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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Once Bitten Jim Carrey, Megan Mullally, Lauren Hutton

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

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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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Waxwork David Warner, John Rhys-Davies, Patrick Macnee

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

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Fright Night 2: New Blood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
Fright Night 2: New Blood Jaime Murray, Sacha Parkinson, Sean Power

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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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Transylvania 6-5000 Geena Davis, Jeff Goldblum, Jeffrey Jones

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neue_regel_22 added Pale Blood George Chakiris, Wings Hauser, Michael Palm

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Vampire Hunter D Kaneto Shiozawa, Ichirō Nagai, Kazuyuki Sogabe

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The Monster Club Vincent Price, Britt Ekland, Donald Pleasence

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

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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) 19 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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The Living Dead Girl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Dracula: Sovereign of the Damn... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Demon Queen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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I, Desire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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To Die For Ava Fabian, Eloise Broady, Amanda Wyss

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Outback Vampires is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
Outback Vampires Brett Climo, John Doyle

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

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Vampire in Venice is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
Vampire in Venice Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasence, Klaus Kinski

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A Polish Vampire in Burbank is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies
A Polish Vampire in Burbank Eddie Deezen, Conrad Brooks, Lori Sutton

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Dinner with a Vampire Yvonne Sciò, George Hilton, Isabel Russinova

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The Close Encounters of Vampir... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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Billy the Kid and the Green Ba... is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Central Park Drifter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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The Last Theft is listed (or ranked) 33 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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I Married a Vampire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '80s Vampire Movies

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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