films The Best '50s Vampire Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite vampire films that were released in the 1950s.

Are there any good '50s vampire movies? The answer is a resounding yes! Although vampire films were not as common in the 50s as they would be in later decades, some genre-defining vampire movies were produced in the1950s. 

The vampire films of the 1950s reflect the anxieties of the times when people worried about the Cold War and feared atomic annihilation. That's why we see many '50s horror films dealing with radiation and aliens. However, one figure loomed large in many of the top '50s vampire films: Dracula.

Based on Bram Stoker's classic novel, Count Dracula enthralled audiences of the 1950s. The perfect villain for the times, with his Eastern European origins and desire to corrupt pure American blood, the Count features prominently in many of the greatest '50s vampire films. Horror of Dracula, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Christopher Lee, is the first Hammer Horror film dealing with the Count, and it spawned numerous sequels over the course of the next two decades. Also on this list, you'll find everything from classic foreign '50s vampire movies like El vampiro - a Mexican film noted for being the first onscreen appearance of a vampire with elongated incisors - to just plain weird cinema artifacts such as Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire.

Take a journey back in time and vote on your favorites. Let's rank these 1950s vamps!

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Horror of Dracula is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '50s Vampire Movies

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Blood of Dracula is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '50s Vampire Movies
Blood of Dracula Paul Maxwell, Malcolm Atterbury, Richard Devon

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Lust of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '50s Vampire Movies
Lust of the Vampire

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The Vampire's Coffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '50s Vampire Movies
The Vampire's Coffin

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Dracula in Istanbul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '50s Vampire Movies
Dracula in Istanbul

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Old Mother Riley Meets the Vam... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '50s Vampire Movies
Old Mother Riley Meets the Vampire Bela Lugosi, Dora Bryan, Richard Wattis

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Curse of the Undead John Hoyt, Eric Fleming, Michael Pate

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El vampiro Carmen Montejo, Ariadna Welter, Germán Robles

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My Son, the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '50s Vampire Movies
My Son, the Vampire

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Blood of the Vampire Barbara Shelley, Victor Maddern, Vincent Ball

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The Vampire Coleen Gray, Dabbs Greer, James Griffith

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The Return of Dracula Francis Lederer, Ray Stricklyn, Greta Granstedt

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The White Reindeer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '50s Vampire Movies
The White Reindeer Åke Lindman, Aarne Tarkas, Kaarlo Wilska

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Uncle Was a Vampire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '50s Vampire Movies

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Not of This Earth Beverly Garland, Paul Birch, Morgan Jones