ByJancy Richardson, writer at Creators.co
To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'
Jancy Richardson

The modern vampire is a sophisticated chap. A stake has been driven through the heart of the lurching, comedic vamps of old... from Twilight to Dracula Untold, check out these lol-worthy old vampire cliches we just don't see so much anymore...

Attack of the Killer Garlic

It's pungent stuff but it's a bit rubbish for stopping the undead.

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Crazy made-up accents

Vell, ve can't alvays have vot ve vant.

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Unconvincing false teeth

SFX budgeting has come a long way since horror's dollar bin days.

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Shadows with a life of their own

Totally charming, but not particularly scary.

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Blood that looks like paint

Sorry, Dracula, but you look like a kid who's been chewing crayons.

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Fake lesbian vampires

Thank you, 1970's, we'll call when we need you.

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Flapping plastic bats

I understand training real live bats is hard but...come on, at least try!

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Organ grandstanding

Modern vamps tend to prioritize a... uh, different organ. Ha ha.

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Giant collars

Sadly, this means Dracula won't be able to go hang-gliding with his clothing.

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80's Fangs

Like neon parachute pants and crimped mullets, some things should R.I.P.

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...aaaannnddd Count Chocula

I'm sorry, no chocolatey crunchy cereal-lovin' counts. Still, it's good to roll with the times, right?

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Old vampire movies are great, and new vampire movies are great too - the more vampires the better!

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