The 20 Essential Vampire Movies

Our collective obsession with undead bloodsuckers didn’t begin with Edward Cullen. Cinema has a long-standing love for vampires, and the legendary monsters have provided nearly a century’s worth of creeps, screams, and, on occasion, laughs. Just in time for Halloween, here’s a rundown of the most important films within the vampire genre. 

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Blood for Dracula (dir. Paul Morrissey)

Andy Warhol produced this black comedy version of the classic vampire tale, written and directed by Paul Morrissey and starring the eternally creepy Udo Kier and Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro.