To celebrate the release of my vampire story A GOOD MAN, let's have a look at some of the best vampire movies ever.
Let's Scare Jessica To Death (1971)
Recently released from a mental hospital, Jessica (Zohra Lampert) moves into an old New England farmhouse in hopes of starting a new life. She discovers a strange girl in the house that doesn't want to leave and doesn't want her to be there. Legend has it that a girl drowned in the nearby lake and is now roaming the countryside as a vampire. Extremely well-done and eerie, Let's Scare Jessica To Death (aka The Secret Beneath The Lake) is the movie that influenced me the most in my work as a writer.
Salem's Lot (1979)
Salem's Lot - population 1319 - and growing eerier by the moment. Since an ominous outsider has moved into this sleepy New England town, the dead walk the streets of Salem's Lot. Vampires have never gotten any creepier than this. In 1987 followed the disappointing sequel A Return To Salem's Lot and in 2004 an intruiging mini-series starring Robe Lowe, Donald Sutherland and Rutger Hauer.
The Hunger (1983)
The lovers of the vampire Miriam (Catherine Deneuve) don't age as long as she is in love with them. When her current lover, John (David Bowie), starts to age rapidly, he understands that Miriam has fallen in love with someone else and that he has no more than a couple of days to live. He tries to win back the love of his lover while seeking help from a doctor (Susan Sarandon) who researches premature aging.
Fright Night (1985)
A teenager discovers that his next-door neighbour is a vampire. The sequel from 1988 is well-worth it as well. From director Tom Holland (Child's Play, The Stranger Within, The Langoliers).
The Wisdom Of Crocodiles (1998)
Stephen Griscz (Jude Law) is searching for the perfect woman, but all his relationships end in tragedy which arouses the suspicions of police officer Healey (Timothy Spall). One day, Stephen meets Anne (Elina Löwensohn), a woman much better than all the others. Anne is intrigued by Stephen's strange airs, but soon it becomes clear that only one of them will survive the relationship.
This post has originally appeared as a guest post for The Horror Hotel as part of the blog tour of A Good Man.
My previous guest posts about vampires: Scary Vampire Animals / Fun Facts About Vampires / 90s Vampire Movies / Quiz - Which Character Should You Be Dating / Music That Inspired A Good Man
About A GOOD MAN
Louis Caron is a good man – vegetarian, he feeds the homeless, takes care of animals and is concerned with the ecological future of the planet. But his altruism has a sinister edge – he's a vampire - and local detective Taglioni is becoming increasingly suspicious. Louis' attempt to escape the police will take him on a journey into his own private hell where he is not only forced to confront his worst fears, but also to destroy the lives of those he cares about most.
The movie adaptation of A Good Man is currently in production in will be shot in September 2012.