2000’s

Dracula 2000 (2000): Directed by: Patrick Lussier
Characters: Gerard Butler (Dracula), Christopher Plummer (Abraham Van Helsing), Jonny Lee Miller (Simon Sheppard)

While robbing an antique shop, Solina and her boyfriend Marcus come across a silver coffin that is protected by a big security system. Thinking it must be pretty valuable to require so much security; they steal it and hop on a plane to New Orleans. They are in for a big surprise when they open the coffin and find the dormant body of Count Dracula.

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Shadow of the Vampire (2000): Directed by: E. Elias Merhige
Characters: John Malkovich (Murnau), Eddie Lizard (Gustav von Wangenheim), Willem Dafoe (Max Schreck)

In 1921 a director and his crew go Czechoslovakia to shoot the movie Nosferatu. However Murnau, the director, keeps her crew in the dark on their lead role actor, who never breaks character and will only appear before the others in his full costume and make-up.

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Queen of the Damned (2002): Directed by: Michael Rymer
Characters: Aaliyah (Queen Akasha), Stuart Townsend (Lestat), Marguerite Moreau (Jesse)

When vampire Lestat is woken up by the sound of loud Metal music after slumbering for decades, he decides he will take over as their lead singer. Other vampires are not happy with him for drawing so much attention to vampires. There may not be much they can do about it however, when the queen of vampires is awoken and takes Lestat as her new king.

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Underworld (2003): Directed by: Lin Wiseman
Characters: Kate Beckinsale (Selene), Scott Speedman (Micheal), Shane Brolly (Kraven)

A secret war has being raging for generations between Lycans (an ancient form of werewolves) and vampires. After saving a man named Michael, Selene, a member of the vampire group Death Dealers who hunt down Lycans, makes it her mission to find out the secrets behind why the Lycans want Michael so badly.

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Van Helsing (2004): Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Characters: Hugh Jackman (Van Helsing), Kate Beckinsale (Anna), Richard Roxburgh (Count Dracula)

Van Helsing is on a mission to stop Count Dracula. Dracula plans to find and use Dr. Frankenstein’s monster he created to bring his undead children to life.

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I Am Legend (2007): Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Characters: Will Smith (Dr. Robert Neville), Alice Braga (Anna), Charlie Tahan (Ethan)

This is another film based off of Richard Matheson’s novel I am Legend from 1954. It follows a man that is left alone in the city after a virus outbreak that turns people into vampire like creatures.

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Let the Right One In (2008): Directed by: Thomas Alfredson
Characters: Kare Hedebrant (Oskar), Lina Leandersson (Eli)j, Per Ragnar (Hakan)

Based off of the novel Let the Right One In this movie follows a 12 year old boy who is bullied and the friendship that he builds with a vampire child that moves in next door.

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Daybreakers (2009): Directed by: Michael and Peter Spierig
Characters: Ethan Hawke (Edward Dalton), Willem Dafoe (Lionel Cormac), Sam Neill (Charles Bromley)

In 2009, most of the people in the world have been turned into vampires by a plague from vampire bats. The vampires are in control while the human population dwindles down further and further.

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Day Watch (2006): Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
Characters: Konstantin Khabensky (Anton), Aleksei Chadoy (Kostya), Gosh Kutsenko (Ignat)

This movie continues a year after Night Watch. Anton finds himself in the middle of an upcoming conflict between the Dark Others and the Light Others.

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30 Days of Night (2007): Directed by: David Slade
Characters: Josh Hartnett (Sheriff Oleson), Melissa George (Stella Olsen), Danny Huston (Marlow)

Citizens of Barrow, Alaska are making arrangements to prepare for their winter month of darkness. While some choose to leave for the month period, many others stay because they don’t mind the dark. As they town makes is preparations a stranger rolls in bringing lots of trouble with him.

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