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There is no such thing as a good vampire movie.

There is no such thing as a good vampire movie. published on 2 Comments on There is no such thing as a good vampire movie.

I am firmly convinced of this. I just saw the teaser trailer for Twilight [previously mentioned here and here], in which Bella, a mortal, falls in love with Edward, a douchebag vampire. Because the trailer usually provides a condensed view of the movie’s tone, cinematography, plot and acting abilities, I have no faith in the upcoming film. It appears that it will consist of people standing around looking dyspeptic and occasionally making hammy, passionate proclamations, all with portentous special effects and no sense of humor whatsoever. Regrettable, really, when Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are each young actors known for actually doing some good acting.

Wait…I take back what I said about there being no good vampire movies. Nosferatu is good.


What I find is that there are some good movies out there with vampires in them (“Blade 2” comes to mind for my own tastes, speaking of which you should check out “Cronos” if you haven’t already because it’s a very interesting riff on the vampire idea) but it’d be a stretch to call them vampire movies. The problem seems to be they’re either overly broody (as examplified by “Interview with a Vampire” which I enjoy but would hesitate to call great) or just plain stupid or both.

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