1970s

The Vampire Lovers (1970): Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Characters: Douglas Wilmer (Baron Hartog), Ingrid Pitt(Marcilla), Peter Cushing( General von Spielsdorf)

Baron Hartog is a vampire hunter that is on a mission to avenge the death of his sister. Upon hearing from General von Spielsdorf about his vampire troubles, he sets out to lend a helping hand in dealing with the pest problem.

(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and amazon.com)

Daughters of Darkness (1971): Directed by: Harry Kümel
Characters: John Karlen (Stefan), Danielle Ouimet (Valerie), Delphine Seyrig (Countess Báthory)

Stefan and Valerie,a newlywed couple, are on their honeymoon at a grand hotel in Belgium. Being the hotels off season, they are the only ones at the hotel. That is until the Countess Elizabeth Báthory checks in, the same countess that the middle aged clerk recalled seeing at the hotel as a young boy.

(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and amazon.com)

The Night Stalker (1972): Directed by: John Llewellyn Moxey
Characters: Darren McGavin (Carl Kolchak), Carol Lynley (Gail Foster), Simon Oakland (Tony Vincenzo)

Based off a 1972 television movie from ABC this movie follows Carl Kolchak, who is an investigative reporter. Kolchak has suspicions that there might be a serial killer in the Las Vegas area when in fact it turns out to be a vampire.

(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and amazon.com)

Dracula A.D.  (1972): Directed by: Alan Gibson
Characters: Christopher Lee( Dracula), Peter Cushing (Lorrimer Van Helsing), Stephanie Beacham (Jessica Van Helsing)

This version of Dracula, at the time, was an update from the original Dracula story. Dracula is brought back from the day in a modern day London. He then preys on young partiers aroung the city. Among those party goers are even some descendants of the Counts late enemy, Van Helsing.

(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and amazon.com)

The Vault of Horror (1973): Directed by: Roy Ward Baker
Characters: Daniel Massey (Harold Rogers), Terry Thomas (Arthur Critchit), Curd Jurgens (Sebastian)

A collection of horror stories much like Tales from the Crypt. They are based on a comic series that were written by Al Feldstein.

(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and amazon.com)

Andy Warhol’s Dracula (1974): Directed by: Paul Morrissey
Characters: Udo Kier (Count Dracula), Amo Juerging (Anton), Vittorio De Sica (Marchese Di Fiore)

Set in the 1920’s, Count Dracula is dying and sickly. In order to survive he must drink the blood of virgins. So him and his servant Anton set out for Italy to Catholic country where they think there will be a good choice of virgins.

(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and amazon.com)

Martin (1977): Directed by: George A. Romero
Characters: John Amplas (Martin Mathias), Lincoln Maazel (Tateh Cuda), Christine Forrest (Cousin Christina)

In the opening, we see a young man on a train that sedates a woman and then proceeds to slit her wrist with a razor blade and drink her blood. After the train ride is over the young man Martin is met by a man dressed in white and let away. Martin often has visions of torch wielding mobs and vampire seductions, but are they true or imaginary?

(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and amazon.com)

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979): Directed by: Werner Herzog
Characters: Klaus Kinski (Count Draclua), Bruno Ganz (Jonathan Harker), Isabelle Adjani (Lucy Harker)

Estate agent Jonathan Harker is sent to Wismar to handle an estate deal with Count Dracula who is interested in buying some property. On upon arriving Harker is warned by the townspeople to stay away from the castle because the Count is a Vampire.  However he does not heed their advice and continues his journey to the castle.

(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and amazon.com)

Dracula (1979): Directed by: John Badham
Characters: Frank Langella (Count Dracula), Jan Francis (Mina Van Helsing), Kate Nelligan (Lucy Seward)

On a stormy night in 1913 Count Dracula arrives in Whitby, England from Transylvania on the ship Demeter. Mina Van Helsing discovers the Counts body after his ship runs aground. Dracula declares Mina as his savior and sets off to visit Mina’s house.

(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and amazon.com)

Love at First Bite (1979): Directed by: Stan Dragoti

Characters: George Hamilton (Count Dracula), Arte Johnson (Renfield), Susan Saint James (Cindy Sondheim)

This comedy horror film uses characters that were originally created by Bram Stoker. Count Dracula is kicked out of his castle by the Communist government, who wants to turn his castle into a gymnastics training facility. After fleeing his home, Dracula and his assistant Renfield travel to New York in search of a new beginning.

(Available on Netflix, iTunes, and amazon.com)

Facebook Twitter RSS Feed
Are you a published vampire author? Have your book reviewed and complete an exclusive interview with VampireForums.com today!

Categories