Vampire Bats

Desmodus rotundus

The Bat in Nature

Indigenous 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.

Unwanted, The

The Unwanted
USA 2013

In this Southern Gothic retelling of Sheridan Le Fanu's vampire story "Carmilla," a young drifter (Christen Orr) arrives in a rural town seeking the whereabouts of the mother she never knew. When she becomes involved with an emotionally fragile waitress (Hannah Fierman), she exposes the secret of her mother's disappearance and incites the wrath of the girl's overprotective father (William Katt). The director notes, "In my twist on the story, there are no literal vampires in the supernatural sense. It's more about the paranoia that drives a person to believe in vampires."



Crimson Winter

Crimson Winter
USA 2013

Humans massacred the vampire race, which wrote them out of history and faded them into myth. Now, in the midst of a Vampire civil war, an exiled Vampire prince has escaped into the mountains of the new America, building a hidden army for revenge against his family.



Vlad Nemuritorul

Dracula the Impaler
Romania 2002

Vlad Dracula has a change of heart! He decides to fight for mankind, which puts him on a quest to destroy all vampires.

a.k.a. Dracula the Impaler



Impaler, The

The Impaler
USA 2013

Seven high school friends begin their Euro-trip at the actual castle of Vlad the Impaler where he supposedly sold his soul to the devil over 500 years earlier, but the decrepit castle's past envelopes them in a bloody ritual.



Halloween Hell

Halloween Hell (2014)
USA 2014

HALLOWEEN HELL focuses on a devil doll that is rumored to have been carved out of lava that came straight from Hell, and it's the star of a pay per view Reality TV show that is hosted by a psycho who believes that he is Count Dracula. Six young adventurers (three male, and three female) are offered $100,000 to spend all of Halloween locked in a room with the devil doll, who has reportedly caused the deaths or suicides of over fifty people during the last two centuries, always on the Halloween nights when there is a full moon. 



Afflicted

Afflicted (2013)
Canada 2013

Two best friends see their trip of a lifetime take a dark turn when one of them is struck by a mysterious affliction. Now, in a foreign land, they race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely.



The Strain: The Night Eternal

The Strain (c) Dark Horse

As the world gears up for the premiere of the new FX television program adapting the original novel trilogy The Strain, Dark Horse announces The Night Eternal, the third comics chapter of this ongoing vampire epic, adapted by David Lapham and Mike Huddleston.

Following the first two comics series, The Strain and the recently wrapped The Fall, The Night Eternal will begin on August 20, just after The Strain’s television debut on FX!

Immortal Augustus Gladstone, The

The Immortal Augustus Gladstone
USA 2013

Augustus Gladstone believes he's immortal. Squatting in an abandoned hotel in Portland, he shares colorful tales of his 150 year existence. From his travels across America during the depression, to befriending Andy Warhol, to seeing the 1900 Paris Expo, Augustus charms the film crew who discovered him on You Tube. Eventually Augustus sets out to find his only living descendant: Lucky Gladstone. His sojourn causes the crew to question their responsibility to Augustus, their subject. The Immortal Augustus Gladstone is about myth, mortality, and a film about film making.



Lestat returns!

As I announced on Twitter and Facebook

Fanged Films

From the Library

Late in the 17th century, there was a town called Croglin Grange (in Cumberland County, England). It's been said by some that the town was visited by a vampire... and the young lady in the tale barely escaped with her life.A one-story home in Croglin Grange was rented to a two brothers and their sister. One summer night, when the heat from the day still clung to the air, the sister was looking out her window at the stars. It was too hot to sleep. Suddenly, she noticed two lights that flickered in and out of the group of trees that lay beyond her window.
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?

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