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Five ‘Fangtastic’ Vampire Shows Streaming This Spooky Season!


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It’s October and that makes for the perfect time to watch some monster-themed TV! This spooky season is “the season of the vampire” and there are five shows currently streaming that are perfect for all types of vampire lovers!

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Some are done airing this year and have the full season(s) streaming and others are released weekly so whether you’re a binge-watcher or a weekly watcher there’s some Vampire content for you! 

5: Vampire Academy – Peacock

Coming in at number five is Vampire Academy. It’s based on the book of the same name and is the second on-screen adaptation in the last ten years. The first was the 2014 movie which was a box-office failure and is often forgotten.

This show takes a different approach than the movie did and overall is much a better adaptation. It centers around Lissa, a Royal vampire, and her protector and best friend, Rose. The two attend a vampire boarding school named St. Vladimir’s Academy where they not only have to deal with the typical teenage high school experience but also that of a vampire. Imagine something like third-period Ancient History of Magic with extracurriculars like hunting bloodthirsty Strigoi. The complete first season consisting of eight episodes is now streaming on Peacock. 

4: Reginald The Vampire- Syfy/Hulu

Number four on the list takes the actor behind Ned Leeds in the MCU’s Spider-Man movies and gives him some fangs and a thirst for blood in “Reginald The Vampire.” Whenever we think of a vampire we imagine this attractive, muscular, athletic man who has incredible speed and strength, right? Well, Jacob Batalon’s character Reginald Baskin is making Vampiral history as the first “fat vampire.”

You see when you become a vampire your body remains the same physique as it was when you turned, so the vampire community has a rule; No fat vampires. Reginald’s turning causes some problems in the vampire community and some powerful vampires want him staked down. However, Reginald starts to realize that becoming a vampire may have just been the best thing to ever happen to him.

He starts to unveil some new abilities, ones other vampires don’t seem to have, and begins to become a better vampire than he was a man. The show is based on the book, “Fat Vampire” by Johnny B. Truant. This is the only show on the list that does not have a previous film adaptation of the same name. It airs Wednesday nights on Syfy and the first two episodes are now streaming on Hulu.

3: What We Do In The Shadows- FX/Hulu

The third show on the list brings together two of America’s favorite things; “The Office” and Vampires. That’s the best way to describe “What we do in the Shadows.” It’s a mockumentary following four vampire roommates (and their human familiar) navigating the modern world in Staten Island. The show is also a second adaptation of the same name.

The first was a 2014 movie written, directed, and starring Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement. This adaptation is also written by, executive produced by, and occasionally cameos Waititi but the main group of characters is portrayed by a completely different cast and while the story is relatively similar there are some major and minor differences from the 2014 film. When the show releases weekly it’s on FX but the fourth season just finished last month and you can stream it all on Hulu. 

2: Let the Right One In- Showtime

Runner up is a Showtime original called “Let The Right One In.” The show also has not one but two predecessor films, the 2008 “Let The Right One In” and the 2013 film “Let Me In” all of which are based on the 2004 novel “Let The Right One In.” This show follows Mark and his twelve-year-old daughter Eleanor.

However, Eleanor has been twelve for the last ten years as she is a vampire. Her father Mark does everything he can to protect her and provide her with the blood she needs to survive. When Mark and Eleanor move back to the town they lived in when Eleanor was turned, things start to unravel quickly and other subplots come into play. Mark has to face the difficult decision to let his daughter live somewhat of a normal life or continue to keep her completely safe and sheltered. This show has two episodes available now on Showtime with new episodes streaming every Friday.

1: Interview With The Vampire- AMC+

Number one on the list is AMC’s “Interview With The Vampire.” A new adaption of the 1994 cult classic film of the same name, both based on the novel by Anne Rice. While there are some major changes in the show from what we see in the novel and film, the show still follows the same characters and the same relative story.

A modern take that could bring in new audiences, this series centers around the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac who lives in Dubai as he tells the story of his afterlife as a vampire to journalist Daniel Molloy. Beginning in early 20th-century New Orleans, Louis’ story follows his intense relationship with his maker Lestat du Lioncourt and everything he has had to face between then and now. The first four episodes are now streaming on AMC+ and a new one airs every Sunday. 

Donavan Rose
Donavan Rose
Better known as “TheDonavanRose” on all social media, Donavan is a lifelong pop culture enthusiast, and avid TV & movie watcher. He’s binged over 200 shows from start to finish and is almost always watching something, even if it’s on the background! While he loves most genres, Marvel holds a special place in his heart. After growing up being bullied and unexpectedly losing his mom when he was eleven, Donavan found a lot of himself in characters like Peter Parker and Tony Stark. Ever since then he has felt like Marvel is more of a home, rather than a franchise. He takes his love of Marvel to the next level by owning an extensive Marvel collection with over 400 Funko Pops, replicas from the movies, and even a full-sized Marvel vs. Capcom arcade. He aspires to get those who are passionate about pop culture excited about the same things he is!

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