Twilight: Breaking Dawn Ain’t Yo Thang? Here Are Some Vampire Movies You Should Watch Instead

Spoiler Alert: Dr. Cranfill kills Bella in the new Twilight movie.

Sure, you could spend the remainder of the week camping in a tent outside of Hollywood Boulevard, waiting for a glimpse of your favorite shimmery bloodsucker… or you could toast some popcorn, grab a blanket, and watch these awesome vampire movies instead.

10. Blacula (1972)

Smack in the middle of the curious movie movement known as blaxsploitation, Blacula follows the tale of Mamuwalde, an 18th century African prince turned vampire, who wakes up 200 years later and terrorizes Los Angeles. 


9. Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992)

In this fish-out-of-water comedy/horror/action film, bubbly valley girl Buffy finds learns her fate is to save the human race for the oncoming vampire invasion. Looks like cheerleadin’ practice will have to wait!


8. The Lost Boys (1987)

Hey look – another Sutherland boy! When two brother from Arizona move to a lively California town, they’re shocked to find their community is run by a gang of vampires. Will they succumb to the blood lust or fight for their lives?

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7. Blade (1998)

Probably the best vampire/superhero/action/horror starring Wesley Snipes ever made. The films are very loosely based off of the Marvel character Blade, a human-vampire hybrid who protects humans against vampires.


6. Vampyros Lesbos (1970)

Damn Europe, you crazy. We assume “Vampuros Lesbos” is based on Bram Stoker’s short story “Dracula’s Guest”, seeing how Countess Nadine Oskudar lures unwary victims with her seductive nightclub act. What happens when she sets her sights on silky blonde Linda? Bow chicka wow wowwww.


5. Blood and Donuts (1995)

In this intriguing and thought-provoking re-imagining of the classic vampire story, “Blood and Donuts” is.. wait, it’s a Canadian film? Eh, we’ll just  fast-forwarded to the end. Oh look, they all die.

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4. Nosferatu (1922)

Count Orlok for the win! The black and white grain of the 1922 German Expressionist horror film adds a deeper element of suspense and fear. The first, the original, and arguably the best vampire film of all time.


3. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Two criminals (George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino) unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, their hostages, and Salma Hayek. 


2. Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

It’s good to be the king. While considered one of Mel Brooks’ lesser works, it still has Leslie Nielsen and his signature slapstick melodrama. You’ve never seen Dracula like this!

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1. Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (2001)

“In the new millennium, vampires no longer fear the sun…. now they’re going to learn its time to fear…. the son of god! When the living dead outnumber the living, even the messiah needs a little help. “


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