Classic vampire movies
November 1, 2010 8:50am CST
Hi myLotters! My boyfriend and I, since it was Halloween yesterday, decided to watch some classic horror movies. We had quite a few, but we only watched a couple of them, and plan to continue with the rest tonight. The movies we watched are two classic vampire films: Nosferatu and the 1931 Dracula movie. We enjoyed both movies quite a lot, I personally think it's nice to watch those classic, and so important movies in cinema history. When it comes to Nosferatu, we watched the 'colored', restored version, which uses yellow, blue and pinkish tints depending on the mood/time of the day of each scene, which is quite an interesting concept, but we thought that it would've maybe been better in regular black and white, so to speak. The movie was nice though, Nosferatu himself didn't really scare us but it was sort of creepy how he moved so stiffly. We then watched Dracula, with Bela Lugosi playing the Count. This one we enjoyed too, it's interesting how there aren't any 'action' scenes unlike more modern vampire movies, and yet you can really feel how powerful Dracula is. I think Bela Lugosi was a very nice choice to play Dracula, since he looks really intimidating. Tonight we will probably watch The Horror Of Dracula, with Christopher Lee. So, have you seen any of those movies? If so, what's your opinion of them? Any other vampire movies that you like? (I personally enjoyed Interview With A Vampire too, even though it's waaaay more modern than those movies I mentioned)
17 Dec 10
Hello, I am a big fan of horror and vampire movies, especially classics. Dracula of course is one of the best characters of vampire movies. The Horror Of Dracula, with Christopher Lee is very good in my opinion, i like very much this interpretation of Lee. I also recommend you the best in my opinion the Francis Ford Coppola film with Dracula from 1992 starring Gary Oldman, it is the best !
1 Nov 10
By 'classics' I was talking more about old movies indeed :) But I guess that if a movies is really, really good it can be considered a classic as well. I want to read Bram Stoker's Dracula too, and it'd be nice to watch the movie as well... we'll check that one out. Thank you for your post!
1 Nov 10
I watched my first Vampire movie during the 80s. It was a campy horror comedy-love story entitled Love At First Bite. It had George Hamilton as the lead vampire role. He was like a giggolo vampire victimizing women. I don't remember much of the plot coz I was just a little kid then. But it gave me my first imagery of what a vampire looks like and does. For me, this is my classic vampire movie.