Strigoi, Vampyre, or Dracula… call it what you will, but the legend of the vampire has enchanted and terrified us for centuries. Ancient folklore tales of these creatures were forever captured into novellas and large tomes like Bram Stoker’s Dracula in the late 19th century. Therefore, it was no surprise that at the dawning of the film industry its story was quickly adapted to the movie screen (1922-Nosferatu; 1931-Dracula; & 1932-Vampyr). As the years passed, the vampire still remained a popular fixture in film, TV, and literature. Today, its predatory image may have changed a bit thanks to the success of the Twilight series, but the popularity of vampires is still very strong.
Check out my list of favorite movies featuring these blood-sucking fiends and let me know which movies you have enjoyed by commenting below.
1. Interview with the Vampire (1994)
2. Let the Right One In (2008)
3. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
4. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
5. Lost Boys (1987)
Looking for a book with some bite? Try these titles: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith; The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro; Renfield: Slave of Dracula by Barbara Hambly; Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson; Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton