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"In the suburbs, I learned to drive."

So, turns out I actually omitted one of my favorite vampire movies off the list yesterday, Dracula's Daughter (1936). So, I'm going to repost the list, this time in chronological order, with that addition of that film:

01. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
02. Drácula (1931, "the Spanish Dracula")
03. Vampyr (1932)
04. Dracula's Daughter (1936)
05. The Brides of Dracula (1963)
06. Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)
07. Lemora: A Child's Tale of the Supernatural (1975)
08. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
09. The Hunger (1983)
10. Vamp (1986)
11. Fright Night (1985)
12. The Lost Boys (1987)
13. Near Dark (1987)
14. Vampire's Kiss (1989)
15. The Reflecting Skin (1990)
16. Innocent Blood (1992)
17. Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
18. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
19. Nadja (1994)
20. The Addiction (1995)
21. Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
22. Shadow of the Vampire (2000)
23. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2002)
24. 30 Days of Night (2007)
25. Låt den rätte komma in (2008)
26. Stake Land (2010)
27. Priest (2011)
28. Byzantium (2012)
29. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
30. From the Dark (2014)

A film that will not, I hope, be on anyone's list of favorite vampire films is 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, Ben Ketai's 2010 sequel to 30 Day's of Night. We watched it last night, because making this list had me in the mood for a vampire film. Fangoria's review was spot on, noting that it "departs from [the first film] as the film progresses. What follows is a generic story with flat characters set in an uninspired locale." And may I never have cause to quote Fangoria ever, ever again. Ugh.


It's currently 76˚F in Providence.

Today, I have to get back on the horse. So to speak.

Aunt Beast


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Jul. 3rd, 2015 06:13 pm (UTC)

I did a vampire film run in honor of Christopher Lee a little while ago, but seeing a few of the titles on your list is making me want to go back to that well again. Both Nosferatu films and Shadow of the Vampire would be a fun triple bill.

Re yesterday's post: I read through what there is of "Dead Letter Officer" with Kathryn, and we talked about the problems I'm having with the piece. Not what I'd call a productive day.

Your original idea for Sirenia was to give us excerpts, fragments, and other random items, but you rather quickly moved toward a short story model. I'd be perfectly happy with an incomplete story fragment, especially if it were accompanied by a paragraph or two mulling over what didn't work for you, a la your conversation with Kathryn.
Jul. 4th, 2015 10:19 pm (UTC)
And may I never have cause to quote Fangoria ever, ever again.

30 Days of Night: Dark Days was sadly a disappointment, after the first film being so primal in vampire and location.
Jul. 7th, 2015 03:51 pm (UTC)
When I saw 30 Days of Night the first time I really wanted to see more of the vampires. I wasn't sure how I felt about the movie at first but it has grown to be one of my favorites. There was a prequel 7 part mini-series that aired on Fearnet and totaled about 30 minutes called 30 Days of Night: Blood Trails. I can't remember if it was any good though.

You have a lot of my favorites on this list and many that I need to see.
Jul. 17th, 2015 03:14 am (UTC)
Thank you for mentioning From the Dark. I hadn't heard of it and it turned out to be quite a treat.

Have you seen What We Do in the Shadows?
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