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Vampires as Victims

As vampires gain in popularity, they start to appeal to a different kind of person as well: the self-styled vampire hunter. The long-running popular television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, about a group of teenaged vampire fighters in California, has influenced this subculture. While for many, it's just role-playing, some take this game with deadly seriousness.

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 1 No. 125
Curse of the Vampire
Vol. 1 No. 96
Super-Hip Flies Again

The Vampire Shop: Bestselling Books

Fanged Films

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.

Monsters in the movies
Ron Chaney's hillside home near Palm Springs doesn't look much like a haunted house, but he always looks forward to getting it ready for Halloween. Chaney is, after all, a descendent of monsters.

Vampire Names
Here are some of the names of various vampires, vampire-like creatures, demons, and spirits, and vampire hunters throughout the world, as well as "vampire" translated into other languages.

VO News Archive

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October 15, 2007 (JS Online / Jackie Loohauis-Bennett) -- Heavens (or wherever), Drac! It's been centuries since you died, and you still haven't gotten over yourself. But then again, why should you? The rest of us haven't. Because 110 years after the novel "Dracula" first brought chills to the spines of Victorian men and red to the cheeks of their repressed wives, Dracula still hangs at the top of the world's Monster A-List.
May 12, 2009 (AP) -- A St. Louis beauty salon owner accidentally happened upon one of the hottest Hollywood scripts -- the pages from an upcoming "Twilight" sequel -- in a trash bin.
June 3, 2007 (The Sunday Telegraph / Paul Lampathakis) -- Bram Stoker's over-active imagination has twisted Transylvania into the equivalent of a Dracula theme park. But this former principality of the Austro-Hungarian Empire overflows with history, architecture and culture.

Review Archives

Dead Travel Fast, The
Review by Matt Sedlar
Blood and Roses
Blood and RosesReview 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 KrusbergInternet: ckberg_AT_uga.cc.uga.eduBITNET ckberg_AT_uga Blood and Roses by Sharon Bainbridge (Diamond, 1994; $4.99/$5.99).
Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite by Matt Kaplan
Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan is a cheeky historical trip through many of the familiar monsters that go bump in the night. This book may be a bit light for the full-time scientist or cryptozoologist, but for readers wanting to know more about the history of monsters, it is an amusing read.