Vampires | 31 Nights of Horror Challenge

For this year’s 31 Nights of Horror Challenge, the Day 20 prompt was Modern Dracula. There are a bunch of modern vampire movies and funny that I think modern is almost 30 years ago! I chose John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998) for a couple of reasons. One it is so much different than the movie we watched on day 19, Horror of Dracula which interestingly was made40 years before this one. Second, it is just dang, over-the-top 1990s cool, with the insane Jeep built, over acting, gore and more.

#31NightsofHorrorChallenge Modern Vampire: Vampires (1998).


A bunch of vampire hunters aided by the Vatican are asked to hunt down a master vampire and his goons of vampires who are ripping and tearing humans apart. While the leader of the vampire hunter does the slaying and takes orders from the Vatican as his parents were killed by vampires and he was raised by the Church, the Church has an agenda of their own regarding a centuries-old cross from falling into the hands of the master vampire

Our Thoughts on Vampires

This movie is the scary movie equivalent of awesomeness! It jumps right into the action and then has a wild turn of events with great music. Daniel Baldwin is cool, and so is James Woods; Vampires deserves more credit, too. It makes me appreciate John Carpenter even more. It is a top-notch ’90s experience, but not much like it in terms of vampire flicks.

8 out of 10 🌟


For this film, John Carpenter wanted to stay away from the stereotype of gothic vampires and wanted to make his vampires “savages” and not be “brooding loneliness in their existence. They’re too busy ripping and tearing humans apart.”