Vampires have been recorded in most cultures in the world but were predominant in the folk beliefs of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. They were considered beings that subsist by feeding off the vital force – the blood – of the living. With its beginnings in the 18th-century poetry, the vampire is now an inevitable element in popular culture. You can find them everywhere from movies, games, online slots – Slotswise – to cartoons. Today, it is considered one of the preeminent figures of horror films with vampire movies coming out almost every year. This is the reason why we have decided to compile a list of the Top 3 Modern Vampire Movies. The list goes as follows:
Let The Right One In (2008)
When it comes to vampire popularity, there is no doubt that 2008 was the “year of the vampire”. True Blood debuted on HBO and Twilight was on the rise, but the greatest vampire-themed movie of the year didn’t come from Hollywood, but from Sweden.
Let The Right One In is based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist that tells the story of a young bullied boy, Oskar, who lives with his single mother in an apartment complex in 1980s Stockholm. When a mysterious pair of neighbours arrives to the building, an older gentleman with a young girl, Oskar befriends the girl. He soon discovers that his new friend, Elie, has been a little girl for a long, long time. The arrival of Elie and her mysterious companion coincides with a string of murders in the town, as Elie’s elder caretaker is killing people to drain them of blood for her to consume.
Interview With The Vampire (1994)
Interview With The Vampire tells the story of an 18th-century plantation owner in Louisiana who gets turned into a vampire by the vampire Lestat. Together they turn a little girl, Claudia, who is dying, into their vampiric daughter. The movie follows them through two centuries, from New Orleans until the modern times. The director, Neil Jordan cast Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and young Kirsten Dunst for the main roles. The role of Claudia gave Dunst her career-making performance. Interview with the Vampire can be considered the vampire movie as a historical epic, and in that regard, no one has even come close to it since.
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
When it comes to the writer/director Jim Jarmusch, it is more than certain that he’s made a lot of oddball movies during his filming career. However, maybe his most emotionally accessible film is Only Lovers Left Alive which tells the story of two ancient vampire lovers. The plot of the movie is very light, but the two main characters are so charming that makes you want to be in their company forever.
The married vampire couple, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) live across the world from one another despite having been together for almost hundreds of years. Adam lives in an abandoned neighbourhood in Detroit creating music and avoiding almost all human contact and starts contemplating suicide. Eve flies over from her home in Tangiers to be with him and help him break out from his intentions. Everything is OK until Eve’s annoying sister arrives and makes everything a mess.