Beauty and the Wolf Tour Stop: My Ten Favorite Werewolf / Vampire Movies by Marina Myles

Posted June 14, 2013 by Carmel in Giveaways / 22 Comments


Beauty and the Wolf Tour



Fairy tales that feature Prince Charmings who are werewolves, vampires, demons, and ghosts?? Yep…that’s what I write! The books in my Cursed Princes Series feature dashing but tortured heroes who find themselves trapped in an immortal existence.

Can they be saved? Maybe it’ll take the right heroine…

To celebrate the June 6th release of my book, BEAUTY AND THE WOLF, and the upcoming, December release of SNOW WHITE AND THE VAMPIRE (Book 2 in the Cursed Princes Series), I thought it would be fun to share my favorite werewolf and vampire movies.

Here we go!


My Ten Favorite Werewolf / Vampire Movies

Bad Moon 10 – Bad Moon (1996)

Directed by Eric Red, starring Mariel Hemingway and Michael Paré. This intense movie tells the tale of a man struggling to hide his dark, wolf secret. The transformation scenes are pretty cool—and in the end an unlikely character is this poor fellow’s last hope for reversing his blood-lusting curse.
Interview with the Vampire 09 – Interview with a Vampire (1994)

Feature film based on the 1976 megabook by Anne Rice, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. The story centers around a sensually dangerous vampire named Louis de Pointe du Lac (or Lestat) that spills the details of his 200-year-old life to a reporter. Cruise proves to be a surprisingly ominous Lestat – and the film really captures the shadowy ambiance of 18th-19th century New Orleans and Europe.
An American Werewolf In London 08 – An American Werewolf In London (1981)

A comedy-horror movie written and directed by John Landis. Scary and funny at the same time, this movie had audiences flocking to theaters when it was released. It opens with two, young American men as they embark on a backpacking trip through Europe. When they venture deep into the moors at night, they’re attacked by a werewolf. One of the men dies—and the other lives to wreak havoc on London.
Ginger Snaps Back 07 – Ginger Snaps Back : The Beginning (2004)

This sequel traces the mysterious sisters back to 19th century Canada where they take refuge in a Traders’ Fort. The tension builds and the fort eventually becomes the target of savage werewolves. The film has great visual effects as well as a fascinating, stylized aura.
The Fearless Vampire Killers 06 – The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck (1967)

This comedy-horror film follows the story of young Alfred who assists bumbling vampire killer, Professor Abonsius. When the most powerful vampire in the land captures a beautiful tavern girl Alfred has fallen for, Alfred and Professor Abonsius try their best to rescue the girl from the Count’s castle high in the mountains. The movie features director/actor Roman Polanski and his wife, Sharon Tate, in happier times.
Van Helsing 05 – Van Helsing (2004)

Directed by Stephen Sommer, starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale. Vampires, werewolves, and Hugh Jackman all rolled into one movie? How could I NOT put this film on my list?! Once again, Van Helsing is after his arch- nemesis, Dracula, but this film pays homage to the horror films of days gone by in an over-the-top, tongue-in-cheek way. What do you think of its surprisingly touching ending?
The Lost Boys 04 – The Lost Boys (1987)

American teenage horror film, starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, and Corey Haim. Tells the story of two Arizona brothers who come to California after their parents’ divorce. They soon realize that the young boys of the town are disappearing one by one, and when they investigate, they end up battling a group of vicious, teenage vampires. (Loved Kiefer Sutherland in this movie!)
New Moon 03 – New Moon: Twilight Saga (2009)

This isn’t really my third favorite werewolf/vampire movie. I just like the poster.
Dracula 02 – Dracula (1992)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder. This film features a charismatic Dracula who oozes sensuality and seduces without apology. It also gives us a glimpse into Dracula’s tragic past—which explains why he is so evil. (Fun fact: My husband and I saw this movie on our first date!)
Brotherhood of the Wolf 01 – Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups) (2001)

French horror film directed by Cristophe Gars, starring Samuel le Bihen, Mark Dacascos, and Monica Belluci. I think this movie has it all! Drama, intrigue, interesting characters, and amazing scenery. What’s more, it’s based on a true story about the Beast of Gévaudan that terrorized France in the mid 18th century. Heck…what can be scarier than that? (Helpful hint: try and get your hands on the extended version. It contains some great swash buckling scenes and a martial arts sequence by Mark Dacascos.)

For fun, I’ve included my dream cast if BEAUTY AND THE WOLF is ever made into a movie…
Colin Farrell Isla Fishler Helen Mirren Liam Neeson
Colin Farrell as
Lord Winthrop
Isla Fishler as
Isabella Farrington
Helen Mirren as
Helena Winthrop
Liam Neeson as
Sir Harris Farrington


If you’ve read the book, what do you think?

Well, that does it! Feel free to drop by and tell me which paranormal movies make you ‘howl with delight’ and which ones you love to ‘sink your teeth into’. Looking forward to hearing from you!!


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Author Bio





Although Marina Myles lives under the sunny skies of Arizona, she would reside in a historic manor house in foggy England if she had her way. Her love of books began as soon as she read her first fairy tale and grew by leaps and bounds when she discovered Nancy Drew/Agatha Christie mysteries and rich, historical romances.




Dreaming of becoming a published author, she went on to study creative writing at Southern Methodist University—where she received degrees in Communications and English Literature. During her time in Dallas, she had the unique experience of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.




Now with her loyal Maltese close by, she relishes the hours she gets to escape into worlds of fiery—but not easily attained—love affairs. She’s busy being a wife (to her Italian-born husband) and a mother (to her two beautiful daughters), but she is never too busy to hear from her amazing readers.




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Beauty and the Wolf by Marina Myles

A Union of Curses

Isabella Farrington’s marriage was hasty. For all her new husband’s riches, Lord Draven Winthrop is whispered about, avoided, and feared. Yet Isabella is drawn to Draven’s good looks, his strength, the charm he can turn on as easily as she can blink. The impoverished daughter of an Egyptologist, she knows there are rumors about her, too, and the amulet she wears. Nothing more than superstitious babble…

But when Isabella returns to Draven’s remote coastal manor, she senses there is something more at work in the grim gardens of Thorncliff Towers than superstition. Draven is passionate and seductive, but he has a brutal, uncontrolled side too, and a history of secrets. To live in peace she must discover the reasons behind a gypsy curse and a mother’s scorn. Especially when she learns Draven believes his sweet young bride is doomed to a fate even darker than his own…

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22 responses to “Beauty and the Wolf Tour Stop: My Ten Favorite Werewolf / Vampire Movies by Marina Myles

  1. Ohmahgosh, =) I loooove Brotherhood of the Wolf, got it on both VHS (LOL) and DVD. Awesome and Dacascos? *rawr* Too bad he´s only done bad choices in film after that.. =/
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Friday!
    //Linda

  2. Great list!!! Guess what I’ll be watching tonight? Brotherhood of the Wolf. I’ve never heard of it before, I’m so excited. I love a good werewolf movie, I don’t know how this escaped my radar.
    Thanks for bringing another new author to my attention 🙂
    Thanks!

  3. Megan

    I’ve seen most of the movies on your list and I’ll have to check out some of the ones that I haven’t seen yet.

  4. wanda

    Gorgeous cover , thank you for sharing with us .I cant wait to read this series.I hope you have a wonderful weekend .

  5. strawberryrosered

    What a great list. I have seen all but one. Tha Fearless Vampire killers trailer looks hillarious. I highly aprove this list for they are all favorites of mine also. Thank you for a chance to win.