Seductive, playful, smart, silly, classic or modern, vampires are one of the great resources of fiction when it comes to creating attractive content. From the updated origins of the Bram Stoker classic to the most classic video games of the last century, bloodsuckers fill televisions and platforms. let’s review the best vampire series on Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Movistar.
Also, you can check our list with the best series of 2021 —completed with the best comedies, the best miniseries and the best animated films and series—, in addition to the list of the 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 history. And if you are looking for a specific platform, I invite you to consult the best series that Netflix has released this 2022 (and the movies). Without further delay, let’s get started!
With the latest revision of the literary classic by the always interesting Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, in a reinvention 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 before any other.
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 seducer of the move 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.’
Review of ‘Dracula’ by Jorge Loser | Available in Netflix
Creator: Jamie 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 craft effects… in theory everything that ‘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.
Review 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 creating the funniest vampire comedy in recent years. Now he is also the main person in charge of 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 are 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 Víctor López G | Available on Disney+ and hbo max
creator: Liz Heldens. Distribution: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Brianne Howey, Henry Ian Cusick
Created by Liz Heldens, veteran and with a spectacular resume made up of ‘Friday Night Lights’ or ‘The Orville’, it adapts Justin Cronin’s series of novels quite elegantly. It has hardly touched the surface of an original material that is somewhat hackneyed but always effective, especially when the references and mirrors in which it is seen are so debtors of the most classic terror. As if that weren’t enough with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, among the directors of the series we find video clip classics like Marcos Siega or that great horror guy we miss so much called Ti West.
creators: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Sam Catlin. Distribution: Dominic Cooper, Joe Gilgun, Ruth Negga, Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish
It was difficult, if not impossible, for Garth Ennis’s masterpiece, Steve Nilon and Glenn Fabry (those covers, for God’s sake), would make a faithful leap to film or television. But times change, products adapt to their times and some producers with such a good eye like Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have enough courage to open and close a series that, whether you like it or not, is something else… but always is ‘Preacher’. In its own way, truly exemplary.
Creator: Neil LaButte. Distribution: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernard
Just a calf like this makes our hearts flutter: the very distant descendant of the mythical vampire hunter is resurrected to end the threat that humanity is suffering. The Serie will end with its fifth season, but getting so far at this point has enormous merit. Among its many hidden surprises, Jason Priestley as director of some episodes and Neil LaBute writing a good handful are, at best, curiosities worth seeing.
Available in Netflix
creators: William Laurin, Glenn Davis. Distribution: Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jacky Lai, Kyle Breitkopf
Ian Somerhalder’s return to the vampire universe after his good years in ‘The Vampire Chronicles’ 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 been able to play with expectations and advance from less to more. He must be aware of his own mistakes in the future. If he gets it the umpteenth vampire epidemic that threatens the existence of humanity, can be very interesting.
Review of ‘V Wars’ by Mikel Zorrilla | Available in Netflix
Tokyo Vampire Hotel
Creator: Sion Sono. Distribution: Ami Tomite, Yumi Adachi, Megumi Kagurazaka, Kaho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Akihiro Kitamura
Sion Sono can do whatever he wants, we’ll be there to see it. With the aesthetic flag, Sono writes and directs all this modernist vampire nonsense full of kung fu, not particularly fine eroticism and conflicting 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 those looking for something different from the usual.
Review of ‘Tokyo Vampire Hotel’ by John Tones
creators: WarrenEllis. 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.
Review of ‘Castlevania’ by Víctor López G | Available in Netflix
Creator: John Logan. Cast: Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Rory Kinnear, Billie Piper, Josh Harnett
What a great goal John Logan scored here. veteran screenwriter has touched all the clubs Along with some of the greatest (Scorsese, Burton, Scott, Mendes), he knew how to transfer all of Gothic classicism to an unparalleled fiction where the freedom of (good) ideas and great directors was the main hallmark. An excellent psychological thriller full of dark mysteries, suspense and style.
Review of ‘Penny Dreadful’ by Marina Such
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 thugs, vampires, revenge and gangster nights in an area as pro-work as the night 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 must be seen to be believed.
Available in Netflix
Seraph of the end: The kingdom of the vampires
A virus wipes out humanity, leaving only those under the age of thirteen alive. And furthermore, at that moment, the vampires and other evil creatures emerge from 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 ruthless fights.
Available in Netflix