You Voted: 20 Best Vampire Movies

Herner Klenthur

What are the best vampire films? That is the question that we asked our community last week.  With 877 votes, and 87 vampire films nominated our readers have chosen the 20 best vampire films of all time.

As with anytime you poll a large and diverse group the results can be interesting. That said this list of Vampire films although it has a few omissions I would have included is pretty solid. So without further ado here are the 20 Best Vampire Films of All time.

#20: Shadow of the Vampire

Shadow of the Vampire is the story of a filmmaker who goes to shoot an authentic vampire film and has a hidden motive. The film stars Willem Dafoe and John Malkovich which is an instant reason to see it since both are incredible actors. The film which was released in 2000 is a clear fan favorite as it lands at #20 on our list of Fan Favorite Vampire movies.

shadow of the vampire

#19 Three Way Tie:  My Best Friend is a Vampire, Life Force, Fearless Vampire Killers

The voting was very close once we got out of the top 10 and three films actually tied for the 19th spot.I think that Life Force is the best film of the three but it is not my list or my choice.


#18 George A. Romero’s Martin

George Romero is best known for his zombie films but he was not a one tricky pony making a foray into the vampire genre with Martin. Martin is the story of a young man who is convinced he is a vampire and tries to redeem himself from his bloody urges.

george romero martin

#17: John Carpenter’s Vampires

John Carpenter for me is one of the most important horror directors of my generation. I don’t care who you throw up against him he will still land in the Top 5 for me when it comes to directors who have contributed the most to the landscape of the horror genre. Vampires is about a group of vampire hunters who are directed by the catholic church that find themselves being hunted by something all together different. John Carpenters Vampires is a truly fantastic film with a stellar cast led by James Woods

John Carpenters Vampires

#16 : Daybreakers

It is nice to see Daybreakers make the list since I think it’s a refreshing vampire film that offers a unique angle to a genre as old as time. It also happens to stars two of my favorite actors Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe. The concept of the film is a plague has turned everyone into vampires and the last of humanity is being hunted down and ‘farmed’ for blood. Unlike most apocalyptic films however government is maintained and has gone on as normal just with a vampiric and bloody twist.


#15: Underworld

The Underworld films are action packed adventure horror which feature our favorite mom Kate Beckinsale. Underworld is the story of Vampires and Lycans and their centuries old war and the humans that get caught in between. The entire series is pretty solid but the first one is definitely the best.


#14: Let Me In

Let Me in is a remake of the swedish film ‘Let The Right One In’ and is one of the few good remakes made. I know alot of people hear remake and throw a fit but I refuse to say that Let Me In is a bad movie and clearly I am not alone.

The film was directed by Matt Reeves who came to fame with Cloverfield and stars Chloe Moretz one of the most talented up and coming female actresses in Hollywood. Let Me In is the traditional story of teen love with a serious twist.

Chloe Moretz Let Me In

#13: BLADE

Blade for me is the movie that Wesley Snipes will always be remembered for. Blade is the story of a day walking half human half vampire who takes out his anger on the vampires who killed his mother. David Goyer wrote the screenplay and did a fantastic job. He has since gone on to write some of the biggest comic book movies including Man of Steel and the new Dark Knight Movies.


#12: Salem’s Lot

Stephen King wrote the novel Salem’s Lot in 1975 and in 1979 it was turned into a made for TV movie. I was quite surprised this one got voted onto the list but will admit it’s a not so secret favorite of mine. Two movies scared the crap out of me as a youngster, Salems Lot and Night of the Living Dead.

Salem’s Lot is the story of a novelist and a big time horror fan who must fight off vampires after they take over their sleepy town.

salems lot stephen king

#11: Dracula 1931

I am pretty sure the true blue horror fans are extremely pleased to see that one of the original vampire films was not overlooked by our very diverse group of voters. The 1931 Dracula directed by Tod Browning ( who also directed Mark of the Vampire ) is a must see and starred Bela Lugosi.

Dracula 1931

#10: Horror of Dracula

One of my good friends who writes for the site with me was on me like white on rice about whether Horror Of Dracula made the list or not. The answer is clearly yes as it lands at #10 on the list. Horror of Dracula was released in 1958 and starred Peter Cushing as Doctor Van Helsing and Christopher Lee as Dracula.

Peter Cushing Horror of Dracula

#9: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula is a movie that will stay with me forever. The whole film was polished with a fantastic cast, a great script and an amazing sound track. The film starred Gary Oldman as Dracula, Winona Ryder as his lost love, Anthony Hopkins as Van Helsing and Keanu Reeves as the dim-witted hero. Just writing this article I now want to watch it again for the 40th time.

Bram Stokers Dracula

#8: 30 Days of Night

David Slade directed 30 Days of Night which is based on the graphic novel series of the same name.  This for me is without argument one of the greatest vampire films ever made. Obviously it was helped by a great source material but 30 Days of Night also offered a great cast, a stark visual look and absolutely insane tension and violence. The vampires in 30 Days of Night are terrifying! Side note the sequel which was released was equally fantastic although it seems I might be alone on that one.


#7: From Dusk Til Dawn

Before Robert Rodriguez was a huge commercial success teaming up with Blackberry and pumping out big budget movies he did From Dusk Til Dawn. From Dusk Til Dawn is the classic anti-hero tale as two brothers wanted for murder head to Mexico and find themselves going head to head with a band of vicious vampires.

The film stars George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino and Salma Hayek and is balls to the walls action adventure that packs a great punch. Did I mention it stars Salma Hayek? Tom Savini’s face in the photo below ( bottom left) says it’s all.

Salma Hayek Dusk Till Dawn

#6: Fright Night

The original 1985 Fright Night is a cult classic and is the story of a young teen who discovers his neighbor is a vampire and has one hell of a time convincing others of this fact before they meet a horrible fate. The film was remade in 2011 which also got a good reaction from most genre fans. 


#5: Let The Right One In

Let The Right One In is the film that Let Me In was based on. Let The Right One in is the exact same premise but is definitely the superior film. It is still a story of teen love this time directed by Tomas Alfredson but for me it was much more engaging and brutal and really draws the viewer deep into the characters. Let The Right One In is based of a 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. 


#4: Nosferatu

You know how you can tell we have a diverse reader base with great taste in film? You all voted a film from 1922 as one of the best vampire movies ever made. In this one Max Shreck starred as the vampire nightmare alongside Greta Shroeder.


#3: Near Dark

I was really quite curious to see how the top 3 would shake out and Near Dark was definitely going to get one of those spots. Near Dark is a teen romance vampire film done right. Where Twilight was sparkly garbage Near Dark which was directed by Kathryn Bigelow is an incredible vampire movie about new love, the binds of family and the challenges of life as a vampire. Near Dark is without question a Top Vampire Film!


#2: Interview With a Vampire

I am not a fan of Tom Cruise but there is no denying that Interview With A Vampire based off of the book by Anne Rice is a truly fantastic experience. It stars Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and a young Kirsten Dunst. Directed by Irish director Neil Jordan it is a powerhouse film about life, love and the craving that both humans and vampires share, revenge.


#1: Lost Boys

The Lost Boys needs no introduction. If you consider yourself a horror fan and have not experience the pleasure that is The Lost Boys then you have missed out. The Lost Boys directed by Joel Schumaker was released in 1987 but to this day remains relevant and one of the most polished vampire films ever made.

The Lost Boys is so popular that even on this list which features a ton of great films it still managed to get over 20% of the votes.

Kiefer Sutherland as David in "The Lost Boys"

So there you have it the 20 Best Vampire Movies of all time based off the votes of our readers. What movies would you add to this list?  What vampire films on top of the ones here do you think are must see films for fans of the vampire genre? Sound off in the comments!


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      1. Zombie June 12, 2013 at 1:04 pm

        this is a horrible list — the lost boys was Tripe —- Bram Stokers and Near Dark AND 30 days of night were waaaaaaaay better — and where the hell is Tarentino???? number 7?? who did you poll for these results? Monkeys??? the public have no idea of what is talent — its no wonder our government rips us new assholes with people like this in the polls ……. the lost boys —- get a life

        • Ash June 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

          “Crrrry little sister…”

        • Dennis Francis June 13, 2013 at 7:15 am

          Thou shall not fall

        • Rick Kartis August 4, 2014 at 10:18 pm

          Folks, ZombieZitFace here is just that: A pimply prick who this ‘Grandpa Munster’ is the best vampire character portrayed on a screen! Lol. He HAS nothing to offer. He’s on of the Trills, Shills, Fraudsters, Fauxfux who are bored with their own existence. I mean, ZOMBIES? When he hits puberty he’ll maybe drop Zombies and move on to Papa Smurf. He didn’t even know a world existed in 1922, so he/she wouldn’t even believe in “Nosferatu” anyway. ZombieZitFace is content with TWILIGHT and HARRY PUBE-POTTER. In other words, CousinIt-Zit, here, doesn’t even exist. GREAT LIST! GREAT SYGGESTIONS! To Each Gus Own…… 😀

      2. Zombie June 12, 2013 at 1:06 pm

        horrible ridiculous list

        • Ash June 13, 2013 at 12:02 am

          Great to see The Lost Boys @no 1… such an iconic film and everso quotable.

        • Dennis Francis June 13, 2013 at 7:17 am

          LoL great movie! Number 2 for me only because I think Cronos was much more amazing 😉

        • BigGuy March 21, 2014 at 2:16 am

          I remember in high school when women came over we always watched The Lost Boys on tape. I almost wish they all just became vampires.

        • Timberwolf June 8, 2014 at 9:36 pm

          Zombie dude…have some respect…not only does The Lost Boys have the greatest casting of any horror movie but it also has the best story line..im sure im not the only one wandering if youve ever even SEEN The Lost Boys

        • Rick Kartis August 4, 2014 at 10:23 pm

          Well, go make your Top Ten TellyTubbies Episodes list and send it out. You might get the response you’re aching for, ZombieZitFace. Lol

      3. kXnPunk June 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm

        An very important and fantastic one is missing here. One of the best EVER done.
        VAMPYR [1932]. Aside from that what a great selection this is. Thanks. :)

        • Liz H. Alexander September 12, 2013 at 7:40 am

          I *thought* one was missing! “Vampyr” is one of the few movies I can watch whenever. Love that one!

      4. Wz3d June 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm

        Martin at #18 with Interview With A Vampire at #2?
        Lost Boys is THE #1 vampire film of all time?
        30 Days Of Night?
        I’m sorry I voted as this list was obviously for 12-year-olds.

        • Herner Klenthur June 12, 2013 at 1:33 pm

          What films would you have replaced the ones you dont like with ? You can disagree with the list you dont have to be rude.

        • Liz H. Alexander September 12, 2013 at 7:47 am

          Yeah, some of the choices were weird (I disagree with #1 as well, and am surprised it won out over “Interview”….or really at all), but it’s just one list on the Internet. Nothing to get ruffled feathers about.

          As for 12-year-olds, I doubt most kids these days would know what most, if any, of these movies are.

          Blade was a good movie, IMHO, as was 30 Days of Night. I’d not heard of “Martin” until this list, honestly, but now I *definitely* want to check it out!

      5. Cate June 12, 2013 at 2:03 pm

        Wow, I can’t believe the hatred and insults of some of the people who disagree with the list! Not cool to insult everyone–obviously a very diverse group, as you pointed out–who voted. I don’t know why this is “a list for 12-year-olds”.

        I am left wondering–if voters didn’t specify which Salem’s Lot (1979/2004) were votes counted towards the 1979 version?

        I can’t say I liked Bram Stoker’s Dracula (and many people agree/disagree on this one) or Near Dark, but I can’t argue with the quality of the films on the list, and the variety is impressive– Silent, foreign, B&W, funny, terrifying, PG to R, modern, historical. Even though Vampyr and Nosferatu (1979) didn’t make it to the list, they are still not to be missed by fans of the genre.

        • Herner Klenthur June 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm

          great comment Cate.

        • Liz H. Alexander September 12, 2013 at 7:48 am

          I wish I could +1 this comment. :)

        • idleprimate January 26, 2014 at 1:36 am

          Nicely said. It is a diverse list

      6. Ber e. Fish June 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        The Hunger is conspicuously absent

        • Herner Klenthur June 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm

          100% agree. The Hunger is fantastic.

      7. Ron June 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

        Im just confused as to why Stake Land is NOWHERE to be found on the list. Its an amazing story, well cast and SCARY!

        • Ron June 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

          …and HELLO?! Danielle Harris!!

        • Herner Klenthur June 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm

          Ron I COMPLETELY agree. I dont think anywhere near enough people have seen it. It would be easily in my Top 10 for vampire films.

        • Dennis Francis June 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm

          Absolutely agree. Stake Land HAS to be on this list. Top 3 in my opinion.

        • Cate June 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm

          Vote again in a few years, then enough people will have seen it to vote Stake Land on the list.

        • idleprimate January 26, 2014 at 1:39 am

          Stake Land yes! I couldn’t remember the title when I first threw my two cents in. It is an unsung gem that may grow in stature as the years roll by

      8. Dennis Francis June 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm

        Cronos, Stake Land, The Last Man on Earth, and FrostBitten should have made this list.

        • Herner Klenthur January 5, 2014 at 6:59 pm

          Great choices. I love Frostbitten and nobody seems to know about it.

        • idleprimate January 26, 2014 at 1:41 am

          Last Man on Earth is brilliant! Easily in my top horror of any kind list

      9. David Flack June 12, 2013 at 7:20 pm

        i don’t really have a grievence with the list this time, there are some good films in there and at least there’s no bloody Twilight! i would have films in different order, i like lost boys a lot but number 1? there are others that would and should have been in there, so many good vampire films from different eras.

      10. Paul Waddington June 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm

        The two obvious omissions for me are The Fearless Vampire Killers and The Brides of Dracula, which would make up my top 3 with 30 Days of Night.

        • Dennis Francis June 13, 2013 at 7:18 am

          I absolutely forgot about The Fearless Vampire Killers. GREAT movie!

        • Krikkit January 25, 2014 at 6:59 pm

          Actually, The Fearless Vampire Killers is one of the 3 tied for spot #19.

      11. Siren June 13, 2013 at 6:24 am

        This list is really good, but you’re missing some! Subspecies and The Vampire Journals. I know they’re really dated, but I love those movies.

      12. Mike New June 13, 2013 at 9:06 am

        Stake land was awesome! It was like watching a zombie movie with vampires!

      13. DDOH June 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

        Great list. I have to agree with some others here that Stake Land should definitively be in the top 10 and I would have replaced Blade by Blade II (much better sequel IMO).

      14. pantsonparade June 27, 2013 at 3:31 am

        Why was there a picture of Let ME In when Let The Right One In was mentioned?

        • Penny January 28, 2015 at 8:58 am

          I agree! It wasn’t Chloe.

      15. Icons_of_Evil666 July 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

        What about anne rice’s lestat. I thought it was impressive how they threw the band korn in there.

        • Liz H. Alexander September 12, 2013 at 7:52 am

          You mean “Queen of the Damned”?

          Hmm…that’s actually a good question. I think it may be because that movie made a lot of folks angry, storywise. It had nothing to do with the first movie *or* the books. They basically just took a few of the character names and plot bunnies and made their own thing out of it. (There was no love story between Lestat and Jesse in the books. In fact, they’re only meeting was about five seconds long..)

          It’s a good vamp movie…as long as I ignore the names. lol

        • Zachary James January 1, 2014 at 1:23 am

          I’m not a book purist by any stretch but my god was that movie horrendous compared to the books Lestat and Queen of The Damned. Completely different stories and not in a good way. Never understood the love for the movie. Then again I am fairly sure no one that read the books enjoyed the movie apart from the soundtrack. Which is more or less what I felt the movie was: a long music video.

        • Kari January 25, 2014 at 2:28 pm

          Agree with Zachary James! Amazing soundtrack, horrendous film, even ignoring the characters’ names.

      16. tamina July 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

        All my fave vampire films are in this list … i would have Fright Night (1985) at no.1 though. Jerry Dandridge hands downs the coolest vampire EVER and Peter Vincent the greatest vampire killer EVER. Charlie Brewster can go to hell .. i’m with Jerry.

      17. Charlie September 7, 2013 at 10:20 am

        Christopher Lee
        scary as hell
        best vampire ever.

      18. Liz H. Alexander September 12, 2013 at 7:53 am

        Pretty informative list! I never knew there was a ‘Salem’s Lot movie. Or, rather, It thought “Sleepwalkers” was supposed to be it for some reason. (Not the best movie, vamp or otherwise..terrible acting, confusing story, etc.)

      19. faisy October 1, 2013 at 3:43 am

        with out van helsing and underworld, list is not completed….!

        • kXnPunk October 4, 2013 at 6:51 am

          Underworld IS THERE!!! 😛
          But yeah Van Helsing indeed.
          Another one great Vamp one is missing now that I think of it…
          BLOODRAYNE SERIES!!! Oh H3LL yeah, waht a kick ass series.
          V””V 😀

        • Herner Klenthur January 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm

          If we are talking the Van Helsing starring Wolverine boy did I hat e that movie. And as KNX pointed out Underworld did make the list.

        • Robert January 25, 2014 at 11:17 am

          Van Helsing is total crap. It’s one of the worst big budget films I’ve seen.

        • Kari January 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm

          I’d “like” Robert’s comment if there was an option. “Van Helsing” kinda made me wanna spew on my shoes.

      20. mohsin zafar October 22, 2013 at 8:33 pm

        good thx..

      21. David November 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

        I don’t agree with the order of the list at all but who does with any list? I am a bit bothered by posters ranting without class. However, I truly believe you should do a top 50 list because there are a lot of crappy ones, but at least this way, you will probably get all the good ones that were missing on this list.. :) good work btw.

      22. .... November 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        5. 30 DAYS OF NIGHT
        2. BRAM STROKERS
        1. THE LOST BOYS ALL THE WAY GET IT UP YA!!!!!!!!!!

      23. peter bergeron December 25, 2013 at 12:33 am

        i’m a real fan of vampire movies and this list is really bad. The Lost Boys,From Dusk Till Dawn and Near Dark are bad vampire movies and i know them well i have them on dvd and Blade & Underworld are fantasy action movies and even if they are really good but they are not really vampire movies . The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) Interview With A Vampire (1994) Bram Stocker’s Dracula (1992) Horror Of Dracula (1958) House Of Dark Shadows (1970) The Kiss Of The Vampire (1963) Dracula Prince Of Darkness (1966) Fright Night (1985) Dracula (1979) Scars Of Dracula (1970) that’s what i called some real classic horror vampire movies.

        • kXnPunk December 26, 2013 at 12:23 am

          Fantasy??? Vamps and Werewolves??? Since when???
          But I agree that these ones you mention are classics but that does make the new stuff less good, my persojnal opinion though…

        • kXnPunk December 26, 2013 at 12:27 am


        • Zachary James January 1, 2014 at 1:16 am

          Vampires play a central role in both Underworld and Blade. To say they are not vampire movies is nonsensical. What criteria are you using then to determine a ‘vampire movie’. Clearly rules you devised for yourself.

        • kXnPunk January 1, 2014 at 1:43 am

          Zachary, the only criteria for me on a Vamp movie is FANGS. Period. :)

      24. alfred January 25, 2014 at 1:18 am

        what an absurd list of teenie bopper vampire films its actually hilarious you have 1 star rated terds like interview with a vampire infront of films that got 4 stars like 1931 Dracula what a disgrace youre comparing Honda civics to antique bentleys

        • Herner Klenthur January 25, 2014 at 1:40 am

          Alfred did you miss the point where it was a reader vote that determined the list? By ‘you’ are you referring to me or the nearly one thousand who voted?

      25. alfred January 25, 2014 at 1:27 am

        salems lot 1979 should be in the top 5 most critics have it rated as one of the few truly scary vampire films probably the best makeup and effects ever in a made for tv horror film too bram stokers Dracula should be in the top 5 aswell it is considered a visually stunning masterpiece and was 1 of the huge blockbusters of the 90s the horror of Dracula 10th? hey idiost most have it rated the greatest Dracula film alltime now even better than lugosis 4 star masterpiece this list should say warning dork with bc rich warlock and brown pot who started watching vampire films in the anne rice era and thinks that piece of shit is a classic vampire film interview is considered by purist to be garbage not even close to the novel and the novel was pedestrian at best the whole anne rice novels were frowned apon by the Dracula society who hoped to preserve the traditional vampire story and not have models with gap jeans on become the standard your generation sucks

      26. renfield January 25, 2014 at 1:35 am

        this list has all 1 and 2 star rated films infront of 3 and 4 star rated films that says it all ofourse the idiot generation doesnt know what building tension is every film they watch is some white trash piece of shit like saw were everything is shown to you buckets of gore with no acting at all theres no suspense no tension that’s why guys like john carpenter think todays horror directors suck because they do 1990 poser films like interview with the mall shoppers were the downfall of traditional scary vampire films like you have this dick sucking pussy in twighlight man the guy is a fuking dork u want a Dracula try 6 foot 6 lurking beast Christopher lee not some lil nancy boy with painted nails u make us puke

        • Rights January 25, 2014 at 1:59 pm

          Once again, clueless, it was a poll. Do you know what a POLL is? Read for content and understand, or keep being ignorant. It’s your choice.

      27. Cesar Colin Osorio January 25, 2014 at 1:41 am


      28. Kayla Main January 25, 2014 at 1:41 am


      29. Sharon Cooke Young January 25, 2014 at 1:43 am

        30 days of night…and John Carpenter’s Vampires.

      30. Bryan Konseck January 25, 2014 at 1:43 am

        Original Fright Night & part 2 !

      31. Skit Van Darken January 25, 2014 at 1:43 am

        return of the living dead heheh

        • Cathy Penney January 25, 2014 at 1:48 am

          Thats a zombie movie

      32. Brett Evans January 25, 2014 at 1:46 am

        number one makes me a bit sad actually while its a good movie nosferatu should be number 1 but thats just me

      33. Adolfo Kapuccino January 25, 2014 at 1:48 am

        the lost boys … near dark

      34. Bob Mikkelsen January 25, 2014 at 1:48 am

        Horror of Dracula is my first choice.

      35. David Andrew Baros-Mendez January 25, 2014 at 1:48 am

        I think THE HUNGER(1983) should be somewhere on this list. But, THE LOST BOYS deserves to be at number one! Yes!!

      36. Ali Bing Bong Rutherford January 25, 2014 at 1:49 am

        Dracula prince of darkness.. The lost boys…. Salems lot…. 30 days of night…. Vampire circus…. Twins of evil….. Scars of dracula…. Dusk till dawn…. Taste the blood of dracula… Dracula A.D….

      37. Peter Gutierrez Jr January 25, 2014 at 1:49 am

        Fright night the original but only the first one !!

      38. Michael Len Watkins January 25, 2014 at 1:51 am

        Nosferatu of course. Near Dark, Let the Right One in, Dracula (of course), Salem’s Lot (Nosferatu rip but still cool), Fright Night (old one). So many it would take all night.

      39. Todd Stephan Perkins January 25, 2014 at 1:54 am

        Underworld (Series), The Lost Boys, Dracula “Gary Oldman”, 28 Days of Night.

      40. Ares Johann Wölf January 25, 2014 at 1:56 am


      41. Randy McKenzie January 25, 2014 at 1:57 am

        How could anyone leave out Black Sunday? Sorry, but I think it superior to some if the films on the list. But that’s why lists are fun

      42. Gauche January 25, 2014 at 1:58 am

        Where the hell is Buffy The vampire Slayer and Once Bitten? Good list otherwise.

      43. Graham F. Crackers January 25, 2014 at 1:58 am

        Buffy and Once Bitten.

      44. Graham F. Crackers January 25, 2014 at 1:59 am

        Saturday The 14th

      45. Matt Currin January 25, 2014 at 2:00 am

        no twilight! my faith in humanity is restored!

      46. Priestess Velvet Opheliac January 25, 2014 at 2:04 am


      47. Andy Wojozen January 25, 2014 at 2:08 am

        Lost Boys is number one? Are you serious?

      48. Mike Buckendorf January 25, 2014 at 2:13 am

        Very good list!

      49. Kenneth Wilburn January 25, 2014 at 2:17 am

        S alems lot

      50. Jeanette Lucero January 25, 2014 at 2:30 am

        Salem’s Lot was one of my favorite.

      51. Pete Byrne January 25, 2014 at 2:38 am


      52. Maria Quiles January 25, 2014 at 2:40 am

        Nosferatu the best

      53. Russell S. Harrigfeld January 25, 2014 at 2:44 am

        Salem’s lot scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.

      54. Curtis Slade January 25, 2014 at 2:55 am

        lost boys is good.. but i dunno about number 1. interview was pretty awesome. very happy to see 1922 nosferatu in there. not sure it was a GREAT horror film.. but it’s classic

      55. Claudia Sausa January 25, 2014 at 2:57 am

        I love Nosferatu

      56. Janice Orge January 25, 2014 at 3:04 am

        uuufff que miedo… 😛

      57. Misty Ellison January 25, 2014 at 3:29 am

        Love the list! Agree with most.

      58. Martin Rivera January 25, 2014 at 3:44 am

        I have like 20 good vampires movies n another 40 regular vampire movies. n the old school nosferatu.fuckin rules. just check the era! old movie. scary..

      59. Garry Dixon January 25, 2014 at 3:45 am

        Salems lot,the only horror movie to actually scare me

      60. Albizu Acevedo January 25, 2014 at 4:23 am

        1. Brahm Stoker’s Dracula
        2. The Lost Boys
        3. Fright Night(original)
        4. Blade 2
        5. Blade
        6. Twilight 3
        7. Twilight
        8. Underworld2
        9. Underworld
        10. Van Helsing
        Honorable mention: Monster Squad
        Most overrateds: Salem’s Lot, Interview with a Vampire

        • Renaud January 25, 2014 at 5:48 pm

          Why twilight?

        • Avenger280 October 13, 2014 at 4:16 pm

          Buffy staked Edward. The End.

      61. Karen Evans January 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

        I myself, am quite happy with the list . I have almost all these movies and I am no 12 year old. (In fact my grand daughters are 14 and 15). A few movies could be switched around, but all in all, a GooD Job was Done. :)

      62. Adrian Ortmueller January 25, 2014 at 5:16 am

        Interview with a vampire has been my favourite for a long time…john carpenters Vampires was good also….dusk til dawn…just to name a few of my favourite ones

      63. Deanna Gibbons January 25, 2014 at 5:27 am

        Brides of Dracula

      64. Deanna Gibbons January 25, 2014 at 5:29 am

        Dracula Prince of Darkness

      65. Wayne Richmond January 25, 2014 at 5:59 am

        Interview has to be # 1, but for action/entertainment I like Blade.

      66. Michelle Rittel January 25, 2014 at 6:18 am

        First of all, it’s Interview with THE Vampire…try google. Second, Stake Land…that is all…

        • Herner Klenthur January 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm

          Thanks for being nice about it

      67. Robert Neville January 25, 2014 at 6:34 am

        Um, I Am Legend?

      68. Amy Piechoski Camorote January 25, 2014 at 6:47 am

        What about The Hunger?? That was a great vampire movie.

      69. TAMI January 25, 2014 at 6:59 am

        I almost agreed with number one being The lost boys but I have to say number 1 Is Bram stokers Dracula for nothing else but authenticity, The movie wasn’t half bad either. My number two is lost boys number three is Nosferatu.

      70. Lily B January 25, 2014 at 10:09 am

        Vamp is one I like, not on the list. 1986. But dated now but still a good watch.

      71. Veronica Daze January 25, 2014 at 10:50 am

        It’s a shame people are still bashing Twilight which made bundles of money over one insignificant thing, what happened in full sunlight. It was a tiny part of the whole. In Bulgarian folklore there are indeed sparkly vampires. I don’t care for Coppola’s Dracula because he didn’t follow the book and made it about Vlad the Impaler when the book is not about him and he was not a vampire. The character is Hungarian and not Romanian. This is the list and calculated sequence of movies voted on by a certain number of people…it is opinion. I have never thought Nosferatu (an erroneous word) was especially great nor 30 Days of Night but there are so many vampire movies, they aren’t going to show up on such a short list nor will everyone agree.

      72. Robert January 25, 2014 at 11:12 am

        I haven’t seen all of these, but from the ones I have, “From Dusk Till Dawn” followed by Dracula (1931) and Nosferatu are the ones I think are best.

        Only vamp film I can think of that I like that isn’t on list is “Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter”.

        I also enjoy “Fright Night”, “Blade”, Interview, Let The Right One In was alright (I think a bit overrated). I enjoy “Lifeforce” as well. I was meh on 30 Days Of Night. Lost Boys was fun.

        Reviewing list, I must strongly disagree with Underworld. I thought that film was mediocre.

      73. India Sharee Cotton January 25, 2014 at 11:30 am

        I like the list as is…Lost Boys will alwaya be number 1 on my list

      74. Thais January 25, 2014 at 11:33 am

        Where is Hunger, starring Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie? o.O

      75. Prexy VS January 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm

        3 from dusk til dawn -found it really fun to watch esp. the “bar fight”
        2 interview with the vampire – first time i watched it as a kid I was hooked on vampires
        1bram stroker’s dracula – i may have watched it 7 times or more…
        While reading this, i had that horrible, sickening feeling that twilight might pop up.. boy was i glad its not here… 😀

      76. Kevin Irons January 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm

        No Dracula??
        Incomplete list

      77. Chelsea January 25, 2014 at 12:59 pm

        Oh thank god Let the Right One In > Let Me In. The American version sucked all of the depth out of the film and added a bunch of shitty cgi.

      78. David D. Turman January 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        Even though the above listings are all great films, my personal top two favorite are “Dracula: Prince Of Darkness” and “Dracula 2000”. But hey, that is my opinion and I base them on my on personal warrants as both entertaining and frightening.

      79. Rights January 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm

        Where’s Once Bitten and Vampire in Brooklyn? Lol…. where they should be

      80. Fast Eddie January 25, 2014 at 2:11 pm

        While this is a good list there is a glaring omission.THE HUNGER should have easily made the top 5.With David Bowie,Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon.Made in 1985 it had a brilliant soundtrack,featured a twisted love triangle and the effects of a rare human disease and it’s effect on vampires.I can’t believe it’s not on the list.

      81. Fast Eddie January 25, 2014 at 2:23 pm

        It was actually made in 1983,sorry for the error.

      82. dravenuk January 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm

        Of course THE LOST BOYS is better than LET THE RIGHT ONE IN…but only in some ghastly and demented alternate universe that I never ever wanna visit. Yikes!

      83. Mitchellyna Endu January 25, 2014 at 3:06 pm

        Underworld(series) is the best ever!

      84. thefirstdark January 25, 2014 at 4:38 pm

        Sadly missing were We Are The Night, Fright Night 2, The Forsaken, Dracula 2000, and Subspecies. But ESPECIALLY We Are The Night!

      85. Jenny Castle January 25, 2014 at 5:14 pm


      86. Kim January 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm

        Not sure about some on this list, but I forgot to vote, so I suppose I can’t say anything. My favorites did make the top of the list, so I’m happy about that. I would have liked to see ‘The Hunger’, ‘Dracula (1979)’, ‘Blood and Roses’ and even ‘The Little Vampire’. Maybe that’s just me. Some new ones that people might want to check out are ‘Kissed of the Damned’ and ‘Byzantium’. ‘Kiss of the Damned’ is really great and you can watch it on Netflix. ‘Byzantium’ is another film by Neil Jordan and it takes on a different and unique tale of vampires. Also, a lesser known film from Canada, ‘Blood & Donuts’ is very good and gives a twist to vampire romance movies.

      87. Poodleroo January 25, 2014 at 9:06 pm

        What about Near Dark?!?!

        • Herner Klenthur January 25, 2014 at 9:09 pm

          What about it? It is #3 on the list.

      88. Steve O'Brien January 25, 2014 at 9:31 pm

        I like the list. I’ve only seen about 8 movies here, but it’s interesting to see what are fan favorites. The comments on it are kind of insane, given that it’s a fan poll and all.

      89. Scott M. January 25, 2014 at 9:40 pm

        Underworld is included, but not a single film by Jean Rollin or Jess Franco…yeah fail.

      90. MAGOO January 25, 2014 at 9:44 pm

        Lots of comments and disagreements, that is what list’s are all about and it is a good thing.

        I love all types of films and Vampire films especially and I love some on the list but don’t like others.
        LOVE – Near Dark, Interview, Salems Lot, Let me in, 30 Days of night and Dracula.
        DONT – John Carpenter’s Vampires.

        • Herner Klenthur January 25, 2014 at 9:46 pm

          Well said. Those who are trolling are missing the point . Those who are sharing their own choices are helping build awareness for films many may not have seen

      91. Madeline Cruz January 25, 2014 at 10:07 pm

        All excellent vampire movies.

      92. Willy January 25, 2014 at 10:32 pm

        The Vampire Lovers and Blood and Roses. Both based on Le Fanu’s novella Carmilla are excellent, moody, sexy euro vamp films…

      93. Amanda Jayne Buckley-Taylor January 25, 2014 at 10:39 pm

        Most of those ive not seen :(

      94. J24u January 25, 2014 at 11:09 pm

        I always liked Innocent Blood, it was a little different and had some humor.

      95. idleprimate January 26, 2014 at 1:32 am

        I’m surprised The Hunger didn’t make it anywhere. If I’d known to vote I’d have sent a nod to Del Toro’s Cronos too. If Amicus’ Monster club counts I’d vote for it too (its an anthology with one of the stories a delightful vampire story, and Vincent Price as a vampire in the framing device–as well as a new wave vampire band in the club that performs “I’m just a sucker for your love)

        And I confess I’ve never really understood the love for The Lost Boys. I realise it has Its following but I find #1 shocking and disappointing

      96. midknightgeek January 26, 2014 at 2:25 am

        Interesting list, including many favorites of mine…and missing a few as well 😉

        But I did see listed in the “comments” one of my very favorite called ” Frostbitten” or aka Frost Bite depending on where you live in the world I guess.

        The good news is that Netflix has it available on dvd (not streaming sadly) so if you haven’t seen it, try and check it out…it’s great (imo)

        btw it’s a horror/vampire film with a touch of dark comedy…think Dead Snow or The Cottage 😉


      97. Tiago January 26, 2014 at 2:38 am

        This list is a prove that vampires in american cinema are just dumb trash.
        The only good movies up there are the Stoker’s adaptations (including Nosferatu) From Dusk Till Dawn (which embraces that trash side to make fun) and Let the right one in.

      98. April Easler January 26, 2014 at 2:39 am

        Not a bad list……. but there are much better films out there….. only my opinion. I do agree that lost boys is original and does earn a high ranking. In my opinion i would have liked to have seen 30 days of night a little higher up there. What happened to stake land and queen of the damned? I think they are worth mention.

      99. bob101910 January 26, 2014 at 4:26 am

        Got shivers when I got to Salem’s Lot on the list. Scared me very much as a child.

      100. foster12trees January 26, 2014 at 5:42 am

        Daughters of Darkness and Dracula (1979).

      101. Knoxville January 26, 2014 at 6:31 am

        I love the list but the order is not right at all!

      102. Bill January 26, 2014 at 6:50 am

        As long as you’re including made-for-tv stuff (Salem’s Lot) the original Night Stalker movie (not the cheesy series that followed) should be mentioned. Adapted by the great Richard Matheson, it was genuinely scary.

      103. eric mcgeary January 26, 2014 at 7:36 am

        Interview was very very overrated, this list proves that. But due to the fact Lost Boys was number 1 and no Twilight, we will let this slide.

      104. Louise January 26, 2014 at 8:17 am

        Felt like sharing my thoughts. I’m “only” seventeen years old and I probably know nothing, but I do love vampires. I have not, by far, seen all of the movies listed above, but I bet they are alle great. I have seen Interview, Bram Stoker’s, let me in and let the right one in, the lost boys, dracula (1931) and nosferatu (1922) and maybe some more i can’t remember. And i love all of them. What kind of bugs me is how everyone talks so negatively about twilight in the comments here. Its not even a horror movie and is of course expected to be something completely different from the ones on this list. The thing is, though, that twilight is fantastic in its own way. Its not trying to be like the movies on this list and its not supposed to be one either. Everyone keeps saying twilight is such a bad movie compared to for example the lost boys. Of course it is. But its not trying to be the lost boys or anything in that genre. Its more of a romance/chick flick with a vampire twist. Twilight is something new and has started its own type of movies. I think that if you accept twilight for what it is, it is just as great as the ones mentioned here. Stop being so old and grumpy. I agree that twilight should of course not be on this list, but stop picking on it.

      105. ness January 26, 2014 at 9:06 am

        And what about The Hunger 1997 with David Bowie? It’s not so bad too.

      106. Mike Romero January 26, 2014 at 12:43 pm

        Lost Boys #1??? Really??? JC’s Vampires and 30 days of night were way better….

        • Mike Romero January 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm

          Oh and no The Forsaken??? List redo please….

      107. 00ghoul00 January 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm

        vampires kiss is high on my list. i love that flick.
        the first salems lot freaked me out when i was little.
        a vampire movie with just that kid scratching on the glass for 2 hours would make my list. lol.
        vampire without the freakouts = /vampires.
        and lost boys isnt anywhere near my list.

      108. Travis G. January 26, 2014 at 4:36 pm

        I would have liked for Chan-wook Park’s movie “Thirst” to have made it. It’s easily my number 1 vampire flick.

      109. Dusty Chalk January 26, 2014 at 6:20 pm

        I am disappointed with Thirst not being anywhere in the comments. I mean, I understand it not making the top 20 against some of these classics, but there’s got to be at least one other person out there that loves that movie as much as me.

      110. Dusty Chalk January 26, 2014 at 6:22 pm

        …and of course someone mentions it before I refreshed. Thanks!

      111. Travis G. January 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm

        Yeah, I went through the comments section and thought the same thing Dusty. It’s my favorite vampire movie ever made though it is a bit slow to start.

      112. manekochan January 27, 2014 at 8:44 pm

        I would have picked Thirst for this one, too. Also, We Are the Night, Byzantium, Vampire Effect (shut the hell up; this is my list), Vampire’s Kiss.

      113. Christopher S January 29, 2014 at 5:03 am

        These people don’t know crap about vampire movies. Salem’s Lot should be first, followed by 30 days of night, Let the Right on In, Interview with a Vampire. How about Stephen Kings “Night Flyer”. Can I get a witness. Night Flyer scared the crap out of me. It’s about a vicious vampire who actually flys an all black Cessna (not that he needs the plane), and is just a killing machine.

      114. Gaby Incubeatle February 2, 2014 at 5:07 am

        Don’t argue people, be glad Twlight isn’t here :)

      115. just joe February 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

        i think you all missed the scariest vampire movie of all time Children of the night 1991

      116. Vincent February 28, 2014 at 8:25 pm

        Great selections and pleased there wasn’t any Twilight nonsense too. No mention of Count Yorga Vampire or House of Dark Shadows is odd though.

      117. Martin Rojas Rosas March 4, 2014 at 4:50 pm

        F.W. Murnau Nosferatu is the best film of vampire! is art!,is Suspence, is horror! the beauty and perfect…

      118. BigGuy March 21, 2014 at 2:18 am

        Anyone got something that could pass for a little aftershave?

      119. Dikkkk March 22, 2014 at 11:30 pm

        Where is Thrist (2009) ?

        • Andy May 1, 2014 at 8:06 am

          What about Priest????

      120. JohnSmith May 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm

        Vampyr=Vampire Vampyr=Swedish

        • DK August 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm

          Actually Danish. Six of one.

      121. bidisha July 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

        All movie pictures scares me half to death. Specially ‘from dusk till dawn’. Underworld lacks a bit of substance.

      122. Angelika July 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm

        The movies are really creepy. I love the Twilight series. The are full romance.

      123. Eli July 25, 2014 at 12:19 am

        Dont care what anyone says… Let the right one in is the best Vampire movie of all time. I guess its not up to American standards of horror and special effects, But it has more heart than any film you will ever see. Its definately number 0ne !!!!!

      124. Roni Legassie July 29, 2014 at 2:11 am

        Stake Land

      125. rigor mortis July 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm

        This list isn’t complete it didn’t mentioned Let’s scare Jessica to death (1971) and Hunger from 1983

        • kestrel August 12, 2014 at 1:17 am

          Surprised that no one seems to be mentioning Thirst here–one of my all time favorites!

      126. martin bolton August 17, 2014 at 5:19 pm

        Were is Stake Land? Fail

      127. bearmon2010 September 29, 2014 at 8:08 pm

        My favorites: Lost Boys and Interview with a Vampire. The last is UnderWorld sequels.

      128. Marco Ettore Tognato October 24, 2014 at 8:42 pm

        To have the superb “Near Dark” surpassed by the ridiculous “Lost Boys” leaves me quite puzzled about this community :(

      129. david November 8, 2014 at 11:58 pm

        needs updating, Thirst i would add, as well as Only Lovers Left Alive, and Byzantium