You Voted: 15 Best Vampires


Recently I did an editorial on the Sexiest Vampires in Film with a focus on the ladies and as a followup I turned to our large community of Facebook Horror Gurus and asked you all who you thought were the Best Male Vampire characters and the actors that played them.

This list of the 15 Best Vampires is a result of that question. I have taken all of the answers and compiled them into this Top 15 list with the help of an abacus and a calculator. I can tell you that the bottom 10 were all within a few points of each other and the Top 5 had easily 80% of the combined vote. Put simply the Top 5 almost everyone agreed on! So with no further ado here is the list;

#15) Willem Dafoe in Shadow of the Vampire

#14) Bill Nighy The Underworld Movies

#13) Louis Jourdon in Count Dracula (1977)

#12) Klaus Kinski in Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)

#11) Max Schreck in Nosferatu (1922)

#10) Rutger Hauer in Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992)

#9) Chris Sarandon in Fright Night (1985)

#8) Brad Pitt in Interview with a Vampire

#7) Tom Crusie in Interview with a Vampire

#6) Wesley Snipes in Blade

#5) Lance Henricksen in Near Dark

#4) Bela Lugosi ( This one needs no explanation )

#3) Kiefer Sutherland in Lost Boys

#2) Gary Oldman in 1992’s Dracula

#1) Christopher Lee

So there you have it the 15 Best Vampires based on the votes of or nearly 14,000 strong Facebook Community. Who do you think we missed? And by we I mean our massive horror community who all voted to generate this list. If you did not vote fear not we do these weekly and you can be included in our next one!

Be sure to also read my own list on the Sexiest Vampires in Film ( female vampires that is )



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      1. Anonymous September 27, 2011 at 12:34 am

        Although he’s in a remake, you neglected to mention Colin Farrel in “Fright Night”. He did a fantastic job.

        • HorrorMovies September 27, 2011 at 1:10 am

          this is not 1 persons list. It is the results of a poll of our commnity. 

      2. Skincarver September 27, 2011 at 8:33 am

        this was from a horror poll? i dont even wanna live on a planet where best vampires didnt include the vamp from salems lot or any from 30 days of night but instead gives us a crappy vamp from buffy

      3. Badluckhoppy September 27, 2011 at 9:42 am

        I cannot believe that Bela Lugosi did not finish first.. All voters should be required to study Horror 101.

      4. kirsty cray September 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm

        I’m suprised Edward Cullen didn’t make the list……………….nah, i’m only pulling your leg!! lol

        Special mention should go to the ’30 Days’ vamps…….primal and brutal.

      5. Ujiji September 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

        No Bill Paxton from Near Dark? 

      6. Elcra1go September 30, 2011 at 8:45 am

        No Kirsten Dunst?? She hands down gives a better performance than Pitt and Cruise..

      7. horrorbilly October 2, 2011 at 5:27 pm

        what about Radu from Subspecies

      8. Will Silver October 7, 2011 at 5:19 am

        Yeah, Radu from Subspecies shoulda made the list!