Instant Video Spotlight: Vampires Who Don’t Sparkle

Remember when vampires didn’t sparkle? Here are some thought-provoking, amusing and visually dazzling Instant Videos to refresh that memory.

Let The Right One In (rated R, 4/5 stars, English subtitled, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy, and currently available to view FREE for Amazon Prime members) – Lonely, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates. A new friendship develops when Eli, a pale, serious young girl who only comes out at night, moves in next door. This excellent foreign film was later remade as Let Me In by an American production company with Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass, Hugo) in the role of the lonely, yet chillingly dangerous young vampire.

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (rated R, 4.75/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $14.95 to buy) – An anime masterpiece, with artwork evoking the style of Gustav Klimt. The enigmatic Vampire Hunter known only as D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a human woman named Charlotte.

Interview With The Vampire (rated R, 4.75/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $6.49 to buy) – Neil Jordan’s gorgeous adaptation of the bestselling Anne Rice novel. Tom Cruise plays the magnetic Vampire Lestat, while Brad Pitt takes on the role of his reluctant comrade, Louis. Also stars Kirsten Dunst in her breakout role as the child vampire Claudia, and Antonio Banderas.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (rated R, 4/5 stars, currently priced at $2.99 to rent and $9.99 to buy) – Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder star in Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of the tortured tale of a charismatic vampire, based on Bram Stoker’s original novel.





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