25 Best Vampire Movies to Watch Now!

Top 25 Best Vampire Movies

Our Top 25 Best Vampire Movies of All Time is a great list of movies to watch right now. How many have you seen? Our best vampire movie picks include From Dusk Till Dawn, The Lost Boys, 30 Days of Night, Underworld, Let Me In, Let the Right One In, Near Dark, and Stakeland to list a few. The vampires in these films are both vicious, gory, and some are less intense if you are into that kind of thing. Personally, I enjoy the gory and scary vampire films more because I love the scare factor and thrills. Listed here are classic vampire movies, scary vampire movies, funny vampire movies, erotic vampire movies, romantic vampire movies, and action-packed vampire movies.

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You may order these vampire films any way you like; this list is to be taken as a whole with the order not taken too strictly.

The first vampire movie I remember enjoying and watching over and over was The Lost Boys (1987) then I saw Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) with its great story, attention to detail, and love story undertones. Then came Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) with its large cast, large timeline, and engrossing sad story. Then Blade (1998) came along with its action scenes taking vampire movies in a whole new direction and paving the way for films like Underworld (2003). Every one of these movies can top a specific subgenre vampire movies list so putting together this list was both fun and intimidating because of the ordering.

The films listed below are the best vampire films of all time.

Top 25 Best Vampire Movies to Watch Now

  1. 1). Nosferatu (1922)

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    Nosferatu (1922)

    Official Synopsis: Wisbourg, Germany based estate agent Knock dispatches his associate, Hutter, to Count Orlok's castle in Transylvania as the Count wants to purchase an isolated house in Wisbourg. They plan on selling him the one across…

    Tagline: A thrilling mystery masterpiece - a chilling psycho-drama of blood-lust.

    Cast: Max Schreck, Hardy von Francois, Gustav von Wangenheim, Heinrich Witte, Greta Schröder, Hans Lanser-Rudolf, Georg H. Schnell, Josef Sareny, Ruth…

  2. 2). Kuroneko (1968)

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    Kuroneko (1968)

    Official Synopsis: A woman and her daughter-in-law are raped and murdered by samurais during the time of civil war. Afterwards, a series of samurai returning from the war through that area are found mysteriously dead with their…

    Cast: Nobuko Otowa, Chiyo Okada, Taiji Tonoyama, Harumi Hirota, Rokko Toura, Yoshiko Uchi, Kichiemon Nakamura, Kei Satô, Kiwako Taichi, Hideo Kanze,…

  3. 3). Dracula (1931)

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    Dracula (1931)

    Official Synopsis: After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is…

    Tagline: Carl Laemmle Presents The VAMPIRE THRILLER! (original posters)

    Cast: Bela Lugosi, Edward Van Sloan, Dwight Frye, Moon Carroll, Geraldine Dvorak, Anita Harder, Michael Visaroff, Carla Laemmle, John George, Donald…

  4. 4). Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

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    Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

    Official Synopsis: The world of freight handlers Wilbur Grey and Chick Young is turned upside down when the remains of Frankenstein's monster and Dracula arrive from Europe to be used in a house of horrors. Dracula awakens…

    Tagline: It's a grand new Idea for FUN !

    Cast: Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., Charles Bradstreet, George Barton, Harry Brown, Helen Spring, Paul Stader, Carl Sklover, Joe…

  5. 5). The Night Stalker (1972)

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    The Night Stalker (1972)

    Official Synopsis: Carl Kolchak is a newspaper reporter with an abrasive personality that has gotten him fired ten times from various big-city papers. Now he's reduced to reporting for a relatively small-time paper in Las Vegas. It's…

    Cast: Virginia Gregg, Elisha Cook Jr., Monty O'Grady, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Buddy Joe Hooker, Peggy Rea, Larry Linville, Rudy Doucette,…

  6. 6). A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

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    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

    Official Synopsis: In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

    Tagline: The first Iranian Vampire Western

    Cast: Dominic Rains, Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Ray Haratian, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò, Rome Shadanloo, Milad Eghbali, Reza Sixo Safai, Pej…

  7. 7). Fright Night (1985)

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    Fright Night (1985)

    Official Synopsis: For young Charley Brewster, nothing could be better than an old horror movie late at night. Two men move in next door, and for Charley with his horror movie experience, there can be no doubt…

    Tagline: There are some very good reasons to be afraid...of the dark.

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Chris Sarandon, Roddy McDowall, Chris Hendrie, Art Evans, Nick Savage, Stephen Geoffreys, William Ragsdale, Joy Michelle Moore, Dorothy…

  8. 8). Let the Right One in (Lat den ratte komma in) (2008)

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    Let the Right One in (Lat den ratte komma in) (2008)

    Official Synopsis: Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can't stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited.…

    Tagline: Eli is 12 years old. She's been 12 for over 200 years and, she just moved in next door.

    Cast: Libby Brien, Philip Hersh, Adam Stone, Peter Carlberg, Sören Källstigen, Elif Ceylan, Kåre Hedebrant, Malin Cederblad, Lina Leandersson, Berndt Östman,…

  9. 9). Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)

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    Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)

    Official Synopsis: A ballet rendition of Bram Stoker's gothic novel DRACULA, presented in a style reminiscent of the silent expressionistic cinema of the early 20th Century. This work employs the subtle and sometimes bold use of color…

    Cast: Matthew Johnson, Brent Neale, Chalnessa Eames, Vanessa Lawson, Sarah Murphy-Dyson, Michelle Lack, Kerrie Souster, Wei-Qiang Zhang, Tara Birtwhistle, David Moroni,…

  10. 10). Black Sunday (1960)

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    Black Sunday (1960)

    Official Synopsis: In the Seventeenth Century, in Maldavia, Princess Asa Vajda and her lover Javutich (Arturo Dominici) are killed by the local population, accused of witchcraft. A mask of Satan is attached to their faces. Princess Asa…

    Tagline: STARE INTO THESE EYES... discover deep within them the unspeakable terrifying secret of BLACK SUNDAY... it will paralyze you with fright!

    Cast: Barbara Steele, Joyce Gordon, John Richardson, Bernie Grant, Peter Fernandez, Bret Morrison, Renato Terra, Corinne Orr, Arturo Dominici, Ivo Garrani,…

  11. 11). Midnight Son (2011)

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    Midnight Son (2011)

    Official Synopsis: The story of a young man called Jacob who is confined to a life of isolation, due to a very rare skin disorder. His world changes when he meets a local bartender and falls in…

    Cast: Larry Cedar, Tracey Walter, Arlen Escarpeta, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys, Zak Kilberg, Shawn-Caulin Young, Maya Parish, Kevin McCorkle, Billy Louviere,…

  12. 12). Vampyr (1932)

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    Vampyr (1932)

    Official Synopsis: Allan Gray arrives late in the evening to a secluded riverside inn in the hamlet of Courtempierre. An old man enters his room, puts a sealed parcel on the table, blurts out that some woman…

    Cast: Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel, Sybille Schmitz, Jan Hieronimko, Henriette Gérard, Albert Bras, N. Babanini, Jane Mora, Georges Boidin,…

  13. 13). Thirst (2009)

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    Thirst (2009)

    Official Synopsis: Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a…

    Tagline: l*sting after sinful pleasures.

    Cast: Kang-ho Song, Hae-suk Kim, Dal-su Oh, Hae-sook Kim, Ok-bin Kim, Jong-ryol Choi, Yong-wan Goo, Han Chul-Woo, Ha-kyun Shin, Kim Hee-ok,…

  14. 14). Horror of Dracula (1958)

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    Horror of Dracula (1958)

    Official Synopsis: After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fianc?e. The only one who may be able…

    Tagline: Don't Dare See It...Alone!

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Peter Cushing, George Woodbridge, John Maxim, Paul Cole, Stedwell Fulcher, Humphrey Kent, Melissa Stribling, Judith Nelmes,…

  15. 15). The Lost Boys (1987)

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    The Lost Boys (1987)

    Official Synopsis: A mother and her two sons move to a small coast town in California. The town is plagued by bikers and some mysterious deaths. The younger boy makes friends with two other boys who claim…

    Tagline: Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It's fun to be a vampire.

    Cast: Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Haim, Jamison Newlander, Alex Winter, Kelly Jo Minter, Harrod Blank, Dianne Wiest, Jason Patric, Edward…

  16. 16). Martin (1978)

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    Martin (1978)

    Official Synopsis: George Romero does for vampires what he has already done to zombies - an intense and realistic treatment that follows the exploits of Martin, who claims to be 84 years old, and who certainly drinks…

    Tagline: A Vampire for Our Age of Disbelief

    Cast: Tom Savini, George A. Romero, Christine Forrest, John Amplas, Vincent D. Survinski, Carol McCloskey, Richard P. Rubinstein, Tony Pantanella, Clayton…

  17. 17). Salem's Lot (1979)

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    Salem's Lot (1979)

    Official Synopsis: The successful writer Benjamin "Ben" Mears returns to his hometown Salem's Lot, Maine, expecting to write a new novel about the Marsten House. Ben believes that the manor is an evil house that attracts evil…

    Tagline: Iconic terror from the No 1 bestselling writer.

    Cast: Geoffrey Lewis, Fred Willard, Elisha Cook Jr., Kenneth McMillan, Robert Lussier, George Dzundza, Ed Flanders, Lance Kerwin, Barbara Babcock, Bonnie…

  18. 18). The Reflecting Skin (1990)

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    The Reflecting Skin (1990)

    Official Synopsis: A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up…

    Tagline: Sometimes terrible things happen quite naturally

    Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Duncan Fraser, Lindsay Duncan, David Longworth, Sheila Moore, David Bloom, Jason Brownlow, Jeff Walker, Debi Greenawdt, Sandra Redmond,…

  19. 19). Isle of the Dead (1945)

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    Isle of the Dead (1945)

    Official Synopsis: On a Greek island during the 1912 war, several people are trapped by quarantine for the plague. If that isn't enough worry, one of the people, a superstitious old peasant woman, suspects one young girl…

    Tagline: SHE ISN'T DEAD yet she's BURIED ALIVE! (original half-sheet poster)

    Cast: Boris Karloff, Alan Napier, Skelton Knaggs, Ernst Deutsch, Katherine Emery, Rose Hobart, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Helene Thimig, Jason Robards…

  20. 20). Let Me In (2010)

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    Let Me In (2010)

    Official Synopsis: In Los Alamos, New Mexico, the twelve year-old Owen is a lonely and outcast boy bullied in school by Kenny and two other classmates; at home, Owen dreams of avenging himself against the trio of…

    Tagline: Innocence dies. Abby doesn't.

    Cast: Elias Koteas, Richard Jenkins, Chloë Grace Moretz, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Dylan Kenin, Dylan Minnette, Jon McGarrah, Sasha Barrese,…

  21. 21). Near Dark (1987)

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    Near Dark (1987)

    Official Synopsis: A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part…

    Tagline: Killing you would be easy, they'd rather terrify you...forever.

    Cast: Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Troy Evans, Billy Beck, Jenette Goldstein, Ed Corbett, Robert Winley, Leo Geter, James Le Gros, Danny…

  22. 22). Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

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    Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

    Official Synopsis: Two couples traveling in eastern Europe decide to visit Karlsbad despite dire local warnings. Left outside the village by a coachman terrified at the approach of night, they find themselves in the local castle and…

    Tagline: The Greatest All New Fright Show In Town!

    Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, George Woodbridge, Fred Wood, Barbara Shelley, Andrew Keir, John Maxim, Francis Matthews, Suzan Farmer, Charles 'Bud'…

  23. 23). Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

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    Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

    Official Synopsis: This version of Dracula is closely based on Bram Stoker's classic novel of the same name. A young lawyer (Jonathan Harker) is assigned to a gloomy village in the mists of eastern Europe. He is…

    Tagline: Beware

    Cast: Keanu Reeves, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci, Nancy Linehan Charles, Ele Bardha, Richard E. Grant, Michael Laren,…

  24. 24). Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

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    Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

    Official Synopsis: Adam (Tom Hiddleston), an underground musician, reunites with his lover for centuries (Tilda Swinton) after he becomes depressed and tired with the direction human society has taken. Their love is interrupted and tested by her…

    Tagline: Cool people never die

    Cast: Anton Yelchin, John Hurt, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Tilda Swinton, Jeffrey Wright, Jason Harris, Loïc Corbery, Abdelkader Dourkan, Alex Descas,…

  25. 25). The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)

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    The Batman vs. Dracula (2005)

    Official Synopsis: Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including…

    Cast: Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tom Kenny, Tara Strong, Jeff Bennett, James Sie, Rino Romano, Alastair Duncan, Neil Ross, Kevin…

Good Movies Worth Mentioning

  1. 26). Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

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    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

    Official Synopsis: It hasn't even been a year since a plantation owner named Louis lost his wife in childbirth. Both his wife and the infant died, and now he has lost his will to live. A vampire…

    Tagline: Drink From Me And Live Forever

  2. 27). Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

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    Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

    Official Synopsis: It is many thousand years in the future. Vampires once ruled the night but have seen their numbers reduced by fearless bounty hunters. One such hunter is D, the halfbreed son of a human mother…

    Tagline: When the Sun Sets... The Hunt Begins

  3. 28). Cronos (1993)

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    Cronos (1993)

    Official Synopsis: In 1536, in Veracruz, Mexico, during the Inquisition, an alchemist builds a mysterious and sophisticated device named Cronos to provide eternal life to the owner. In the present days, the antiques dealer Jesus Gris finds…

  4. 29). Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

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    Shadow of the Vampire (2000)

    Official Synopsis: Shadow of the Vampire is a film about the making of a German all time classic silent horror-movie from 1922 called Nosferatu-Eine Symphonie des Grauens (Nosferatu-a Symphony of Horror). The production of Nosferatu had to…

    Tagline: An Unspeakable Horror. A Creative Genius. Captured For Eternity.

  5. 30). The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

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    The Kiss of the Vampire (1963)

    Official Synopsis: Gerald and Marianne Harcourt are traveling by car when the car breaks down and they have to spend a few days in a small, remote village. It doesn't take long before they are invited to…

    Tagline: Giant devil Bats...summoned from the caves of Hell to destroy the lust of the Vampires!

  6. 31). The Transfiguration (2016)

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    Official Synopsis: The outcast orphan Milo is a lonely teenager that lives with his brother in a dangerous neighborhood. Milo is fan of vampire stories and movies and he randomly kills people to drink their blood like…

  7. 32). Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

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    Official Synopsis: When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young niece his bride.

    Tagline: You just can't keep a good man down.

  8. 33). Twins of Evil (1971)

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    Official Synopsis: In nineteenth century middle-Europe, orphaned teenage twins Maria and Frieda go to live with their uncle Gustav Weil, who heads the Brotherhood, a vigilante group trying to stamp out vampirism. But their methods are random…

    Tagline: One Uses Her Beauty For Love! One Uses Her Lure For Blood!

  9. 34). Vampire Circus (1972)

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    Official Synopsis: A village in Nineteenth Century Europe is at first relieved when a circus breaks through the quarantine to take the local's minds off the plague. But their troubles are only beginning as children begin to…

    Tagline: Human fangs ripping throats - no sawdust can soak up the torrent of blood!

  10. 35). The Brides of Dracula (1960)

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    Official Synopsis: A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead…

    Tagline: He Turned Innocent Beauty Into Unspeakable Horror.

  11. 36). Fright Night (2011)

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    Official Synopsis: A remake of the 1985 original, teenager Charley Brewster (Yelchin) guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him,…

    Tagline: You can't run from evil when it lives next door.

  12. 37). What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

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    Official Synopsis: Follow the lives of Viago (Taika Waititi), Deacon (Jonathan Brugh), and Vladislav (Jemaine Clement) - three flatmates who are just trying to get by and overcome life's obstacles-like being immortal vampires who must feast on…

    Tagline: Some interviews with some vampires.

  13. 38). Mark of the Vampire (1935)

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    Official Synopsis: After Sir Karell Borotin is found dead in his study, drained of his blood, the local doctor determines that he was killed by a vampire. The coroner and police Inspector Neumann dismiss the suggestion but…

    Tagline: Undead...yet living on the Kisses of Youth!

  14. 39). Daughters of Darkness (1971)

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    Official Synopsis: A chic, good-looking and suitably 70's couple arrive at an extravagant and deserted seaside hotel after eloping. Stefan is wealthy and happily English, with a hidden streak of sadism, while Valarie is intelligent but of…

    Tagline: An erotic nightmare of vampire lust [DVD]

  15. 40). The Last Man on Earth (1964)

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    Official Synopsis: When a plague devastated life on Earth, the population died or became a sort of zombie living in the dark. Dr. Robert Morgan is the unique healthy survivor on the planet, having a routine life…

    Tagline: By night they leave their graves, crawling, shambling, through empty streets, whimpering, pleading, begging for his blood!

  16. 41). The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

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    Official Synopsis: The elderly bat researcher, professor Abronsius and his assistant, Alfred, go to a remote Transylvanian village looking for vampires. Alfred falls in love with the inn-keeper's young daughter Sarah. However, she has been spotted by…

    Tagline: You'll never know what bit you... but you'll love it!

  17. 42). Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

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    Official Synopsis: Jonathan Harker is sent away to Count Dracula's castle to sell him a house in Wismar where Jonathan lives. But Count Dracula is a vampire, an undead ghoul living off of men's blood. Inspired by…

  18. 43). Stake Land (2010)

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    Official Synopsis: Martin was a normal teenage boy before the country collapsed in an empty pit of economic and political disaster. A vampire epidemic has swept across what is left of the nation's abandoned towns and cities,…

    Tagline: The Most Dangerous Thing Is To Be Alive.

  19. 44). The Addiction (1995)

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    Official Synopsis: Kathleen Conklin, a doctoral student in philosophy, finds herself with a new perspective on the nature of evil and humanity after being bitten by a vampire in New York City....

    Tagline: The dark is their sunlight. What makes them different is what keeps them alive.

  20. 45). Day Watch (2006)

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    Official Synopsis: Anton belongs to the Forces of the Light as do his powerful girlfriend and apprentice, but his son is a powerful teenager from the Darkness and Anton protects him. When the balance between Light and…

    Tagline: First film of the year

  21. 46). Habit (1995)

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    Official Synopsis: It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk, he finds temporary solace in the arms of Anna, a mysterious vampire who…

    Tagline: It can catch up to you.

  22. 47). Subspecies (1991)

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    Official Synopsis: The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown Prejnar, after spending years in exile. He steals the precious blood stone which is said to be bleeding from all saints, from his father and kills…

    Tagline: The night has fangs.

  23. 48). From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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    Official Synopsis: After a bank heist in Abilene with several casualties, the bank robber Seth Gecko and his psychopath and rapist brother Richard Gecko continue their crime spree in a convenience store in the middle of the…

    Tagline: A terrifying evil has been unleashed. And five strangers are our only hope to stop it.

  24. 49). Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

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    Official Synopsis: The Drac pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2! Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has…

    Tagline: Drac's pack is back

  25. 50). The Monster Squad (1987)

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    Official Synopsis: Dracula is alive. In fact, he plans to rule the world and that is why he seeks the help of other legendary monsters. However, a bunch of kids regarded by their peers as losers uncover…

    Tagline: The End of the World Starts at Midnight



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