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Listen to Renfield! Renfield says, "Established in 1994, VO was the first vampire website, and has been undead and kicking for over twenty years! There's a wealth of information here--thousands of pages!--dedicated to these bloodsucking creatures of the night. I hope you enjoy the original undead web!"

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The Dead May Bring Us Death: Vampires in Eastern Europe

In modern society, vampires are relegated to an icon at Halloween, or at most, a symbol of an alternate lifestyle, which is seen as anything from a fad to a cult religion. However, during the Middle Ages, vampires were seen as a very real threat to mankind.

Drawn to Vamps?

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Old Friends
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The Vampire Shop: Bestselling Books

Fanged Films

Recommended Movies and TV

From the Library

Vampire Culture
Stories of vampires have been around throughout recorded history. Belief in vampires is pervasive through cultures all over the globe. So it is not surprising that there is an abundance of fictional vampires and their fans around today. What is surprising are the people who attempt to live a Vampiric lifestyle.

Countess Elizabeth Bathory c. 1560-1614
There are many legends about vampires. However, there are official documents proving the existence of an authentic seventeenth-century countess, Elizabeth Bathory, who was the most bloodthirsty vampiress of all time!

Vampire Bats
The Bat in NatureIndigenous to Central and South America, vampire bats live in a very strong social culture. The develop bonds with other bats in the colony, and learn to recognize each other through sound and scent. Vampire bats tend to live in caves, trees, or buildings. Their colonies can reach numbers of up to 2000 bats, but most colonies tend to house approximately 100 bats.

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August 12, 2007 (Herald-Standard / Jenny Susa) -- Most people probably have seen movies or read love stories that portray vampires as alluring, seductive creatures. Brownsville author Sheryl Nantus was tired of seeing vampires, who are supposed to be evil, shown in the "sexy boy toy" kind of image. So, for her new paranormal novel, "The Second Line," Nantus made sure that her vampire villain, Janus Rosethorn, was a "classic bad guy."
Here's the first trailer for Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS remake. Looks like it's a comedy?! One hopes that it's more of a horror/drama with some comedy elements. Hits theatres May 11th.
May 9, 2007 (cinematical / Ryan Stewart) -- Double Oscar-winner Hilary Swank has reportedly signed to play Evangeline Harker in the big-screen version of John Marks' vampire novel Fangland.

Review Archives

Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Review by Betty Wong
Incarnadine: The True Memoirs of Count Dracula: Volume One
Having read and reviewed numerous vampire novels over the past decade, I was getting used to the light reading that these books have become; something to leaf through on the subway or over lunch, with characters and plots quickly forgotten once the last page was finished.  Granted, there are a number of good reads among the stacks of mediocrity, but I find that in general, vampire stories
Vampire Armand, The
The Vampire ArmandReview by Harriet Klausner, submitted on 10-Nov-1998 THE VAMPIRE ARMAND by Anne RiceKnopf October 1998; $26.95 hardcover;ISBN 0-679-45447-0