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

Press Release: "Dracula Chronicles"

For 40 years Foia scoured libraries, museums, churches, monasteries, mosques and mausoleums spanning 2 continents. In the end, he utilized this vast knowledge of the subject to recreate Dracula’s World in an epic multi-volume historical novel.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 4, 2013 - Seattle, WA -- Seattle author and resident, Victor T. Foia, has published the first volume of the "Dracula Chronicles" series, "Son of the Dragon", now available on Amazon Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ARSJNW6.

Dracula, Lord of the Damned

Dracula, Lord of the Damned
CAN 2012

Transylvania 1872: Jonathon Harker finds himself the unwilling guest of an Undead Medieval Warlord who believes himself to be the Saviour of Men, on a Mission from God to share the gift of eternal life with the inhabitants of contemporary London. Once in England, Dracula cuts a swathe through the population, including Lucy Westwood, best friend of Harker's fiance Mina Murray. Rising from the dead to feed on the blood of the living, Lucy must be euthanised by her own fiance, Dr. John Seward.



Undying Love

USA 2014

THR reports that Joe Carnahan is in final talks to direct this horror action film, based on the Image comic book series of the same name (November 2012). The comic series is described as "A horror-action tale, equal parts vampire mythology and Chinese folklore, set in modern day Hong Kong. Ex-soldier John Sargent has fallen for a beautiful Chinese woman named Mei. The only thing keeping the star-crossed lovers apart: Mei's a vampire. To free Mei from the curse, Sargent sets out to destroy the vampire that made her.



New e-book: Kiss of the Butterfly

Kiss of the Butterfly (c) 2012 James Lyon

"I sense it even now. People thirst for it; the entire country is mad with desire for it. And now we are going to war with our brothers because they look like us, and because we can smell our blood coursing through their veins..."  A dying man’s cryptic letter to an enigmatic professor launches grad student Steven Roberts on an unwitting quest, shrouded in mystery, into the war-torn labyrinth of a disintegrating Eastern European country.

Twelve, The by Justin Cronin

Rating: 
3
The Twelve by Justin Cronin

 

No one expected Justin Cronin to sink his teeth into a post-apocalyptic vampire novel. He was an award-winning author of quiet literary fiction when he drafted a story so compelling and frightening that he landed a $3.75-million, three-book deal.

The trilogy began in 2010 with "The Passage," a 784-page runaway bestseller, one of the few books that could boast of billboards on Sunset Boulevard. "The Twelve" is second in the series, but even the most devoted fans may notice a bit of a sophomore slump.

Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
USA 2013

Set in a fictitious ghost-town called Bad City; overrun with crime and prostitution, it's a place that reeks of death and loneliness. The townspeople are a jaded and strange population, and include a Vampire, a Prostitute, a Pimp, a Drug Addict, a Mean Little boy, a 57 Tbird and the Persian James Dean. Amidst the hopelessness, an unlikely love story quietly blooms--and it blooms blood red. A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is the first Iranian Vampire Western. 



Van Helsing

USA 2014

To be produced by K/O Paper Products and Universal Pictures, announced in June 2012. Possibly starring Tom Cruise as the male lead. Further details TBA.



Vlad by Carlos Fuentes

Rating: 
4
Vlad by Carlos Fuentes

 

Vlad by Carlos Fuentes is a short novel taking place in Mexico City. The story was part of the 2004 collection “Inquieta Compañía” and recently came out as its own book translated by Alejandro Branger and Ethan Shaskan Bumas.

Count Dracula, Vlad, has decided to immigrate to Mexico after the mayhem in Eastern Europe and countless wars have shortened his blood supplies. Vlad has vassals in Mexico who introduce him to Yves Navarro, a lawyer, and his wife Asunción, a real estate agent.

Dracula cookies!

Cooking with Katherine: Dracula Cookies

This awesome cookie recipe is courtesy of Katherine Aras. Other recipes delicious delights can be found @ the source.

Fanged Films

USA, 1974
Seed of Terror
Spain, 1998

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.

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