For those of you who can't get enough of the fictional fanged creatures, we’d like to suggest a selection of undead literature and films beyond Stephenie Meyer’s lucrative franchise, starting with a list of other vampire movies you might want to check out between now and Labor Day.
Back in 1992, Keanu Reeves was America’s fresh-faced heartthrob. Like Twilight, Bram Stoker’s Dracula focuses heavily on vampires and romance. But unlike Twilight, "Dracula"'s Anthony Hopkins goes around decapitating most of the cast with a kukri knife.
The first and still best-regarded vampire movie of all time. "Nosferatu"'s grainy black-and-white palette makes it more, not less, creepy. Be advised that it’s a silent film, so if you’re hoping to be scared you might not want to invite any friends who are likely to fill in the missing dialogue, Mystery Science Theater 3000-style.
Horror comedy a decade and a half before “Shaun of the Dead,” “The Lost Boys” stars Kiefer Sutherland as Agent Jack Bauer, who has only 24 hours to eradicate all of the vampires in a terror-ridden California town. That last part isn’t true, but the movie does feature some creepy hallucinations involving maggots, and Corey Feldman in a supporting role. Ah, the 80s…
Basically the same as Twilight, but with a disturbingly violent gay love story in place of a chaste heterosexual one, and Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise in place of Bella and Edward.
Anybody see any good vampire movies lately?