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The Best Rated Vampire Movies

nosferatuRottentomatoes.com recently came out with their list of Top 25 Best Reviewed Vampire Movies. Instead of going through the entire list, here is their top ten best rated movies (click the link above to see the entire list). Check out the list and let us know what you think of it.

10. Thirst (2009)
Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to destroy a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery by an accidental transfusion of vampire blood.

9. Vampyr (1931)
Young traveler Allan Grey arrives in a remote castle and starts seeing weird and unexplained things. Things come to a head when one of the daughters of the lord of the castle succumbs to anemia – or is it something more wicked?

8. Cronos (1994)
An old antique dealer, Jesus Gris, discovers a beautiful mechanized scarab. When opened, it stabs whomever is holding it, but the wound brings youthful vigor and a vampire’s need for blood. The device is relentlessly pursued by a dying tycoon, Dieter de la Guardia, whose nephew Angel, reluctant to see his uncle live a moment longer, must still do the old man’s bidding. Meanwhile, Gris’s desires endanger his own granddaughter, Aurora.

7. Horror of Dracula (1958)

Jonathan thought he had destroyed Dracula, but it turns out Dracula is back and he still wants Mina.

6. Fright Night (1985)

About Charlie Brewster who thinks that his next door neighbor is a vampire. His belief is strengthened when mysterious deaths of girls are reported. Charlie concludes that the monster must be destroyed. But since nobody believes his story he gets the help of Peter Vincent, the vampire killer from his favorite horror TV show, who doesn’t even believe vampires are real.

5. Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy meets a new girl, who then bites and turns him into a vampire. He then joins her group of vagabond traveling vampires. But things get shakey when they threaten the life of his family.

4. Dracula (1931)

The classic vampire movie featuring the legendary Bela Lugosi in the very first film adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The story of Dracula and his quest to make Jonathan Harker’s fiancé, Mina, his own.

3. Nosferatu: The Vampyre (1979)

A remake of the horror classic, Nosferatu.

2. Let the Right One In (2008)

The twisted tale about the vengeful 12-year old boy Oskar and the peculiar girl he meet, Eli. Eli turns out to be a vampire and their story is one of love and darkness.

1. Nosferatu (1922)
The classic silent film that’s based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The movie stars the legendary Max Schreck, whose face is known by all thanks to his roll as the creepy Count Orlok.

That’s Rotten Tomatoes’s top 10 best rated vampire movies. Keep in mind that this is their list of best reviewed movies, based on their own system, it’s most likely not what a lot of us would consider the best vampire movies of all time.

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).

15 replies on “The Best Rated Vampire Movies”

WHAT????? No “Salem’s Lot” The original with David Soul is one the scariest vampire movies out there. Who thinks of these “Top 10 Lists”? They sure are morons and have a lot to learn about good quality horror movies.

Did you read what they said on how they got the list? The list is based off of user reviews and user ratings, that’s why it’s such a strange list.

uh HELLO! GET THE NEWER MOVIES OUT! I mean those movies are boring. that list was made by morons.Adults pick such the stupidest movies. Come on like have Twilight,NewMoon,The Vampire’s Assitant,and Vampire Diaries. COME ON PUT MOVIES ON THE LIST OF TOP 10 THAT PEOPLE WILL ACTUALLY SEE! Come on those movies were made mostly before we were even born for us kids. User ratings don’t matter. Put things on there that people would actullay LIKE!!!!!!!!

I ALREADY HAVE the 6th movie at home. it’s better than the others ones on the list. FRIGHT NIGHT IS BETTER!!! Its got a werewolf and like a lot of VAMPIRES!! IT”S Even got some nudity and sexy love kissing. One vampire even had sex with a girl. But it wo nt let you see it happen. BUT I KNOW AND U ALL DON”T KNOW ANYTHING

What about the Blade series? Seriously, those black-and-white films suck (ha ha, pun intended). Fright Night, Let the Right One In, and Near Dark were the only ones I saw, and probably the only ones that deserve to be on a list. The Vampire’s Assistant, New Moon, Twilight, and I’m gonna say Daybreakers, ’cause it looks awesome, should all be on the list instead.

I would put all Hammer´s Gothic vampire movies, and both 1979 and 1992 Dracula to the list. I love those gorgeous castles and costumes – pictures!

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