Top 8 Scariest Vampires from Modern Horror Movies

Top 8 Scariest Vampires from Modern Horror Movies

Horrorific content by dusan on December 04th, 2018 | Horror Lists |

As we all know, there were always two sides to our lovable blood suckers. We all know those seductive creatures of the night and how they use their mind control to lure their prey right into their fangs. But for this agent of horror, it was the monstrous side of these beasts that won me over.


While doing research I came across an article that questioned modern vampire horrors and the main point was that nowadays the entire Vampire franchise is turned into a romance movie made for teenage girls. Is it true? No more scary vampires?

Here at Allhorror we ask you to always dig beneath the surface and focus on the hidden gems of horror that give us Vampires in their most horrifying form. So, here is another list we prepared for you to enjoy.

The Night Flier (1997)

That’s right. We start with the 1997 adaption of Stephen King’s horror that has a mysterious serial killer who strikes at his victims in secluded airfields. This is easily one of my top 3 vampire horrors when I was 10. Yep, my parents didn’t bother to check what I was watching and I turned out great. (Sarcasm/on) Never had any phobia of the dark, clowns, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, dolls, sharks. In fact they bought me two of the creepiest clown dolls you could imagine so I didn’t feel scared when I go to sleep. Thanks mom and dad.

From Dusk till Dawn (1996)

We’ve all seen this one, if not for the vampires, than for Selma’s sexy dance. But after that scene it just goes from good to great with full gore mode and it doesn’t stop until the very end. In this fantastic horror from Robert Rodriguez there are many variations of vampires. Some are weaker but some are scary as hell so it deserves to be on the list.

Stake Land (2010)

This vampire horror brought to us in 2010 revolves around a world destroyed by a vampire pandemic. Director Jim Mickle sets a dark and gruesome atmosphere where cities are giant tombs and what little is left of humans fight for survival surrounded by the vampire horde.

Daybreakers (2009)

Back in 2009 the two brothers, Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig gave us Daybreakers. Set in 2019, the plague has turned most of humanity into vampires and their food supply is starting to get low. If you haven’t seen this one, trust our word for it and watch it. It will not disappoint.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

You could consider this as an older take on the vampire genre. It has a perfect balance of that romantic side in a vampire, but it also shows us the true nature of the beast. This is still one of my most favorite representations of how Dracula would look if he was real.

30 Days of Night (2007)

Very underrated horror from director David Slade in which he set the plot at a remote Alaskan town that gets attacked by fierce vampire creatures. They look like a mixture of human and demon but not like Dusk till Dawn version, and act like feral beasts that provide us with some gory death scenes. Here is one of the scenes that show these monsters and how gruesome they can be.


Priest (2011)

This horror received mixed reviews but we can all agree that the form of these vampires is something that would leave you with nightmares. The only issue I had was how easily it is to put them down, but we are here to judge how scary they look and in our opinion they look scary enough to earn a place on our list.


Blade 2 (2002)

In the first part it was all about Blade. Half man, half vampire with all their strengths and only one weakness…Thirst. The sequel brings focus to Jared Nomak. Played by Luke Goss, he was first of the Reapers, the genetically altered vampire who threatens the vampire order. The reaper virus is dominant and can infect humans and vampires so the math is easy and Blade allies with his enemies to stop Nomak. From the opening scene it is clear we are in for one wild ride.

NOMAK: (Speaking Slavic) Vampires! I hate Vampires.

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