1990s

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992): Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Characters: Gary Oldman (Dracula), Winona Ryder (Elisabeta), Anthony Hopkins (Van Helsing)

In 1462, after returning home from a victory with a battle against Turks, Vlad Dracula finds his wife dead. She had committed suicide after a false report of his death. Out of anger, he declares that he will come back from the dead to avenge Elisabeta and renounces God.

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

Innocent Blood (1992): Directed by: John Landis
Characters: Anne Parillaud (Marie), Robert Loggia (Salvatore), Anthony LaPaglia (Joseph Gennaro)

Marie is a vampire with a moral code. Living in Pittsburgh, she limits herself to only the criminals when out for blood. When she is interrupted on night while feeding on a vicious gang boss she has no choice to run and with no time to finish him off he to turns into a vampire.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992): Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui
Characters: Kristy Swanson (Buffy), Donald Sutherland (Merrick), Paul Reubens (Amilyn)

Buffy Summers seems like your typical American high school cheerleader with a perfectly normal life. That is until one day a man named Merrick approaches her and tells her that she is the chosen one, The Slayer, and it is his duty to watch and train her.

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Cronos (1993): Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Characters: Federico Luppi (Jesus Gris), Ron Perlman (Angel), Claudio Brook (Dieter)

In 1536 in Vera Cruz, an alchemist has invented a devise that will give someone eternal life. Centuries later in 1937, after a building collapses, a marble skinned person is found in the debris along with bowls full of blood. Now that the alchemist is dead, what will become of his devise?

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Interview With the Vampire (1994): Directed by: Neil Jordan
Characters: Tom Cruise (Lestat), Brad Pitt (Louis), Kirsten Dunst (Claudia)

This movie was based on Anne Rice’s 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire. It follows Lestat as he turns Louis into a vampire and their journey through life. They also turn a 12 year old girl into a vampire named Claudia.

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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995): Directed by: Mel Brooks
Characters: Leslie Nielsen (Count Dracula), Mel Brooks (Van Helsing), Peter MacNicol (Thomas Renfield)
In this comedy horror film it is 1893. Thomas Renfield is a solicitor that is on his way to Transylvania from London to finalize a purchase that Count Dracula has made. Even though the villagers plead with him to turn back he ignores them and heads straight for the castle.

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

Bordello of Blood (1996): Directed by: Gilbert Adler
Characters: Phil Fondacaro (Vincent), Angie Everhart (Lilith), Dennis Miller (Rafe Guttman)

While exploring in a forest, Vincent and his friends come across a cave. Inside they find a coffin holding the skeletal remains of the mother of all of the vampires, Lilith. Vincent pulls out a small box with 4 sections of a heart in it, placing them in Lilith’s chest, bringing her back to life.

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

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996): Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Characters: George Clooney (Seth), Quentin Tarantino (Richie), Salma Hayek (Santanico)
Seth and Richie Gecko are brothers who are wanted for bank robbery that lead to several deaths. As they are on the run they decide to meet one of their contacts, Carlos, at a strip club called the “Titty Twister”. After a fight breaks out, the brothers soon discover the strip club is a front for a cult of vampires.

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Blade (1998): Directed by: Stephen Norrington
Characters: Wesley Snipes (Blade), Kris Kristofferson (Whistler), N’Bushe Wright (Dr. Karen Jenson)

Blades mother was bitten by a vampire while she was still pregnant with him killing her but the doctors were able to save him. Growing up with a strong hate for vampires, he has made it his mission to hunt them all down and kill them.

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

Vampires (1998): Directed by: John Carpenter
Characters: James Woods (Jack), Daniel Baldwin (Anthony Montoya), Sheryl Lee (Katrina)

Led by Jack Crow, a team of vampires hunters sponsored by the Vatican are on the hunt for vampires in New Mexico. When the master vampire Valek shows up at the motel the hunters are staying at they are in for the ride of their lives.

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

 

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