…my friends. That’s right, I went onto facebook and asked my friends and family what their favorite vampire movie is. Luckily I got quite the variation of favorites since those that answered were all different ages.
But before I reveal how awesome my friends are, I challenge all of you to post the question on your facebook as well, then let us know in a comment what your results are.
Here are the top ten vampire movies according to my family and friends:
1. Interview with the Vampire
This was the most popular pick out of all movies and it’s one of my favorites as well. Based on legendary author Anne Rice’s novel, Interview is about Louis’ heartbreaking life as a vampire. With an amazing cast including Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas and Kirsten Dunst, this is definitely one of the best vampire movies out there.
2. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
This was the other top pick from my friends. Another one of the best known vampire flicks out there, this movie closely follows Bram Stoker’s classic novel, Dracula.
3. The Lost Boys
This 80s classic follows two brothers, Mike and Sam, that move to a new town inhabited by a gang of vampires. A hugely popular movie, I wasn’t really surprised to see it listed. Personally, I am not a huge fan of this film, but I won’t hold it against my friends.
4. Queen of the Damned
A lot of friends loved this movie, mainly because of the rad soundtrack (check it out, it kicks serious ass). The flick follows rock star vampire Lestat and all the hell he stirs by revealing himself. I am also in love with this movie… even though it is nothing like the amazing book it was very very loosely based on.
The boys loved this one, but then who wouldn’t love a movie that features Kate Beckinsale in a skin tight leather body suit? I love this movie as well, but not because of Kate’s hotness, more because it has an awesome story featuring not only vampires, but werewolves as well.
6. Let the Right One In
I admit that I was pretty shocked to see a friend mention this disturbing Swedish film. Let the Right One In is about Oskar, a bullied 12-year old who is always dreaming of revenge. He shares a bond with Eli, a peculiar girl who can’t stand the sun or food and can’t come into a room unless she’s invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to fight back, but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people’s blood to live he’s faced with hard choices. An excellent pick for a top 10 vampire list!
I love Blade! I also love that someone picked it as their favorite. Blade is the badass dhampir that hunts down and kills vampires for revenge. Blade: Trinity was my favorite Blade film, but this first movie is also great.
8. Vampire in Brooklyn
An old comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Maximillian, the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island who must find a mate to keep the line from ending. I have never seen this movie, but apparently it rocks.
Seeing this movie among my friend’s pick was shocking as well, mainly because I am a HUGE fan of the Bloodrayne video games and I HATE this movie! But my friend hasn’t played the video games, so he likes this one. Grr.
Yea… I have weird friends. This movie came out in the early 70s and is about an African prince bitten by Dracula that comes to LA and stalks a woman that looks like his dead wife.
I am very proud of the fact that not a single person said Twilight, clearly my friends kick ass. But remember to let us know what your friends, I’d love to see what other favorites are out there.