To celebrate the day that Vlad the Impaler became the ruler of Wallachia we give you a little list of eight of the best depictions of vampires in movies.
30 Days of Night gives us vampires taking advantage of some science: Alaska has extended periods of dark.
Probably the most horrifying movie on this list, Twilight, features a centuries old vampire that finds love with a teenage mortal. Which isn’t creepy at all.
Gary Oldman wowed audiences with his depiction of the literary vampire in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
The Fearless Vampire Killers features a very young Roman Polanski as he attempts to kill vampires, uh, fearlessly.
The original Fright Night focuses on the (surprisingly obvious) vampire next door.
Nosferatu jumpstarted the genre when it came out. Now we can thank it for an entire group of successful movies. Including Twilight. Maybe we can’t thank it.
From Dusk Till Dawn, the Rodriguez-Tarantino take on vampires, is about a group of bandits that are fighting their way to dawn through a horde of vampires.
Let the Right One In is about a little girl that has been a vampire for centuries. It is also a heartwarming story of childhood friendship.