First up, The Atom Age Vampire. Now, this would make you think of a glowing, radioactive bloodsucker. But that’s not the case. Instead, you get a stripper with a damaged face who seeks to have it restored. She finds a scientist who can do so, but at what cost… at what cost?
Next, let’s go to 1935 and Mark of the Vampire, where Tod Browning (of Freaks fame) paired up with Bela Lugosi (of…well, he’s Bela Lugosi) to make a remake of a previous silent Browning film, London After Midnight.
Update: Alas, the film has been taken down, so we’ve reverted to the trailer.
And lastly, let’s back up a little bit more to 1933, with The Vampire Bat. What happens when a blood loss front moves in across a small village and how vampires are the #1 suspect. The head of police is skeptical because “We just sprayed for vampires.”
Okay, I may have made that part up. But it does have Dwight Frye in the cast, which gives it huge points with me.