Phew! It's been a nearly impossible task to narrow the expansive history of vampire cinema into a Top 5 list, but somebody had to do it, and, well, here's what I've come up with. My choices may not make everybody happy -- in fact, I'm pretty the fact that I've omitted several EXTREMELY POPULAR MOVIES from this round-up will probably make some people very unhappy -- but, hey. Can't please all the people all of the time, right? And these are AWESOME flicks. I promise. So, here they are the 5 Best Vampire Movies of All Time.
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David Bowie. Susan Sarandon. Catherine Deneuve. Circa 1983. Still not sold? Plot elements include ancient Egypt, goth rock, and more sex than you can shake a stick at. Or something. You know what I mean.
Of all the vampire movies I've seen (yeah, a lot), none have haunted me as long as this Swedish film about the eerie and heartbreaking friendship between a child-like vamp and a lonely human boy. A work of art. (Remade in America as Let Me In.)
Starring the perennially underrated Lili Taylor -- PLUS Christopher Walken, Edie Falco, and Michael Imperioli -- these are New York City vamps of the low-budget indie variety.
I would love this one based on the title alone -- but the fact that it's a vampire comedy directed by Roman Polanski and starring Sharon Tate makes it a cult classic worth watching.
Why? Because Vincent Price in 1964, that's why. Let's put it this way: Without this movie, The Night of the Living Dead would never have been made.