If you’ve read Relative Strangers, the first of the Sophie Morgan vampire books, you might have noticed one or two pop culture references – from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the endless repetition of shark documentaries on the Discovery channel. For the seasoned horror connoisseur you might also pick up the occasional nod to some cult classics. I was raised on horror movies and this has no doubt influenced my writing.
But what if you prefer a movie to a book? Then try out my top 10 cult vampire movies. These classics will give you a taste for blood and you’ll be reading horror before you know it.
1.Nosferaturu (1922) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013442/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Creepy, disturbing, Shrecktastic
2.Dracula (1958) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051554/?ref_=nv_sr_5
Christopher Lee and Hammer finally show the sexual undercurrent
3.Daughters of Darkness (1971) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067690/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Vampires, Belgium… done! (see.. it’s not such a daft setting for my book!)
4.Countess Dracula (1971) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065580/?ref_=nv_sr_1
The delectable Ingrid Pitt at her finest
5.The Nightstalker (1972) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067490/?ref_=nv_sr_3
Kolchak, pork pie hat, Las Vegas at its supernatural seediest
6.Dracula (1979) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079073/?ref_=fn_al_tt_5
Frank Langella and a clever reworking of the characters, adapted from the play
7.The Hunger (1983) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085701/?ref_=nv_sr_5
Deneuve, Bowie and Sarandon – a trio of sensuality and subtlety
8.Near Dark (1987) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093605/?ref_=nv_sr_1
Taught me that vampires can be a little bit country
9.Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0103893/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Wrong in many ways, but a great tongue in cheek ride and precursor to the show we all love
10. Thirty Days of Night (2007) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389722/?ref_=fn_al_tt_7
Good, old fashioned, throat ripping vampires.
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