I love movies. I watch them all. Buuuut the ones I favor most happen to have fangs in them. Let’s see…
My Fave Vampire Movies:
Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
–Anne Rice’s story come to life. Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. ‘Nuff said.
True Blood (2008-present)
–Love the eye-candy. Strays from Charlaine Harris’s books, but good nonetheless.
Van Helsing (2004)
–This was the first DVD I owned. Very underrated. Most vampire movies are.
Blade (1998) and Blade II (2002)
–Action, baby! A bit corny at times, but I can dig it. Sorry, Blade: Trinity (2004) just didn’t work for me. I never could buy Dominic Purcell as Drake.
The Vampire Diaries (2009-present)
–Excellent writing. Just wished it wasn’t centered around teenagers in high school. But hey–that’s what True Blood is for.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
–Good mix of romance and horror.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
–Was the best show on television at the time. Angel and SPIIIIIKE!!!
Fright Night (1985)
–First time I watched, I was young and alone at four am. Scared to death. Watched it again years later in broad daylight and laughed. Anywho…I’ve been hooked to vampire tales ever since. BTW, if you’re going to check out Fright Night (2011), be sure to catch it in 3D!
Forever Knight (1989-1996)
–Best thing on television at THAT time. I was hooked. Hell, I’m going to put them in my Netflix queue and watch the series again really soon.
–So pissed when they canceled this show mid-season. It should have been revived after the writers’ strike. Alex O’loughlin was reason enough to continue it. At least The Gates (2010) got a full season.
Why Underworld (2003) did not make the list:
The vampires seem to be a bit weak while the lycans are so strong. Underworld: Evolution (2006) was the same way. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) was best, but it would fit better on another list…say, one featuring werewolves.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind vampires losing a battle like in Van Helsing. I just expect them to be strong and feared and dominant throughout until the end. Hence, why the Twilight (2008) movies did not make this list after making my fave vampire book list.
Fingers crossed for Underworld: Awakening (2012)!
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