Undoubtedly the best of the modern day vampire flix. Its portrayal of the nomadic life of a vicious band of gypsy vamps led by Lance Henriksen (giving the performance of his life) is so strong that I can forgive the tacked on happy ending.
In my none too humble opinion not only the best VAMPIRE film Hammer ever made but one of their best films period. See my review " And Suddenly the Toad Shall Live" for details.
See the full review, ""And suddenly the toad shall live"".
What can I say except that the original is still the best version of Matheson's book "I Am Legend". If you haven't seen it you should, if only to see where the Will Smith film went so horribly wrong.
See the full review, "IT MAY BE OLD BUT ITS STILL GOT BITE".
This one was a big surprise. It got my attention from the start and held it the entire time AND it had that rarest of qualities; a new approach to the tired subgenre! I knew these guys had talent when I saw their first flick (UNDEAD, which was a run of the mill zombie flick that suddenly pulled a 180 and turned into a whole 'nother thingie), but to produce something like this as their second effort was a complete blapper for me!
I was tempted to use the illustration from the Klaus Kinski/Werner Herzog version just because it's such a gorgeous image, but I don't want anyone to think I'm chosing the remake over the silent version. The granddaddy of 'em all!
I couldn't do it! I just couldn't make this list and leave Lee off it. After all I named my daughter for him. I think the first film is undoubtedly the strongest in the Hammer series with Lee, so it was the logical choice.
I love me some silly, EXTREMELY low budget flix and Mark Pirro was the king of 'em all. In this one the titular vampire was a virgin, meaning he hadn't made his first kill yet and was constantly mooching blood off other members off his family.