Since Halloween is right around the corner, I wanted to share my top ten vampires with you! This is a personal list of mine that I have curated over years of loving the vampire genre. To me, vampires are tragic and romantic at the same time, being able to scare you, but at the same time, draw you in.
10. The Vampire Brothers
I count these brothers as one entity as they are always together in The Nightmare Before Christmas. They sing, dance, and are adorably evil. Most importantly, they won the award for the most blood drained in a single evening!
I do not have Dracula on this list, but I do have his daughter! Voiced by Selena Gomez in Hotel Transylvania (1 and 2), Mavis is the angsty yet adorable vampire who just wants to be in love and live her life.
I have always loved Blade. I watched this movie throughout my childhood, so it has a strong presence in my memory. Blade’s (Wesley Snipes) half-vampness does not impact his place on this list as he uses his vampire skills to his advantage while vampire slaying.
7. Queen Akasha
Queen Akasha is played by the late Aaliyah in Anne Rice’s Queen of the Damned. I seriously love this movie even though some big liberties were made during the book to film adaptation. Queen Akasha is the sexy mother of vampires in this story and she plays it oh so well.
6. Eric Northman
True Blood delivered some pretty impressive and attractive vampires. Eric Northman, played by Alexander Skarsgard, is the most impressive in my eyes. I just love a bad guy vampire and Eric is very bad and very sexy.
The Underworld movies are pure entertainment and Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is a kick ass lady vamp. Selene is trying to figure out how to end a war between her people in the lycans, juggle love, and stay alive in this wonderfully scifi world.
If you have not seen What we do in the Shadows, please go do so now. The mockumentary follows 4 vampires through their day to day lives in modern day New Zealand and is a pure joy to watch. Viago (Taika Waititi) is one of the ancient vampires and is essentially the mama bear of the group, which I can definitely relate to. His attempts to navigate the modern world are awkward and adorable as his mannerisms and attire are stuck in the 18th Century.
3. Louis de Pointe du lac
Interview with the Vampire was probably one of the first vampire movies that creeped me out and piqued my interest in the genre. Brad Pitt’s Louis is a gorgeous vampire who is telling his sad life story to a journalist. I debated including Claudia (Kirsten Dunst) in this list, but Louis’s character and story arch was so much stronger.
Angel (David Boreanaz) is number two on this list, but he will always be number one in my heart. The Angel and Buffy love and loss story was such a huge part of my adolescence that I struggled with putting him in the number two slot. He had the such a tortured yet romantic soul.
Spike (James Marsters) is my number one. Evil and not evil, he was there throughout the entirety of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and eventually, would be there for Buffy…physically and emotionally. He was the comedic relief, a bad guy, a confusing love interest, and eventually a confidant to more than just Buffy. I ultimately picked Spike over Angel because Spike was the lasting love, there to help finish out the story, while Angel was an impactful but tragically brief love affair.
Does list match up to your own? Let us know in the comments!