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When you think of a timeless and ultimate villain, the first thought that pops in your mind is vampires. Vampires have been the perfect villain in movies and stories for generations. This does not come as a surprise though. From their pale-white complexion and blood-shot eyes to their unending desire of blood, just the thought of these creatures lurking in the dark can bring you shivers. Their presence is simply undying as they are reinvented in every generation, from the folklore of Eastern Europe to the legends of the Silver Screen.

Movie screens have introduced us to a lot of vampires through time. Few of them have stood out from the crowd and created a strong and lasting impression. Below are some of the greatest vampire characters that we have known.

  1. Christopher Lee, Horror of Dracula (1958)

Lee’s imposing height of six-foot-five used to be a subject of ridicule. He was once told that his height is a hindrance to his success as an actor. Who would have thought that his terrific height would add a heightened element to his portrayal of a menacing vampire in the 1958 film Horror of Dracula?

He used his physical attributes to become the undisputed star of the popular Hammer horror films. There’s not much dialogue on his character, only some hissing and leering, but he made sure that his presence is strongly felt. He maximizes his huge built and body language to portray one of the best vampire characters of all time.

If you won’t be intimated by a 6’5″ vampire who’s menacing enough to destroy you, I don’t know what else would.

  1. Bela Lugosi, Dracula (1931)

Lugosi used to perform Dracula on Broadway and he impressed the viewers with his commanding and sexually charged performance. The theatergoers were undoubtedly stunned after watching the performance of this great actor. He became an instant star on Broadway, he was one of those actors who were admired and respected by his fans. Unfortunately, it’s a different story in Hollywood though. Hollywood was not impressed by Lugosi’s charm. The actor may have lobbied for the role too much, but he only got the part when Lon Chasey, Universal’s first choice, passed away. But when he uttered the three simple words, “I am… Dracula”, a legend was born and he became instantly famous.

Now almost everyone associates Lugosi with this iconic statement.

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  1. Count von Count, Sesame Street (1972)


Patterned after Bela Lugosi, Sesame Street introduced Count von Count in 1972. Since then, teaching toddlers how to count while staying interested has become a lot easier. Since then, every kid who watched the show has learned how to count, and even did so with that maniacal laugh. The Count has even highlighted a classic trait from vampire lore: their obsessive-compulsive relationship with numbers.

Now who would have thought that a scary, fanged villain could become instrumental in children’s ability to learn faster?  Thanks to Count von Count, your toddlers would no longer feel strongly against math and counting numbers.

  1. Jonathan Frid, Dark Shadows (1967)

Long before Johny Depp graced our screens as Barnabas Collins, the iconic character was played by Jonathan Frid in 1967’s Dark Shadows.

Though his character was only introduced after 210 episodes of Dark Shadows, Frid sure knows how to make a grand entrance and make up for the missed episodes. The world had a first glance of Collins in his black onyx signet ring as he reaches from his coffin to choke a robber who was planning to steal on his grave. Poor robber, you have chosen a wrong grave to loot.

He may have been an 18th century vampire who woke up in late 60’s but he sure does know how to rock an impression. He managed to show everybody in Maine how to don a Goth-mode double-breasted suit and a silver-handed wolf’s head cane properly. Talk about elegance and gait! Collins paved the way for sympathetic vampires in pop culture with his seductive mixture of bloodlust, kindness and danger.

Who could ever forget his iconic line, “I did not say she was dead, I said I killed her.”

  1. Nicholas Hormann, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

The idea of “space vampire” may not be appealing and some may even think of it as super corny, but something about this episode that made it really scary.

Vorvon was dressed as a classic Nosferatu getup by wardrobe department but this does not matter since he was invisible. Nicholas Hormann played Vorvon who masterfully stalked his next victim Wilma played by Erin Gray. Of course, Buck played by Gil Gerard came to the rescue and saved the day, but this was before Gray acted the sex pot and put the moves on him under the control of Vorvon.

  1. William Marshall, Blacula (1972)

Blaxploitation was a film movement in 1970s where films were made and starred by African-American actors. Blacula was a part of the first wave for this movement. This film could have been a standard picture for the genre, but the Shakespearean-trained Marshall elevated this movie. He played as Mamuwalde, an African prince who was tricked by Dracula before turning him into a vampire. He portrayed the character so well that it appealed to be both tragic and dignified.

  1. Gary Oldman, Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula (1992)


If there’s one actor that could disappear into any role and make it his own, it’s Gary Oldman. His portrayal of Coppola’s ode to Bram Stroker’s classic tale is no difference.

Oldman unwittingly presented all sides of the venerable Count – from aged royalty to tragic knight to unholy creature to London dandy. He presented the persona as either repulsive or sexy, or even both, and blended them into his own.

  1. Kiefer Sutherland, The Lost Boys (1987)


Who could ever forget a time when vampires were cruising the town on a Volvo?

Just take a look at the crew of Keifer Sutherland and bike lovers would suddenly fall head over heels. Sutherland portrayed David as an ultimate bad-boy and leader of the gang. With their fangs and bad haircut, their showing the town that they are rebels with style.

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Vampire movies by itself are already terrifying.

Who would not be scared out of their wits of the idea of a cold-blooded creature sucking the blood out of your life? Just the thought of their pale-white skin and blood-shot eyes would give you chills. Whilst vampire movies in general are scary, there are some who stood out amongst the rest. These are the vampire movies that will give you days of sleepless nights.

Below are some of the most terrifying vampire movies of all time. Be warned though, these movies are not for the faint-hearted.

  1. Let the Right One In (2008)

This 2008 Swedish masterpiece is deeply emotional, intensely gruesome and psychologically terrifying.

The story is about Oskar, an anxious and fragile 12-year-old who is often bullied by his classmates. He was a lonely boy who was always longing for friendship. His wish came true when he met their new neighbor Eli. This serious young girl embodies an air of mystery; her pale complexion is a result of her only coming out at night. Upon Eli’s arrival in the neighborhood, there seem to be a series of murders and inexplicable disappearances. Blood and violence are the common denominator of the film. A subtle romance has developed between Eli and Oskar and she taught him how to fight back against his aggressors.

It may be one of the best horror films, but the romance factor of this film is simply brilliant. It’s a great alternative to Twilight and it introduces many people to the concept of love from another point of view. Amidst the violence and gore in this movie, you’d appreciate the kind of relationship that developed between the two main characters. Nevertheless, the romance can’t hide the fact that you’d still be haunted by the many creepy images this film has shown.

  1. Byzantium


Director Neil Jordan returns to the vampire genre almost 20 years after he made the classic Interview with the Vampire. This interesting spin on the vampire tale revolves around Clara (Gemma Arterton) and Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan), a mother and daughter on the run after leaving behind a string of dead bodies. They end up in an unnamed coastal town where Clara managed to seduce Noel (Daniel Mays), a drip who has recently inherited his deceased mother’s boarding house The Byzantium. Things began to look up for the two; with Clara setting up a brothel while Eleanor starting with college. But there past found its way of catching up to them and this resulted to a bloody climax.

This film offers a fresh perspective to the vampire lore. Here, the characters are not bothered by direct exposure to sunlight. Instead of fangs, they have a pointed thumbnail for piercing through the skin. There is plenty of bloody violence on this film that will satisfy your quench for horror but will keep you on the seat of your edge for the entire film.

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  1. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Set in an Iranian ghost-town Bad City, the townspeople are not aware that their place that reeks of loneliness and death is being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

If you’re looking for a vampire film that is astonishingly eerie and creepy, then this movie is perfect for you. The film is stunningly shot with some absolutely gorgeous cinematography with some scenes looking like they came straight out of a painting. The use of black and white in this film intensifies the scary element of the movie. Every time the vampire is on screen, people are on the edge never really knowing what is going to happen.

  1. The Hunger (1983)

This erotic horror film contains a powerhous

e of actors –

Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon.

Vampire lovers John (David Bowie) and Miriam Blaylock (Catherine Deneuve) survive through time under the Egyptian symbol of Ankh. But when John started an accelerated aging process, they seek the help of specialist Dr. Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon). Sadly, John did not survive and Miriam moved on to Sarah to be her next lover.

This stylish vampire flick is filled with some wonderful visuals. The performances of the actors are simply excellent. If you’re into Goth music and horror films, this cult flick is a must-see. There are plenty of vampire lesbian sex and blood that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Plus, the opening scene with Bauhaus playing “Bela Lugosi is Dead” is remarkable.

This is probably the first vampire movie that explores the join and pain of being a vampire and, most importantly, what it means to be immortal. The movie uses a lot of visual effects and sounds to create a spooky, vampiry atmosphere. It’s not your usual vampire film; this movie is philosophical and beautiful.

  1. Interview with the Vampire (1994)

The story revolves around Louis (Brad Pitt), a bicentennial vampire who was born as an 18th-century lord and now eager to tell his story to a wide-eyed biographer (Christian Slater). He was suffering from depression and suicidal tendencies after the demise of his father. Then he met Lestat (Tom Cruise), a vampire who persuaded him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Louis resolved to leave his violent maker, but Lestat turned a young girl (Kirsten Dunst) in an effort to guilt him into staying.

The film gave justice to the novel written by Anne Rice. This may cast two of the most good-looking actors in Hollywood, but the movie is filled with violent and bloody scenes. The main themes of the film revolve around death and violence which are depicted with a great deal of graphic violence and gore in nearly every scene. In addition to the human killing and attempted vampire killing via such manners as decapitation, throat-slitting and sunshine, there are also gory scenes when a vampire in desperate need of blood but does not want to kill humans  turns to poodles and rats instead.

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Vampires have been well-loved for many generations.

From books to TV shows and movies, we just can’t seem to get enough of these cold-blooded creatures. Despite being tremendously scary to the core, we’re drawn to their mesmerizing eyes and mysterious characters. It’s no wonder vampire movies are always a hit in movie theaters.

What could possibly the reason why people are so much engrossed with vampires?

We’ve listed down some of the reasons why vampires are so popular and patronized.

  1. They’re Oozing with Sex Appeal

There’s something about vampires that makes them tremendously sexy.

Vampires are the sexpots of the undead. Zombies are too gory and blood; no one gets turned on with those decaying flesh falling off their bodies. Ghosts, on the other hand, are insubstantial. Which leaves our option with vampires, who are permanently beautiful, young and possess the urge to suck things.

Dracula, the origin of all vampires, is a sophisticated and refined gentleman with a foreign and indefinable magnetism. It’s hard to think of a vampire character that is not sexy. Undoubtedly, vampires are the sexiest undead creatures.

We also identify vampires as sex symbols because of their flair for seducing their human victims. They just simply give you that long and irresistible gaze and you’re completely enchanted. Along with their power and evilness, vampires create a powerful sexual image. They are sexy because they possess most of the traits that we find sexually attractive in a person.

  1. Great Fashion Sense

The ugly truth is, we people are visual creatures. Though they always say real beauty is what’s inside us, we’re always drawn to the beautiful things that we see externally. That is why fashion plays a huge role in our lives. Not only do we want to look good all the time, we also feel an inexplicable gravity towards beautiful things.

Aside from being sexy, vampires always dress well. While zombies charm us with their shabby clothes, vampires are always an epitome of class and elegance. Well it sorts of make sense though, being around for thousand years make them wise and expert in fashion.

You would never catch a vampire on a day where he dresses poorly. They always look sophisticated with their all-black ensemble. You can just spend your whole day watching these lovely creatures on a beautifully cut dress or suit.

  1. They Possess a Fountain of Youth

Who wants to get old?

Almost every one of us wants to preserve our youth. In order to stay and look young, we spend a lot of money on products and procedures that could make us look 10 times younger than our actual age. Aside from staying young, we also want to live a long life. We live in an immensely beautiful world and it would be such a pity to leave this place early.

Despite being a hundred years old, vampires look like they’ve just come out of puberty. Many people are envious of their flawless complexion. And of course, they don’t need to sleep at least 8 hours a day, exercise regularly and drink plenty of water just to have a long life. As long as they have a steady supply of fresh blood, they are here to stay.

  1. Strength

Vampires are known to be emotionally and physically strong creatures. You wouldn’t be able to make it as a vampire if you are a wimp.

Movie screen-goers have witnessed how strong vampires can be. They can easily jump huge heights, throw people across a room and take a human’s life with just a snap. Super-strength is one of the skills that all vampires possess. The level of their strength depends on their age and their diet. Apparently, vampires who consume human blood regularly are way too stronger than those who consume animal blood.

We’re always drawn to strength and power possibly because we want to be rescued. That’s why superhero movies are always popular. Just like our favorite superhero characters, vampires also carry superhuman strength that makes people drawn to their character.

  1. Bad Boy Appeal

We always have a thing for bad boys. Even in real-life dating, many wonderful women are attracted to bad boys who would only do nothing but break their hearts.

Vampires are also a tortured soul, though technically they don’t have a soul. Their “bad boy” appeal is what makes them appealing and interesting. The Twilight series has become a successful franchise thanks to millions of fans who fell in love with the brooding Edward Cullen. His mysterious and bad boy image did not just capture the heart of Bella; it also turned millions of movie-goers into Twilight-obsessed human creatures.

We’re not just drawn to bad boys but we also have this crazy desire of saving them. That’s perhaps why vampires, despite their evil nature, are so interesting. They’re probably one lost soul that we would love to rescue.

  1. Wealth and Possession

Vampires, having lived a hundred years, have accumulated massive wealth and possessions. You’d often see them living in gigantic mansions or immaculately sophisticated homes. When you see them hanging out in their living room, it’s like literally coming out of a “Beautiful Homes” magazine.

Because of their wealth and possession, vampires carry an arrogant attitude that we find surprisingly appealing. Their wealth, compounded with their strength and beauty, makes them creatures that are always envied.

It’s addicting to watch the rich and affluent, regardless if they are vampires or human beings. Just like the Kardashians, watching vampires in their exquisite beautiful homes is a sweet escape from reality.

  1. Fresh Angles

All vampire stories may originate from the basic premise, but script writers manage to find new angles to explore. Their stories are presented in a fresh perspective, adding something new factor that fans may not know of. In the new version of Dracula, the title character is portrayed much more sympathetically than usual, and Van Helsing is working with Dracula.

There are a lot of rooms for exploration in vampire stories. Regardless of how their story is told, they are still one of the most-loved monsters. Read more vampire movie stories here.


It’s been 10 years since the first Twilight movie was released. Since then, the Twilight series launched a massive pop following. Who could ever forget the long lines of fans just to see their favorite Twilight character?

The last installment, Breaking Dawn, came out in 2012 and the hysteria has faded. As the fans moved on from one vampire movie to another, let’s take a step back at the past and reminisce the sweet moments Twilight brought us.

To honor this huge installment movie, let’s take a look back at the characters that grazed our screens. Below are 10 of the most powerful vampires in Twilight movies, ranked from weakest to strongest.

  1. Demetri

Demetri is one of the most feared members among the Volturi. He’s like the GPS of the vampires. As long as he physically encountered them before, there’s no hiding from this powerful vampire. He can track them using his minds; you may hide all you want but Demetri can certainly locate you even if you hide in the deepest part of the world.

He must be a valued member of the Volturi, they even ended the life of their old tracker just to get Demetri instead. When he’s not needed for tracking, he mostly stays in the background and is usually seen rather than heard.

  1. Kate

Breaking Dawn introduced us to a lot of new vampires when the Cullens had to find a lot of vampires to testify that Renesmee is just a mortal child.

Kate is a member of the Denali coven that Carlisle mentioned in the past installments. Just like the Cullens, Kate is a “vegetarian” and one of the best fighters of the Denali coven sisters. Kate possesses a remarkable emotional and physical strength. You would remember her as one of the strong forces who fought against some of the most senior members of the Volturi just to help the Cullens in protecting Renesmee.

  1. James

James was the main antagonist of Twilight. This sadistic and unusually gifted tracker does not get satisfaction in just tracking his preys. He enjoys the whole process of it; he gets his thrill by playing and manipulating his poor victims.

James latches on to the scent of his target and uses a heightened sixth sense to track not just humans but vampires as well. It’s no wonder that Laurent, another member of James’ coven, calls him the most lethal and gifted tracker he’s ever known.

  1. Victoria

Victoria became the antagonist of both New Moon and Eclipse after her mate James’ life was taken by the Cullens. She was so consumed with her rage that he made destroying Bella a mission as her revenge for the demise of her beloved.

She may not look like that powerful at first glance, but her true power is her self-preservation skills. She always manages to stay alive, regardless if she’s being pursued by an entire family of powerful vampire or an entire pack of strong werewolves.

  1. Alec

One of the highest ranking members of the Volturi, Alec along with his twin sister Jane is two of the main offensive weapons of the clan.

He may look young but he possesses a powerful gift that can take down any vampire regardless of size or other mental abilities. He can make his target completely sensory deprived. To make him even more powerful, his power can affect multiple victims at once.

  1. Jane

Alec’s twin sister, Jane, plays the other half of the Volturi’s offensive plan. Just like his twin brother, Alec has the power to take down any vampire she chooses just by simply staring at them. Vampires who have heard of her are terribly scared of Jane. Aside from being one of the most feared vampires, Jane gets a twisted sort of joy when she tortures her victims.

  1. Edward Cullen

Edward has shown his power since the very first Twilight movie. His most natural power is being able to read minds. While other vampires need to focus or touch their subjects, Edward can easily hear the thoughts of other people around him without these factors. Of course, the exception of this is Bella, which is why Edward was intrigued her.

Aside from his ability to read minds, he also possesses tremendous strength. Both lovebirds James and Victoria ended their lives at the hands of Edward.

  1. Bella Swan Cullen

Bella might have possessed a strong power even when she was human. Edward’s psychic ability does not work on her and Jane’s psychic torture did not work on her either.

This ability turned into a psychic shield when she became a vampire; this shield can even extend over other people with some effort. Anyone within its radius is safe from another vampire’s psychic effects when she’s turning her shield on.

The fact that Twilight movies hold many powerful vampires, their powers become null and void because of Bella’s powers. Her defensive power makes her a vampire that you don’t want to mess with.

  1. Aro

Aro, the leader of the Volturi, is at the number two spot of our list. He is one of the oldest vampires, being around since 1300 BC in Greece. The fact that he managed to stay alive this long is already a living testament of his power.

Aro can also read minds but unlike Edward, he can only hear the current thoughts of his target. But once he touches you, he can have access to every thought you’ve ever had. He uses this power to manipulate his victims and finds way to enhance his powers.

  1. Benjamin

We may only know him in Breaking Dawn but Benjamin has proven that he’s the most powerful vampire introduced in the series.

Benjamin was one of the vampires who bear witness to Renesmee’s mortal existence. He the only known vampire who has the power of manipulating the natural elements: earth, water, air and fire. We witnessed his power in the final battle of the movie when he opened up a rift in the ground so deep it leads to the magma below.

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Vampire movies are perfect for those who are looking for love and desire.

Vampires and their bloodthirst have been loved by so many because of their passionate pursuant to something that they love – whether it’s for something bloody and scandalous or strong affection towards someone. You can hardly think of a vampire movie that does not have an element of love, lust and desire on its theme.

Below are some of the most romantic vampire movies of all time that will quench your thirst for romance with an ingredient of horror.

  1. Thirst

This South Korean horror film is one of the most well-received vampire horror films in recent years. It did not come as a surprise when Thirst won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Festival. This highly entertaining movie is not only a romantic movie but it also alternates between being terrifying, adorable and strange.


A number of people volunteered to test out a vaccine. Unfortunately, the experiment killed the other test subjects except for a kind and generous Catholic priest Sang-hyun (Song Kang-ho). Being a sole survivor of the project, Sang-hyun discovered some changes in him and this includes having new abilities and needs. He gained impressive strength and speed but he also felt an undeniable need for blood.

Sang-hyun reunited with a childhood friend and when he saw the man’s wife, Tae-ju (Kim Ok-bin), he felt a forbidden passion for the overworked young woman with a quirky demeanor.

Sang-hyun and Tae-ju gave in to their illicit passion and this was filled with so many beautifully shot and incredibly sexy scenes. The small moments of sweetness along the way are also equally wonderful. Who can forget the scene when Tae-ju told Sang-hyun, “Vampires are … cuter than I thought.”

  1. Only Lovers Left Alive

While we’re all left wondering if Loki is indeed dead in The Avengers, you can have your Tom Hiddleston fix by watching this 2013 vampire film.

Only Lovers Left Alive stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton in a romantic vampire movie that will make you believe in the essence of forever. These two lovebirds have proven that their relationship is strong and could even survive death.


Vampires Adam and Eve have been married for centuries but they were living apart at the beginning of the film – Adam in Detroit while Eve was in Tangier. When Eve realized that Adam was depressed and bored, she immediately came to his rescue and chided him out of his despondency.

Their relationship was not void of challenges. For one thing, there is Eve’s wild sister and then there’s the blood shortage. Despite these bumps though, Adam and Eve were the #vampirerelationshipgoals everyone is envious of: lazily sensual, industrious, talented and together drinking blood at the end.

  1. Underworld

You may have known this movie as a starring role for Kate Beckinsale where she played a butt-kicking vampire fighter in black leather but this movie franchise, especially the first installment, contained a sweet forbidden romance.


Since Selene’s (Beckinsale) family was killed by the lycans, she has fought on the side of vampires against the mangy beasts. But when a human, Michael Corbin (Scott Speedman), became a target of lycans, she began to suspect that there are more truth on the longtime feud between vampires and lycans that she was not told about.

Selene abducted Michael to find out the truth, despite the fact that he was already bitten by a wolf. While he was turning into a werewolf, Selene’s sworn enemy, this hard-core vampire still protected him. She showed everyone that love is a sacrifice; that she was willing to risk the wrath of her own species just to save her werewolf lover.

  1. Twilight

This massive film franchise did not only kick-started the hearts of millions but it also launched a gigantic fan base that even the personal lives of the “Robsten” were obsessed of. Millions of fans were giddy and happy when news broke out that their romance was beyond on-screen. But their heart broke when the two actors had decided to end their relationship. Everyone had a say about their relationship, even Donald Trump.


When Bella (Kristen Stewart) moved to the sunshine-deprived town of Forks, Washington, she met mysterious Edward (Robert Pattinson) and was instantly drawn to him. What she did not know is that Edward belongs to a family of vampire and being a mere mortal, her blood is pretty irresistible for him.

Despite the strong urge to suck her blood, Edward learned to master his thirst and came clean to Bella. She may have been initially shocked when she knew the truth, but their love for each other was stronger and deeper. The movie did not fail to satisfy their young-base fans when it comes to the elements of romance. Everyone felt in love too with their long walks in the woods and when they met each other’s family.

Who would not fall for mysterious bad boy and forbidden romance that Twilight offers?

  1. Let the Right One In

The 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In is about 12-year-old Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant) who grew up in the 1980s suburbs of Stockholm. Despite being shy and bullied, he befriends a girl who lives next door who is secretly a vampire. This story may be too sweet but it has a shocking violence that could sneak up on you.


Oskar was undeniably smitten to his new friend, Eli. She became attached to Oskar when her caretaker died protecting her. Oskar soon realized that Eli is a vampire, but his love for her was too strong that he did not only accept her but he also helped her acquire fresh blood. The tenderness between the two characters is very touching that you would barely notice the violence when Eli was dismembering one of her steady’s bullies.

Vampire movies give so much depth to love and romance. Spend your Friday night binge-watching these romantic vampire movies.

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