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The Greatest Shows & Movies About Vampires  

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Throughout all of horror—whether it be film, TV, or literature—there are no other monsters who quite compare to vampires. They have been romanticized, demonized, and made into heroes across television series and movies for decades. Given they have been a part of our zeitgeist for so long, there are hundreds of amazing movies and television series about vampires to choose from. Are you in the mood for something romantic like Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles or perhaps some deadlier monstery fare such as John Carpenter's Vampires? This list will help you decide if those movies suit your interests. 

If you need to satisfy your vampire craving on the small screen, a classic like Buffy the Vampire Slayer may whet your appetite, but if you haven't seen True Blood yet, it's definitely worth binging. Trying to determine the best vampire movies and television series when racked and stacked against one another is a challenging task, but this list aims to do exactly that. Whatever your preference, there are some incredible recommendations in both television and movies about vampires for you to enjoy.

Do you have a good idea of which movies and shows about vampires deserve the top spots on this list? You can help decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and adding any good movies or shows missing from the list. 

Underworld is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Shows & Movies About Vampires
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Underworld is a 2003 action horror film directed by Len Wiseman about the secret history of Vampires and Lycans. It is the first installment in the Underworld series. The main plot revolves around Selene, a vampire hunting Lycans. She finds herself attracted to a human, Michael Corvin, who is being targeted by the Lycans. After Michael is bitten by a Lycan, Selene must decide whether to do her duty and end him or go against her clan and save him. ...more on Wikipedia

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True Blood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Shows & Movies About Vampires
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True Blood is an American television drama series produced and created by Alan Ball. It is based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries series of novels by Charlaine Harris, detailing the co-existence of vampires and humans in Bon Temps, a fictional small town in northwestern Louisiana. The series centers on the adventures of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress with an otherworldly quality. The show was broadcast on the premium cable network HBO in the United States. It was produced by HBO in association with Ball's production company, Your Face Goes Here Entertainment. The series premiered on September 7, 2008 and concluded on August 24, 2014, comprising seven seasons and 80 episodes. The ...more on Wikipedia

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Interview with the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Shows & Movies About Vampires
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Interview with the Vampire is a debut gothic horror and vampire novel by American author Anne Rice, published in 1976. Based on a short story Rice wrote around 1968, the novel centers on vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac, who tells the story of his life to a reporter. Rice composed the novel shortly after the death of her young daughter Michelle, who served as an inspiration for the child-vampire character Claudia. Though initially the subject of mixed critical reception, the book was followed by a large number of widely popular sequels, collectively known as The Vampire Chronicles. A film adaptation was released in 1994, starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, and the novel has been adapted as a ...more on Wikipedia

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Shows & Movies About Vampires
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The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes. The film is about two Arizona brothers who move to California and end up fighting a gang of teenage vampires. The title is a reference to the Lost Boys in J. M. Barrie's stories about Peter Pan and Neverland, who, like the vampires, never grow up. The film was followed by two direct to video sequels, Lost Boys: The Tribe and Lost Boys: The Thirst. ...more on Wikipedia

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