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The Best Vampire Movies of the 1980s  

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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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Outback Vampires is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Vampire Movies of the 1980s
Outback Vampires Brett Climo, John Doyle
Outback Vampires is a low budget 1987 Australian horror film directed by Colin Eggleston.
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Lam Ching-ying, Yuen Wah, Chin Siu-ho
Mr. Vampire is a 1985 Hong Kong comedy horror film directed by Ricky Lau in his directorial debut, and also produced by Sammo Hung. The film's box office success led to the creation of a Mr. ...more
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Vampire in Venice is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Vampire Movies of the 1980s
Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasence, Klaus Kinski
Vampire in Venice, also known as Nosferatu in Venice, is an Italian horror film released in 1988 and directed by Augusto Caminito, starring Klaus Kinski, Christopher Plummer and Donald
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Billy the Kid and the Green Ba... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Vampire Movies of the 1980s
Phil Daniels, Alun Armstrong, Louise Gold
Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire is a 1985 British musical film starring Phil Daniels and Alun Armstrong. The film was directed by Alan Clarke and written by Trevor Preston.
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A Polish Vampire in Burbank is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Vampire Movies of the 1980s
Eddie Deezen, Conrad Brooks, Lori Sutton
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The Close Encounters of Vampir... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Vampire Movies of the 1980s
The Close Encounters of Vampire
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Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Lam Ching-ying
Encounters of the Spooky Kind is a 1980 Hong Kong martial arts comedy horror film written and directed by Sammo Hung, who also starred in the lead role. The film was produced by Hung's ...more
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Juan Padrón, Christine Schnell, Krikor Melikyan
¡Vampiros en La Habana! is a Cuban animated film directed by Juan Padrón. Released in 1985, the film features trumpet performances by Arturo Sandoval. A sequel to the film, called ...more
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The Last Theft is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Vampire Movies of the 1980s
Frantisek Husák, Sona Sladká, Ivan Vojtek
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Central Park Drifter is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Vampire Movies of the 1980s
Central Park Drifter
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Sorapong Chatree, Harry Myles, Nian Watts
Robo Vampire is a 1988 action, crime, horror, sci-fi film written by William Palmer and directed by Godfrey Ho.
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I Married a Vampire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Vampire Movies of the 1980s
I Married a Vampire