Lestat

Lestat de Lioncourt is a fictional character appearing in several novels by Anne Rice. He is a vampire and the main character in the majority of The Vampire Chronicles, narrated in first person.

After 'Twilight': Where Do Vampires in Pop Culture Go From Here?

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

If Dracula wrote the book on the modern vampire fiction, Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer's four Twilight books (and their five film adaptations) have given it an enormously unfaithful, enormously successful rewrite. Even before the release of Breaking Dawn--Part 2, the Twilight franchise had earned $2.5 billion dollars at the worldwide box-office, and Breaking Dawn--Part 2 is on track to make hundreds of millions more.

Vampire Hunter's Guide

Buffy the Vampire Slayer poster

Over the ages, certain artifacts have gained a reputation among popular cultures as ways to ward off, or even kill, vampires. This guide takes you through the historical meaning and reasoning behind the ways we've found to hunt the vampire. So grab your crucifix, and wade on in!

 

Coffins

Vampires! by Ben Douglass

Vampires! by Ben Douglass

Check out "Vampires!" by Ben Douglass, a seasonal art print showcasing 12 bloodsuckers, available for purchase at http://society6.com/bendouglass/Vampires_Print

Lure of the Vampire: A Pop Culture Reference Book of Lists, Websites, and Very Personal Essays is available now

Lure of the Vampire by Bertena Varney

My book, Lure of the Vampire: A Pop Culture Reference Book of Lists, Websites, and Very Personal Essays has finally been published.

Lure of the Vampire is a non fiction quick reference book of vampires. It is divided into ten sections and each section has lists, websites, and essays. There are essays not only from the author but six of her author friends that write either young adult, erotic, or non fiction.

The sections include with mythology, history, literature, movies, television, children, recreation, education, weblife, and real life vampires.

Lestat Lives, says Anne Rice

February 24, 2008 (Time / Carolyn Sayre) -- "One more book." Those are the words Anne Rice fans have been dying to hear about the Vampire Chronicles ever since her shocking  --  and dismaying to many of his followers  --  turn to religious writing. Long seen as a committed atheist, four years ago the best-selling author drove a stake through the hearts of her followers when she vowed to abandon her sinister stories and instead write only of the Lord.

'Vampire' man jailed in Bolivia

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.

Anne Rice's Vampires

In almost all cases, fledglings are created when a master vampire chooses a successor or 'child' and drains him or her almost to the point of death. The victim then, if possible, drinks some of the old one's blood in return. This is necessarily an act of will and trust as well as a physical exchange. One unusual characteristic is that after the transformation, the fledgling and the master can no longer psychically hear one another (see Gabrielle and Lestat, in 'The Vampire Lestat').

The Tale of the Body Thief (Vampire Chronicles)

It's been said that Vladimir Nabokov's best novels are the ones he wrote after starting a failed novel. Anne Rice wrote The Body Thief, the fourth thrilling episode of her Vampire Chronicles, right after she spent a long time poring over that most romantic of horror novels, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, to research a novel Rice abandoned about an artificial man. Perhaps as a result of Shelley's influence, The Body Thief is far more psychologically penetrating than its predecessors, with a laser-like focus on a single tormented soul.

Fanged Films

UK, 1974
The Madhouse of Dr. Fear / Deathday / The Revenge of Dr. Death / Mansion Sangrienta
UK, 1968
The Vampire-Beast Craves Blood / Vampire Moth / Den Blodtörstiga Vampyren / Blood Beast From Hell / Das Blutbiest / El Deseo y la Bestia / Il Mostro di Sanguel / Le Vampire a Soif / The Deathshead Vampire

From the Library

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.
Blood has been a symbol of life since very ancient times. The blood in our veins has always been iconic of our continuing life. To lose too much blood is to lose consciousness, breath, and eventually, our very lives. If a person or animal is already dead and is cut open, blood does not flow. Only the living have blood that flows. Blood has been used throughout the ages as a ceremonial sacrifice.

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 1 No. 6
Chapter Two: Night of the Bloodpack
Vol. 1 No. 17
The Adventures of Captain Cadaver