100 Days of Halloween: TOP 20 Vampire Movies Of All Time! (Part 4 of 4)
Here we are at the TOP 5 on our list. If you don’t agree, don’t stake us! Simply comment and share your own thoughts and opinions. We’re good with that, but also feel we have compiled a fairly strong list overall, and the TOP 5 is pretty solid too.
Oh, and if you would like (you know you would) to scan the rest of the Top 20 from this list here they are:
And the TOP 5 are:
5. The Last Man On Earth (1964).
Based on the novel I AM LEGEND by Richard Matheson, and starring Vincent Price (we’ve actually been pleasantly surprised that Mr. Price has shown up on our Top 20 list often). We chose this version over the other two for a couple of reasons: Mr. Matheson actually wrote part of this script before bringing in other writers, and the monsters in this version hold truer to the book in depicting a more “vampirish” creature. However, it should be known, we enjoy and support all three film adaptations of this classic.
4. Interview With The Vampire (1994).
Based on the novel of the same title by Anne Rice. A romantic horror with an all-star cast, which Anne Rice wasn’t completely happy with (Tom Cruise) until filming, at which time she was satisfied. Looks like Lestat de Lioncourt will once again grace the big screen as movie rights to the novels in “The Vampire Chronicles” have been acquired by Universal.
(Note: Just for the sake of it…we feel the Top 3 were the most difficult to lay out. In all honesty, it is our opinion these three could easily be interchanged with each other. Regardless, sink your teeth into these cinematic masterpieces!)
3. Nosferatu (1922).
Considered to be a masterpiece of cinema (and we quite agree), Nosferatu is the unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Stoker’s widow actually sued to have the film suppressed and destroyed. The court ruled that all copies be destroyed, and all, but one, were destroyed. That one copy has preserved this classic piece for all future generations.
2. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992).
Undeniably a measure against which many have attempted and failed. Lush, erotic, and fearlessly capturing the essence, mystery, and mythology of Dracula. Yet another all-star cast that has the viewer begging for it to continue after each viewing. The first time we witnessed the scene with Dracula’s shadow…*gasp*…can we see that again?!
1. The Lost Boys (1987).
It’s impact on the culture, genre, and the very religion of “Vampire” is rock solid. One of a very few creations that near-perfectly meshed the horror, romance, comedy, and appeal of the genre to so wide an audience (and without watering it down). And the soundtrack…Oh. My. Vampire…a haunting and, yet, danceable entry into the musicstream. Bonus points to anyone who can name what substance Grandpa used for aftershave!!
So there you have it folks! As part of our #100DaysofHalloween celebration, we give you the top Vampire movies of all time. Which ones are you going to revisit this Halloween season?
Happy Halloween 2014!