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PUBLIC OPINION > 'Interview With the Vampire' Is the Best Vampire Movie

Film 2012/06/25 23:00:00
The "Twilight" franchise has kind of turned vampires on their heads with the sparkly heartthrob aesthetic, but this week "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is going to try and turn it around. Writer and producer Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," wanted to release a summer blockbuster that's "not a sequel, a prequel, a reboot, a remake, based on a toy, a video game, or a board game." But it's still got to overcome the vampire hurdle. In honor of the movie, we asked the public to vote on some great vampire flicks.



"Interview With the Vampire"

Anne Rice's "Interview With the Vampire" novel series put a completely new spin on vampires. She kept the Gothic tone of traditional lore, and injected it with unprecedented character depth -- desire, romance, revenge, nostalgia. Fortunately, the movie was true to the series, and somehow managed to turn Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise into believable vampires. It also earned Kirsten Dunst an Oscar nomination at the age of 12.

"Dracula"

Sadly, this one wasn't included in the options. However, based on comments, it probably would have taken first or second. Though it doesn't resonate extremely well with younger audiences, it's still a classic that partially formed the way we envision vampires. Bela Lugosi at his finest. "Nosferatu" held a similar status, but it wasn't quite as in-demand.

"Underworld"

When it comes to contemporary vampire movies, you can't do much better than "Underworld." This trilogy was unique for combining the oft-compared vampire and werewolf mythologies into a single fantasy universe. And for every horrific, gruesome scene you sit through, you're rewarded with Kate Beckinsale. It's like fire and ice.

The Others

Of course, there are tons more where that came from. Some other popular vampire movies include: "Nosferatu," "From Dusk Till Dawn," "The Lost Boys," "Van Helsing," "Let Me In," "Fright Night," "Let the Right One In," "Blade," "Daybreakers," "Salem's Lot," "House of Dark Shadows," "Love at First Bite," "30 Days of Night," "Near Dark."

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  • Chris 2012/06/25 23:15:03 (edited)
    Chris
    +2
    I read the first 5 books of the Vampire Chronicles, there are 10 in all... really enjoyed the first 4 books though.

    anne rice vampire chronicles
  • taitaFalcon23 2012/06/25 23:14:09
    taitaFalcon23
    +3
    Bram Stoker's Dracula should have made this list with Gary Oldman and Wynona Rider - Sienna MIller got famous from her part in the movie
  • Wake Th... taitaFa... 2012/06/25 23:43:09
    Wake The Sheeple
    +4
    Gary Oldman is awesome in any role he plays!
  • HBO taitaFa... 2012/06/26 08:08:07
    HBO
    I don't think Sienna Miller was in that movie....I don't remember her and I can't find any mention of her in it.
  • taitaFa... HBO 2012/06/26 14:53:52
    taitaFalcon23
    hmmm, maybe you're right. I might be thinking of Sadie Frost who played Lucy in that movie. Thanks!
  • HBO taitaFa... 2012/06/29 06:30:57
    HBO
    They each had a relationship with Jude Law....that alone could cause a little bit of confusion.
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/06/25 23:11:48
    Nekosarethebest
    Okay.
  • MidnightCowboy 2012/06/25 22:14:12
    MidnightCowboy
    +2
    In my opinion, "Nosferatu" is the best vampire movie of all time.
  • HBO Midnigh... 2012/06/26 08:08:40
    HBO
    +1
    Definitely the creepiest vampire of any movie !
  • ehrhornp 2012/06/25 22:10:54
    ehrhornp
    +1
    I would go with Anne Rice's interview with the Vampire. Loved the book. Don't remember if I saw the movie.

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