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Vampires as Victims

As vampires gain in popularity, they start to appeal to a different kind of person as well: the self-styled vampire hunter. The long-running popular television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, about a group of teenaged vampire fighters in California, has influenced this subculture. While for many, it's just role-playing, some take this game with deadly seriousness.

Drawn to Vamps?

The Vampire Shop: Bestselling Books

Fanged Films

Recommended Movies and TV

From the Library

Vampire Killers
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word vampire as "the reanimated body of a dead person believed to come from the grave at night and suck the blood of persons asleep." Since the word was first coined in 1734 the myth of the vampire has grown, entering into popular culture with the publication of Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1897 and more recently through the books of Anne Rice, the most famous of which, Interview with a Vampire, was made into a film starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.

The man giving your children nightmares
Just occasionally, when one has wandered into a certain section of Waterstone's, one wonders what it must be like to be the sort of author who writes about hellish demons, throat-gouging werewolves, maggots emerging from corpses' nostrils and vampire bloodbaths. Darren O'Shaughnessy could tell you all about it.

Vampires in Modern Culture
Vampires in our culture? Yeah, sure, there's a lot of vampire stuff out at Halloween. But most people see vampires nearly everyday, the other 364 days a year, and don't even know it. To begin to study vampires in pop culture, we must first identify all the places they pop up.

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October 15, 2007 (JS Online / Jackie Loohauis-Bennett) -- Heavens (or wherever), Drac! It's been centuries since you died, and you still haven't gotten over yourself. But then again, why should you? The rest of us haven't. Because 110 years after the novel "Dracula" first brought chills to the spines of Victorian men and red to the cheeks of their repressed wives, Dracula still hangs at the top of the world's Monster A-List.
May 12, 2009 (AP) -- A St. Louis beauty salon owner accidentally happened upon one of the hottest Hollywood scripts -- the pages from an upcoming "Twilight" sequel -- in a trash bin.
June 3, 2007 (The Sunday Telegraph / Paul Lampathakis) -- Bram Stoker's over-active imagination has twisted Transylvania into the equivalent of a Dracula theme park. But this former principality of the Austro-Hungarian Empire overflows with history, architecture and culture.

Review Archives

Dead Travel Fast, The
Review by Matt Sedlar
Blood and Roses
Blood and RosesReview by The Mad Bibliographer, submitted on 28-Oct-2001 Adapted from "Vampires in Print" in The Vampire's Crypt #9 (Spring 1994). Review by Cathy KrusbergInternet: ckberg_AT_uga.cc.uga.eduBITNET ckberg_AT_uga Blood and Roses by Sharon Bainbridge (Diamond, 1994; $4.99/$5.99).
Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite by Matt Kaplan
Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan is a cheeky historical trip through many of the familiar monsters that go bump in the night. This book may be a bit light for the full-time scientist or cryptozoologist, but for readers wanting to know more about the history of monsters, it is an amusing read.