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10 Vampire Movies That Broke All The Rules

From Nicolas Cage to... sparkling vampires?

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More so than any other genre, horror thrives on the sheer multitude of subgenres which exist within it, from slasher films to monster movies, haunted house flicks, found footage fare, and everything in-between.

One of the most prominent subgenres is, of course, the vampire movie, which was popularised by F. W. Murnau's 1922 classic Nosferatu. In the century since, it has offered up literally hundreds of efforts ranging from breathlessly unique to forgettably generic.

The core tenets of the vampire movie are so well-trodden by this point that it's a cause for celebration when any movie manages to carve out a unique niche for itself, either tearing down or re-configuring genre tropes in a creative or surprising way.

These 10 films, whether masterpieces of their genre or flawed curios, all at least dared to do something different with the vampire film, contorting it in some wholly different - and, in some cases, quite divisive - directions.

Whether comedic in nature or entirely self-serious, these films all made pains to deviate from the established formula and deliver a vampire movie like nothing else out there...

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