Movies with unconventional vampires Oct 16, 2017 6:58:53 GMT The Herald Erjen, RiP, IMDb, and 1 more like this
Post by egon1982 on Oct 16, 2017 6:58:53 GMT
Normally when you think of vampires, you think of an undead fanged creature that burns in the sunlight, sleeps in coffins, dresses up in a cape and seducing everyone with cheesy euro accents. That's where your wrong, there are many kinds of vampires in world legends as some that don't burn in the sunlight, some that can be goblin or ghost-like, some that can be insane people, some that need no sharp teeth or fangs, some with regular teeth that are sharp as razor blades, some from outer space, some that can change to different animals and all that.
Your speaking to an expert in vampire mythology and here are movies that break the vampire mould to challenge the vampire stereotypes you normally see on film.
Lifeforce (1985): Vampires from space! the aliens in this movie are of an extraterrestrial ancient race of vampires whom are the origin of vampire, zombie and succubus lore when they visited before.
These vampires require no fangs nor they drink blood, instead they suck out your lifeforce out. They can take other forms including bat-like creature form and energy mist plus similar to Asian vampire legends especially Japanese vampires in terms of soul-suckers. Can be killed two inches below the heart.
The Hunger (1983): These are of Egyptian breed and they don't require fangs nor burn in the sunlight but are daywalkers and cast reflections in mirrors.
They use a dagger to stab people's necks then suck blood but can grow old then die if not given enough blood to satisfy their thirst.
Martin (1978): A psychopathic teen boy believes he is 83 years old and a vampire as he goes out at night to stalk, drug and kill people as he slits their wrists and necks for blood.
Near Dark (1987): Traditional based but no need for fangs but regular sharp as blades normal teeth yet can still roast like a son of a bitch in the sunlight yet withstand bullets as they spit them out. They paint their windows all black to avoid sunlight.
Rabid (1978): Biological vampire from David Cronenberg as it has a hot chick who gets in an accident and being an experiment for a new sex organ under her pits that sucks blood from victims as it requires blood and turns them into vampiric rabid zombie-like creatures.
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1972): These vampires wear dark clothes/hoods as they suck youth instead of blood as these vampires can be killed in different ways.
Even in the film the main title's heros who has an assistant tells us there are different species of vampires.
The Dark Crystal (1982): The Skeckis are creatures who feed off the essence of living creatures instead of blood like Podlings and they also feed on energy.
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988): These Klowns are alien creatues who are also vampiric in some way as they suck blood from people with a straw.
Def By Temptation (1990): The temptress is a woman who is part succubus/part vampire as it drains blood and energy off from men and can teleport itself even in TVs.
Cronos (1993): An ancient bug-like device can transform anyone who uses it into a person who thirsts for blood.
Sleepwalkers (1992): Cat-like demonic beings who said to be origin of vampire lore including to Dracula himself.
These can withstand sunlight and feed on both blood and youth of virgins but can only be killed by cats.
The Keep (1983): Molesar himself is considered to be the origin of vampire lore eons ago and he is a golem-like creature who can suck energy/youth out of people instead of their blood and can even restore old people of their youth back.
It can be killed with a sword to the chest in the energy center.
Thirst (2009): Another biological vampire as the priest goes under an experiment to make him warty but the only cure is drinking blood to get rid of his warts. He even jumps up high and can cook in the sunlight.
Not of this Earth (1957 and 1988): Intergalactic vampires who need no fangs, no capes etc. but wears sunglasses to cover their eyes but when taken off they suck th energy off living humans then drain their blood with a device.
Immortality (aka Wisdom of Crocodiles) (1998): No need for fangs or burning in sunlight, this vampire is a realistic one who uses a knife to piece his victims and drain of blood.
Habit (1995): Another realistic vampire just like Martin and Wisdom of Crocodiles and features a guy who can get drunk on blood.
Mr. Vampire (1985): Energy sucking Chinese vampires who don't just suck blood but you energy as they are psychic vampires.
Lair of the White Worm (1988): Snake-like vampiric creatures who can withstand sunlight and they also hate holy things, these can be considered vampire lore birth from the creatures in this movie.
Planet of the Vampires (1965): More space vampires as they feed blood and energy off victims, they even sleep under rocks like vampires do in coffins.
Last Man on Earth/Omega Man/I Am Legend: All three adaptations of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend! features biological vampires who find sunlight is harmful to skin but doesn't roast them but no need for fangs but do feed on blood