The traditional vampire is known as a creature of the night that drinks human blood, can’t be seen in a mirror, is allergic to garlic and burned by the cross. Modern day vampires are something else as they have generally figured out how to walk among humans undetected. Whether you are more of a traditional fan or a modern vampire fan, we have a movie for you.
Vampires out to save the human race and atone for their sins, vampires obsessed with human teenagers, and vampire hunters; you will find this and more in our list of movies and TV shows.
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30 Days of Night (2007)
After the Alaskan town of Barrow slips into its annual month of nonstop darkness far above the arctic circle, it is besieged by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.
Starring: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, has discovered that vampires are planning to take over the United States. He vows to eliminate them.
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper
Angel (TV Show 1999-2004)
The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption.
David Boreanaz as Angel
Alexis Denisof as Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.
Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, and Kris Kristofferson
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
Vlad the Impaler comes to England to seduce an inquisitive visitor’s fiancée and wreak havoc in the foreign land.
Starring: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV Show 1997-2003)
A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.
Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon as Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan as Willow Rosenberg
Dark Shadows (TV Show 1966-1971)
The story of Dark Shadows begins with newly-hired governess Victoria Winters arriving at Collinwood, the Collins’ estate in Collinsport, Maine in search of her origins. She soon is caught up in the strange events and mysteries that seem to surround the Collins family.
Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins
Grayson Hall as Dr. Julia Hoffman
Alexandra Isles as Victoria Winters
A plague has turned most humans into vampires in the year 2019. With the world’s blood supply dwindling, the vampire elite plots its own survival, while a renegade underground works to resurrect humankind.
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill
In this first American film production of Bram Stoker’s horror classic, the ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and preys on the virtuous young Mina Harker. Directed by Tod Browning and Karl Freund.
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners
After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle, the vampire finds revenge by preying on the family of Harker’s fiancée. Grand and aristocratic, this production of the film was directed by Terence Fisher.
Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough
Director John Badham’s romantic and stylish retelling of Bram Stoker’s story fared poorly at the box office when first released, but has enjoyed something of a revival since then and is well worth seeing.
Starring: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasance
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with violent and chaotic results.
Starring: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino
From Dusk til Dawn (TV Show 2014-)
A Texas Ranger is in hot pursuit of the infamous Gecko brothers.
D.J. Cotrona as Seth Gecko
Zane Holtz as Richie Gecko
Eiza Gonzalez as Santanico Pandemonium
Interview with a Vampire (1994)
The vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac tells his epic life story of love, betrayal, loneliness, and eternal hunger to a reporter in present-day San Francisco.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, Tom Cruise
John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)
A vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, would allow them to live in sunlight.
Starring: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee
Let Me In (2010)
A bullied young boy makes friends with a teenage girl who lives in secrecy with her guardian and turns out to be a vampire.
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins
Lost Boys (1987)
After moving to a new town, two brothers come to believe that the area is overrun by vampires. Their suspicions turn out to be well-founded.
Starring: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, and Dianne Wiest
Near Dark (1987)
A young man reluctantly decides to join a nomadic clan of vampires, when the girl he’s tried to seduce turns out to be a member of the clan.
Starring: Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Jenny Wright
Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Gravens (1922)
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence – and in real estate agent Hutter’s wife. This silent German classic was the first film appearance by a vampire.
Starring: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroder
Salem’s Lot (1979)
In this TV movie based on Stephen King’s novel, a novelist returning to his home town in New England discovers that the town’s residents are turning into vampires.
Starring: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin
Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, is caught in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Though aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end.
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Sheen
The Vampire Diaries (TV Show 2009-2017)
The vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore, eternal adolescents, having been leading “normal” lives, hiding their bloodthirsty condition, for centuries, moving on before their non-aging is noticed.
Paul Wesley as Stefan Salvatore
Ian Somerhalder as Damon Salvatore
Kat Graham as Bonnie Bennett
Van Helsing (2004)
Famed monster hunter Van Helsing travels to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula, who is using Dr. Frankenstein’s work and a werewolf for some dark purpose of his own.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh
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