Top 11 Most Vicious Vampires

Jebediah Loven - Stake Land
We're used to our post-apocalyptic worlds being inhabited by zombies. But every once in a while, it's the vampires that take down civilization as we know it. And that's the case in Stake Land. However, the vamps in this film are feral, thus zombie-like, and really wild. However, one of them has intelligence. His name is Jebediah Loven and he's the perfect illustration of the old adage "In the land of the blind, the man with one eye is king." You combine his intellect with the brutality of this film's vamps and the unbending religious beliefs Loven possessed as a leader a fundamentalist militia called The Brotherhood before he turned bloodsucker and you have one focused, brutal and remorseless vampire. You can get a look at his human side, which actually isn't a helluva lot better than his vampire side, in the video below. Don't let The Bible fool you. He uses it as a weapon.

Jared Nomak - Blade 2
So what makes Novak so vicious? Not only is he a vampire, but he's an uber-vampire described as patient zero and carrier of the Reaper Virus. According to the story in Blade 2 (and we do respect the fact that the Daywalker himself was one helluva vamp, but listen to the facts on these Reapers). Viewers of Blade 2 will undoubtedly remember the most obvious feature of the Reaper vamps, which was their three-way, Predator-like, jaw complete with lethal suckers. But on top of that, the Reapers had some other, very advantageous, features. Not only were their hearts encased in bone to prevent the unfortunate puncture, but they were stronger than common vamps, had a ravenous hunger and even their dead victims returned as Reaper vamps, thus increasing their numbers. And Nomak was the baddest of these badass vampires. Although he seemed to have a death wish, he gave Blade everything he wanted and more in this outrageous fight seen from Blade 2. Enjoy.

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Gus Bjork's picture

Nice list and for once I've seen almost all the movies. All but Night Flier. It always looked like a throw-away. Sounds like I should reconsider that.

Thanks for throwing out some Hammer love. Christopher Lee's Dracula was the first vampire I thought of when I saw 'vicious' (rather than savage).

And what's wrong with me that I missed the context in Let Me In. I thought 'How sweet' at the end with her tapping away. It didn't occur to me that Oskar had become her new human slave and that's how he would be spending the rest of his life until it was time to switch him up.

Submitted by Gus Bjork on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 6:56pm.
GODFLESH69's picture

Night Flier is badass one of my favorite King adaptations, also glad to see STAKELAND on here those fuckers were vicious!!!

Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:20pm.
frank_dracman's picture

Night Flier is easily one of Steven King's best adaptions. The vampire has a cool design and Miguel is always fun to watch.

Sharky, you really should give it a chance. You'll see that it's pretty tame compared to other horror movies you've seen.

Submitted by frank_dracman on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 7:16pm.
aliensharkboy's picture

Of course I'll give it another try some point (IF I ever find a DVD copy)... maybe then I'll finally get over my fear of airport bathrooms.

Submitted by aliensharkboy on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:40pm.
frank_dracman's picture

There's plenty to fear in airport bathrooms.

Submitted by frank_dracman on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:09pm.
aliensharkboy's picture

And Miguel Ferrer is one of them.

Submitted by aliensharkboy on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:04pm.
frank_dracman's picture


Submitted by frank_dracman on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 7:57pm.
kiddcapone's picture

I enjoyed The Night Flier for what it was, but the actual Stephen King story was so much better than the film. One of the few times he didn't completely fumble the ending.

I liked the traditional vampire look over the monster look. Either way, it's worth watching and definitely worth reading.

Submitted by kiddcapone on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 7:47pm.
The Buz's picture

Love the short story. Easily one of Kings best endings. Highly recommend everyone check it out.

Submitted by The Buz on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 9:44pm.
Gus Bjork's picture

Thanks guys, I'll be sure to check it out. I thought I saw it available on Netflix at some point but can't recall when.

Submitted by Gus Bjork on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:33pm.
frank_dracman's picture

Valek? Seriously? That movie was good in spite of him. Don't get me wrong, Thomas Ian Griffith was fun to watch in cornball action movies, but putting him ahead of anyone in Near Dark is just stupid.

I read the book before I knew Vampire$ was going to be a movie and still highly recommend it. The movie was faithful up to the hotel scene, then it strays pretty far from the source martial. Book was awesome, movie was meh except for James Woods cranked to 11. The only setting Woods should have.

Submitted by frank_dracman on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:44am.
GODFLESH69's picture

I'm a huge Carpenter fan he's a Horror god but remember being really disappointed with Vampires to me one of his worst.

Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 1:24pm.
Gus Bjork's picture

I hated Vampires. I had been growing cold on Carpenter leading up to it but after Vampires I just gave up. I respect everything he did and a good chunk of his films are on my all time favorite lists. But damn when he crashed-he crashed. No survivors.

Submitted by Gus Bjork on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:31pm.

Vampires is a masterpiece compared to Children of the Damned. I still think that's the biggest stinker of his career thus far.

Submitted by LSD Zombie on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 5:48pm.
aliensharkboy's picture

I still can't watch The Night Flier. Saw it at a far too young age, and just can't recover from it. Much like that season finale of Pingu.

Otherwise, awesome list. A nice variety in there. But no mention of Bill Paxton as Severen?!?

Submitted by aliensharkboy on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:35am.
Scott Hallam's picture

Thanks very much! And I did manage to slide Severen in with the Honorable Mentions at the top. Couldn't just leave him out completely!

Submitted by Scott Hallam on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 2:03pm.
aliensharkboy's picture

Ohp, I must've missed that. My bad!

Submitted by aliensharkboy on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 6:24pm.
MonsterMash's picture

Wow. That new Horror of Dracula footage is nothing short of awesome. Such a dramatic death scene, and Cushing and Lee sell it all the way to the credits. I'm glad to see that Stake Land made the list. I think it's the greatest modern Vamp movie. So powerful, and delivers the greatest horror badass since Evil Dead. You don't fuck with Mister.

Submitted by MonsterMash on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 3:23am.
GODFLESH69's picture

Yeah Stakeland was the TITS as well as Mulberry Street & We are What We Are the best film about cannibals since Ravenous Mickle is becoming a master filmmaker .

Submitted by GODFLESH69 on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:39pm.

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