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The Depraved Vampire Movie Thread

POSTED BY: CHRISISALL
UPDATED: Friday, January 20, 2012 14:06
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Sunday, January 15, 2012 3:19 PM

CHRISISALL


Okay, I made it "MOVIE" to avoid a Buffy discussion- we ALL know Buffy rules in the Vampire genre, and Twilight is just a soap, so here goes:

To me, Christopher Lee IS Dracula. So, the Hammer flicks are golden to me, Taste the Blood of Dracula, & Dracula AD 1972 being favourites.
Blacula freaked me as a kid in the movies, though.
Bela sadly made me laff.
Noseferautoo more so.
The Night Stalker's take breathed realism into the concept for me.
Grave of the Vampire was a surprisingly effective 1974 B flick.
I hardly remember the Frank Langella Dracula, so I guess it wasn't all that.
Fright Night was cool 80's hot chick R-rated kid stuff.
Francis Ford Coppolla's take wasn't much more than a pretty mess in the end, dude. IMO.
Tom Cruise was spooky, but it was a mission not so possible...
John Carpenter's Vampires was so not PC it was hilarious in spots...

So, what's top of the corpse-strewn-heap here? and what did I miss (prolly a lot)?


The bloody Chrisisall



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Monday, January 16, 2012 3:37 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Space Vampires -


she sucks blood and everything else out and no one complains





he proves even ugly vampires get hot women












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Monday, January 16, 2012 7:35 AM

OPPYH


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Okay, I made it "MOVIE" to avoid a Buffy discussion- we ALL know Buffy rules in the Vampire genre, and Twilight is just a soap, so here goes:

To me, Christopher Lee IS Dracula. So, the Hammer flicks are golden to me, Taste the Blood of Dracula, & Dracula AD 1972 being favourites.
Blacula freaked me as a kid in the movies, though.
Bela sadly made me laff.
Noseferautoo more so.
The Night Stalker's take breathed realism into the concept for me.
Grave of the Vampire was a surprisingly effective 1974 B flick.
I hardly remember the Frank Langella Dracula, so I guess it wasn't all that.
Fright Night was cool 80's hot chick R-rated kid stuff.
Francis Ford Coppolla's take wasn't much more than a pretty mess in the end, dude. IMO.
Tom Cruise was spooky, but it was a mission not so possible...
John Carpenter's Vampires was so not PC it was hilarious in spots...

So, what's top of the corpse-strewn-heap here? and what did I miss (prolly a lot)?






You have a good list. Agree with you on Coppola's Dracula. What a great overall mess.
Not mentioning any of the Hammer vamp films(yes they rule) here is my list:

-Near Dark(1987) Good vampire film with a good share of the actors that starred in ALIENS.

-Nosferatu(1979) This remake by Werner Hezrog, and starring Klaus Kinski as the vamp is pretty remarkable. Very, very atmospheric. Some say it's a bit long, and slow but I think it just lets the viewer savor the scenery more.

-Vampire's Kiss(1989) Not much going on here accept a New York businessman played by Nic Cage who thinks he is becoming a vampire. It is often hilarious, and for those that dismiss Cage's acting abilities, watch and marvel. Over the top, and underrated.

-The Lost Boys(1987) It's hard to choose between my favorite 80's vampire film, but this is probably it. Why was this rated R again?
Fantastic cast and writing. "Party all night, sleep all day...it's fun to be a vampire"

-Vamp(1986) Not just a Grace Jones vehicle, this movie has some fun moments and the Blonde girl is just so cute.

-In search of Dracula(1975) One of my favorite vampire films. This documentary hosted by Christopher Lee is really absorbing. Filmed in real Transylvania, it tells you everything and more about vampire myths and legends. Perfect.


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Monday, January 16, 2012 7:38 AM

OPPYH


Quote:

Originally posted by Jongsstraw:


he proves even ugly vampires get hot women





Ohh SPACE VAMPIRE, my favorite Buck Rogers episode.

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Monday, January 16, 2012 7:41 AM

CHRISISALL


Oh, I forgot From Dusk Till Dawn. Fun but silly.



The laughing Chrisisall


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Monday, January 16, 2012 9:00 AM

PENGUIN

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Monday, January 16, 2012 9:08 AM

CHRISISALL


LOL

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Monday, January 16, 2012 12:06 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


I thought Nicholas Cage was really good in Vampire's Kiss, I think he was supposed to be playing it over the top and he did a great job. I enjoyed that movie.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Monday, January 16, 2012 7:42 PM

CHRISISALL


Just watched Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-418375820902870683
and wow what a blast from the past.
Warning: boobies as well as kung fu....


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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 6:55 AM

LWAVES


I actually like Bram Stoker's Dracula.
There I said it.
Okay, Keanu is a complete waste of space, the acting can be a bit wooden and Anthony Hopkins hams it up but Gary Oldman is great as Dracula. Not a classic by a long shot but likeable.

The Hammer films are easily the best but I must give a shout-out to Peter Cushing's Van Helsing as he was easily the equal of Christopher Lee's Dracula.

The Lost Boys is good fun and a great modern (for it's time) updating of vampires. The Grandpa steals the show with his great line near the end.

From Dusk Til Dawn is two movies in one. Both great. This is how to do a fun OTT movie.



"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:54 AM

VERASAMUELS


What about 'The Thirst'?

Devout Keeper of Jayne's Lunchbox

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:49 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:
I actually like Bram Stoker's Dracula.
There I said it.



Not exactly a bold claim. It was a big hit, made by one of the most respected directors ever. It scores above-average to very-good on most scales. IMDB viewers have it at 7.5 out of 10. Netflix viewers have it at 3.7 stars out of 5. The rottentomatos score is 80% positive (which is extraordinarily high for a Horror film).

I don't know why you'd think it was uncommon to like it.

Sure, Keanu sucks hard in it - but even HE is the first to agree on that point. He publicly appologized for his acting in that one a few years after it came out.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 11:06 AM

IMNOTHERE


OK, this is TV so it doesn't qualify...

There's a British TV series from the late 90s called "Ultraviolet" (NOTHING to do with the US film of the same name) about a team fighting our hemoglobin-craving friends (the show studiously avoids the V-word), played seriously.

Quite dark and depressing - mainly uses the bloodsuckers as a device for stories about less mythical horrors such as AIDS, abortion, child abuse, financial scams... Buffy it ain't.

Only 6 episodes, but there's a reasonably satisfying conclusion.



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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 11:40 AM

LWAVES


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:
Not exactly a bold claim. It was a big hit, made by one of the most respected directors ever. It scores above-average to very-good on most scales. IMDB viewers have it at 7.5 out of 10. Netflix viewers have it at 3.7 stars out of 5. The rottentomatos score is 80% positive (which is extraordinarily high for a Horror film).

I don't know why you'd think it was uncommon to like it.



I made it because of the negative comments by ChrisIsAll and Oppyh. On re-reading the way I wrote it it does come across stronger than I intended. In my head when I wrote it I meant it in a light-hearted 'tongue-sticking-out' way.
You sometimes forget when typing that other folks aren't going to read it in the same way.



"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:45 PM

STORYMARK


I also responded thinking I was still in the "Worst moves ever" thread. My bad.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:30 PM

BYTEMITE


I don't know about depraved, but there was some foreign film about a vampire who'd been turned as a little girl, who then made friends with a little human boy or something, I've heard it's rather poignant.

And then there's the one where the vampires take full advantage of winter in Alaska (very little daylight).

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:54 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


If one was turned when little one would grow up emotionally even though one was still small. So depending how long she'd been a vampire I'd imagine that once her intellect were grown she wouldn't want to be friends with little ones anymore, but how many grownups would want to be her friends? That would be a perdicament.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:07 PM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


Quote:

Originally posted by Bytemite:
I don't know about depraved, but there was some foreign film about a vampire who'd been turned as a little girl, who then made friends with a little human boy or something, I've heard it's rather poignant.


Sounds like Let the Right One In, recently remade in the States as Let Me In. Unusually, both versions are good. Foreign version is slightly creepier.


What reason had proved best ceased to look absurd to the eye, which shows how idle it is to think anything ridiculous except what is wrong.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:46 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by RionaEire:
If one was turned when little one would grow up emotionally even though one was still small. So depending how long she'd been a vampire I'd imagine that once her intellect were grown she wouldn't want to be friends with little ones anymore, but how many grownups would want to be her friends? That would be a perdicament.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya



Not really someothing one could know. A lot of the maturation process relies on hormones and chemicals, which would likely not be present after one turned. Also, the brain is not fully developed until the early 20's, so if a child vampire stops growing, their brain would never fully develop.

But yeah, good movies, both versions.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:49 AM

BYTEMITE


PR: Yeah, the name sounds familiar.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:14 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


Good point about hormones, so they'd be more like a child protegy with lots of knowledge than an adult stuck in a child's body? It makes an interesting thing to ponder.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 4:20 PM

OPPYH


http://blog.hammerfilms.com/

Oh...my...Goodness.

Please world, do not end in 2012 for I must see all my favorite Hammer films in the glory of HD!!!


Dracula Prince of Darkness....um the Anchor Bay non-anamorphic lifeless color timed version, or a new HD remaster? Hmmm...I wonder. It is announced for a UK release in March. I hope it hits American soil soon.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:10 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:
http://blog.hammerfilms.com/


OMDarkness- this sounds GOOD! Or BAD, as the case may be.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:16 PM

ISROUSRO


Let the Right One In is a real good movie. But I do not know if it is better to watch it in Swedish with sub-titles or dubbed into english.
I have watched it both ways and each way has its points.
Let Me In is pretty good too.

passoniatetly indifferent

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 5:41 PM

GREENKA61


Quote:

Originally posted by ImNotHere:
OK, this is TV so it doesn't qualify...




This doesn't qualify either because it was Canadian TV, but there was a show called "Forever Knight" about a vampire cop with a very guilty conscious. I thought Nick Knight was a bore, but his daddy, LaCroix, rocked!

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Friday, January 20, 2012 11:07 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by RionaEire:
Good point about hormones, so they'd be more like a child protegy with lots of knowledge than an adult stuck in a child's body? It makes an interesting thing to ponder.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya



Yeah, I think that'd be more likely. An incredible ammount of knowledge, but lacking in emotion maturity, and possibly higher-level reasoning.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Friday, January 20, 2012 2:00 PM

WHOZIT


I'm sick of vampire TV shows and movies, they're based on fiction about a midieval loonatic. Now they make them sexy so teenage girls will buy movie tickets, they're suppose to be ugly and evil......like chrisisall

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Friday, January 20, 2012 2:06 PM

CHRISISALL


I KEEL YOU!!!

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