We’ve got quite a few vampire films coming out this 2012, some of them are small indie films, but a surprising amount are huge, long-awaited, blockbusters. Here’s a look at the big vampire films fans can’t wait to see this year.

At long last Kate Beckinsale is returning for the fourth installment of one of our most beloved franchises. Judging by the trailer, this film is going to be all kinds of awesome

Plot description: When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

Release date: January 20, 2012.


Directed by Tim Burton and staring Burton favorites Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

Plot description: A gothic-horror tale centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. Based on the cult TV series.

Release date: May 11, 2012.


As one of my favorite books last year, I can’t wait to see this film this year! This film has so many huge names behind it that there’s no doubt in my mind that it’s going to be incredibly well done. Both the book and screenplay were written by the fantastic Seth Grahame-Smith, it’s being directed by Timur Bekmambetov who also directed Wanted (a fave of mine) and Tim Burton is producing.

Plot description: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

Release date: June 22, 2012


The Twilight Saga is coming to an end with the final film in the franchise (or so they say). Picking up where the first part left off, this film is sure to be bitter sweet for the fans.

Plot description: After the birth of Renesmee, the Cullens gather other vampire clans in order to protect the child from a false allegation that puts the family in front of the Volturi.

Release date: November 16, 2012

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That covers all of the BIG vampire releases this coming year. Which one are you most excited for? I can’t choose, it’s a close tie between Underworld: Awakening and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

- Moonlight

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