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Just as vampires hypnotize their victims onscreen, these dark and alluring creatures have mesmerized audiences for decades; here are ten of the best.

Hello Ghoulies and Goblins, and welcome back to Morbidly Beautiful! I have quite the list for you this week, and that is the top ten best Vampire films that are in the horror genre — so no Twilight, sorry guys. But, I promise to bring you a fangtastic list.

Now without further interruption, let’s see which vampires are most evil than the next.

10. Queen of the Damned (2002)

Anne Rice is the master of writing about vampires, but this film had a lot of people cringing. Not me, however, as this is one of my all-time favorite vamp films —  and it all has to do with Lestat De Lion Court and Akasha. Their chemistry is unbelievable, and they hypnotize you with their performance.

Akasha is awakened from her long slumber when Lestat becomes a Rockstar and starts a revolution through his music, telling the vampires around him that it’s time to come out of the shadows. Many want to assassinate him. But with the power of Akasha, he is massively protected and has to decide if he wants to rule the world with her and destroy all human kind or live a mundane life with a woman named Jesse, who sees him for who he really is.

Unfortunately, the actress who played Akasha, Aaliyah, passed away in a terrible plane accident. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t leave a legacy behind and that her spirit doesn’t live on through the work that she’s left behind for us. This movie has a scene with her where she shows exactly how a Queen of the Vampire world would act. She doesn’t let anyone stop her from finding her King, even if she has to rip a few hearts out along the way.

Aaliyah said it took an hour and half everyday, and her music background helped Stuart Townsend who plays Lestat, because she was both an actress and a singer. He cherished her advice so much and who she was as an individual. He has nothing but kind and loving things to say about her, and you can tell he missed her after her passing. They had to use Aaliyah’s brother, Rashad Haughton, to help finish the movie and record some of her lines. If you have a chance, watch the extras for this film and listen to everyone talk about how beautiful Aaliyah was. RIP beautiful, you really were the Queen of all Vampires.

The singing voice for Lestat was supplied by Johnathan Davis, lead singer of the metal band Korn. This film has one of the best soundtracks to come along with a Horror film. The vampire costumes are also amazing. If you’ve thrown this movie aside, I demand that you take another look at it.

9. Dark Shadows (2012)

Dark Shadows was originally a popular television show in the 60s, but today we’ll be talking about the Tim Burton remake. Many might not consider this movie horror enough to make the list. However, with such a gothic look and vampire elements, it’s going to sit comfortably on this list.

The casting for this film is quite large, and Michelle Pfeiffer called Tim directly and asked him for a part in the film, which is something she rarely has to ask for. That means this is a reunion between the two (Michelle was Catwoman in Burton’s Batman Returns) and her first time working with actor Johnny Depp. Johnny plays Barnabas Collins, a vampire who has awoken in an unfamiliar time and is free of the curse that was put on him by an evil witch.

This witch is played by the gorgeous Eva Green, and she runs the town that Barnabas once helped build. He goes home to his family’s Mansion and begins helping rebuild the life he once had. But when Angelique Bouchard catches wind that he is back in town, she wants to make sure she puts him back in the ground and leaves him there for good. Of course, the beautiful as ever Helena Bonham Carter stars a Dr. Julia Hoffman and wants to become what Barnabas is. Alice cooper also performs in this film, and make-up was made to make him look like his younger self without the use of CGI.

This is the 8th movie that Tim and Johnny have worked on, and Johnny was a huge fan of the tv show. He brought the script to Tim, and they both decided it would be their next project together.The soundtrack is also wonderful, along with the visuals that Tim Burton creates with his films, and there’s plenty of blood to go around!

8. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)

I have personally never seen any of the Nosferatu films, but after doing some research, it is definitely something I need to catch up on.

Count Dracula is played by Klaus Kinski and spent four hours in the make up. Despite having quite the reputation for throwing hissy fits on set like a child, he got along famously with his Make-up artist Reiko Kruk. Fresh latex ears had to be made everyday due to having to rip them off after the shooting was done for the day. To keep him in a good mood, the director, Werner Herzog, would exhaust Klaus and make him throw a tantrum before shooting, so he would exhaust himself into playing the role properly, instead of being so energetic.

Real grey rats were used in the film, and then when there wasn’t enough, they painted them white. It’s been said that the rats behaved better on set than Kinski. They filmed in Holland and required a large quantity of rats that they received some from a scientific lab. They were spayed and neutered, but animal rights activists said they were all under fed and should have never been a part of the film.

The story follows Dracula and his fascination for Lucy and John Harker. The rights for Bram Stoker’s Dracula had been let go long ago, so Herzog, switched the names for Lucy and Mina — then continued to change the characters from the original Nosferatu. Herzog has gone on record claiming that the original 1922 Nosferatu is the best thing to come out of Germany cinema and still followed it as closely as possible for his remake.

7. Priest (2011)

What’s the best way to beat a group of wild vampires? A group of priests, of course! This movie stars Paul Bethany, who plays a priest who tends not to listen to his God and challenges him at every turn. He also fights off Vampires at the same time that so happened to just kill the little bit of his family that he had left. There’s one survivor, his niece, who with the help of her boyfriend, will take on an entire army of the undead to make sure she is brought back home. The priest will either have to break his vows against the church he works for or decide his own fate.

This movie has some rad looking vampires in it. Though it’s not scary in the sense of true horror, Vampires can automatically be considered horror