Top 10 Movie Vampires

Script written by Tiffany Ezuma. They want to suck your blood! The film world seems to be obsessed with vampires as of late, but the bloodsuckers are nothing new in pop culture: the infamous Count Dracula, for example, has been portrayed on the big screen multiple times – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other fun and fascinating film vamps. In this video, WatchMojo.com counts down our picks for the top 10 movie vampires. Special thanks to our users Norris Vaughn, Andrew A. Dennison, lazyboy758, Tyler Smith, Hayden, Suma Frazier, TEAMbravo935, Rotasevian, Phenom24uk, CalumWaltonMusic, ServedBestFrozen, bormannator, LyannaFairy and Turtle Gamers for submitting the idea on our Suggestions Page at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Tiffany Ezuma.

Top 10 Movie Vampires


They want to suck your blood! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 movie vampires.

#10: Lestat de Lioncourt
“Interview with the Vampire” (1994)

Also called “The Brat Prince,” Lestat is the vainest vamp on our list. It’s only the finest for him, as he loves fashion, theatre, literature and all things beautiful. Sometimes a father figure to his friends, sometimes a dictatorial leader; this anti-hero lives more for carnal desires and less by his conscience than his companions. But if he’s learned anything in his eternal life, it’s how to come back from a loss.

#9: Jerry Dandrige
“Fright Night” (1985)

He’s not the kind of vampire to be messed with. When his neighbor Charley finds out his true nature, Jerry gives him a choice. But Charley persists, so Jerry makes it his personal mission to ruin his life and what follows is an intense cat-and-mouse game to the death. We kinda feel for the guy though: all he wanted to do was live in the suburbs!

#8: Peter Loew
“Vampire’s Kiss” (1989)

Funny isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when dealing with vampires, but that’s the best way to describe Peter. Okay, maybe “insane” is a more accurate adjective. After a one-night stand, Peter believes he’s been bitten and cursed, and even goes so far as to buy fake fangs and complain about sunlight. He really believes he’s becoming a monster; but it could all be in his head. Either way, we’re watching!

#7: David
“The Lost Boys” (1987)

As the leader of a punk-influenced gang, David is the perfect candidate to be the leader of a coven of vamps. When brothers Sam and Michael come to town, they meet the charismatic vampire, who soon tricks Michael into becoming a member of his undead clan. Crafty and ruthless when it comes to changing his new recruit, David is the bad guy; but he’s also kinda cool too, with his leather jacket, sunglasses and white-blond hair.

#6: Selene
“Underworld” franchise (2003-)

As the only female vamp on our list, Selene proves ladies can be as tough as the boys. She’s the stuff of fantasies and nightmares as a Death Dealer and soldier in the underworld war between vampires and Lycans. Driven by vengeance after her family is killed, Selene must unravel an elaborate conspiracy before she can satisfy her thirst for retribution – and along the way she kicks plenty of ass.

#5: Blade
“Blade” trilogy (1998-2004)

Blade is one of the most interesting pop culture vampires. Part-vamp, part human, he can walk in daylight, which earns him the name “Daywalker.” Blade uses his superhuman strength to hunt and kill other vampires, while at the same time fighting his own blood thirst. While he is a walking weapon, scientists discover that in his blood, there’s a cure for the infection, which makes him an even more vital tool in the fight against vampirism.

#4: Count Orlok
“Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror” (1922)

We’re used to seeing vampires with other-worldly beauty; but that’s not the case with this character. While he’s based on Dracula, Orlok looks more like a monster: tall and thin with bony fingers and ghoulish eyes, he appears almost alien-like with a bald head and pointy ears. Though he lives apart from the townspeople because of his bloodlust, we get to see his creepiness in action once skeptic Thomas Hutter knocks at his door.

#3: Count Dracula
Hammer “Dracula” series (1958-73)

Christopher Lee’s version of the famous Count Dracula is one of the most horrifying to date. Definitely one of the most bloodthirsty incarnations of the famous vampire on our list, viewers watch in horror as he seduces and drain victim after victim. Obviously way past any feelings of humanity he may have once felt, Lee’s Dracula has no apologies for his behavior. His ferocious portrayal was so mesmerizing, however; it produced a slew of sequels.

#2: Count Dracula / Vlad III the Impaler
“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)

Though he’s rarely a sympathetic figure, you can’t help but feel for this version of the Count. Gary Oldman’s interpretation somehow makes it seem like Dracula still has some semblance of humanity: he’s more of a tortured soul than a creature out for blood, as he mourns the death of his wife. This Dracula makes you think about the beauty of life and how its beauty may be in its fragility. But there’s also the bloodsucking.

Before we unveil our number one pick, here are a few honorable mentions:
- Santánico Pandemonium “From Dusk till Dawn” (1996)
- Viktor “Underworld” (2003)
- Louis de Pointe du Lac “Interview with the Vampire” (1994)
- Eli “Let the Right One In” (2008)
- Marlow “30 Days of Night” (2007)

And we have one dishonorable mention as well:
- Edward Cullen The “Twilight” Saga (2008-12)

#1: Count Dracula
“Dracula” (1931)

We had to give this spot to the original Transylvanian count! Bela Lugosi’s performance set the gold standard for vampire behavior, and every vamp since has been a pale imitation. Mysterious and seductive, he draws victims in with his cultured manner and polite behavior. But he wins them over with his over exaggerated accent, murderous eyes and powers of hypnosis. His victims don’t even know what hit them.

Do you agree with our list? Which movie vampires do you find the most terrifying? For more bloodthirsty top 10s published every day, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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