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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?

The Vampire Shop: Bestselling Books

Fanged Films

USA / Philippines, 1966
The Blood Drinkers / The Vampire People
USA, 1990
Dracula: The Series

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From the Library

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.

Mirrors in Vampire Folklore
It has become a common belief that vampires cast no reflection. Supposedly the vampire, since he is a damned creature, has no soul and thus does not appear in mirrors. Yet this aspect of vampire mythology didn't even exist until Bram Stoker wrote Dracula. Where did he get it from?

Vampires: A Medical Explanation
As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia

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July 7, 2003 (The Guardian) - At the end of act one of Mozart's Don Giovanni the great seducer is confronted by his adversaries. But even though there are five of them, one armed with a pistol, he escapes, singing all the while. Towards the close of Bram Stoker's Dracula, there is an equally implausible scene. The anti-hero's persecutors - again five in number and this time all armed - lure him to a house in London. He succeeds in evading them by jumping through a window. Coincidence? Or something more?
May 23, 2007 (Kansas City Star / Dan Lybarger) -- Megan Goddard is Cinder, a murdered woman who has until midnight to get revenge in "Cadaverella." Santiago Vasquez is Baron Samedi.  Turning the Cinderella story into a voodoo-zombie-horror flick didn’t seem weird to Tim and Jenn Friend. "It seemed pretty natural to us," Tim said. "But the finished project turned out a little bit more unusual than we expected."
January 23, 2008 (BBC) -- An American man who took the name of a fictional vampire has been sentenced to 30 years for bombing two hotels in La Paz, according to Bolivian state media. Triston Jay Amero, 26, carried out the attacks with his Uruguayan ex-girlfriend, Alda Ribeiro Costa, 47.

Review Archives

Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D Volume Three
With the third volume of Saiko Takaki's manga adaptation of Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D (DMP), fans of the long-running horror s-f series get to see how the manga artist handles an extra measure of melancholy. The story of a doomed romance, volume three (which has also been adapted into an anime feature) follows our dhampir bounty hunter as he and a nasty competing family of hunters ("They say no hunter who goes after the same noble as them lives to tell the tale.") known as the Marcus Clan pursue a noble across the post-apocalyptic landscape.
Mammoth Book of Dracula, The
Review by Matt Staggs
Vampire Hunt
Vampire Hunt