Last updated February 16, 2023
If Halloween is a time of the year that you can’t wait for, whether your love playing pranks or whether you love to settle down for a scary movie marathon – then these vampire films will be great for your list.
For it’s time this was one of the scariest films out there. Remember in 1922 there were no special effects and graphically amazing scenes. Nosferatu was the original and best vampire film, and easily one of the creepiest vampire movies ever made. It may be silent and filmed in black and white, but it features one of the most terrifying vampires ever to grace the silver screen. Count Orlok is what all truly terrifying vampires should be – ruthless, horrific, and creepy as all hell.
No vampire movie list would be complete without Dracula. Starring Bela Lugosi who was buried in his famous Dracula attire he would grace the screens with this impressive performance. He was even said to not break out of character which would often scare his fellow cast members.
Based on the Bram Stoker novel, the movie tells the story of the ancient Count Dracula as he travels to England in order to seduce and feed upon the helpless Mina.
The Lost Boys (1987)
‘The Lost Boys’ is an 80’s classic and rightly so. Unlike many other vampire movies, it does not take itself seriously, but is a cool, fun-filled romp of a movie which continues to delight vampire fans today.
The story focuses on two brothers who move, with their mother, to a new town which they soon find out is inhabited by a gang of violent, bloodthirsty, and extremely cool vampires who are out for their blood.
This vampire movie is by the same director who gave us ‘Oldboy’, so it was guaranteed to be an interesting film. ‘Thirst’ tells the story of a priest who, after an unsuccessful medical experiment, becomes a vampire and is unable to control his thirst for human blood and his obsession with a beautiful woman.
Vampire Circus (1972)
No Halloween movie list would be complete without at least one Hammer Horror movie and this is it. ‘Vampire Circus’ may not be as well-known as some of Hammer’s other vampire offerings, but it is a perfect Halloween movie with plenty of scares to keep the viewer entertained.
Set in Nineteenth Century Europe during a plague, residents of a village are delighted when a circus rolls into town, but their delight soon turns to distrust and horror when local children begin to vanish and the truth about the mysterious circus comes to light.