MP! Investigates: The best blood sucking vampire movies

Vampire Academy comes to DVD from 14th July and to celebrate we’re taking a look at some of the best blood sucking films to whet your appetite.

Interview with the Vampire


Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst star in this adaptation of Anne Rice’s romantic tale of centuries old vampires. Neil Jordan’s atmospheric 1994 film garnered two Academy Award nominations and won a BAFTA for best cinematography.

Vampire Academy

Based on the best-selling series of books by Richelle Mead and directed by Mean Girls director Mark Waters, Vampire Academy is everything a girl needs – best friends, forbidden romance, parties and lots and lots of vampires. St Vladimir’s Academy is a place where blood runs thicker than water and school can be murder. Alongside the usual trials – confusing boys, bitchy girls and blood-sucking teachers – the friends have discovered that someone, or something, is out to get them.

Dracula (1931)


Vampires don’t come more classic, creepy or iconic than Bela Lugosi as Dracula. A story told countless times, the 1931 adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel will always be a staple of the vampire genre.

Let the Right One In


It’s had an American remake and a stage production but the Swedish version of Let The Right One has to make our list. Different to your usual story, this is the tale of 12 year old Oskar who finds friendship with a girl who only comes out night.


Byzantium movie

Neil Jordan’s second film in the list, Byzantium stars Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan who take over a guesthouse in a British seaside town. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? Nonetheless, the two of them hold a secret that has deathly consequences for the town.



A worldwide phenomenon over the past decade, Twilight told the complicated love story of Bella and Edward, one a human and the other a vampire. Don’t forget to add a werewolf to the love triangle as well.

The Hunger


Top Gun director, Tony Scott, was the man behind the camera in this 1983 film starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie and Susan Sarandon. Some people love fashion, some chocolate but for Lady Miriam she’s after one thing in life and that’s blood!


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