Top 10 Film Scripts About Vampires

The myth of the vampire has been carving its tooth marks on our nightmares since way before Bram Stoker popularized it, and seems to have permeated into nearly every single culture.

In spite of plagiarism lawsuits that could’ve destroyed it forever, F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu unknowingly started a whole subgenre and became as immortal as Stoker’s creation. The vampire smoothly transitioned to the sound era, and such illustrious names as Béla Lugosi, Lon Chaney and Christopher Lee kept the myth out of the coffin.

And just like good art does, the vampire didn’t keep his original shape but split itself in many different forms. It couldn’t have survived otherwise. Through the perspective of many different artists we have seen the human and the inhuman vampire, the powerful and the tormented, the modern (Only Lovers Left Alive) and the vintage, the dark teenager (The Lost Boys), the western-flavored (Near Dark), the satirized and even the meta-vampire (Shadow of the Vampire).

It’s a global superstition art has been feeding off for centuries. And each generation of filmmakers seems to find new a way to process that inspiring blood and nurture our imagination with it. The vampire has truly crossed oceans of time to find us.

These are notable film scripts about Vampires:

(1922) Nosferatu

(1958) Horror of Dracula

(1987) Near Dark

(1992) Bram Stoker’s Dracula

(1994) Interview with the Vampire

(1996) From Dusk Till Dawn

(1998) Vampires

(2000) Shadow of the Vampire

(2007) 30 Days of Night

(2008) Let the Right One In

Dracula Untold Script

Year:2014
Director:Gary Shore
Written by:Matt Sazama (Writer), Burk Sharpless (Writer), Bram Stoker (Characters)

Script Synopsis:Vlad Tepes is a great hero, but when he learns the Sultan is preparing for battle and needs to form an army of 1,000 boys, including Vlad's son, he vows to find a way to protect his family. Vlad turns to dark forces in order to get the power to destroy his enemies and agrees to go from hero to monster as he's turned into the mythological vampire Dracula.
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Horror Of Dracula Script

Year:1958
Director:Terence Fisher
Written by:Bram Stoker (Novel), Jimmy Sangster (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.
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Dracula: Prince Of Darkness Script

Year:1966
Director:Terence Fisher
Written by:Anthony Hinds (Writer), Jimmy Sangster (Writer), Bram Stoker (Characters)

Script Synopsis:Whilst vacationing in the Carpathian Mountain, two couples stumble across the remains of Count Dracula's castle. The Count's trusted servant kills one of the men, suspending the body over the Count's ashes so that the blood drips from the corpse and saturates the blackened remains. The ritual is completed, the Count revived and his attentions focus on the dead man's wife who is to become his partner; devoted to an existence of depravity and evil.
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Taste The Blood Of Dracula Script

Year:1970
Director:Peter Sasdy
Written by:Anthony Hinds (Writer), Bram Stoker (Characters)

Script Synopsis:Three elderly distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring borgoueis lives and gets in contact with one of count Dracula's servants. In a nightly ceremony they restore the count back to life. The three men killed Dracula's servant and as a revenge, the count makes sure that the gentlemen are killed one by one by their own sons.
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Love At First Bite Script

Year:1979
Director:Stan Dragoti
Written by:Robert Kaufman (Screenplay), Mark Gindes (Story), Bram Stoker (Characters)

Script Synopsis:Dracula and Renefield relocate to 70's era New York in search of Cindy Sondheim (the reincarnation of Dracula's one true love, Mina Harker). "Trouble adjusting" is a wild understatement for the Count as he battles Cindy's psychiatrist, Jeffrey Rosenberg (a descendant of Van Helsing who changed his name for professional reasons?), who may almost certainly, possibly, may be in love with Cindy too.
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Nosferatu

Year:1922
Director:F.W. Murnau
Written by:Bram Stoker (Novel), Henrik Galeen (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula."
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Dracula

Year:1992
Director:Francis Ford Coppola
Written by:Bram Stoker (Novel), James V. Hart (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker -- the spitting image of Dracula's long-dead wife, Elisabeta -- obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.
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