exist.
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
I will not be replying to the mini me vampires who take offense at my post. My words to them are — “Don’t get stuck on stupid”
Dracula 2000 staring the handsome Gerard Butler was okay. The story of who Dracula really was was an interesting twist.
Let me tell you about Joss Whedon and how he decided on Buffy.
Joss, not Josh, was getting irritated about the opening scenes in movies when we already know the young girl walking in an alley after dark was going to be horribly murdered. Joss wanted to change all of that.
He wanted to depict a young girl as being strong and resourceful. Someone who can be a hero to other girls and women.
Unfortunately his movie was taken away from him and turned into a complete joke. Luckily, the movie did well enough to give Joss a try at his real vision.
I’m a big fan of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series because as I try to explain to people, the vampires is just a hook to view the stories of people who are faced with challenges.
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.
I compete wtih women at the IDPA matches. I have already told them they are action heroes.
So many good ones there it’s hard to pick.
The new HBO series ‘TrueBlood’ is a different take on vampires.
And he has really bad taste in what he does know.
But to list 15 vampire movies without any entries from Hammer Studios?
No Christopher Lee?
No Ingrid Pitt?
I just did a search for a 1931 Browning version with a 1998 Philip Glass score. Netflix doesn’t have it. Has anyone here seen it? Glass is good.
I can understand much of this list, but putting Dusk Till Dawn on the top is absolutely WRONG. It was good, but not that good. Underworld was better.