Kristen Stewart helps bring an end to the Twilight franchise in Breaking Dawn Part 2, out today. No longer an awkward high school student, Kristen's character Bella Swan is now a confident — and lethal — newborn vampire. The end of Twilight might make you think the sun is setting on the undead trend. But last month, just in time for Halloween, Vamps was released, reuniting Clueless director Amy Heckerling with two of the film's actors, Alicia Silverstone and Wallace Shawn. The movie stars Alicia and Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23's Krysten Ritter as New York socialites who happen to be undead vampires. Did we mention the love interest is played by Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley, Dan Stevens?! Female vampires are still having a moment, with Bella emerging as a vampire and Elena sinking her teeth into her new vampire form in The Vampire Diaries. See some of our other favorite female vampires in films and TV now!
Being trapped in a 12-year-old's body for decades can be a drag, as Kirsten Dunst's character Claudia in Interview With the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles finds out. But don't worry, the pint-sized vampire finds some blood-curdling ways to deal with her frustration.
In Vamps, Stacy and Goody (played by Krysten Ritter and Alicia Silverstone) are two socialite vampires living it up in New York City. Complications arise when Stacy meets the man of her dreams . . . whose father happens to be a vampire hunter. That's way harsh.
At the end of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, Bella's vampire husband, Edward, has to turn her into a fellow blood-sucker when she nearly dies giving birth to their daughter, Renesmee. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 follows the new mom-vampire as she must save her daughter from being killed by the Volturi for being a cross-breed.
Drusilla is a Catholic-turned-batsh*t crazy villainous vampire in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Drusilla was an innocent Catholic woman destined for sainthood who had psychic abilities. Angel, then Angelus in Victorian London, was obsessed with her. He tortured and killed her entire family, eventually driving her insane before turning her into a vampire. Pleasant.
Lily Munster is the vampire matriarch of her family in the '60s sitcom The Munsters. She has to keep her monstrous family in line and set their messes straight. In the recent Halloween special based on the show, Mockingbird Lane, Portia de Rossi plays Lily the kind monster mom.