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Vampire Chronicles Family Tree

If a vampire turns you into one of his kind, you could say, genealogically, that he or she is your parent. Others who were turned into a bloodsucker by the same vampire would then be your siblings. With this in mind, it is easy to create a genealogy chart of the vampires from Anne Rice's _The Vampire Chronicles_.

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 1 No. 9
An Invader No More!
Vol. 8 No. 5
Horror Tales V.8 N.5 November 1977

The Vampire Shop: Bestselling Books

Fanged Films

USA, 1990
USA, 2000
Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000 / Dracula 2001

Recommended Movies and TV

From the Library

The Origins and Causes of Vampirism
This is a brief essay on the origins and causes of vampirism based on my reading in European folklore. The information given is based on common European belief concerning the nature and causes of vampirism. In that culture the witch was an agent of the devil and a being much feared.

Superstition Rules: Death, Murder, and Vampire Hunters
Although it's generally vampires who are considered deadly, those who hunt them down can be just as lethal, as the following modern-day stories reveal.

7 strange ways Humans act like Vampires
With the third movie installment of the "Twilight" movies, "Twilight Saga: Eclipse," based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling vampire-romance novels, slated to arrive in theaters on June 30, vampires have once again crept into pop culture's collective consciousness.  While true, undead vampires do not exist, some diseases and disorders show themselves in ways that are similar to vampiric characteristics. From sunlight intolerance to an aversion to garlic and mirrors, below are six illnesses that, to some extent, cause people to act like vampires:

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December 6, 2008 (Los Angeles Times / Dennis McLellan) -- Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror-movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has died. He was 92.
HBO is giving vampire enthusiasts something to sink their teeth into. The network today launched its new "True Blood" jewelry line, designed in collaboration with designer Udi Behr. Fans can choose from rings, bracelets and earrings.
July 20, 1995 (Newsday) -  Army service develops many character traits, but vampirism seems to be another new one. A 20 year old former Russian army man was arrested in Tula outside Moscow after dragging a local drunk into the bushes, biting through his carotid artery and drinking his blood, Itar-Tass news agency reported yesterday.

Review Archives

Blood & Roses: The Vampire in Nineteenth Century Literature
Blood & Roses: The Vampire in Nineteenth Century LiteratureReview 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 Krusberg  
Vampire$Review by The Mad Bibliographer, submitted on 01-Jan-1992 Adapted from the column "Vampires in Print" in The Vampire's Crypt #3 (Spring 1991). John Steakley. Vampire$ (Roc/Penguin, 1990).
Delicate Dependency
Review by Cosmo Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot...excellent book - must read. For those who read it a long time ago, let me refresh your memory. The book takes place in Victorian Europe, and involves a Dr.