Vampires are fascinating figures in popular culture. Historically, these undead beings are thought to be evil, mysterious, and malicious. But modern horror storytelling has taken the core elements and humanized their internal struggle for blood, made them aesthetically appealing, and turned them into romantic characters -- which also makes them perfect for K-dramas. Here are five K-vampires that you can sink your teeth into!

1. The Scholar Who Walks the Night - Lee Joon Ki

Before Lee Joon Ki played Wang So, the fourth prince in Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, the actor led another period drama, The Scholar Who Walks the Night. Unlike Scarlet Heart: Ryeo where his character is based off of a real person, in The Scholar Who Walks the Night he plays a fictitious character named Kim Sung Yeol, a scholar who is also a vampire. The 2015 series is based off of a comic of the same title.

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2. Blood - Ahn Jae Hyun

Blood is a romantic medical drama that depicts the complicated love between a vampire (Ahn Jae Hyun) and a human (Gu Hye Sun). It is also a series where you can watch the chemistry between co-stars Ahn and Gu before they fell in love and famously tied the knot with each other in 2016.

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3. Vampire Detective - Lee Joon

If detectives had supernatural powers, it would allow them to perform their job much easier. In Vampire Detective, Yoon San (Lee Joon) is a detective who takes advantage of his gifts when he becomes a vampire.

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4. The Scholar Who Walks the Night - Lee Soo Hyuk

Lee Soo Hyuk as Gwi in The Scholar Who Walks the Night is the only villain on this list and a great one at that. As far as having an ideal vampire look goes, his striking facial features fits it to a tee.

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5. Vampire Prosecutor and Vampire Prosecutor 2 - Yun Jung Hoon

Yun Jung Hoon plays Min Tae Yeon, a prosecutor who holds steadfast onto his integrity as a prosecutor despite becoming a vampire. Don’t have your fill of vampires? This series has a second season.

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Who is your favorite K-vampire? 


Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Starring Lee Joon Ki and Lee Ji Eun (IU)

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