Top 5 vampire films

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Top 5 vampire films

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INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994)

The “epic” of epic vampire films. Director Neil Jordan captures the lush decadence and erotic fervor of the novel, infusing the film with rich, dusky tones. The big budget is well used to bring each period and place to sharply detailed life, and there is no skimping on the blood or immortal angst. INTERVIEW broke weekend box-office records when it premiered and has since earned a spot in the pantheon of great vampire films.

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Martin (1976)

George Romero is famous for his trilogy of zombie movies, but Martin is his only vampire film. Gruesome, gory and one of the best vampire movies ever made. Not for the weak at heart but if you think you can stomach its graphic violence, it is a must-see. This grim horror tale is a shocking, thoughtful reworking of the vampire myth and Martin is a shy, alienated 17-year-old who thinks he may be a vampire.

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Bram Stalker’s Dracula (1992)

A seductive retelling of the legendary tale, BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA is Francis Ford Coppola’s erotic, blood-filled feast. Count Dracula is played masterfully by an irresistible and intense Gary Oldman with the help of the eccentric Professor Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins). The casting alone is worth the price of admission but we are still treated with some of the best art direction, cinematography, effects and atmosphere in any horror film. Blood flows in large amounts, and Coppola opted to do all the eye-pleasing visual effects in-camera, utilizing shadow puppets, smoke, miniatures, and other time-honored tricks of the trade–creating a visual style not unlike that of a storybook come to life

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Nosferatu: The First Vampire (1922)

The earliest surviving film based on Dracula is Nosferatu, an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel. One of the first vampire movies, it is perhaps on one of the best vampire movies ever made: generally creepy from beginning to the last frame.

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Let the Right One In (2008)

Let the Right One is the 2008 the Swedish horror film directed by Tomas Alfred son. Based on the novel of the same name by John Ajvide Lindqvist, who also wrote the screenplay, Let The Right One in is hypnotic, horrific, and it groundbreaking.

It follows the classical rules of vampire mythology but takes those very same rules we are accustomed to and updates each of them in new and startling ways. Perfect pacing and patient in building its atmosphere to set us up for some horrific moments. It has it’s moments of fright but never shies away from the gore and uses it when needed. An instant classic of modern horror cinema and easily the most fascinating and potent exploration of the subgenre.

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