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The Top 13 Bloodthirsty Vampires In Movie History

Not all vampires sparkle in the sunlight — in fact, most are far more gruesome. Check out this ranking of cinema's most brutal vamps, and catch up with some sexy vampires in From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Tuesdays at 9/8c on the El Rey Network.

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1. Jesús Gris — Cronos

Jesús Gris may have stumbled onto the secret of achieving eternal youth, but he realized it didn't come without a thirst for blood.
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Jesús Gris may have stumbled onto the secret of achieving eternal youth, but he realized it didn't come without a thirst for blood.

2. Count Orlok — Nosferatu

Count Orlok proves that a man's bloodlust, while strong, is not immune to the lure of a woman's beauty — that beauty leading to one's ultimate demise.
Film Arts Guild / Everett Collection

Count Orlok proves that a man's bloodlust, while strong, is not immune to the lure of a woman's beauty — that beauty leading to one's ultimate demise.

3. The Countess — Once Bitten

The ultimate cougar: a 400-year-old vampire who needs to drink the blood of young, virginal males to stay alive.
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The ultimate cougar: a 400-year-old vampire who needs to drink the blood of young, virginal males to stay alive.

4. Kurt Barlow — Salem's Lot

This utterly terrifying monster, Kurt Barlow, is keen on mass vampire destruction in a small, unsuspecting town.
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This utterly terrifying monster, Kurt Barlow, is keen on mass vampire destruction in a small, unsuspecting town.

5. Sang-hyun — Thirst

This is the story of a priest turned vampire who just wants love, blood, and to do the right thing. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't really work out.
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This is the story of a priest turned vampire who just wants love, blood, and to do the right thing. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't really work out.

6. Count Dracula — Bram Stoker's Dracula

Count Dracula is a sex fiend with a broken heart. Maybe we feel sorry for him?
American Zoetrope / Everett Collection

Count Dracula is a sex fiend with a broken heart. Maybe we feel sorry for him?

7. Jerry Dandrige — Fright Night

Jerry Dandrige is what kids fear most — a bad guy who no one will believe exists when you tell them about him.
Columbia Pictures / Everett Collection

Jerry Dandrige is what kids fear most — a bad guy who no one will believe exists when you tell them about him.

8. Miriam Blaylock — The Hunger

Miriam Blaylock proves that only a scorned lover is worse than a vampire.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Everett Collection

Miriam Blaylock proves that only a scorned lover is worse than a vampire.

9. Lestat de Lioncourt — Interview with the Vampire

Poor Lestat; a vampire, yes, but a family man — until his vampire family turned on him...
Geffen Pictures / Everett Collection

Poor Lestat; a vampire, yes, but a family man — until his vampire family turned on him...

10. Eli — Let the Right One In

The most horrifying love story you'll ever see, with a cold-blooded vampire girl who you may wish was your childhood sweetheart too.
Sandrew Metronome / Everett Collection

The most horrifying love story you'll ever see, with a cold-blooded vampire girl who you may wish was your childhood sweetheart too.

11. Santánico Pandemónium — From Dusk Till Dawn

Didn't think a vampire could be so sexy, did you?
Everett Collection

Didn't think a vampire could be so sexy, did you?

12. David — The Lost Boys

When you think you've killed the bad guy, it turns out YOU'RE the bad guy now.
Warner Bros. / Everett Collection

When you think you've killed the bad guy, it turns out YOU'RE the bad guy now.

13. Peter Loew — Vampire's Kiss

Peter Loew is the Patrick Bateman of vampires.
Hemdale Film Corporation / Everett Collection

Peter Loew is the Patrick Bateman of vampires.