~Vampire Library~

Vampires are mythological creatures, famous in folklore for their need to feed on the blood of animals and humans for survival. While regarded as part of the horror genre, vampire films do have their own characteristic style, as many motifs have spawned from the famous 1897 Bram Stoker novel Dracula. But Dracula himself originated from Southeast Europe and was not the first vampire myth; cultures such as the Mesopotamians, Hebrews and Romans have long had tales of demons and spirits that would drink blood and feast on flesh....

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1.
Dracula (1992)
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The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land. (128 mins.)
 
2.
Dracula (1979)
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Romanticized adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 classic. Set in 1913 England, the bloodsucking, but handsome, charming and seductive, Count Dracula seeks an immortal bride. (109 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
3.
The Lost Boys (1987)
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After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires. (97 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
4.
Blade (1998)
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A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. (120 mins.)
 
5.
Underworld (2003)
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Selene, a beautiful warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons. (121 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
 
6.
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
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Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them. (106 mins.)
Director: Len Wiseman
 
7.
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
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An origins story centered on the centuries-old feud between the race of aristocratic vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. (92 mins.)
 
8.
Dracula 2000 (2000)
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A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself, who travels to New Orleans to find his nemesis' daughter, Mary Van Helsing. (99 mins.)
Director: Patrick Lussier
 
9.
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
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Seductive vampire Carmilla Karnstein and her family target the beautiful and the rich in a remote area of late eighteenth-century Gemany. (91 mins.)
Director: Roy Ward Baker
 
10.
Van Helsing (2004)
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The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose. (131 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
11.
Blood and Roses (1960)
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A lonely and bitter young heiress - jealous of her cousin's engagement to another woman - becomes dangerously obsessed with legends surrounding a vampire ancestor, who supposedly murdered the young brides of the man she loved. (87 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim
 
12.
The Hunger (1983)
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A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist. (97 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
13.
Innocent Blood (1992)
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Marie is a vampire with a thirst for bad guys. When she fails to properly dispose of one of her victims, a violent mob boss, she bites off more than she can chew and faces a new, immortal danger. (112 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
14.
Immortality (1998)
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Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to redeem him. (98 mins.)
Director: Po-Chih Leong
 
15.
Nadja (1994)
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This ultra-hip, post-modern vampire tale is set in contemporary New York City. Members of a dysfunctional... (93 mins.)
 
16.
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
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Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne. (85 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
17.
Dracula (1931)
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The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. (85 mins.)
Director: Tod Browning
 
18.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
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Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results. (108 mins.)
 
19.
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
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A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. (123 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
20.
Vampyre (1990)
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In a small New England village that time passed by, a stranger arrives to fight an evil force within the town in the form of vampires terrorizing the area. (87 mins.)
 
21.
Ravenous (1999)
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In a remote military outpost in the 19th Century, Captain John Boyd and his regiment embark on a rescue mission which takes a dark turn when they are ambushed by a sadistic cannibal. (101 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
 
22.
30 Days of Night (2007)
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After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. (113 mins.)
Director: David Slade
 
23.
Nightlife (1976 Short Film)
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24.
Count Dracula (1977 TV Movie)
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For those familiar with Bram Stoker's novel, this adaptation follows the book quite closely in most respects... (150 mins.)
Director: Philip Saville
 
25.
The Thing (1982)
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It's the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It's up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things. (109 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
26.
Horror of Dracula (1958)
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Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
27.
Embrace of the Vampire (1995)
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An 18-year-old college freshman is seduced by a handsome vampire lover who introduce her to a dark world of carnal desires. (92 mins.)
Director: Anne Goursaud
 
28.
Habit (1995)
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It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk... (112 mins.)
Director: Larry Fessenden
 
29.
Bloody Mary (2006)
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When a group of psychiatric hospital nurses invoke the spirit of Bloody Mary-a supposed urban myth-the slaughter begins... (93 mins.)
 
30.
Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
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Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations. (88 mins.)
Director: Mel Brooks
 
31.
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
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When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites... (92 mins.)
Director: Freddie Francis
 
32.
Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
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Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle. (90 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
33.
The Lair of the White Worm (1988)
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Scottish archaeologist Angus Flint discovers an odd skull amid the ruins of a convent that he is excavating... (93 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
34.
Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)
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Three middle-aged distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring bourgeois... (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Sasdy
 
35.
Vampire Journals (1997 Video)
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Avenging vampire stalks a king of the vampires in Eastern Europe, slaughters anyone who gets in his way. (82 mins.)
Director: Ted Nicolaou
 
36.
Lust for Dracula (2004 Video)
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A young woman gets bitten by a female vampire and becomes one, while her sister tries to stop her from feeding on the populace of L.A. (90 mins.)
 
37.
Revamped (2007 Video)
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Successful businessman Richard Clarke is bitten by a vampire and is plunged into the dark world of the supernatural. (87 mins.)
Director: Jeff Rector
 
38.
Moonlight (2007 TV Series)
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A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for a mortal woman. (60 mins.)
 
39.
The Gates (2010 TV Series)
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A metropolitan police officer becomes chief of police in a gated suburban neighborhood where vampires, werewolves, witches and other supernatural entities reside. (60 mins.)
 
40.
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (1949)
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Two employees of a secluded hotel investigate a murder on the premises in which the goofy bellboy is the prime suspect. (84 mins.)