Vampire Chronicles

A series of novels by Anne Rice that revolves around the fictional character Lestat de Lioncourt, a French nobleman made into a vampire in the 18th century. The chronicles have gained a large fanbase since the publication of the first volume in the 1970s

Lestat returns!

As I announced on Twitter and Facebook

Vampire Physiology

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.

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

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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

Should vampires sparkle?

Nooooo.... sparkly vampires!

Vampires are definitely in vogue right now. Browse through any bookstore's racks and you'll find a score of novels with ‘vampire' in the title. This theme is especially notable in the young adult lit sections, where the reader will observe pieces such as the Twilight series, Vampire Diaries, Vampire Kisses, Vampire Academy and, my personal favorite, Vampire Beach

Has anyone noticed a trend?

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.

Vampire Physiology

Blood drip

Blood: 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. In pagan times our forefathers worshipped their gods with blood sacrifice. And today, indeed, we are not so different.

Vampires Fanged and Defanged

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The rise in the popularity of vampires causes one to categorize the type of vampires that we choose to watch. The first category is the fanged vampire. This is the vampire of the past that is a true monster. They have an animalistic need to satiate a hunger that goes beyond human control.

Have vampires been a socialization tool for the last two generations?

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The last two decades have brought about a welcoming of vampires in society. Long gone are the days of children cowering in the dark from fear of the vampire. The 1970’s opened the door to change that not only affected the image of the vampire but how we accepted them into our lives.

Fanged Films

From the Library

Elizabeth Miller is a well-known member of the vampire community. In addition to being a former Professor of English at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, she is President of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula - Canadian Chapter as well as Baroness of the House of Dracula. What was your first exposure to Dracula?
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.

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 3 No. 253
Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot
Vol. 1 No. 1
Black Kiss Book One