Top 10 Vampire Movies

Vampire films of late have been gathering a bad reputation and the genre appears to be waning; whether it be due to poor casting, cheesy effects, or awful storytelling. However, despite Stephenie Meyer’s best efforts, the genre is still alive and seems more popular than ever.

Vampire Criteria: Vampires must be the film’s main focus. No split monster genres (Underworld, Night Watch) and no shitty films (Twilight, Queen of the Damned, Van Helsing), regardless of popularity.

*Also missing from consideration are a few potential ‘classics’ I have (somehow) yet to see: Thirst (2009), Martin (1977), Fright Night (1985), Near Dark (1987).

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Close Call: Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

Mel Brooks’ take on Dracula. Although not on the same level as his earlier effort Young Frankenstein (1974), it is quite enjoyable and often hilarious.
* The trailer is awful

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Top 10 Werewolf Movies

It was fairly difficult to create this list of 10 werewolf movies as there’s only a relatively small selection to choose from. Compared to vampire and zombie films, werewolves occupy only a tiny niche in the horror genre. 1981 was a vintage year, with 3 films making the list from that year.

Werewolf Criteria: Must be a horror film with werewolves as the main focus. No split monster genres (Underworld, Monster Squad), no non-horror films (Teen Wolf, Abbott & Costello), and no shitty films (Twilight), regardless of popularity.

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10. The Company of Wolves (1984)

A nighmarish-fantasy film on the list for only one reason: it contains the most disgusting werewolf transformations which begin with the cursed grotesquely peeling away their own skin. *Shown in trailer.

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Top 10 Zombie Movies

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought some horror related film lists would be appropriate. Beginning with my personal favorite, zombie movies. Clips/trailers included.

Zombie criteria: Must be actual living dead, reanimated corpses. No living viruses (28 Days Later…), demonic possessions (Evil Dead Trilogy), and no voodoo/spells (White Zombie, Weekend at Bernie’s 2). Just to be clear.

*Warning: Some clips/trailers are unedited; full of gore & all the good stuff.

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10. Planet Terror (2007)

The watchable half of the Grindhouse double-feature, complete with Robert Rodriguez’s trademark action scenes and an all-star cast.

Iconic Scene: Rose McGowen’s assault with a machine gun leg.

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