With Halloween trick-or-treating on our doorsteps, it’s the perfect time to hit the old vampire film favourites. Here are my top five favourite vampire films to help you get into the mood of all things fangy and fabulous.
The Lost Boys (1987)
Not only does this have a killer soundtrack, but who cannot love Keifer Sutherland as a badass vampire? This 80’s creation is perfect for when you feel like watching a teen/coming of age flick with all things vampy, following the adventures of two brothers played by Jason Patric and Corey Haim. There’s a comedic tone to the film and it captures everything that was cool about the 80’s.
Queen of the Damned (2002)
Sexy, witty and beautifully dark, this take on the famous Anne Rice novel romances the theory of vampires within the modern age. Starring Stuart Townsend as the seductive Lestat and the late Aaliyah as Queen Akasha, the pair have a convincing on screen connection. The film also has a great rock soundtrack featuring the likes of Deftones and Disturbed.
Blade trilogy (1998-2004)
Based on the Marvel comics, this series is for die-hard blood, guts and gore loving vampire fans. Starring Wesley Snipes as main hero Blade, this film ultimately focuses on the battle between humans and vampires and their struggle for survival. Great for a vampire movie marathon.
Night Watch (2004)
There is so much to love about this Russian vampire/horror, it’s got a plot that is intricate and laced with sci-fi/ fantasy stylisation. This film is set in modern day Moscow, and is ultimately a battle between the controllers of day and night. Sergey Trofimov’s cinematography is breathtaking and captures a modern day Gothicism of Russia.
Interview With the Vampire (1994)
An Anne Rice creation once again created with an impressive line up of Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst and Christian Slater, this film is great for those who love a bit of time travel through the 18th century and following the journey of two close vampires. Unlike Queen of the Damned, there is more of a focus on plot than the action.