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The 6 Best Vampire Moments in Film

We take a look at some of the film worlds best Vampire moments!

Lost Boys Vampire

Source: Official Screen Shot

Vampires with their thirst for blood have been the topic of folklore for centuries. In 1897, Bram Stoker published ‘Dracula,’ setting the stereotype for vampires as we imagine them today. Since then, the vampire genre has flooded the theatres and stores with games, books, and products resulting in a pop-cult phenomenon.

There are hundreds of great vampire moments in movies. It’s clear to everyone who truly appreciates true horror flicks, that these blood-sucking fiends have successfully inspired a subculture of vampire obsession. The ‘Twilight Saga’ books and films, ‘Lost Boys,’ ‘Interview with the Vampire,’ and vampire-inspired games, such as the ‘Bloodsucker Game,’ just can’t seem to completely satisfy this lust for blood.

Dracula (1931)

Loosely based around the turn-of the century novel with the same title, ‘Dracula’ was released by Universal in 1931. One of the first movies to use sound, the film (starring Bela Lugosi) presents Dracula as a debonair nobleman who successfully manages to fool his victims. A classic moment is when Dracula (Bela Lugosi) draws Renfield (Dwight Frye) into his web-filled castle, leaving the audience in fear and anticipation for what’s coming.

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Horror of Dracula (1958)

Two decades later, ‘Horror of Dracula’ enhanced this theme by intertwining erotic love and violence. The Hammer Studios landmark stars Christopher Lee and follows Dracula as he travels from his native home in Transylvania to Great Britain. He then proceeds to count his victims and ultimately faces an encounter with the famed Van-Helsing.

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Fright Night (1985)

Years later “Fright Night’ was released. This cult-classic is based on a vampire next-door theme. The best scenes focus on teenage romance, as Charley Brewster attempts to prove the true nature of the terror that lurks in his own neighbourhood.

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The Lost Boys (1987)

Fifty-six years later, “The Lost Boys’ brought the vampire image to even more convincing levels with an updated version of this classic fiend. Two teenaged brothers become entangled in a series of events that ultimately lead to the undoing of the top vampire. The bridge scenes will forever be etched in viewers’ minds.

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Interview with the Vampire (1994)

This 1994 Vampire classic starred Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise as Louis and Lestat who have managed to travel through several lives side-by-side. With a theme based on Anne Rice’s bestselling novel, ‘Interview with the Vampire’ adds an updated twist to the popular horror theme as Louis attempts to take a new lease on ‘life.’ The final scene is one that is impossible to forget!

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The Twilight Saga (2008 – 2012)

Based on a sequence of romantic-fantasy novels, the Twilight Saga builds on this popular theme. The Summit Entertainment films were produced around Stephanie Meyer’s teenage vampire storylines. The first movie, ‘Twilight’ (2008), the second, ‘New Moon,’ and the third ‘Eclipse,’ surpassed box-office records in several areas. Famous kissing scenes combine vampires with modern romance.

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What’s your favourite vampire moment? Let us know in the comments below!

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