What’s In Your Top 5? Movies That Bite

Movies That BiteStrigoi, 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.

Interview with a Vampire

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

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Kelli Smith is a bookmobile librarian who helps bring the library to you. She also works with partners to coordinate community movie events including Movie on the Lawn and Silents in the Cathedral.

4 thoughts on “What’s In Your Top 5? Movies That Bite

  1. Although it was not a great movie, I did like how the recent Dark Shadows (2012)carried many of the plot lines, characters and references of the original 1960s television series.

  2. Troopers…the one about the invading bugs! All I remember in actors was Neil Patrick Harris. Played a nerdy scientific, mind-reading guy and parts of the movie were shown as if it was a national securty blip like in the 1940s, “How to survive a BUG attack” I could of gone my ENTIRE life without seeing it. And the animated series after that…I think it was animated, not sure, didn’t stick around long enough to watch it!

  3. in my opinion “30 days of night” was excellent for its depiction of vampires as “horrific, terrifying creatures.”

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