Is there anything better than David Bowie being a vampire? Well, perhaps David Bowie being a vampire in the same movie in which Peter Murphy sings Bela Lugosis Dead in a cage. While the movie isn't what I would call a horror movie, it's amazingly atmospheric and I always recommend that other people watch it. Yeah, it's just great.
Interview with a Vampire
Around the time everyone on the internet was making fun of Tom Cruise's acting career and religious views, I was a young babybat and had just watched Interview with a Vampire, so I didn't understand that at all. While Queen of the Damned is also a fun movie in a different kind of way, this is just simply one of the best vampire adaptations of the last few decades, no question.
Horror of Dracula (or, Dracula, 1958)
While there's plenty of blood to be had in the previous few movies, I wouldn't call them gorey in particular. However, the stomach-churning scene in which Christopher Lee rakes pieces of his own face away just stun me. If you don't remember that scene, it's because it was cut out until it's restoration in later Blu-Ray releases. Boo!
The Lost Boys
Okay, so we've got older vampires down, but what about young heart-throbs? Kiefer Sutherland's David probably cemented my attraction to guys that look like Billy Idol (also Spike from Buffy, obviously) and there's no replacing the camp fun that comes from hanging out with other Goths and quoting "It's fun to be a vampire" at each other.
Bram Stoker's Dracula
On the darkly romantic side of the classic Dracula tale is Bram Stoker's Dracula, a supremely beautiful movie with a haunting soundtrack and lovely costumes. I hadn't watched this since my early teens so when I re-watched it recently I ended up buying the soundtrack and humming a lot for the next two days. Definitely not to be missed.
What do you think, readers? What is your favorite vampire movie?