Top Vampire Movies of the '70s, '80s and '90s

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In celebration of Halloween, we're featuring the top vampire movies in libraries from the '70s, '80s and '90s.

This is the second list in our feature, 5 Lists for Halloween: Monsters Battle to Rule Libraries, which showcases a different monster list each week, followed by a monster war at the end of the month to reveal which monster rules the library!

Top 10 Vampire Movies of the '70s

  1. Nosferatu the Vampyre (Nosferatu : Phantom der Nacht) directed by Werner Herzog (1979)
  2. Dracula directed by: John Badham (1979)
  3. Blacula directed by:William Crain (1972)
  4. Love at First Bite directed by Stan Dragoti (1979)
  5. Blood for Dracula directed by Paul Morrissey (1974)
  6. Ganja & Hess directed by Bill Gunn (1973)
  7. Martin directed by:George A Romero (1977)
  8. House of Dark Shadows directed by Dan Curtis (1970)
  9. Let's Scare Jessica to Death directed by John Hancock (1971)
  10. Countess Dracula directed by Peter Sasdy. (1971)

Top 10 Vampire Movies of the '80s

  1. The Lost Boys directed by Joel Schumacher (1987)
  2. Fright Night directed by Tom Holland (1984)
  3. The Hunger directed by Tony Scott (1983)
  4. Near Dark directed by Kathryn Bigelow (1987)
  5. Once Bitten directed by Howard Storm (1985)
  6. Vampiros en la Habana : Vampires in Havana directed by Juan Padron (1985)
  7. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark directed by James Signorelli (1985)
  8. Transylvania 6-5000 directed by Rudy DeLuca (1985)
  9. My Best Friend is a Vampire directed by Jimmy Huston (1988)
  10. Vamp directed by Richard Wenk (1986)

Top 10 Vampire Movies of the ’90s

  1. Bram Stoker's Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola (1992)
  2. Interview with the Vampire : the Vampire Chronicles directed by Neil Jordan (1994)
  3. Blade directed by Stephen Norrington (1998)
  4. From Dusk till Dawn directed by Robert Rodriguez (1995)
  5. Buffy, the Vampire Slayer directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui (1992)
  6. John Carpenter's Vampires directed by John Carpenter (1998)
  7. Sleepwalkers directed by Mick Garris (1992)
  8. Vampire in Brooklyn directed by Wes Craven (1995)
  9. Innocent Blood directed by John Landis (1992)
  10. From Dusk till Dawn 2 : Texas Blood Money directed by Scott Spiegel (1998)

This list was generated using WorldCat Fiction Finder on 7 October 2014. The list order is based on the number of OCLC member libraries that hold a given title. Fiction Finder is an all fiction subset of OCLC WorldCat.


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