Five fangtastic vampire films you need to see ASAP!

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Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as Detroit Vampires Adam & Eve in Jim Jarmusch’s “Only Lovers Left Alive” – From Soda Pictures

2. Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

I guess I will go with the theme and add another vampire film directed by someone who typically doesn’t (typically) do horror films, New York film legend, Jim Jarmusch. Only Lovers Left Alive is very much unlike any other vampire film I’ve ever seen. First of all, these vamps can walk around during the day. Secondly, for the most part, amongst the two protagonists, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton) do not kill people for food.

Surviving mostly off of food from blood banks, Adam and Eve lead a very slow-paced, somewhat normal life in a place you might not think of as Vampire Central—Detroit, MI. John Hurt and Mia Wasikowska co-star as other vampires and the late Anton Yelchin stars as Adam and Eve’s human errand boy. When Ava (Mia Wasikowska), Eve’s younger sister, makes a very dangerous mistake, Adam and Eve’s world gets shaken up. The palpable boredom that Adam feels, which is an understandable byproduct of being eternal, starts to dissipate.

The undead duo make their way to Morocco where the film ends in a rather unexpected, yet somehow also typical way. Also starring pre-Westworld Jeffery Wright, this film is a can’t-miss in my book. Only Lovers Left Alive is available for rental or purchase on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube. It’s absolutely worth your time and money!