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top ten 80's vampire related movies!

After seeing the ass numbingly bad 'Van Helsing', I thought I'd introduce myself with a list on how they can "do" Vampire properly!!

1. Vamp (Richard Wenk, 1986)
- Grace Jones, scarier than thou as an undead stripper vamp out to kick college boy ass!
2. Fright Night (Tom Holland, 1987)
- Charley Brewster + Peter Vincent as the world's best "fearless vampire killers" in unparalleled undead-vampie-neighbour destroying form!
3. Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987)
- vamp-noir extraordinare, with Bill Paxton and co. drifting moodily through their undead lives! Solid.
4. The Howling (1981, Joe Dante)
- silly but scary film more to do with werewolves, but some undead vampire mayhem thrown in for ghastly measure!
5. Once Bitten (Howard Storm, 1985)
- Jim Carrey bit-parter, more spoof than neat, straight up vampire flick, but undead related fun all the same!
6. Fright Night Part 2 (Tommy Lee Wallace, 1988)
- Jerry Dandridge's sister Regine out for revenge on the world's best "fearless Vampire killers", not as good as the first, but undead fun from the start!
7. Salem's Lot (Tobe Hooper, 1979)
- not strictly 80's but near enough. Stephen King's classic scare-fest featuring flying window obsessed and obviously undead vampires!
8. The Monster Squad (1987, Fred Dekker)
- another spoof in which Dracula and other undead pals wreak havoc on a small town community!
9. The Lost Boys (Joel Schumacher, 1987)
- mainstream vampire classic. Irritating, erm, undead theme tune but beloved archetype of the genre!
10. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (James Signorelli, 1988)
- B-Movie horror queen resurrected in house inheritance double ententre ghoulish comedy! Unfunny! Undead!

All good stuff, but maybe I'll do a more serious list next time!
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