The 12 best vampire series on Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Movistar

Seductive, playful, clever, silly, classic or modern, vampires are one of the great resources of fiction when it comes to creating engaging content. From the updated origins of Bram Stoker’s classic to the most classic video games of the last century, bloodsuckers fill television and platforms. let’s review The best vampire series on Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Movistar.

Also, you can consult our list with the best series of 2021 —which is completed with the best comediesthe best miniseries and the best movies and animated series—, in addition to the list of best series of 2022.

If you want to go further back in time, you can consult our ranking of series of the decade and the best of television in the history. And if you are looking for a specific platform, I encourage you to consult the best series Netflix has released this 2022 (and the movies). Without further delay, let’s get started!

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With the latest revision of the literary classic by the always interesting Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, in a reimagining of history that has not left anyone indifferent, we will begin the review with the last to arrive, the most anticipated and, in fact, the one that was there before any other.

dracula

creators: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat. Distribution: Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan, Joanna Scanlan, Morfydd Clark, Sacha Dhawan

With the help of Paul McGuigan, Jonny Campbell and Damon Thomas, three veterans of the most postmodern british scene, the coolest BBC authors paint a new portrait of the king of vampires between the seductive of the scene imagined by Tom Holland and the elegant classicism of the imposing Christopher Lee. The division of opinions blew up Twitter during the first days in Netflix, so there will be something there that you will have to see as soon as possible. Three 90-minute episodes might be too much, but hey, it’s fucking ‘Dracula’.

Criticism of ‘Dracula’ by Jorge Loser | Available in Netflix

NOS4A2

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Creator: Jami O’Brien. Distribution: Ashleigh Cummings, Ebon MOss-Bachrach, Virginia Kill, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson Zachary Quinto

A novel by Joe Hill, music by Mike Patton, tons of latex and handcrafted effects… in theory, everything ‘NOS4A2’ offers is irresistible. Unfortunately, Joe Hill still needs to find his way, let’s not forget that he only has four novels written. The television adaptation of his vampire on wheels leave some memorable moment, especially those related to the special effects of yesteryear, but like the original work, it is a bit of a hodgepodge of terrifying ideas. Come on, not so bad.

Criticism of ‘NOS4A2’ by Jorge Loser | Available in Prime Video

What we do in the shadows

creators: Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi. Distribution: Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillen, Mark Proksch, Kristen Schaal

Jemaine Clement, 50% of Flight of the Conchords, was also 50% behind the creation of the funniest vampire comedy in recent years. Now he is also the main responsible for the television adaptation that you can see on HBO and that, against all odds, is really brilliant. Aristocratic-vampiric problems of the first world mixed with ambition and thirst for blood and power result in a more than appetizing dish. Despite the huge number of episodes they have decided to plan.

Review of ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ by Victor Lopez G. | Available in Disney+ Y HBO Max

The Passage

Passage

creator: Liz Heldens. Distribution: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Brianne Howey, Henry Ian Cusick

Created by veteran Liz Heldens, with a spectacular resume consisting of ‘Friday Night Lights’ or ‘The Orville’, it adapts Justin Cronin’s series of novels quite elegantly. It has barely touched the surface of an original material that is somewhat hackneyed but always effective, especially when the referents and mirrors in which one looks are so debtors of the most classic horror. As if that were not enough with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, among the directors of the series we find video clip classics such as Marcos Siega or that great horror that we miss so much called ti west.

preacher

preacher

creators: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Sam Catlin. Distribution: Dominic Cooper, Joe Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish

It was difficult, if not impossible, Garth Ennis’ masterpiece, Steve Nilon and Glenn Fabry (those covers, by God), gave a faithful leap to film or television. But times change, products adapt to their times and some producers with as good an eye as Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have enough courage to open and close a series that, like it or not, is something else… but it is always ‘Preacher’. In his own way, truly exemplary.

Criticism of ‘Preacher’ by Albertini | Available in HBO Max Y Prime Video

Van Helsing

Van Helsing

Creator: Neil LaButte. Distribution: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernard

Only a calf like this already makes our hearts flutter: the distant descendant of the mythical vampire hunter is resurrected to end the threat that humanity is suffering. The Serie It will end with its fifth season., but getting so far at this point has enormous merit. Among the many surprises hidden from him, Jason Priestley as director of some episodes and Neil LaBute writing a good handful are, at the very least, curiosities worth seeing.

Available in Netflix

V Wars

V Wars

creators: William Laurin, Glenn Davis. Distribution: Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai, Kyle Breitkopf

The return of Ian Somerhalder to the vampire universe after his good years in ‘The Vampire Diaries‘ was undoubtedly the main attraction of the new series. Like the bad vices, the series leaves you hungover but wanting to know how things will continue. Those responsible have known how to play with expectations and progress from less to more. You need to be aware of your own mistakes in the future. If you get it, the umpteenth vampire epidemic that threatens existence of humanity, it can be very interesting.

Criticism of ‘V Wars’ by Mikel Zorrilla | Available in Netflix

Tokyo Vampire Hotel

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Creator: Zion Sono. Distribution: Ami Tomite, Yumi Adachi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Kaho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Akihiro Kitamura

Zion Sono You can do whatever you want, we’ll be there to see it. With the aesthetic as the flag, Sono alone writes and directs all this modernist vampire nonsense full of kung fu, not particularly fine eroticism and clashing vampire clans. Together with some of the most insane ideas that the director of the excellent ‘The Forest of Love’ has had, it is an ideal bet for anyone looking for something different from the usual.

Review of ‘Tokyo Vampire Hotel’ by john tones

castlevania

castlevania

creators: Warren Ellis. Distribution: Richard Armitage, James Callis, Graham McTavish, Theo James

Warren Ellis adapting one of the most popular Konami video games of the eighties in anime format. That is, for many fans of both, one of the most unexpected and pleasant gifts than any platform has ever delivered. As short as the touchstone that was actually its first season was, ‘Castlevania’ is a must for any lover of the genre. And it is also very pretty.

Criticism of ‘Castlevania’ by Victor Lopez G. | Available in Netflix

Penny Dreadful

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Creator: John Logan. Cast: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Josh Harnett

What a great goal the good John Logan scored here. Veteran screenwriter who he has touched all the sticks along with some of the greatest (Scorsese, Burton, Scott, Mendes), he knew how to transfer all the gothic classicism to a fiction without equal where the freedom of (good) ideas and great directors was the main hallmark. An excellent psychological thriller full of dark mysteries, suspense and style.

Criticism of ‘Penny Dreadful’ by Marina Such

yaşamayanlar

yasamayanlar

Creator: Alphan Eseli. Cast: Elçin Sangu, Kerem Bürsin, Birkan Sokullu, Selma Ergeç

In its eagerness to continue expanding its brand, Netflix has produced this Turkish series full of pimps, vampires, revenge and gangster nights in an area as favorable to work as the nightlife of the Turkish city. A lot of crazy ideas and rehashes of other people’s works that, against all odds, accentuate the sympathy of this series b with capital letters that you have to see to believe.

Available in Netflix

Seraph of the end: the kingdom of the vampires

Seraph of the end

A virus annihilates humanity, leaving only those under the age of thirteen alive. And besides, at that moment, vampires and other evil creatures come out of the center of the Earth, ready to make a deal with the survivors: they offer themselves as cattle, simple bags of blood, and in exchange they allow them to continue living. Thus begins an anime that will end with blood and merciless fights.

Available in Netflix

The 12 best vampire series on Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Movistar