Not your father's vampires 3

The conclusion of unconventional film vampires
August 30, 2010
Now for the finale article on different vampires to show you about different vampires on film that shows you vampires aren't all typical and proof that Twilight's vampires aren't the only "different" vampires on film.

Cronos (1993): Brilliant cult Mexican-Spanish horror import from Guillermo Del Toro at his debut. This one is about an ancient device that resembles a bug and turns people into vampires, these vampires bare no fangs but they do drink blood and become immortal yet can be killed like a traditional vampire would.

Vampire's Kiss (1988): Nicolas Cage plays a yuppie bitten by a temptress and a bat, he feels those urges yet goes psycho. He believes he has became a vampire as he grows no fangs but only uses novelty fangs from a store he bought, he eats bugs mainly cockroaches like traditional vampires would, and has that taste for blood. He also loves to stay indoors even though sunlight doesn't effect him badly.

Blacula (1972): Yes he's a traditional vampire but the first Africa American Vampire. Prince Marmulade is cinema's first and greatest black vampire to prove that vampires can't be white all the time.

Def By Temptation (1990): Overlooked cult fave from Troma that is one of their best and most tasteful and most intelligent! The vampiress in this movie is part Succubuss (A part vampire creature) and part vampire.

The Last Man on Earth (1964): The first adaptation of the beloved novella by Richard Matheson. This one has biological vampires that aren't like your typical vampires for they have no fangs but have the taste of blood, they were made by radioation and they don't like lights and sunlight. The Omega Man and Will Smith versions are the same basically.

Daybreakers (2008): More biological vampires! these vampires maybe biological but still have a bit of traditional vampires in them. No fear of holy objects but sunlight can roast them, they do sport fangs, they have odd eyes and love blood. They can transform into bat-like creatures if not given enough blood and there is a very original cure to vampirism in this movie.

Mr. Vampire (1985): One of the first friendly vampires on film! this Hong Kong cult import has Chinese hoping energy vampires.

Habit (1997): Nifty independent film about vampirism being like alcholicism as they can get drunk when drinking too much blood. Very unconventional idea in this cult fave.

Immortality (a.k.a. Wisdom of Crocodiles): Fantastic cult UK arthouse import with Jude Law. This one has Vampirism as the main vampire has no fangs, doesn't cook up in the sunlight, become a bat (Becoming bats is a bunch of crap made up by Stoker), and doesn't fear holy stuff. He uses a knife to slit people then kill them so he can take their blood.

Not of this Earth (1957, 1988 and 1995 versions): Intergalactic vampires! No fangs or bloodsucking required for these creatures. They cover their eyes in sunglasses and if they take them off they show powers in their eyes to suck out a human's lifeforce instead of their blood. They do have bad blood due to some of the the radioation going on in their planet for they use devices to completely drain their victims of blood to do transfusions.

Countess Dracula (1970): Excellent Hammer classic! No fangs, burning in the sun, sucking blood here etc. folks! here this is a take on Elizabeth Batheory which was one of the inspirations to vampires. Here she uses virgin womens blood to bathe in to sooth away her wrinkles and make her fully young and hot again without biting people thanks to magic.

Vampire Hunter D and Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust (1985 and 2000): What can i say? i grew up with the first movie in the early 90's when i was 12 when it aired on TBS but the sequel is even better. This is one kick ass vampire bounty hunter who is half-vampire half-human before Blade, he doesn't burn in the sunlight but has immortality with some half human feelings, warmth and can grow fangs when he gets mad.

So there you have it folks! vampires can have different species and be different on film without always being stereotypical.
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