Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Best Vampire Films You've Never Seen

Audiences will never fall out of love with the vampire, the mythical undead creatures who frighten, seduce and kill to stay alive – if that's what they are. In this week's much-anticipated Let Me In, a remake of Swedish thriller Let the Right One In, director Matt Reeves expands on the melancholy existence of two children and an unlikely, tender friendship. In young stars Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), audiences are treated to a compelling, complex relationship developed between a bullied boy and a cursed immortal, both outcasts in their own right.
The film is neither light nor easy, but its soft-hearted glimpse into two gritty realities, the agonizing worlds of both adolescence and vampirism, sends it soaring beyond the horror genre's normal Fright Night-esque approach. To honor the sleepy Swedish roots of Let Me In, we've listed twenty films that have gone somewhat unseen in the catalog of vampire films.