Top 10 Depictions of Vampires

Before we had the sparkly, "edgy" creatures we know today as "vampires", they used to be a real thing to be scared of ever since the middle ages. Pop culture took the idea and strode with it. Here are some of their best executions! (No word on how good the movies/novels/games are, we only care about the vampires! )

The Top Ten

1 Nosferatu

The plot itself, was just a cheap ripoff of Bram Stoker's original novel. Nonetheless, Nosferatu, after almost a century, is still the creepiest and greatest depiction of a vampire to date. Maybe it's Max Schreck's haunting performance, maybe it's the vintage camera, maybe it's the music? Who knows, but Count Orlok is the baddest of the baddies to come to the silver screen. - higgsboson2142

2 Dracula (1931)

Bram Stoker's novel was definitely a turning point in the horror genre, but it had to be Bela Lugosi's performance as the Count himself that really turned vampires into what they are today! Unfortunately Lugosi was typecast after that, leading to him dying broke, forgotten, and in an Ed Wood picture (The worst fate you can have). - higgsboson2142

3 'Salem's Lot

It doesn't matter which: the novel or the made for T.V. movie. Either one gives a convincing, frightening look at a modern day vampire. The depiction of Kurt Barlow in the 1979 movie is downright incredible, and in my opinion the perfect look of a vampire. - higgsboson2142

4 Horror of Dracula

The late Sir Christopher Lee, standing at a menacing 6' 5", completes the classic role in a way that is very much his own. It's one of the man's best roles. - higgsboson2142

5 30 Days of Night

Now I've never seen this film, and judging by the pictures, I don't think I want to. But take a look at those creatures. A little bit more feral than the average civilized vampire, but still plenty good and creepy. Just the way we like it! - higgsboson2142

Damnit I entered it twice didn't I - higgsboson2142

6 Fright Night (1985)

I love how the vampires could become bats, wolves, or mist. :D

7 I Am Legend (1954)
8 John Carpenter’s Vampires
9 Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural foes who threaten England.

Alucard rocks! Sexy and badass!

10 Castlevania

The Contenders

11 Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
12 The Lost Boys

The main reason I'm putting this down can be summed up in two words- Kiefer... Sutherland. - LandonLaFond

13 Blade (1998)
14 Interview With the Vampire
15 Seraph of the End Seraph of the End (Japanese: 終わりのセラフ Hepburn: Owari no Serafu) (also known as Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written by Takaya Kagami and illustrated by Yamato Yamamoto with storyboards by Daisuke Furuya. It is published by Shueisha on Jump SQ more.
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