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Shows that will quench your bloodlust for all things Vampiric

Shilpa S

Shilpa S
Jul 18, 2021

In the myths, Vampires are said to appear charismatic and charming, irresistible to mortals with their allure, which served as a way for them to lure unsuspecting victims into their clutches. The appeal they have certainly seemed to hold today, as is evidenced by the huge popularity of all kinds of media which features Vampire characters.

Here is a list of shows featuring Vampires, who have managed to pull in audiences.

1
Dracula
6.6OTTplay Rating
Based on the famous Bram Stoker novel of the same name, Dracula is a mini-series developed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the minds behind BBC’s Sherlock. The titular character basking in his Transylvania castle longs to make his descent into Londonstrives and lures in unsuspecting victims to achieve his evil plans. The series also features versions of other characters from Stoker’s novel.
2
Penny Dreadful
8.3OTTplay Rating
A Gothic drama featuring several prominent characters from the horror genre, Penny Dreadful tells the story of a group of unlikely acquaintances; a medium, a scientist, an explorer and an expert show, and the adventures they get themselves into facing off against monsters. The show features loose depictions of several characters from Bram Stoker’s famous Dracula novel.
3
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The show follows a young woman, who is discovered to be a part of a line of women designated as ‘Vampire Slayers’, whose destiny is to rid the world of the forces of darkness. Although reluctant at first, she eventually learns to accept and excel at her duties, with the help of her close-knit group of friends.
4
True Blood
In a universe where the existence of vampires is normalized, although treated with apprehension, True Blood follows the story of Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress. Things are complicated when she falls in love with a 173-year-old vampire. The vampires in the series are depicted, not as malicious blood-thirsty creatures, but rather individuals striving for equal rights in a society still sceptical of them.
5
The Vampire Diaries
7.8OTTplay Rating
This teen drama based on a popular book series is about an orphaned teenage girl who finds herself in a love triangle between two vampire brothers, each of whom strives to win her affections. The show also follows the brothers' adventures facing off against other threats and villains, including a vampire who is an ex-lover of them
6
Castlevania
8.6OTTplay Rating
A vengeful Vampire is out for blood, vowing to take revenge on the people who viciously murdered his beloved. With an army of dark forces by his side, he lays waste to the kingdom, and the people’s only hope for an end to their troubles is an outcast vampire hunter. The popular series was well-received by critics and viewers alike.
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