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Interview with Raven Starr

Emerging author, Raven Starr has been writing since she was 15 years old. In 2007, some of her poems are featured in When Times Moves On (Anchor Books), a new poetry anthology. She is also publishing her first novella, The Vampire's Embrace (TreePress.net) and a short e-book, Fantasy (Red Rose Publishing).

Drawn to Vamps?

Vol. 1 No. 180
The Loathsome Lodgers of Nightmare Inn
Vol. 1 No. 9

The Vampire Shop: Bestselling Books

Fanged Films

USA, 1917

Hong Kong / Thailand, 1957

Recommended Movies and TV

From the Library

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.

Past and recent vampires as symbols of changing sexual mores
Over the centuries, the vampire has undergone radical changes. From the Count in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel to the alcoholic New Yorker Sam in the 1997 film Habit, the figure of the vampire has evolved with society.

Dhampir (Slovakia)
A Dhampir in Balkan folklore is the child of a vampire father and a human mother, with vampire powers but none of the weaknesses. A dhampir is believed to have the unique ability to see vampires, even when these are invisible, and is unusually adept at killing them.

VO News Archive

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May 2, 2007 (Hollywood Reporter / New York) -- It's a little mysterious as to why the Tribeca Film Festival decided to include "Rise: Blood Hunter" in its roster, considering it's the sort of routine horror flick that opens week after week without even being screened for the press.
HBO is still baiting us with SMALL teasers until the show returns on June 12th. This one centers around Bill and Eric talking about " the new coven in town".They are in the study discussing the new coven. "Bill and Eric take stock of the situation, both of them understanding it clearly"Bill says " There's a new coven in town. If they can control the dead, then they can control us"
May 7, 2007 (Fangoria / Daniel Dickholtz) -- Dracula’s thirst for conquest has never been restricted to Transylvania and England. But most Americans are probably unaware that the vampire lord had designs on India, or that his 2003 assault on the subcontinent was thwarted by its resident champions Nagraj, a hero with snake-based powers, and Super Commando Dhruva, the acrobatic leader of an elite police squad.

Review Archives

Silver Kiss, The
The Silver KissReview by Kathleen Reese, submitted on 9-Aug-1991 The Silver Kiss / Annette Curtis Klause (Delacorte Press, $14..95, ages 14 and up, 1990) {ISBN 0-38530160-x} What an odd story line: A young girl learns to cope with life's losses through the help of a compassionate teenage vampire.
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).
One Foot in the Grave
One Foot in the GraveReview by The Mad Bibliographer, submitted on 1-Jan-1997 A version of this review will appear in "Vampires in Print" in The Vampire's Crypt 14 (Fall 1996). Wm. Mark Simmons. One Foot in the Grave. Baen, 1996; $5.99/$7.99; ISBN 0-671-87721-6. [Yes, "Wm." is how the name appears on the book's cover and title page.]