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Phil’s Top 5… Vampire Films!

Each week Phil, from Phil’s Quick Capsule Review, takes a look at a different movie or TV related Top Five.  This time out: Vampire Movies!


Close but no cigar: Fright Night (1985), Vampires, Blade, Martin, Nosferatu (1922)

5 – Let The Right One In
Whilst the remake had it’s moments , it didn’t touch the scary as hell original.  It’s a well made, taut horror and feeling of constant dread stays with you for days afterward.

4 – Near Dark
Kathryn Bigelow’s Vampire thriller features a great cast (including the late Bill Paxton), lots of blood and a dark tone that suits the material well.

3 – Blade 2
Blade 2 stands out from Del Toro’s original due to an increase in blood, guts and fun. A better central concept and a now comfortable Wesley Snipes makes for one fun ride.

2 – From Dusk Till Dawn
Come on! Rodriguez and Tarantino’s first (and best) collaboration, From Dusk ‘Till Dawn leads you down the road of a typical QT gangster film until THAT twist.  It’s then when things go crazy the film really shines.  It’s a great film. 

1 – The Lost Boys
The 80’s didn’t get much better than this. Mullets, saxophones and the Corey’s – Lost Boys is a stand out film in a decade of stand out movies.  It’s dated for sure but it’s still as fun years later…


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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