How do you kill the undead? What happens to a vampire when they’re staked through the heart? Can the sun kill these creatures of the night? While the process and means of death changes with the stories, you can always count on film makers to come up with imaginative ways to kill of these bloodsuckers.
Warning: Vampire death scenes can range from corny to grotesque. Comedic to horrifying. Proceed only if you understand what this entails and you are of an appropriate age.
While disappearing in a puff of smoke had some technical limitations at the time, this death would permanently change vampire mythology. Originally they were only weekend by the sun. This film was the first to make it deadly.
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992)
Arguably one of the best vampire deaths of all time was by Paul Reubens. Yes, Pee Wee Herman brought his comedic timing and improvisational skills to the character Amilyn. To think, this role was originally written for Joan Chen.
Proving that vampires are hard to kill. Amilyn took two scenes to finally die. It wasn’t gory, it didn’t take a lot of special effects, but it was long, painful and hilarious.
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Blade was a dark super hero film. This meant you needed gory action scenes. Here you can see the horrific effects the sun has on vampires. The skin melts off the body, it splits open, catches on fire and then ultimately explodes. No wonder vampires are so jealous of the dhampir Blade.
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Blade II (2002)
While Dragonetti was an evil vampire, Nyssa was a good girl. Apparently, if you’re a nice vampire, the sun does not make you explode. You gently turn to dust, as the sparks and ash from your burning flesh fly beautifully away.
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Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)
Leave it to Mel Brooks to figure out how much blood vampires bleed when stabbed through the heart. Of course, this vampire had just eaten.
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