Top 20 Vampire TV Shows

When dusk falls, those who do not stock up on silver bullets, a bunch of garlic and aspen stakes should not relax. Vampires no longer hide in coffins in ancient castles, they go to nightclubs and rent apartments, maybe in your entrance! You can find out what modern and classic bloodsuckers look like in our list of the best vampire TV shows that have hit the screens in the last ten years.

Middle Band Vampires (2021)

A dramedy about domestic vampires of Smolensk, the premiere of which was postponed until March due to the reshooting of scenes with the main character. Mikhail Efremov was replaced by Yuri Stoyanov as the patriarch of the family, Slava’s thousand-year-old uncle. The well-worn Vernidubovich and his household behave decently, do not kill anyone, although they drink blood from faceted glasses and plastic bottles. But the calm provincial life of the ghouls ends when bloodless guys are found in a birch grove outside the city.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Genre:
Detective, comedy, fantasy

Actors:
Yuri Stoyanov, Tatyana Dogileva, Ekaterina Kuznetsova …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Food block (2021)

What could be better than a scarlet tie to hide a bite mark? Soviet schoolchildren are the heroes of the most anticipated novelty among the series about vampires in 2021. The film adaptation of Alexei Ivanov’s bestseller nostalgically takes you back to the summer of the 1980 Moscow Olympics. To the pioneers of the Burevestnik camp on the Volga coast, the counselor tells a horror story about a plaster bugler who searches at night for those who broke her friend, the drummer. Whom should children be afraid of – a vengeful sculpture or comrades who are not comrades at all, since they drink blood at night?

Genre:
Drama, Thriller

Actors:
Pyotr Natarov, Daniil Vershinin, Angelina Strechina…

Country:
Russia

Age Limits :
18+


Dracula (2020)

Another novelty of the cinema is a mini-series about the confrontation between Count Dracula and the vampire hunter Van Helsing in a modern feminist version. This time, the charismatic ghoul is challenged by a nun, a descendant of Van Helsing. In Transylvania, an emaciated British lawyer takes refuge in a monastery, barely escaping from the castle of a Romanian client, a buyer of a London mansion. No one, except for Sister Agatha, attaches any importance to the story of the English guest.

Original title:
Dracula

Genre:
Horror, drama

Actors:
Claes Bang, Dolly Wells, Morfydd Clark …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Vampires (2020)

The new French series features different instances of vampires – from aristocrats to marginal clochards. But the attention of all the bloodsuckers is riveted to the conflict family of losers with four children. If two of them are normal ghouls, then the other pair is born from a human, and the youngest daughter shows unprecedented qualities. Doina loves, as expected, blood, but at the same time she is not afraid of the sun, which opens up dizzying prospects for the vampire community.

Original title:
Vampires

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, drama

Actors:
Kate Moran, Munir Amamra, Juliette Cardinski…

Country:
France

Rating:
IMDb – 5.5

Age limit:
18+


What are we doing in the shadows (2019 – 2020)

In an American mansion, four vampires made a nest – a woman and three men, but one of them sucks not blood, but energy. If the classic trinity is forced to hide from the sun during the day, then the energy ghoul goes to work in the office. The measured life of the company is interrupted by the arrival of a coffin from Europe. The prince, an ancient vampire, before passing out again after a bloody snack, requires his subordinates to conquer Staten Island before his new awakening.

Original title:
What We Do in the Shadows

Genre:
Comedy, horror

Actors:
Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Rebirth (2019)

The list of series about vampires continues with a foreign thriller about the secret creation of a supervaccine against diseases. The drug is tested on prisoners, but a government experiment leads to disaster – the criminals have turned into monsters. However, scientists have a clue: different age groups react differently. To stop the spread of the vamp virus, you need a child who will remain human after exposure to the drug. The orphan Amy is chosen for the role of the experimental mouse – after all, no one will miss the girls in case of death.

Original title:
The Passage

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, fantasy

Actors:
Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniya Sidney, Jamie McShane…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Vampire Wars (2019)

Dr. Luther’s friend Swann undergoes an unusual metamorphosis. It would seem, what’s so terrible about the appearance of perfect hearing and vision? If not for the side effect of such superpowers : Mike Fane, infected with a virus, is seized by the desire to drink human blood. An American comic book fantasy series that shows in physiological detail how a human mutates into a vampire.

Original title:
V-Wars

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, drama

Actors:
Ian Somerhalder, Adrian Holmes, Jackie Lai …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.8, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Paranormal Wellington (2018 – 2019)

A detective fantasy about paranormal events in the city of Wellington is included in the list of the best comedy series of recent years about vampires. The fifth episode is dedicated directly to the ghouls, where the new vampire Nick appears, selling blood from the local hospital to the side. Will the local cops be able to figure out where the blood supply has gone, and what kind of ceremonies are performed in the park around a naked man tied to a post? The mockumentary series is a spin-off of Real Ghouls.

Original title:
Wellington Paranormal

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, comedy

Actors:
Mike Minogue, Karen O’Leary, Maaka Pohatu…

Country:
New Zealand

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


The Ancients (2013 – 2018)

In the 1920s, the original vampires Klaus, Elijah and Rebecca created a comfortable environment for supernatural beings in New Orleans. Witches , werewolves and ghouls fit into the city’s vibrant nightlife without conflict between factions. But the family itself had to leave the city, and only years later did Klaus have a chance to remove Marseille’s protege from the post of unofficial mayor, and return control of New Orleans to his ancient family.

Original title:
The Originals

Genre:
Fantasy, drama, detective, horror

Actors:
Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Charles Michael Davis …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.2

Age restrictions:
16+


The Vampire Diaries (2009 – 2017)

In the top series for teenagers is a film adaptation of a novel about the love of a vampire and a man, full of romance and otherworldly secrets. It is simply impossible for two Salvatore brothers not to fall in love with the most popular student of the school – after all, 17-year-old Elena Gilbert is so similar to their deceased lover. The rivalry between the good vampire Stefan and the bad Damon for the girl’s heart takes place in the town of Mystic Falls, where paranormal passions rage.

Original title:
The Vampire Diaries

Genre:
Drama, fantasy, horror

Actors:
Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Strain (2014 – 2017)

At an American airport, a plane lands with the lights off, from which no one gets out. On board, except for the four survivors, everyone is dead. The chief epidemiologist of New York, Goodweather, discovers the virus of vampirism during research, and in the meantime, infected corpses disappear from morgues. Monsters with stingers instead of fangs cause panic in the city and country. A team of townspeople comes to the aid of the doctor, and among them is Vasily Fet, a rat exterminator from Ukraine.

Original title:
The Strain

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, thriller, drama

Actors:
Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
18+


American Horror Story: Hotel (2015 − 2016)

The fifth season of the popular horror series about vampires received good reviews from the audience and turned out to be the most interesting in the project. A stylish TV show is worth watching for fans of Lady Gaga – it was within the walls of the Cortez Hotel, soaked in the blood of guests, that the pop diva’s film career started. Horrors in an old hotel , where the countess, the character of the singer, and other murderous heroes live, is investigated by John Lowe, a detective with professional endurance.

Original title:
American Horror Story

Genre:
Horror, thriller, drama

Actors:
Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Denis O’Hare…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Scary Tales (2014 – 2016)

Victorian London, like a magnet, attracted evil spirits of various origins and calibers, among which Count Dracula himself shines. The townspeople are afraid to leave their homes, and hunters with the legendary Van Helsing rush to their rescue. A guest from America, Ethan Chandler, who has fallen into the trap of vampires and is hypnotized by the diabolical beauty of the medium Vanessa Ives, also needs help.

Original title:
Penny Dreadful

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, drama

Actors:
Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Harry Treadaway…

Country:
Ireland, UK, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 8.2

Age restrictions:
16+


From Dusk Till Dawn (2014 − 2016)

The snake-like vampires of the series are an American version of supernatural creatures, coming from the cult of reptiles among the Aztecs. The TV show based on the original film by Quentin Tarantino added new characters, but the main characters are the same – the Gekko brothers. Richard and Seth head to Mexico, but at the border they go to the Twisted Titties bar, where they have an epic battle with the bloodsuckers.

Original title:
From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series

Genre:
Action, horror, crime, fantasy

Actors:
D.J. Cotrona, Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.9

Age limit:
16+


Blood (2015)

If in foreign serials about vampires the heroes cool off or sleep in coffins, then in this South Korean thriller they work as doctors in a clinic, earning their daily blood. And disciplined Asian monsters appeared not from the bites of Count Dracula, but as a result of scientists’ experiments with the VBT-01 virus. The clinic’s top surgeon , Pak Chi-san, the son of a virus-infected couple and the only 100% vampire since birth, falls in love with a mortal colleague and tries to invent a cure to become human.

Original title:
Beulreodeu

Genre:
Melodrama, fantasy

Actors:
Ahn Jae-hyun, Ku Hye-son, Chi Jin-hee …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 6.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Scientist walking at night (2015)

A highly rated Korean series in the fantasy, historical romance and action genres. In the Joseon era, the all-powerful vampire Gwi is behind the change of kings and terrorizes the inhabitants of the palace, removing all objectionable. The secret behind the villain’s vulnerability lies in a lost book that a mysterious scientist is looking for. In his search, he is helped by a book dealer, who also wants to rid the country of the bloodsucker. However, the merchant turns out to be a beautiful girl dressed as a man, and the reclusive scientist is not what he seems.

Original title:
Bameul geotneun seonbi

Genre:
Fantasy, melodrama, action

Actors:
Lee Jun-gi, Lee Yu-bi, Shim Chang-min …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Dracula (2013 – 2014)

American gothic fantasy series about vampires, love and vengeance, filmed in Budapest. A New World entrepreneur arrives in Victorian England, where he promotes Nikola Tesla’s technology for wireless electricity. Under the mask of a businessman hides a vampire with a thirst for revenge for the dead beloved. Thanks to the serum of the scientist Van Helsing, the bloodsucker can act during the day, in sunlight. The union of ancient enemies – Dracula and Van Helsing leads to unpredictable events in London.

Original title:
Dracula

Genre:
Horror, drama, melodrama

Actors:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gau, Thomas Kretschman …

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
16+


True Blood (2008 − 2014)

Japanese scientists have invented a serum – artificial blood, and now the descendants of Vlad Tepes do not have to wait for prey after sunset. Vampires make a massive coming out and are legalized. However, not all US citizens are ready to accept them into society, so ghouls are subjected to repression and genocide. According to the tradition of such series, the plot develops in a provincial town. In the center of events are the telepathic girl Sookie and the vampire Billy. When a series of murders rolls in Bon Tam , a couple in love is accused of crimes.

Original title:
True Blood

Genre:
Fantasy, thriller, drama

Actors:
Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Byzantium (2012)

Why do women need long and sharp nails? For the vampires Eleanor and Clara, this is not a luxury, but a tool: the ladies pierce the skin of their victims not with fangs, but with a well-groomed purple claw. Mother and daughter pretend to be sisters and hide from people and brothers in the coastal town in the hotel “Byzantium”. And while the girl writes notes and blows confessions into the wind, mother courtesan seduces the owner of the hotel and turns the unprofitable establishment into a brothel.

Original title:
Byzantium

Genre:
Horror, fantasy, thriller, drama

Actors:
Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley…

Country:
Great Britain, USA, Ireland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
16+


Death Valley (2011)

Comedy series in the horror genre, made as a report from the scene of extraordinary incidents. A team of TV crews go out on calls together with policemen from an elite unit to fix criminal episodes with werewolves, vampires and zombies. The paranormal cop service began after evil spirits appeared in California, and vampires seized control of nightclubs and prostitution, and werewolves strayed into neo-Nazi gangs.

Original title:
Death Valley

Genre:
Horror, comedy

Actors:
Texas Battle, Bryce Johnson, Tanya Raymond…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.8

Age restrictions:
18+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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