The Five Best Vampire Movies of the 80s

TVOvermind | 3/21/2012 | Tom
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Vampire movies in the 80s still meant big hair, kind of outrageous clothing, and a kind of punk rock or very gothic feel that was leading into the 90s and would eventually become something more classy in nature and less punk. But as far as the 80s went a lot of things were in a transitory phase that was a bit hard to figure out at times. Vampires were no different as they were coming off being the cold and dead-eyed, ravenous beings that sought to charm their prey and were becoming far more feral and likened to wild animals on the hunt. For some of them this was pretty accurate, but others tended to remain steeped in myth and lore as they tried to keep to the old ways that had seemingly kept the vampire movies fresh and enjoyable for so long. But like everything else, they had to change with the times to really survive.

Here are some of the best vampire films from the 80s.

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While the 80s didn’t produce a whole lot of great vampire movies this one was pretty funny at least and it kind of heralded the arrival of Jim Carrey since he was the hopeless and somewhat clueless guy that was involved with one woman but couldn’t get anywhere and so he turned to an older woman for his kicks. Unfortunately that older woman happened to be much, MUCH older and, a serious drawback, she was a vampire that wanted more from him than he was ready to give. Eventually it became a battle to see who he would finally go with, the vampire that wanted him or the girl that loved him.

So honestly, it wasn’t just a vampire movie, but Dracula was in charge so we’ll go with it. Out of all the movie...
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