So You’ve Binged Twilight On Netflix: Here’s What To Watch Next

Whether you’re a fresh Twi-hard or you’re brand new to the world of Forks, Washington, you probably rejoiced when the entirety of the Twilight Saga hit Netflix on July 16. 

With the Twilight renaissance still in full swing, let’s be honest here—you’ve probably binged the entire series at least once already. Of course, it’s impossible to get enough of the Cullen clan and the Quileute wolves, but there’s nothing wrong with thirsting for something new. 

If you’re at a loss for what to watch next to curb that bloodlust, stay tuned. Here are seven vampy treasures on Netflix and beyond waiting for you to sink your teeth into.

1. What We Do in the Shadows

For the slightly older Twi-hards in the bunch who have been in the game for a while and need a laugh, What We Do in the Shadows is a campy masterpiece that leans into the irony of the modern vampire genre.

There’s even a Twilight callout or two that’ll make you smile. Think Parks and Recreation or Arrested Development, but with vampires.

Where to Watch: Hulu

2. Hemlock Grove

If you’ve ever wished that Twilight zeroed in a bit more on the wolves, Hemlock Grove will be your cup of tea. Still a vampire-werewolf series that leans on the darkness and the drama, Hemlock Grove pulls the wolves into the spotlight just a bit more.

You’ll be trading the woods of Washington for the woods of Pennsylvania, but you’ll still get that mystical grit you’re craving. Plus, Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron? Yum!

Where to Watch: Netflix

3. True Blood

Yet another small-town vampire series, True Blood skews much more towards adult audiences than Twilight does. If you’re wrapping up your latest nostalgia-binge of Twilight but want to move onto something a bit more mature, True Blood will be your cup of tea—or your bottle of Tru Blood, as this series would say!

Set in a world where vampires are common knowledge rather than a secret in the shadows, this universe gives you a lot of ground to cover. This series also follows slightly older protagonists, mostly in their twenties and thirties.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime

4. The Lost Boys

Strangely enough, this 1987 vampire thriller set in a fictional beach town in California hits a lot of the same notes as Twilight. Namely, it’s an indie-feeling, mysterious vampire flick with an absolutely killer soundtrack.

Don’t let the 80’s hair on the poster fool you, there’s a lot to be found in Santa Carla. Swap out Supermassive Black Hole for People are Strange and you’ve got yourself a brand new vampire era to gush over!

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime, YouTube, Apple TV

5. The Vampire Diaries

Okay, okay, you were probably expecting this one, weren’t you? TVD is a great option if you’re looking to satiate that teen-drama-meets-vampire combo hunger you’ve got going.

Be forewarned, this vamp series is a bit more polished than Twilight, so you may need to look elsewhere for the indie blue-filtered feel. However, TVD does promise a love triangle that you can totally get swept up in.

Where to Watch: Netflix

6. Jennifer’s Body

Jennifer’s Body has become somewhat of a cult classic in recent years, and it’s easy to see why.

This horror-comedy sells literal man-eating with its cheeky script and top-notch acting from Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, all wrapped up in a perfectly early-2000’s vibe. It’s fun, scary, and absolutely made with Twilight’s demographic in mind.

Where to Watch: Hulu

7. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

This Iranian flick about a skateboarding vampire girl who preys on disrespectful men is sure to take you on a wild ride. The aesthetics and cinematography alone are worth the price of admission, not to mention the unique plot and chilling acting.

This movie is simple, artful, and a great choice for those on the hunt for a single film to get lost in for a night. Bonus if you love foreign language films!

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime

There are so many directions you can turn your bloodthirsty attentions once you wrap up your latest Twilight binge. From the silliness of What We Do in the Shadows to the serious indie innovation of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, your vampire thirst has plenty of fuel to keep you going for a while.

Do you have a favorite vampire go-to besides the OG Cullen squad?

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