Yeesh, there are more lousy horror movies about vampires than there are skin flicks on Cinemax.

But, luckily, vampire movies are as enduring as the legend of Dracula himself: Just when you think the genre is played out, great filmmakers manage to pump fresh blood back into the myth.

Just for you, we've chosen some of the best vampire films -- from classic screen Counts to '80s Goth chic and bloody '90s action -- with nary a sparkling vamp in sight.