After the 2020 “Twilight Renaissance,” vampire films appear to be back and better than ever. Recent films like The Invitation and Vampires vs. the Bronx are being lauded as entertaining horror films alongside classics like From Dusk Til Dawn and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and who can blame them?
Check out our fang-favorite vampire movies for your next Halloween marathon, whether you’re curling up for the spooky season or just a vampire fan.
The film is based on the classic novel Dracula and stars Nathalie Emmanuel as Evie, a young woman who reconnects with her family after her mother’s death and discovers that her extended family has been keeping a few dark secrets from her.
The Invitation is currently in theaters.
The Lost Boys
In the fictional town of Santa Carla, California, an immortal biker gang is featured in The Lost Boys. When Michael Emerson moves to town with his younger brother Sam and recently divorced mother Lucy, he meets a group of mysterious strangers on the boardwalk who invite him to join them in a sunken luxury hotel for a night of fun that quickly turns into a nightmare. The title is taken from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan.
The Lost Boys is now available on Prime Video.
What We Do in the Shadows
What We Do in the Shadows, Taika Waititi’s breakout film that also spawned its own television series is a 2014 mockumentary-style film about vampires who live together in a flat in modern-day Wellington, Te Aro, New Zealand. The group spends its time learning about modern technology, encountering werewolves, and generally engaging in vampire shenanigans.
What We Do in the Shadows is now available to watch on Hulu.
Interview With the Vampire
Interview With the Vampire, a film adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel, was released to critical acclaim in 1994. The film (and book) follow Louis de Pointe du Lac, a vampire who tells the story of his life to a reporter named Daniel Malloy. Louis reflects on his relationship with the “Brat Prince” Lestat de Lioncourt and their companion Claudia as he recounts his life’s journey.
Interview with the Vampire is available on Prime Video and Roku. Don’t miss the upcoming AMC television series of the same name!
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
A Girls Walks Home Alone At Night, billed as “the first Iranian vampire Western,” is set in the ghost town of Bad City, where a young vampire wanders the streets at night. She meets and befriends a young man named Arash one night. The protagonist of the film is only known as The Girl, and the title is a play on words because she preys on those who would harm others.
Sling TV, Prime Video, and the Roku Channel all have streaming options for A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night.
Wesley Snipes plays Eric Brooks/Blade, a Dhampir (human-vampire hybrid) who hunts vampires in 1998’s Blade. He sets out on a quest to destroy the evil Deacon Frost and cure himself of vampirism. In the upcoming Marvel remake, actor Mahershala Ali will play Brooks.
Blade and its sequels are available to watch on HBO Max.
Only Lovers Left Alive
Only Lovers Left Alive follows Adam and Eve, vampires who have been married for centuries (Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton). In order to avoid being “contaminated” by modern living, they rely on other sources such as blood banks rather than directly feeding on humans. Adam regards humans as corrupt and foolish, and he has begun to suffer from severe depression and loneliness. Eve returns to him out of concern, and the two rekindle their relationship.
Only Lovers Left Alive is now available to watch on Prime Video.
Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, and others, is a more traditionalist take on the Dracula story. When lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to work as an estate agent for the enigmatic Count Dracula, he gets more than he bargained for.
Dracula by Bram Stoker is now available to watch on Prime Video.
Vampires vs. the Bronx
Vampires vs. the Bronx is a charming horror comedy about a group of teenagers who are forced to defend their neighborhood when a group of vampires invades. The story has received praise for its sharp wit and allegory for gentrification.
Vampires vs. the Bronx is now available on Netflix.