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Vampires are mythological creatures, famous in folklore for their need to feed on the blood of animals and humans for survival. While regarded as part of the horror genre, vampire films do have their own characteristic style, as many motifs have spawned from the famous 1897 Bram Stoker novel Dracula. But Dracula himself originated from Southeast Europe and was not the first vampire myth; cultures such as the Mesopotamians, Hebrews and Romans have long had tales of demons and spirits that would drink blood and feast on flesh.
Filmmakers have interpreted the cult of vampires in many ways, some emphasizing the primal and ancient instinct of the ungodly, while others using vampires as tools to introduce generic horror and gore. For example, vampires have been portrayed as rock stars in Queen of the Damned, next door neighbors in Fright Night, space creatures in Lifeforce, melancholic aristocrats in Interview with the Vampire and criminals in From Dusk Till Dawn.
The female vampire has been depicted in many forms as well; as beautiful lesbians in Vampyros Lesbos and sexual predators in movies like Vampyres and Rabid. Eroticism and seduction are emphasized for the female vampire, whose desire for blood is inextricably intertwined with her lust for pleasure.
Vampire comedy is a sub-genre which tries to make light of the vampire myth, by appealing to the popular culture. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Blacula and Jesus Chris Vampire Hunter are some films which appear in this popcorn niche. Most of these films are dismissed as B-grade trash, although some gradually develop a minor cult following.
Ranking the List
Following our previous feature on the Top 50 Dystopian Movies of all Time, we thought it would be fun to do a list of the Top 70 Vampire films and rank them according to the average IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes scores for each movie.
As you will probably know, the Internet Movie Database allows movie fans and registered users to rate each movie from 1 to 10 and the final score is said to reflect the general audience`s view of the movie. In contrast, Rotten Tomatoes rates their movies by collecting and tabulating the reviews given by professional film critics. We`ve taken both ratings, added them together and found an average score for each film.
This list may not be definitive but hopefully it will introduce everyone to some of the great vampire movies out there. Feel free to leave a comment if you`ve enjoyed or really hated any of the films on the list.
70. Bordello of Blood (1996)
From the darkest corner of the earth, Lilith, the most bloodthirsty seductress ever, has been resurrected by rock €˜n` roll televangelist Reverend Jimmy Currant. Operating from a secret hideaway beneath a mortuary, Lilith, a ravishing, red-haired, fanged beauty, and her newly recruited army of insatiable vampires are open for business. A coded password and a fiery ride in a coffin bring you to the Bordello of Blood, where pleasure awaits and unsuspecting clients experience the most frightful fun of their lives. (Directed by Gil Adler)
69. Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Maximillian is a vampire. He knows no mercy and has no regret. He can transform himself in a thousand different ways. Max has ventures to New York City in search of Rita Veder, an NYPD detective who is unaware of their unique blood bond. As Max and Julius, his hapless ghoul, attempt to transform Rita into Max`s vampiress, her devoted NYPD partner Justice finds he has much at stake in protecting her from an age-old spell. (Directed by Wes Craven)
68. Dracula 2000 (2000)
In this update of the vampire classic, the fate of the world is in jeopardy when a group of immortality seekers steal the corpse of Dracula and only the last of the Van Helsing line can stop them. In the millennium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing, who has tangled with Count Dracula in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing`s daughter Mary from the family`s life long nemesis. (Directed by Patrick Lussier)
67. Queen of the Damned (2002)
Legendary Vampire Lestat has risen from a decades-long slumber, determined to step out into the light. No longer content with being banished to the shadows, moving among mortals who never truly see him for what he is, Lestat has re-invented himself as the closest thing to a god on Earth: a rock star. The intoxicating lure of his music has snaked its way around the globe, ultimately finding the ear of the slumbering ancient Queen Akasha in her crypt beneath the Arctic ice. Mother of all Vampires, Akasha has been resting for centuries, waiting for the right time to rise again and seize dominion over the world. Lestat`s music is the revelation she has been waiting for, and she desires that he rule beside her. (Directed by Michael Rymer)
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