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Why vampires have fangs


You're cover-shopping at the bookstore. If you're lucky there's a horror section: otherwise, you may be in sci-fi, fantasy, romance, or that wondrous catchall, "novels." You want to find vampire books, of course. Other than the word "vampire" in the title, what will tip you off? You look at the cover paintings.

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 1 No. 5
Count Duckula
No. 10
Vampire by Night


The Vampire Shop: Bestselling Books

Fanged Films

USA / Philippines, 1974
They Thirst / Blood Hunt / The Blood Cult of Shangri-La / Sedientos De Muerte
USA, 2002
Interview with the Vampire II / Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned


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From the Library


The Vampire and Holy Symbols
In _The_Dracula_Tape_ by Fred Saberhagen, Count Dracula explains that he is not frightened by religious symbols, but that he has such respect for Christianity (being a Catholic himself, as I recall) that he objects to the profaning of sacred symbols by their use against him. He is physically unharmed.

Lore of the Vampire
The vampire has held its place in superstition as long as any other creature. The vampire of today is, for the most part, quite different from the one of ancient times. In researching the vampire lore, I attempted to find out just how different they are. I wondered what people thought of them now compared to yesteryear.

The Monster of Dusseldorf
A necrophile, rapist, and killer, Peter Kürten targeted almost any vulnerable person. His mild manner charmed women and children alike, and in his confession, he claimed that he got his start when a neighbor taught him how to torture animals. He learned to stab them to death while he was raping them.

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March 6, 2009 (New Scientist) -- A skeleton exhumed from a grave in Venice is being claimed as the first known example of the "vampires" widely referred to in contemporary d
May 29, 2007 (SciFi Fodder) -- There has been some buzz on the web about the answers that TVGuide's Matt Roush gave to several readers who criticized CBS's new show "Moonlight" for being too much like "Angel".
July 6, 2007 (Yahoo! India News / Washington) -- Director Len Wiseman has revealed that he won the heart of his wife Kate Beckinsale by drawing the sketches of a gorgeous vampire goddess that resembled her. He has revealed that Beckinsale was earlier opposed to starring in his 2003 movie 'Underworld', but changed her heart after going through the storyboard carrying sketches of vampire warrior Selene, which looked like her.

Review Archives

Eyes of Truth
Eyes of TruthReview by The Mad Bibliographer, submitted on 15-Feb-2002 A version of this review will appear in The Vampire's Crypt 25 (Spring 2002). The Vampire's Crypt web site is: http://members.aol.com/MLCVamp/vampcrpt.htm Linda Suzane. Eyes of Truth. Twilight Times Books, 2002. $3.50 download. http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com. (Available Feb. 15, 2002.)
Beast Within, The
The Beast Within (VtM Anthology)
Shattered Mirror
Shattered Mirror