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Top 70 Vampire Films Redux

It’s been awhile since I started working through this list. I’m off track but maybe I can dust it off before my Interim class this winter.

The Top 70 Vampire Movies of All Time

70. Bordello of Blood (1996); Bon Jovi Corollary: John Carpenter’s Vampires: Los Muertos
69. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
68. Dracula 2000 (2000)
67. Queen of the Damned (2002)
66. The Forsaken (2001)
65. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
64. The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1974)
62. Van Helsing (2004)
61. Fright Night Part 2 (1988)
60. Vamp (1986)
59. Blade: Trinity (2004) *I watched this while 8 months pregnant
58. Underworld: Evolution (2006)
57. Lifeforce (1985)
56. The Night Flier (1997)
55. John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998)
54. Vampyros Lesbos (1970)
53. Innocent Blood (1992)
52. Ganja & Hess (1973)
51. Subspecies (1991)
50. Underworld (2003)
49. The Vampire Lovers (1970)
48. The Hunger (1983)
47. The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998)
46. Blood for Dracula (1974) AKA Andy Warhol’s Dracula
45. The Return of the Vampire (1944)
44. Son of Dracula (1943)
43. Frostbitten (2006)
42. BioHunter (1995)
41. Vampire’s Kiss (1989)
40. Rabid (1977)
39. Love at First Bite (1979)
38. Nadja (1994)
37. Blood and Donuts (1995)
36. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
35. Vampire Effect (2003) AKA The Twins Effect
34. The Addiction (1995)
33. John Badham’s Dracula (1979)
32. Night Watch (2004) AKA Nochnoy Dozor
31. Blade II (2002)
30. Blade (1998)
29. Vampire Hunter D (1985)
28. Brides of Dracula (1960)
27. Dracula’s Daughter (1936)
26. Vampyres (1974)
25. House of Dracula (1945)
24. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001) *AWESOME
23. The Monster Squad (1987)
22. Salem’s Lot (1979)
21. The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
20. The Last Man on Earth (1964)
19. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
18. The Lost Boys (1987)
17. Day Watch (2006) AKA Dnevnoy Dozor
16. Sundown: The Vampire In Retreat (1991)
15. Interview with the Vampire (1994)
14. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
13. Fright Night (1985)
12. The Night Stalker (1972)
11. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
10. Cronos (1993)
9. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
8. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002)
7. Near Dark (1987)8/26/09
6. Horror of Dracula (1958)
5. Martin (1977)
4. Black Sunday (1960)
3. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
2. Dracula (1931)
1. Nosferatu (1922)

F.W. Murnau’s German silent classic is the original and some say scariest Dracula adaptation, taking Bram Stoker’s novel and turning it into a haunting, shadowy dream full of dread. Count Orlok, the rodentlike vampire frighteningly portrayed by Max Schreck, is perhaps the most animalistic screen portrayal of a vampire ever filmed.

With the influence of producer and production designer Albin Grau, the film established one of two main depictions of film vampires. The “Nosferatu-type” is a living corpse with rodent features (especially elongated fingernails and incisors), associated with rats and plague, and neither charming nor erotic but rather totally repugnant. The victims usually die and are not turned into vampires themselves. (Directed by F.W. Murnau)

Though they aren’t movies we just had to mention the following also:

Ultraviolet (1998)
Hellsing (2006)

But I have seen:

Others I’ve Seen That are Not on the List:
Lost Boys II: The Tribe
Nightwalker: Midnight Detective 1 and 2
Kindred: The Embraced
Hellsing
Blood+
Trinity Blood
Vampire Hunter D