Top 5 Vampire Kills – Memorable vampire deaths in film

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Top 5 Vampire Kills in film


I think it’s safe to do a vampire post without attracting the attention of a bunch of fan girls swooning over team Edward. It’s quite possible that we can even see some vampire stories showing up in books and film again. No?

The subject for today’s post…Vampire Deathsvampires

No bursting into digital flames and flaking glowing embers, here.  You kill a creature that sucks the blood from its victims and there’s no blood when it dies? Give me a break! Those sparkly glowing embers are just a cop out – a way to PG everything. This powerful demon of the night, that has perhaps lived for eons, gets cornered and all of a sudden ‘poof’ it’s gone. Sorry, but that seems lame to me. Ever since those CGI flame-outs became easy to master on film, there are barely any bloody vampire deaths anymore. A good vampire death has to include blood, guts, and gore; and take longer than a split- second. We are looking for gruesome vampire deaths here. If you have some in mind that I may have missed, please add them to the comments and I’ll find some photos to add to Honorable mentions.


First, let’s take a look at the tools of the trade: If you’re going to kill a vampire, it would be best to have an easy-to-carry kit with the best weapons against the night creatures.

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Items should include: a Mirror (for detection), Holy water, Garlic, a Crucifix, a large knife for decapitation, and a Wooden Stake and Mallet to drive through the vampire’s heart.


 

1) Fright Night 1985 – Jerry Dandridge vs Peter Vincent

The battle between vampire, Jerry Dandridge and Vampire Hunter, Peter Vincent is one of the iconic monster vs human battles in film. It lasts about 25 minutes starting with Vincent’s initial attack where he draws his crucifix upon the steps in the Dandridge home and hits Dandridge with sunlight through the stained glass window. During the battle Dandridge turns into a large vampire bat, calls on his underlings to do battle, is staked inefficiently in the heart and finally goes up in flames (real fire) in the final death as sunlight is flooded into the room.

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2) Interview With a Vampire

Louis with a scythe dices and slices his way through his fellow vampires. Blood splatters everywhere!

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3) Bram Stoker’s Dracula – Lucy’s un-Death

A brutal stake through the heart and decapitation at the hands of Van Helsing (Anthony Hopkins). This was one violent and bloody vampire death made all the more pronounced because Lucy was wearing white.

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4) Dracula Has Risen From the Grave

Christopher Lee – Impaled by a giant golden cross, it takes him several minutes to die as he struggles to dislodge the massive weapon.

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5) Dracula – Andy Warhol’s Dracula

Hack attack – the young farm hand having discovered Dracula’s identity hacks off his limbs, one by one, as Dracula runs for shelter. Arms flying, blood gushing, legs severed…it’s a scene man! (very comical)

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Honorable mentions:

a) The Lost Boys

The garlic and Holy water bath – glub, glub…

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b) From Dusk ‘til Dawn

the table-leg foursome stake. Can’t find a traditional stake? Just turn over a wooden table. A body slam, a blood splash, a little wiggling, and behold, the vampire dies. Repeat 3 more times.

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c) Dracula 1972 AD – Christopher Lee

Impaled with a broken stage coach wheel at the very beginning of the film. Hammer sure knew how to grab your attention in gory fashion.

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Gallery of gruesome vampire deaths!


Did I miss something? Give me your top choice(s) and I’ll add them to the list and include a link to your blog…

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Now on Netflix Streaming – Horror – Fall 2014 edition

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Now on Netflix Streaming – Horror – Fall 2014 edition

I haven’t done one of these in a long time. I usually try to warn my readers of what not to watch on Netflix, but this time I’m going to list flicks available on Netflix Streaming that would be good choices for fall and winter viewing.

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25 Horror Flicks on Netflix Streaming to watch over the winter

In no particular order:

Stake Land (2010)
I resisted watching this for a long time. Finally watched it and it’s a good damn flick!re-animator 1985

Event Horizon (1997)
A space ship with a machine to open a portal to another dimension releases the horrors of hell.

Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)
An even gorier follow-up to Clive Barker’s Hellraiser. The Doctor is in!

Fright Night (1985)
The original campy vampire flick that oozes personality and charm. Should have never been remade.

Candyman (1992)
Tony Todd’s voice will mesmerize you in this horror/psychological thriller from the mind of Clive Barker.Invasion_of_the_body_snatchers 1978

Reanimator (1985)
Fantastically gory Gordon/Yuzna adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s story will have you laughing in between spectacular ‘road kill’ moments.

Dead Silence (2007)
Creepy puppets in this fine James Wan horror film.

Brain Dead (1990)
Psychological horror flick takes you into the mind of a madman/genius.

Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Sam Raimi’s tongue-in-cheek sequel will get your blood pumping…all over the floor, walls, ceiling, face, etc.

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Oldies:

House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Dated but a good story worth watching to this day. Creepy ol’ lady, walking skeletons, ghostly shrieks in the night…the perfect old time creepy film.

The Fly (1958)The Fly 1958
The epitome of 1950’s sci-fi/horror. A scientific experiment goes awry and creates a half-man/half fly. Awesome giant fly head effect and disturbing ending.

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
George Romero classic zombie flick that changed the essence of zombie movies, books, and television shows forever.

The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Psychedelic adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s story of the same name. Dated feel and a little slow but worth a watch for the Lovecraft fan.

Madhouse (1974)
Vincent Price and Peter Cushing make this Amicus Film worth viewing. When a struggling actor tries to resurrect his career, everyone around him begins to get murdered, seemingly by the horror character he plays.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
A remake worth watching, noted for it’s great creepy music and sound construction. Wonderful characters, great acting.

The Legend of Hell House (1973)
Rody McDowell leads a group of ghost hunters into an abandoned mansion in this Richard Matheson classic ghost story film.

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The Crow (1994)
A dark and iconic comic book adaptation makes for a wonderful modern gothic film.

Apartment 143 (2011)
Well made Found Footage film about a ghost haunting in an apartment.

Dead End (2003)
Odd-ball low budget flick about a family lost on a haunted country road. This dysfunctional family generates some comical dialogue on their way to Grandma’s for the Holiday.

Satan’s Little Helper (2004)
Another strange low-budget flick about a serial killer that befriends a young boy on Halloween. A weird tale, not for everyone.

Darkness Falls (2003)
A witch-like ghost torments residents of a small town by masquerading under the Tooth Fairy legend.

The Stand (1994)
Decent yet dated mini series adaptation of Stephen King’s apocalyptic novel about a devastating viral outbreak.

From Dusk ‘til Dawn (1996)
While most remember Selma Hayek’s wonderful snake-dance and Quentin Tarantino’s bizarre dialogue, it’s easy to forget that this is a fun campy vampire flick with great old-school effects by Tom Savini. Directed by Robert Rodriguez.

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