Since some of you have claimed to have seen too few vamp flicks to make a decent top five I will post a list of recomendations of a vampire fanatic... me. In completely random order.Blade
, I think almost everybody has seen these. In my book one of the best horror/ action cross-overs. Blade 2 directed by Guillermo Del Torro seems to be an aquired taste and is my fave of the series. Trinity has the least appeal in for me and seems to be little more then milking the franchise.Near Dark
, THE vampire love story untill Twilight came along. Boy meets girl, girl bites boy, boy fights for his life and his love.
(Bram Stokers) To die for
, Not the Nicole Kidman flick. An oldie, rather cheesie but the love story in it got to me.Underworld
, come on you've seen this right, you haven't? Go and rent it, it's good, sequells and all.Nightlife
(1989) Again with the romance, it was a very enjoyable movie at the time.Nosferatu, eine symphonie des grauens
(1922) The first vampire movie, basically Stokers original story but with all the names changed due to copyright issues. It kinda sucks but a vampire enthousiast must know it's roots. And makes the next one make more sense.Shadow of the Vampire
, Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich star in this movie which speculates how Max Schreck, the actor who played count Orlock in Nosferatu is an actual vampire feeding on the film crew. Brilliantly done.The Legend of the seven Golden Vampires
, Historically a unique production where the run off the mill Kung Fu productions get mixed with run-off-the-mill vampire flicks during the seventies.Perfect Creature
Takes some getting into but this crossbreed between blade and equillibrium is original and well produced and well worth a watch.Fright Night
Named earlier, part one is a good mix between humor and 80's horror, part deux is better left unseen.The Lost Boys
Great soundtrack, nice story, sexy lady and goodlooking boys make for a typical 80's movie with more vallue then just Nostalgia. Part 2 leave it be.Bram Stoker's Dracula
(Coppola version) Erotic, romantic feverish and fingerlicking good, stunning visuals. Interesting to know that all the special effects have been done with technology availlable at the time in which the story takes place, Coppola's son. It comes very close to the book as well, though the love story between Mina and Dracula is mostly Coppola's interpretation.
I think most here have seen the Anne Rice adaptations, so I won't bother with those.
Off course there are many more, hope you find the list usefull in updating your Vampire movie experience. Maybe next time I will post the really cheesy list.
Love, Nocturnal Lure
May the moon light your path