Jeremy over at Moon in the Gutter invited me to participate in the ongoing Alphabet Film Meme a few weeks ago and over the long holiday weekend I finally got around to compiling a list of vampire films for it. Due to the recent success of the new Twilight film that is turning a whole new generation of teenage girls into vampire fans, it seems like movies about bloodsuckers are a timely topic. Vampires inhabit one of my favorite horror film genres and I’ve literally seen hundreds of vampire movies so it was actually pretty easy to compile a list. In an effort to make this meme a little more challenging for myself I decided to limit my list to vampire films made in the ’60s and ’70s. On a couple of occasions I used a less common name for a movie that is known by multiple titles so don’t be surprised when you see Blood for Dracula listed as Andy Warhol’s Dracula. I won’t bother asking anyone else to participate since I’m pretty sure every film blogger in the universe has already participated in this thing.
A. Andy Warhol’s Dracula (Paul Morrissey; 1974) .
B. Blood and Roses (Roger Vadim; 1960)
C. Countess Dracula (Peter Sasdy; 1971)
D. Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kumel; 1971) .
E. Evil of Dracula (Michio Yamamoto; 1974)
F. Fearless Vampire Killers, The (Roman Polanski; 1967)
G. Ganja and Hess (Bill Gunn; 1972)
H. House of Dark Shadows (Dan Curtis; 1970)
I. Incense for the Damned (Robert Hartford-Davis; 1970)
J. Jonathan (Hans W. Geissendorfer; 1970)
K. Kiss of the Vampire, The (Don Sharp; 1963)
L. Lips of Blood (Jean Rollin; 1975)
M. Martin (George Romero; 1977)
N. Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Werner Herzog; 1979)
O. Omega Man, The (Boris Sagal; 1971)
P. Planet of the Vampires (Mario Bava; 1965)
Q. Queen of Blood (Curtis Harrington; 1966)
R. Rabid (David Cronenberg; 1977)
S. Satanic Rites of Dracula, The (Alan Gibson; 1973)
T. Twins of Evil (John Hough; 1971)
U. Ultima preda del vampiro, L’ (Piero Regnoli; 1962)
V. Vampire Circus (Robert Young; 1972)
W. Werewolf Shadow (Leon Klimovsky; 1971)
X. Xi xue fu (Tie Li; 1962)*
Y. Young Hannah: Queen of the Vampires (Julio Salvador/Ray Danton; 1973)
Z. Zoltan, Hound of Dracula (Albert Band; 1978)
*I’ve seen every film listed except Xi xue fu (aka Vampire Woman).