Over the years, Vampires have been the pioneer monsters of the film industry. One cannot recognize horror without the creatures of the night such as vampires. Whether people interpret the species as real or fiction, vampires have cemented their status as a dominant part of our popular culture. Here’s our list that chronicles the greatest vampire movies of all time:
16. The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
Bella Swan’s interaction with the supernatural is far from over as hanging out with vampires and werewolves is just another regular day for the 18-year old girl.
Since the departure of her vampire boyfriend Edward Cullen, Bella decides to move on when her friendship with werewolf Jacob Black strengthens; ensuing a battle between the two’s tribes.
15. Fright Night (1985)
Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it. Gothic horror film fanatic Charlie Brewster finds out that his new neighbor, Jerry Dandrige is a vampire thirsty for his and his girlfriend’s blood.
With the help of his favorite actor Peter Vincent, a veteran vampire-killer portrayer in show business, the team realizes that this is the real world with no lights, camera and action.
14. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)
The epic conclusion to the romantic fantasy film saga proved to be one of the most heart-pounding and anticipated vampire films of its time. Business picked up right from where it left: the battle for dominance and love.
Bella finally gives birth to Renesmee and becomes a vampire herself, which triggers a false allegation that forces Team Edward to challenge the might of Volturi.
13. Queen of the Damned (2002)
Based upon Anne Rice’s vampire novels The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned, the film stars singer-turned-actress Aaliyah as the attractive yet deadly Queen Akasha, the very first vampire ever created.
The 2002 film tries its best to reach out and grab the brilliance of the horror that the literature represented; even urging the author to give the film-adaption its blessing.
12. Vampires (1998)
Adapted from John Steakley’s horror novel Vampire$, trouble resides in New Mexico as vampires are on the lose wreaking havoc and causing mayhem and it’s up to Jack Crow and his team of vampire hunters to save the day.
Supported by the Catholic Church, the posse battles master vampire Valek to the death.
11. Blade II (2002)
Based upon Marvel Comics’ Blade and starring Wesley Snipes as the Dhampir (half human, half vampire) vampire hunter, the sequel of the 1998 film kicks off with a bang.
Blade continues his path as the savior of humanity from the evil that are the vampire species and his longtime rival Bloodpack member, the sinister Reinhardt.
10. Van Helsing (2004)
Anna Valerious, alongside vampire hunter Gabriel Van Helsing, fights for redemption against Count Dracula before the latter unleashes a flock of vampire offspring upon the innocence of earth.
Gothic culture, ghoulish figures, vampires, werewolves, Igor, Frankenstein’s monster, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the film literally had it all to be one big monster’s brawl.
9. From Dusk till Dawn (1996)
Life takes a terrible twist for partners in crime and brothers Seth and Richard “Richie” Gecko when their rough and hard-hitting attitude encounters something even more intimidating: a clan of vampires.
Despite a poor performance at the box office, the film reached cult following and cemented its reputation as one of the most well-prolific vampire films of all time.
8. Blade: Trinity (2004)
Just when Blade thought he was out, he is pulled back in. The cunning Dhampir’s journey of vampire slaying spree is far from over as Drake aka Dracula has risen from the dead to unleash a fury upon the modern world.
Fortunately, a group of vampire hunters known as the Nightstalkers join Blade in his quest to rid the world from the undead menace.