Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

April 30, 2017 at 10:19 pm (9 Heads, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust – 2000 – Japan/United States

In the post-apocalyptic future, humans are hunted by vampires, werewolves, and mutants. In a frontier village, a vampire count kidnaps the mayor’s daughter. To rescue her, the mayor hires D, a half-vampire bounty hunter. D pursues the count across the country, followed by some tank-driving cyborg mercenaries known as the Marcus Brothers. The count intends to flee Earth in a spaceship, but D apprehends him. To D’s surprise, the mayor’s daughter is the count’s willing bride. Considering his melancholic life as a half-vampire outcast, D cannot accept the lovers’ relationship. A bloody duel ensues.

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Manborg

February 18, 2017 at 11:56 pm (8 Heads, Manborg) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Manborg – 2011 – United States

Following the Hell Wars, Nazi vampires from Hell (who look like cenobites from Hellraiser) enslave humanity. Manborg is a cyborg gladiator incarcerated by the vampires in a high-tech prison. He teams up with Justice (a wise-cracking Australian), Mina (a blue-haired girl who looks like an anime character), and #1 Man (a martial artist) to destroy Count Draculon and his legions of vampires, mutants, and robots.

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I Dream of Dracula

January 23, 2017 at 1:07 am (4 Heads, I Dream of Dracula) (, , , )

I Dream of Dracula – 2003 – United States

Priscilla has recurring dreams about being a vampire. She does some research and discovers that she is descended from a long line of vampires. She also learns that vampires are not undead humans, but their own species. It turns out that all the myths are wrong. Vampires can go out in sunlight, eat real food, and see their reflection. They only drink blood because they like to.

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Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare

September 19, 2016 at 3:31 am (7 Heads, Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare) (, , , )

Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare – 1968 – Japan

In medieval times, treasure hunters explore the Babylonian ruins of Ur and awaken a bird-like vampire monster. The vampire (named Daimon) flies to Japan and possesses the magistrate of a town. He commits various atrocities such as drinking blood, acting rude, kidnapping children, and killing a dog. A young samurai teams up with a Buddhist monk and some friendly monsters from Japanese folklore. They defeat Daimon by stabbing out his eyes.

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Horror of Dracula

April 1, 2016 at 1:22 am (9 Heads, Horror of Dracula) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Horror of Dracula – 1958 – England

Horror of Dracula (known as Dracula outside of the United States) is the third filmic adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula (1897). It is preceded by Universal Pictures’ Dracula (1931) and Nosferatu (1922), although Nosferatu was an unofficial adaptation which resulted in a lawsuit. Horror of Dracula was produced by Hammer Film Productions and features many Hammer regulars such as actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, director Terence Fisher, and writer Jimmy Sangster.

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The Vampire’s Coffin (El ataúd del Vampiro)

February 15, 2016 at 5:53 pm (4 Heads, Vampire's Coffin) (, , , , )

The Vampire’s Coffin – 1958 – Mexico

While researching vampires, a scientist steals a vampire’s corpse from a graveyard. He accidentally revives it, and the vampire goes on a rampage. A nervous, buffoonish doctor kills the vampire and rescues a beautiful woman.

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The Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman

December 22, 2015 at 2:10 am (5 Heads, Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman) (, , , , , , )

The Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman – 1971 – Spain

Two female folklore students explore the French countryside, searching for the tomb of a medieval countess. They get lost and arrive at the villa of a genteel writer and his demented sister. The students live with the writer while he helps them look for the tomb. They eventually find it in a spooky ruined monastery, but accidentally revive the countess, who is a vampire. In the following days, one student becomes a vampire, and the other student falls in love with the writer. The writer reveals himself to be a werewolf, and then kills the vampire.

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Fright Night

November 2, 2014 at 4:59 pm (8 Heads, Fright Night) (, , , , , , )

Fright Night – 1985 – United States

A vampire takes residence in a spooky manor. The teenager next door spies the vampire committing murder and decides to slay him. Powerless against the vampire’s supernatural might, the teenager recruits a washed-up horror actor known for playing a vampire killer.

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Nightfall

September 7, 2014 at 9:49 pm (5 Heads, Nightfall) (, , , )

Nightfall – 1995 – United States

After a vampire kills his partner, an FBI agent overcomes his skepticism and seeks revenge. He tracks the vampire from Seattle to Salt Lake City and kills him in a showdown.

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The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires

November 30, 2013 at 10:41 pm (7 Heads, Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires) (, , , , , , , , , )

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires – 1974 – England/Hong Kong

Co-produced by England’s Hammer Film Productions (The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy) and Hong Kong’s Shaw Brothers Studio (The One-Armed Swordsman, 5 Fingers of Death, Five Deadly Venoms), The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires is, according to its poster, “The first kung fu horror spectacular!”. Combining “HAMMER HORROR!” and “DRAGON THRILLS!”, 7 Golden Vampires is exactly what you would imagine. Peter Cushing stars with a cast of Hong Kong actors.

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