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Renfield's Syndrome

Psychiatrists are aware that there exists a behavior known as "clinical vampirism," which is a syndrome involving the delusion of actually being a vampire and feeling the need for blood. This arises not from fiction and film but from the erotic attraction to blood and the idea that it conveys certain powers, although the actual manifestation of the fantasy may be influenced by fiction. It develops through fantasies involving sexual excitement.

Drawn to Vamps?

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Giant-Size Werewolf
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The Vampire Shop: Bestselling Books

Fanged Films

UK, 1959
Le Pionnier de l'Espace
USA, 2006
Exit 38

Recommended Movies and TV

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Recent Attacks
In San Francisco in 1998, Joshua Rudiger, 22, claimed to be a 2,000-year-old vampire and went about the city slashing the necks of vulnerable homeless people with a knife. He hurt three men and killed a woman sleeping in a doorway, and when one victim's identification led to his arrest, he claimed that he needed to drink human blood. The woman indeed died from a lack of blood.

The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Ambiguity of Evil in Supernatural Representations
Recent years have seen a marked increase in the number of television shows with a supernatural bent. The Warner Bros. Network is at the forefront of this trend, combining inhuman characters such as witches, vampires, and aliens with teen angst in the shows Charmed, Roswell, Angel, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Bela Lugosi: "I Like Playing Dracula"
I like playing "horror" parts on the screen. This may surprise you, but let me explain my point of view. There is a popular idea that portraying a monster of the Dracula type requires no acting ability. People are apt to think that anyone who likes to put on a grotesque make-up can be a fiend. That is wrong. A monster, to be convincing, must have a character and a brain.

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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.
July 12, 2007 (The Book Standard / Kimberly Maul) -- Ballantine Books paid $3.75 million for the North American rights to a postapocalyptic vampire trilogy by Jordan Ainsley, New York Magazine reported. Ainsley is a pseudonym for Justin Cronin, who previously wrote 2004's The Summer Guest and Mary and O'Neil, which won the Pen/Hemingway Award in 2001.
November 27, 2008 (Independent.ie / Dick Barton) -- A rare first-edition copy of Dracula, signed by its Dublin-born author Bram Stoker, is expected to fetch up to £25,300 at an auction next month.

Review Archives

All Together Dead
Review by Sandy Amazeen
Dracula: The Shade and the Shadow: A Critical Anthology
A version of this review will appear in The Vampire's Crypt 18 (Fall 1998). The Vampire's Crypt web site is: http://members.aol.com/MLCVamp/vampcrpt.htm Dracula: The Shade and the Shadow: A Critical Anthology, ed. Elizabeth Miller. UK: Desert Island Books, June 1998; hardcover, 240 pp.; ISBN 1-874287-10-4; 16.99 pounds. ($29.95 U.S.) "Dr.
Dracula Unbound
Dracula UnboundReview by Neuromancer, submitted on 8-Jul-1991 Dracula Unbound, Adliss, Brian. Harper Collins Pub. 1991.