80s The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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List Rules Vote up your favorite vampire films that were released in the 1980s.

One of the defining decades in horror film history, the 1980s is chock full of vampire movie classics. How can we choose the top vampire movies of the 1980s when there are so many contenders? Just watch us. Welcome to the definitive list of '80s vampire movies.

This list contains a terrifying amount of quality flicks. From the iconic teen horror of The Lost Boys, starring Kiefer Sutherland, to the David Bowie-infused madness of The Hunger, there's something for everyone. You'll find more serious entries like the Bill Paxton movie Near Dark, but you'll also see classic anime entries such as Vampire Hunter D. 


The best '80s vampire movies mix classic vampire film tropes with the perfect amount of 80s kitsch. If you agree the films that top this greatest 1980s vampire movies list, vote them up, if you disagree, vote them down. There are plenty of good '80s vampire movies to choose from, so rise up from your crypt and get to ranking!

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman Corey Haim

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall Chris Sarandon

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Near Dark Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen Adrian Pasdar

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The Monster Squad Tom Noonan, Stephen Macht Jon Gries

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The Hunger David Bowie, Willem Dafoe Susan Sarandon - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Once Bitten Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally Lauren Hutton

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A Return to Salem’s Lot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Transylvania 6-5000 Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum Jeffrey Jones

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The Lair of the White Worm Hugh Grant, Peter Capaldi Catherine Oxenberg

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Vampire’s Kiss is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Waxwork David Warner, John Rhys-Davies Patrick Macnee

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Vamp Grace Jones, Dedee Pfeiffer Billy Drago

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Lifeforce Patrick Stewart, Mathilda May Peter Firth

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I, Desire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Fright Night 2: New Blood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
Fright Night 2: New Blood Jaime Murray, Sacha Parkinson Sean Power

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Dracula: Sovereign of the Damn... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Vampire at Midnight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai Kazuyuki Sogabe

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My Best Friend Is a Vampire Kathy Bates, David Warner Rene Auberjonois

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Mr. Vampire Lam Ching-ying, Yuen Wah Chin Siu-ho

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To Die For Ava Fabian, Eloise Broady Amanda Wyss

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The Monster Club Vincent Price, Britt Ekland Donald Pleasence

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Dinner with a Vampire Yvonne Sciò, George Hilton Isabel Russinova

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A Polish Vampire in Burbank is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
A Polish Vampire in Burbank Eddie Deezen, Conrad Brooks Lori Sutton

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Demon Queen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Vampire in Venice is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
Vampire in Venice Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasence Klaus Kinski

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The Living Dead Girl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Outback Vampires is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
Outback Vampires Brett Climo, John Doyle

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The Last Theft is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
The Last Theft Frantisek Husák, Sona Sladká Ivan Vojtek

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Robo Vampire Sorapong Chatree, Harry Myles Nian Watts

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The Close Encounters of Vampir... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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I Married a Vampire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Billy the Kid and the Green Ba... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire Phil Daniels, Alun Armstrong Louise Gold

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Encounters of the Spooky Kind Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao Lam Ching-ying

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Vampires in Havana Juan Padrón, Christine Schnell Krikor Melikyan

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Central Park Drifter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies