8 Movies like Twilight
Do you like a little fang and claw served up with your frightmare movies? The Twilight Saga is a movie series of five werewolves and vampire-themed movies. The series starts with Twilight (2008), followed by The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), Eclipse (2010), Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011), and Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012). Twilight New Moon is a movie that begins with Bella’s 18th birthday. New Moon broke the biggest opening day and midnight screening in history.
Twilight New Moon showcases Bella’s deep depression and Cullen’s departure from Folks. Likewise, Bella’s depression marks her strong friendship with Jacob, and during their friendship, she discovers he became a werewolf willingly. If you already love what the twilight saga has to offer, then here are some further movies like twilight (including some oldies but goodies).
Underworld (2003 – 2016)
Probably the best overall Vampire / Werewolf wars saga, Underworld is a series of action character movies. The protagonists are caught up in a war between werewolves and vampires. The movie series is made up of five films which include Underworld (2003), Underworld: Evolution (2006), Rise of the Lycans (2009), Awakening (2012), and Blood Wars (2016).
Creator Len Wiseman directed the first two movies and it shows in the quality and storylines. The story begins with a ‘death dealer’ heroine (hmmm!) Selene seeks revenge for her family. She wants to destroy the Werewolf Lycans, and in the process, she discovers that they are pursuing a human, Michael, for further experimentation. She captures Michael to discover more of what the Lycans are planning, and that’s when she discovers that they are planning to destroy the vampire elders.
All of the creatures in the film are mutations of a plague; therefore, they can be killed. However, there is one vampire who can mutate the pathogen, and so are his three sons. Mutating the pathogen enables these vampires to have immortality. More so, one of the sons, William, was bitten by a wolf, thus having a werewolf lineage.
Each movie is a great standalone adventure but the overall series arc is also worth following. If you’ve got a movie addiction for Vamps and Werewolves then this series is for you.
Director: Len Wiseman
The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)
This movie has different names depending on where you watch it. If you are in the UK, it’s known as Shadow of the Werewolf. It’s a 1971 movie that follows the events of The Fury of the Wolf Man. A dead werewolf, Waldemar, is, however, revived by two doctors. They remove two silver bullets in his heart.
Upon his resurrection, Waldemar kills the doctors and escapes. After some time, two girls Genevieve and Elvira, search for a possible vampiress Countess Wandessa. They come across Waldemer’s castle, and the werewolf invites them to stay for several days. Waldemar later leads them to the grave of the possible vampiress, and it’s here where Elvira accidentally revives Countess by bleeding onto her corpse.
Countess Wandessa wakes up and turns both girls into vampires like herself. The three vampires roam the forest during the night and kill people in slow motion. Waldemar eventually turns into the wolfman and is forced to destroy Countess Wandessa at the movie’s end.
Director: León Klimovsky
Freaks of Nature (2015)
Freaks of Nature is a 2015 comedy horror film. It’s based in Dillford, Ohio. The town is home to three species, zombies, vampires, and humans. All these species despise one another, but the vampires are on the top of the food chain. They tend to be the cool kids within the film. On the other hand, the zombies are the ghetto kids. They have unique collars to keep them compliant.
Humans are somewhere in the middle. They see zombies as second-class citizens, and they are intimidated by zombies. All three species have their communities and rules to help them keep a truce. In March 2011, the film began development as The Kitchen Sink. During this time, Jonah Hill was to make his directorial debut, but Robbie Pickering ended up being the director in February 2012.
Director: Robbie Pickering
Death Hunter: Werewolves vs. Vampires (2010)
This Werewolf vs. Vampires film was launched in 2010. The story starts with the abduction of John’s wife. A group of thirsty vampires abducts her, and John is left to die in the desert. In the desert is where all unspeakable evils exist, and here, John has to face all the different creatures of the night. However, John has the power and strength of a werewolf.
The only downside is that he can take advantage of his powers when the moon is out. John ends up being a hero for humanity when he discovers that his wife might be alive. After this, he sets out to rescue his wife, thus venturing deeper and deeper into the vampire’s den. His goal is to save his wife before she ends up being undead forever.
Director: Dustin Rikert
Vampires Suck (2010)
If you are looking for more movies like Twilight, this will satisfy all your needs. It’s a parody vampire film that spoofs the Twilight Saga. This film features Becca, who is an angst-ridden teenager who has two supernatural suitors. The suitors include Jacob, a werewolf, and Edward, a vampire. However, Becca must find a way to escape home and her controlling father.
She’s devastated because her father treats her like a helpless child. On the other hand, she wants to have fun with all her friends who have romantic issues. All of their romantic issues lead to a confrontation at the prom. One of her suitors, Edward, ends up turning her into a vampire to avoid her dying horribly.
Director: Jason Friedberg
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Rising from the crypt we have this older comedy offering in this genre. Abbot and Costello meet is a 1948 comedy horror film that stars the Abbot and Costello comedy duo. In the movie, these two are railway baggage handlers. Here, they get to mishandle a pair of crates from the house of horrors museum. However, the museum’s director, Mr MacDougal demands that Wilbur deliver these crates personally for insurance inspection.
Wilbur’s friend Chick has grave suspicions of these crates and the director’s order to deliver them personally. The film is fun-filled with Chick and Wilbur running afoul of the screen monster Frankenstein. They also get to meet a vampire and the wolfman which in our book just about gets them entry to this list of Twilight-esque films.
Director: Charles Barton
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
This 1981 comedy horror film features two American college students, jack and David, who are backpacking through Britain. A large wolf attacks them during their tour, but Jack is brutally killed while David survives with a bite. David is rushed into the hospital, but he is plagued by many nightmares of his dead friend, Jack when recuperating.
Furthermore, David ends up discovering that he will turn into a werewolf during the next full moon. During this time, he contemplates suicide to avoid becoming like the monster that killed his friend. He also tries getting himself arrested and even calls his family to tell them he loves them. He contemplates slitting his wrists with his pocket knife, but he loses courage.
During this time, David keeps on seeing jack and some of his victims from the previous night. In this vision, most of these victims are furious with David, suggesting different ways of committing suicide.
This movie is also famous for using the awesome ‘Werewolves of London’ tune by Warren Zevon. If you’ve never heard it you really should! Ow-ooo.
Director: John Landis
Silver Bullet (1985)
No list of great werewolf movies would be complete without something from Stephen King. Check out Salem’s Lot for vampire action but Silver Bullet does it for werewolves. This is an American horror film that was released in 1985 and is based on the King novel. The film starts with a series of unexplained murders in Tarker’s Mill, a normally quiet town. These murders force the residents to search and hunt down the killer. The unfortunate bit being that most of these residents end up dead, but those who live are a step closer to finding the assailant.
Fortunately enough, Marty, a wheelchair-using boy, encounters the werewolf during the night, and this is where everything starts to piece together. Marty, Uncle Red, and his sister begin a mission to capture the werewolf and rid their peaceful town of this murderous creature.
Director: Daniel Attias
Movies Like Twilight For The Fans
If you’re a fan of the twilight saga then a few of the above stray from the strict Vampire vs Werewolf theme but kind of suit the movie genre. We think you’ll enjoy our favourite movies like twilight though, we certainly did.