Within horror cinema (or with a dark setting), vampires are one of the most recurrent myths, especially the legendary story of Count Dracula, which we have seen make the leap to the big and small screen on countless occasions, sometimes with big hit, and others… well, let’s just say they’re there.
Vampire movies have a legion of fans around the world. Fans who enjoy the stratagems of bloodsuckers to charm their victims and achieve their goals. And there is nothing more suggestive than seeing a vampire eat his victim’s ear… literally.
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Today in Hobby Consoles we review some of best vampire movies ever. They’re not all here, but if you’re one of those who come expecting to find one of the Twilight saga movies…keep walking, or you’ll find yourself with silver and garlic.
interview with the vampire
The life of a vampire is full of action, betrayal, love and tragedy. If we can’t ask Bradd Pitt in an interview, one interview with the vampireSure.
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Directed by Neil Jordan and with a spectacular cast that includes Tom Cruise, Christian Slater and Antonio Banderas, Interview with the vampire is already one of those classics of the genre that since its premiere in 1994 has delighted many.
What we do in the shadows
A different and fun movie but full of the most picturesque vampires. What we do in the shadows brings us the great tandem formed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement in a vampire film that stands out for its originality.
A group of vampires tries to cope with life in today’s world, a world that is already over the top and where a group of vampires like them have almost no importance in their environment.
Nosferatu it’s a movie that is almost 100 years old, just like that, and yet is probably the best vampire movie created to date. FW Murnau didn’t bother to romanticize the vampire figure, instead presenting him as the monster he truly is.
An agent tries to sell a house to Nosferatu, but his partner will enter into the price. The film, as we say, does not idealize the presence of the vampire, and focuses on how easy it is to bend greedy people.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
With an all-star cast led by Gary Oldman, Wynona Rider and Keanu Reeves, Fancis Ford Coppola leads Bram Stoker’s Draculaa film where the lust of vampires and their thirst for blood goes far beyond the screen.
The film was panned by critics at the time, but Gary Oldman’s work has remained in the minds of many fans (and has been brilliantly parodied on The Simpsons).
Tim Burton’s style permeates the film Dark Shadowswhich also has many of its regulars to give this vampire movie a fun and different touch.
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Although it is true that when thinking about Tim Burton’s cinema, it is not difficult for us to conceive the director as a safe value for a vampire film, it must be said that the result, although interesting, was more like The family Addams than a strictly vampire movie. But she is very curious to see.
open until dawn
You’ll never see a roadside bar the same again after seeing open until dawn. George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Salma Hayek and Harvey Keitel give us this indispensable vampire film directed by Robert Rodriguez.
When criminals and their hostages seek refuge in a place where the authorities did not expect to find them, a modest bar becomes a death trap from which they will have to escape if they want to survive.
Count dracula It has had numerous iterations on the big screen, but one of the most remembered, along with the aforementioned Gary Oldman, is that of the legendary Christopher Lee, who was already pointing the way in the 1950s.
Lee’s interpretation of Dracula is, without a doubt, one of the best parts of this film which, moreover, fulfills very well the myth of Dracula at a time when cinema was enjoying its golden years.
Let me in
Love and attraction are a predominant note in vampire movies. Let me in is a Swedish film aimed at a teenage audience but very enjoyable for more mature viewers.
If you are not an expert connoisseur of the genre, it is very likely that you have overlooked numerous scary movies that are very worth seeing.
Two young people begin to share a fascination for murder and blood as they both reveal their true natures, a film that, despite having the cut of Swedish cinema, more neutral than anything else, continues to surprise.
travelers of the night
The eighties were a huge revolution in many aspects for the Seventh Art, and the vampires were not immune to this wind of change. A good example is travelers of the nightby Kathryn Bigelow.
In the movie, vampires become punk gangsters and gang members, lurking at night looking for victims and fighting in the most unlikely places to meet a vampire, like a bar (back then if it was more unlikely , then Robert Rodriguez arrived and screwed up the joke).
We finish with our list of vampire movies with Addictiona film that focuses more on the lifestyle of vampires and the needs that are generatedalso exploring the addictions and diseases derived from this lifestyle.
With a brilliant Christopher Walken in the mix, The Addiction is a tough movie for those of you who have a weaker stomach for certain scenes, but very interesting in every way.
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With this we put an end to our list with some of best vampire movies ever. Of course, do not hesitate to add your favorites to the list through the comments section.