Best Vampire Movies
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by Birsen Oray
We started with Dracula making the young girls he kidnapped brides for him, then we interviewed a vampire. Later on, we witnessed the hunt of the daywalker. Vampire movies and movie buffs have always gotten along very well, and the producers offered us horror and excitement together with vampire movies.
Before the last 30 years, the basic concept of vampire was Dracula. So many versions of it have been adapted for the big screen that Dracula has become one of the most feared dreams of children and even adults. In fact, Dracula was loved by the movie audience. Feared, but still loved. Although the idea of a vampire instilled fear in people, the image of the bite from that neck scared people and attracted them to movie theaters.
A crucial modern blockbuster adaptation of the vampire idea emerged in the 1990s. The 1994 movie “Interview with the Vampire” brought together the most important stars of Hollywood. Starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and Kirsten Dunst, the movie was a huge success at the box office and now the historical course of vampire movies has changed.
Of course, the shooting of the movie “Interview with the Vampire” did not end the character of Dracula. After the movie “Dracula”, which was screened two years before this movie and starring Gary Oldman, we met with Dracula on the big screen with different adaptations. But it wasn't just Dracula in vampire movies anymore. Those who love these movies would encounter a very influential star in the near future. The 1998 movie “Blade” introduced us to a half-vampire who hunts vampires. This character, brought to life by Wesley Snipes, was so loved by the movie audience that it was a box office success and became a movie franchise. In each new movie of the series, we also had the opportunity to meet new actors and actresses who will become stars in Hollywood in the future.
Kate Beckinsale, known for the movie Pearl Harbor, has turned into the most attractive vampire in Hollywood history. The movie “Underworld”, which was released in 2003, changed the way we view vampires. Now, the world of cinema had a very beautiful and attractive vampire. However, this beautiful vampire, who is not hostile to people, changed the vampire perception of the audience. Vampires were no longer enemies, or so we thought.
An important concept when it comes to vampire movies is Vampire Hunters. Probably the most famous vampire hunter in history is Van Helsing. As much as the concept of Dracula has been in the minds, Van Helsing has also had a place in it. This hero, who is an integral part of vampire stories set in the mountains of Transylvania, is like the guardian angel of humanity. For this reason, Hollywood has used this love well and has given life to the character of Val Helsing in many different scenarios.
There is also a subject we cannot pass without mentioning about vampire movies, comedy. Vampires aren't just there to scare. A lot of vampire-focused horror-comedy movies have been made, and they have been loved by the audience. The movie “Dark Shadows” starring Johnny Depp is one of the most important examples of these.
Vampire movies, which achieved box office success in movie theaters, also attracted the attention of the television world and many of them were turned into TV series. This means that the audience's interest in vampire movies never diminishes. So I put together the best vampire movies in history. I took a look at the movies that have come to the fore with the presence of vampires from the past to the present and selected the best ones. I've compiled a list of the best vampire movies. These masterpieces, which are examples of the right dose of mix of horror and adventure, are among the most successful representatives of the horror genre. Let's take a look at the best vampire movies.