According to the Chinese astrological calendar, 1979 was officially the "year of the ram," but in cinemas and on televised screens worldwide, it most certainly was the "year of the vampire".
Being that it was the end of the '70s, it could be argued that this was the best period for vampires on film. However, spoofs like DRACULA SUCKS and the much more successful LOVE AT FIRST BITE pretty much killed the movement. On with the list...
- THE CURSE OF DRACULA (T.V.)
- DRACULA (John Badham)
- DRACULA BITES THE BIG APPLE
- DRACULA BLOWS HIS COOL
- DRACULA SUCKS
- THE HALLOWEEN THAT ALMOST WASN'T (T.V.)
- LOVE AT FIRST BITE
- NOSFERATU, THE VAMPIRE (Werner Herzog)
- SALEM'S LOT (T.V.)
- VAMPIRE (T.V.)
According to some sources, VAMPIRE HOOKERS and DRACULA'S LAST RITES might have been included in that same year of release, however, both films have conflicting release dates accredited to them. (1978 & 1980, respectively.)