Top 10 Vampire movies from someone who HATES VAMPIRES!

by JamesEGuidry | created - 20 Jun 2011 | updated - 20 Jun 2011 | Public

Vampires and the whole romanticizing of their folklore make me sick, but they're everywhere!!!So here's 10 toothy vamp flicks that don't completely SUCK!

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1. Let the Right One In (2008)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

82 Metascore

Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Henrik Dahl

Votes: 187,607 | Gross: $2.12M

The best vampire movie to come out this decade! Allows you to feel for the characters without seducing you and putting its hand down your blouse! The American version, "Let Me In", is definitely worth mentioning as well...

2. Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 187 min | Horror

A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 17,031

Cheesy adaptation with a Nosferatu-lead that scared the hell out of me! The floating boy outside the window still freaks me out today!

3. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 104,070 | Gross: $32.22M

If vampires existed, it wouldn't be super '80's cool like this movie!

4. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

48 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 244,677 | Gross: $25.75M

No love story, just bloodsuckers! KNB f/x... 'nuff said!

5. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

A horror obsessed teenager discovers that his next door neighbour is a murderous vampire. He tries to convince the police, his family and friends but to no avail. He decides to take matters into his own hands.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 49,057 | Gross: $24.92M

A pretty good 80's rehashing with the fearless vampire killer (Roddy McDowall) and Charlie's vampire neighbor (Chris Sarandon) helping the otherwise uneventful script along emmensely!

6. Salem's Lot (2004– )

TV-14 | 181 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.

Stars: Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Samantha Mathis

Votes: 8,613

Enjoyable re-make more closely resembling the Stephen King novel- truly the greatest vampire novel ever written because it proves a Vampire story doesn't need romance, weak women and a beautiful pale-faced guy to entertain us.

7. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Peter MacNicol, Steven Weber

Votes: 33,610 | Gross: $10.77M

All the elements of the original story with a comedic twist. At least I can stomach Reinfield in this version. Mel Brooks and Leslie Neilsen.

8. Innocent Blood (1992)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Anne Parillaud, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Loggia, David Proval

Votes: 8,105 | Gross: $4.97M

Love and lust appear in this film, but not to lure victims with. Neat take on the genre from John Landis (An American Werewolf in London).

9. Vampire's Kiss (1988)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Horror

31 Metascore

After an encounter with a neck-biter, a publishing executive thinks that he's turning into a vampire.

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jennifer Beals, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 10,892 | Gross: $0.73M

One of the only Vampire films on this list to delve into the lust and seduction of the genre that I so loathe... but this is Nicolas Cage at his maniacal best!

10. Vampires (1998)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 46,467 | Gross: $20.24M

John Carpenter's version (and James Woods) kicks @ss! This movie sports wood for all who suck!