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The 10 Best Vampire Movies From The '80s (According To Rotten Tomatoes)

The 10 Best Vampire Movies From The '80s (According To Rotten Tomatoes)

'80s horror is defined by camp, gory practical effects, and comedic undertones. The decade popularized the slasher, but it also played around with classic creatures like werewolves, aliens, and vampires. Bloodsuckers have been a staple of the genre since Bram Stoker wrote his 1897 gothic masterpiece, Dracula.

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1979's Salem's Lot, adapted from the Stephen King novel, set the tone for '80s cinematic explorations of vampirism. From the hipster vamps in The Lost Boys to the animated, undead titular killer in Vampire Hunter D, the '80s contributed multiple cult features to the vampire subgenre. The rise of VHS culture contributed to the lasting influence of these films, directed by both horror icons and Oscar-winning filmmakers.

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