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I personally thought that the premise behind the Vampire/Monster movie -- VAN HELSING ( starring Hugh Jackman ) was good and could have spawned a great series A LA James Bond. Poor story telling and direction, plus over the top, un-believable sequences just might have killed the series ( too bad ).
1 posted on 11/30/2008 8:25:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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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.


2 posted on 11/30/2008 8:27:49 AM PST by Phoenix11
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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.


3 posted on 11/30/2008 8:29:27 AM PST by yarddog
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Blackula?


5 posted on 11/30/2008 8:31:46 AM PST by Poison Pill (Hauser's Law can't be repealed.)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fearless_Vampire_Killers


8 posted on 11/30/2008 8:34:17 AM PST by Mercat (God doesn't call me to be successful. God calls me to be faithful. Mother Teresa)
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“30 Days of Night” was such an excellent movie. It’s one of the few movies I liked enough to buy the DVD.


9 posted on 11/30/2008 8:35:04 AM PST by Malacoda (CO(NH2)2 on OBAMA.)
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NOTE for anyone who intends to "do" the list:

Make sure you watch the 1979 Tobe Hooper "Salem's Lot." The remake was an absolutely miserable waste of time.

11 posted on 11/30/2008 8:36:55 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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Okay, I might get flamed for this one suggestion... but I'll go for it. It's been one of my personal faves for years.

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.

12 posted on 11/30/2008 8:37:26 AM PST by RepoGirl ("I've seen things you wouldn't believe. Sea beams glittering at the Tannhauser gait.")
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My personal favorite, and the one that creeped me out the most, was Klaus Kinski in “Nosferatu: The Vampyre/Phantom Der Nacht “


13 posted on 11/30/2008 8:37:28 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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What, no Fearless Vampire Killers?

It should be on the list because it's a good, fun movie......and because Sharon Tate's in it.

19 posted on 11/30/2008 8:41:55 AM PST by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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I am a classic vampire addict, both in books and film. I still think "Nosferatu" is the best and "Shadow of the Vampire" was excellent as a spoof of "Nosferatu"!

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.

20 posted on 11/30/2008 8:43:33 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies
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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”


21 posted on 11/30/2008 8:46:24 AM PST by dennisw (Never bet on Islam! ::::: Never bet on a false prophet!)
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Dracula 2000 staring the handsome Gerard Butler was okay. The story of who Dracula really was was an interesting twist.


22 posted on 11/30/2008 8:46:42 AM PST by Cecily
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Dracula (released as Horror of Dracula is the U.S.) with Christopher Lee. The definitive portrayal, just behind Lugosi.
23 posted on 11/30/2008 8:47:08 AM PST by Rocko (America First -- 0bama Last)
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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.


25 posted on 11/30/2008 8:48:31 AM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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So many good ones there it’s hard to pick.


26 posted on 11/30/2008 8:54:16 AM PST by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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The new HBO series ‘TrueBlood’ is a different take on vampires.


27 posted on 11/30/2008 8:54:36 AM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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Wow - this guy doesn't know diddly squat about vampire movies.

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?

Sheesh.


28 posted on 11/30/2008 8:57:35 AM PST by KayEyeDoubleDee
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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.


30 posted on 11/30/2008 9:00:31 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg5N9FJc__Q


31 posted on 11/30/2008 9:02:52 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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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.


32 posted on 11/30/2008 9:03:29 AM PST by TheNewPundit
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