10 Best Vampire Books, TV, and Movies

Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series has touched off a national hunger (pardon the expression) for vampires. But while Twilight is relatively clean -- and the romance of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan mostly tame -- some of the new books and TV series don't play it that safe. Many, in fact, are downright creepy, gory, or sexually violent. There's no denying that vampires make compelling subjects -- but how do you pick out the good stuff? Let us help. Here's a look at which vampires are OK for your kids and at what age they might take their first bite.

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Archie's Weird Mysteries: Archie and the Riverdale Vampires Movie Poster Image
Perfunctory but fun cartoon.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1999)
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The Little Vampire Movie Poster Image
Dark movie may frighten some kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2000)
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Vampire Island Book Poster Image
Middle school vampire read all angst and no bite.
By Adele Griffin
(2008)
(2007)
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Demons of the Ocean: Vampirates, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Vamp/pirate mashup is intermittently exciting.
By Justin Somper
(2008)
(2006)
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Twilight Movie Poster Image
Teen fans will love faithful -- if uneven -- adaptation.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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New Moon: The Twilight Saga, Book 2 Book Poster Image
Second book in vampire series drips with action and romance.
By Stephenie Meyer
(2007)
(2006)
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The Reformed Vampire Support Group Book Poster Image
Humorous vampire story takes aim at the vampire craze.
By Catherine Jinks
(2009)
(2009)
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Movie Poster Image
Flippant horror comedy that birthed the TV show.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1992)
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The Vampire Diaries TV Poster Image
Blood, violence are the real draw in angsty vampire drama.
Network: CW
(2009)
(2009)
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Interview with the Vampire Movie Poster Image
Entertaining but gruesomely gory vampire tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1994)
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