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The Vampire in Different Cultures

The following is a summary of the more common species of vampire believed to have infested Europe in the 18th century. This was taken from a book by a Rumanian author who's main hypothesis was that the prevalence and persistence of the vampire myth in central and southern Europe was due to conflict between the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 1 No. 34
Dracula Had a Daughter
Vol. 1 No. 1
Hidden Darkness

The Vampire Shop: Bestselling Books

Fanged Films

Spain, 1972
Dracula's Blood / Dracula Saga / Dracula: The Bloodline Continues / Saga of Dracula / Saga of the Draculas / Dracula's All Night Orgy / L'ultimo Vampiro
Romania / Canada / USA, 1998
Teenage Space Vampires

Recommended Movies and TV

From the Library

The First Vampire
While she may not actually be the first, Hungarian Countess Erzebet Bathory is credited in many chronologies of vampire-related crime as the first person on record to be murderously motivated by blood. What's notable about her is that most killers with vampiric appetites are male, while Erzebet was female. She was also one of the most bloodthirsty "vampire killers" in history.

Biondi, Ray and Walt Hecox. The Dracula Killer, New York: Pocket Books, 1992. Cleaver, Hanna. "Satanic Killers Tell of Blood Drinking Rites," portal.telegraph.co.uk, January 21, 2002. "Doctor says German Satanists could kill again," Reuters Limited, January 24, 2002.

Monsters in the movies
Ron Chaney's hillside home near Palm Springs doesn't look much like a haunted house, but he always looks forward to getting it ready for Halloween. Chaney is, after all, a descendent of monsters.

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June 8, 2009 (MTV / Josh Wigler) -- We're certainly disappointed that "Twilight" trumped both "The Dark Knight" and "Iron Man" at the MTV Movies Awards, but even we can't deny the rabid fascination with the vampire romance franchise -- though it looks like a particular vampire favorite has found some interest in the comic book world himself.
Warner Brothers has released the first look at Collinwood Manor, the setting for much of Tim Burton's Dark Shadows.  Filming began in May and it appears that work is nearly complete on the exterior, located in a remote area of Surrey (standing in for coastal Maine) in England, that will be used for the film. 
July 25, 2007 (The Republic / Geri Koeppel) -- Stephenie Meyer's success story is almost as unbelievable as the vampires and werewolves in her best-selling books.The Cave Creek mother of three transformed herself from a stay-at-home mom into a celebrity author with her first novel.

Review Archives

Buffy Season Four
The Slayer Enters College in Season Four of Buffy on DVDby Garrett GodwinBuffy Anne Summers and her friends have survived high school. Now they must face the biggest challenge of all besides fighting the forces of evil: college.
Delicate Dependency
Review by Cosmo Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot...excellent book - must read. For those who read it a long time ago, let me refresh your memory. The book takes place in Victorian Europe, and involves a Dr.
Vampire Film: From Nosferatu to True Blood
What a great time to be a vampire. Thanks to the Twilight series in particular, vampire-mania has taken hold recently. There are scores of vampire related films and television shows, and The Vampire Film: From Nosferatu to True Blood sets out to catalog them all. The book itself is impressive at nearly 500 pages in length, and featuring over 700 distinct entries, and 800 various photos.