While you may like a good horror flick there is nothing quite like a good vampire movie. There are lots of cheesy vampire movies out there but sprinkled in between are some real gems. Their styles are all different and they vary from scary to intriguing. Here are the 5 best vampire movies of all time, in no particular order.
This is the granddaddy of all vampire films, made way back in 1922 featuring a very creepy Max Schrek as Count Orlock. This film is still popular today, with about half the audience finding it creepy and the other half finding it very campy. This is probably the earliest film release of a vampire film and there is still controversy surrounding the film, including a theory that Max Schrek was really a vampire. Here is a look at the creepy Max Schrek.
This features James Woods plays a vampire hunter who wants to kill all vampires after watching them kill his parents as a child. Through his quest he finds a kiss of vampires plotting doom for mankind. The Vatican sends out a secret group of hunter to destroy them before they rule the world. It is a fast paced movie with lots of action, blood and gore.
This movie is on every top 10 list of vampire movies and it is a pop culture classic. Made back in the 80’s it features the two Corey’s at the peak of their popularity. Don’t let that fool you though this is a very good movie mixing the traditional vampire among modern times. If you haven’t checked it out you need to add it to your must see list of films.
There is no doubt that when it comes to vampires in books Anne Rice is the undisputed queen of the genre. This is the film version of her best-selling novel and it stars Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. A young reporter played by Christian Slater interviews a 200 year old vampire played by Brad Pitt, as he tells his story. The movie is critically acclaimed and one of the better vampire movies ever made.
No list of vampire flicks would be complete without including at least one of the many remakes of Dracula. This one stars Christopher Lee and was the first of eight movies but this is by far the best. This is where we are introduced to Dr Van Helsing and Jonathan Harker. By today’s standard’s the film is pretty tame but back in 1958 it was ground breaking for the amount of gore and sexuality.