Film Junk Poll: What is the Best Vampire Movie?

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As Dracula Untold heads to theatres this weekend, ushering in a new action-oriented take on a horror icon, I thought it might be a good time to investigate an essential poll topic that we (shockingly) haven’t tackled previously: vampire movies. There is certainly no shortage of them out there and several of them have even been remade multiple times over the years. I tried to be somewhat strict with the definition, but even so it was difficult to come up with a reasonable number of choices. Hopefully all of the important ones are here, but feel free let us know if something worthwhile is missing from the list. So what do you think is the best vampire movie of all time? Cast your vote in this week’s poll and then sound off in the comments below.

What is the Best Vampire Movie?

 
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  • ReelJunkie

    Voted for Thirst. Hands down the most original and unique take on the vampire myth I’ve ever seen. Close second would be a toss up between Let the Right One In and its remake.

  • Owozifa

    Twilight on the list. Sean be trollin’

    I guess I’m going for Dracula. I like the classic mythos.

  • FoxMulder

    Only Lovers Left Alive gets my vote. Completely surprised me. Tilda Swinton… masterclass!

  • FDB

    Let Me In was the winner for me, pretty much by default. Not my fave genre.

  • devolutionary

    Could’ve replaced Twilight with Lesbian Vampire Killers (seriously, that movie was surprisingly fun and watchable; decent production too). But I went with the classic Nosferatu; the iconic/expressionist image of Dracula. As a subversion of vampire tropes, I also really liked Shadow of the Vampire.

  • luc3d

    I’ve only watched the first half of From Dusk Till Dawn, what the hell are you talking about?

  • pcch7

    Watch the second half.

  • pcch7

    Let the Right One In and Let Me In are tied at the top for me but I gave the vote to the original.

    Dracula Untold was shit btw.

  • Deven Science

    Voted for Shadow of the Vampire, which I loved, though Let the Right One In would be a close second.

  • Guest

    Why not the first Blade?

  • green horse on the wall

    atention everybody, the movie you’re looking for, Dracula (1992), is listed as Bram Stoker’s Dracula. thankyou

    the Near Dark vote is myne, yuh. very good vamPIEre* take

    *Buffy reference

  • Lori Cerny

    So many of these are movies good for different reasons: Nosferatu (1922) brought the novel to life and was durn creepy, 1931s Dracula showed a moment from the book which was nearly porgnographic and is still disturbing to watch, while Let the Right One In (2008) offers the female vamp perspective who is also a heroine.

    How can I choose only one film?!

  • Mark Stillwell

    What no Dracula: Dead and Loving It!

  • Jameson

    There are a lot of good ones here, but I had to go with the Hammer Dracula. Christopher Lee is still the creepiest Dracula.

  • T. Heilman

    Salem’s Lot (1979).
    Sure it’s a t.v. film, but it did play theatrically overseas.

  • Captain Fram

    Dracula 2000 (co-starring Vitamin C) was an obvious oversight, but I’ll let it slide this time. THIS TIME.

  • Rob M

    Was going to vote for Salems Lot but alas it aint there..