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Vampires Fanged and Defanged

The rise in the popularity of vampires causes one to categorize the type of vampires that we choose to watch. The first category is the fanged vampire. This is the vampire of the past that is a true monster. They have an animalistic need to satiate a hunger that goes beyond human control.
2010-01-10 12:47
T · Angel · Anne Rice · Bram Stoker · Buffy · Dark Shadows · Dracula · Forever Knight · From Fear to Fascination · Tanya Huff · Vampire Chronicles · Van Helsing

Have vampires been a socialization tool for the last two generations?

The last two decades have brought about a welcoming of vampires in society. Long gone are the days of children cowering in the dark from fear of the vampire. The 1970’s opened the door to change that not only affected the image of the vampire but how we accepted them into our lives.
2010-01-10 12:43
T · Anne Rice · Bram Stoker · Dark Shadows · Dracula · Forever Knight · Halloween · On the Page, Stage and Screen · Vampire Chronicles · Van Helsing

The Vampire's Influence on Teen Self Identification

As children grow into teenagers they begin a search for self identity. They seek acceptance from their peers while simultaneously seeking individualism from their family. For many teenagers this means learning lessons the same way that they have since birth, through pop culture and the media.
2010-01-10 12:37
T · From Fear to Fascination

Why women love vampires by Anastasia Aboim

Sasha Badreeva tells me, “Vampires are not real, but they are like a dream come true”. They may not be to everyone’s taste, but Vampires have got women, and fans like Sasha, in a frenzy. Despite these damned creatures of the night feasting on the blood of humans, many mortal women find them irresistible.
2010-01-10 12:18
T · From Fear to Fascination

Feminism, Twilight and the End of the World

Today I did a persuasive speech in my speech class on why everyone should be on Team Jacob instead of Team Edward, complete with pictures making my case. MLIT. -- from MyLifeIsTwilight.com
2009-12-08 10:16
K+ · On the Page, Stage and Screen

Vampire 101: A history of the fanged one

VAMPIRE 101 DEFINITION OF A VAMPIRE A vampire is a reanimated, soulless, dead human who must drink the blood of others to remain "alive." VAMPIRES THEN AND NOW (DIFFERENCES)
2009-11-01 12:05
K+ · From Fear to Fascination

Real Vampires

"Real Vampires"- how can this be anything but a contradiction in terms? We all know about vampires. Stock characters of fiction, guaranteed box-office draws, the media vampire has been familiar to us since childhood.
2009-09-25 10:31
T · The Vampyre: His Kith and Kin

Sexuality in Vampire Fiction

Since the late 1800's, vampires have found their way into literature, folklore, and popular culture. In 1872, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu introduced the literary world to Carmilla, one of the first vampire novels of its kind. The novel clearly illustrated the power of vampire seduction and set the tone for the most famous of all vampire characters.
2009-06-17 09:42
M · Angel · Bram Stoker · Buffy · Dracula · From Fear to Fascination

The socially sophisticated Undead in Folklore

The original vampires of folklore have been given some hard knocks these days in comparison to their most popular literary descendants. For example, in Anne Rice's novel, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, Louis and Claudia encounter in Eastern Europe only dim-witted, savage vampires.
2009-05-03 11:52
T · From Fear to Fascination

The history of Hammer Horror

Hammer Films’ first production was The Public Life of Henry the Ninth in 1934.
2009-03-19 15:57
T · On the Page, Stage and Screen

Fanged Films

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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