11 Episodes

Scary yet seductive, the vampire has inspired more fascination than just about any other creature in horror history. Ever since Bela Lugosi set the standard for sinister sophistication with his iconic performance in Tod Browning’s 1931 classic DRACULA, filmmakers have been relentlessly reimagining and redefining the vampire myth as a delivery system for primal fear, edgy eroticism, and potent social commentary. Glam lesbian vamps (DAUGHTERS OF DARKNESS), blaxploitation bloodsuckers (BLACULA), pint-size Nordic Nosferatus (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN), and more are now all part of an ever-growing, multinational lore that will, truly, never die.

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  • Vampires Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Nosferatu

    Episode 2

    Directed by F. W. Murnau • 1922 • Germany
    Starring Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder

    A landmark in the evolution of horror cinema, F. W. Murnau's hauntingly atmospheric adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" stars an iconic Max Schreck as Count Orlok, a nightmarish, spidery creat...

  • Vampyr

    Episode 3

    Directed by Carl Th. Dreyer • 1932 • France, West Germany
    Starring Julian West, Maurice Schutz, Rena Mandel

    With VAMPYR, Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer channeled his genius for creating mesmerizing atmosphere and austere, unsettling imagery into the horror genre. The result—a chilling film...

  • The Velvet Vampire

    Episode 4

    Directed by Stephanie Rothman • 1971 • United States
    Starring Celeste Yarnall, Michael Blodgett, Sherry E. DeBoer

    Toeing the line between exploitation and art cinema, Stephanie Rothman’s follow-up to her hit THE STUDENT NURSES deconstructs vampire mythology with a subversive feminist spirit and ...

  • Daughters of Darkness

    Episode 5

    Directed by Harry Kümel • 1971 • Belgium
    Starring Delphine Seyrig, Danielle Ouimet, John Karlen

    The vampire myth gets a disturbingly seductive psychosexual spin in one of the most exquisitely mesmerizing adult horror films ever made. International screen icon Delphine Seyrig stars as Elizabeth B...

  • Nosferatu the Vampyre

    Episode 6

    Directed by Werner Herzog • 1979 • West Germany
    Starring Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz

    It is 1850 in the beautiful, perfectly-kept town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz) is about to leave on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real-estate arrangements with ...

  • Fascination

    Episode 7

    Directed by Jean Rollin • 1979 • France
    Starring Franca Maï, Jean-Marie Lemaire, Brigitte Lahaie

    Jean Rollin’s erotic masterpiece is often described as a vampire film—yet, more than nearly any other horror movie, its true subject is blood fetishism. Set in 1905, the story concerns a group of ari...

  • The Living Dead Girl

    Episode 8

    Directed by Jean Rollin • 1982 • France
    Starring Marina Pierro, Françoise Blanchard, Mike Marshall

    Catherine Valmont (Françoise Blanchard), a wealthy heiress dead before her time, is accidentally reanimated when some unfortunate movers attempt to store drums of chemical waste in the neglected bu...

  • Cronos

    Episode 9

    Directed by Guillermo del Toro • 1993 • Mexico
    Starring Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook

    Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with CRONOS, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federi...

  • Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary

    Episode 10

    Directed by Guy Maddin • 2002 • Canada
    Starring Wei-Qiang Zhang, Tara Birtwhistle, David Moroni

    Beautifully transposing the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s interpretation of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire yarn from stage to screen, Guy Maddin forges a sumptuous, erotically charged feast of dance, drama, ...

  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    Episode 11

    Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour • 2014 • United States
    Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi

    The first Iranian vampire western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s mesmerizing debut feature blends the influences of spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, the Iranian New Wave, and Jim Jarmusch into a truly...