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…