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After 'Twilight': Where Do Vampires in Pop Culture Go From Here?

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn

If Dracula wrote the book on the modern vampire fiction, Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer's four Twilight books (and their five film adaptations) have given it an enormously unfaithful, enormously successful rewrite. Even before the release of Breaking Dawn--Part 2, the Twilight franchise had earned $2.5 billion dollars at the worldwide box-office, and Breaking Dawn--Part 2 is on track to make hundreds of millions more.

Dracula Tours: "The Kiss of the Vampire" anniversary edition

Transylvania, Romania, January 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- As everybody can imagine Transylvania is all about stunning scenery and terrific places. Everyone knows and fears the Vampires; still everyone wants to travel to Transylvania. Transylvania and the Carpathian mountains are the very best parts of Romania.

So Transylvania Live decided to celebrate the 1963 release of the British classic movie The Kiss of the Vampire in a special edition of their awarded Dracula Tour.

Special events experienced by participants in this Transylvanian vacation:

Press Release: "Dracula Chronicles"

For 40 years Foia scoured libraries, museums, churches, monasteries, mosques and mausoleums spanning 2 continents. In the end, he utilized this vast knowledge of the subject to recreate Dracula’s World in an epic multi-volume historical novel.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 4, 2013 - Seattle, WA -- Seattle author and resident, Victor T. Foia, has published the first volume of the "Dracula Chronicles" series, "Son of the Dragon", now available on Amazon Kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ARSJNW6.

18-year-old signs 6-figure book deal with HarperCollins

Is Abigail Gibbs the next Stephanie Meyer? You may not have heard of her yet, but the 18-year-old just signed a six-figure deal with HarperCollins for her first novel, The Dark Heroine: Dinner With A Vampire. Gibbs first began penning the story when she was 15 under the pseudonym Canse12. She uploaded each chapter to the original fiction site Wattpad, and 17 million reads later, she was discovered by an agent.

NBC announces new Dracula series

NBC and Sky Living today announced the co-production of "Dracula," a provocative new drama series version of the classic Bram Stoker novel starring Golden Globe winner Jonathan Rhys Meyers ("The Tudors," "Elvis") in the title role. It was announced jointly today by Universal Television Executive Vice President Bela Bajaria, and Sky's Head of Drama, Anne Mensah.

Centenary celebrations for Stoker's legend at Whitby Abbey in the UK

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Inspiration goes full circle this summer at Whitby Abbey as the ruin which inspired a Gothic masterpiece plays host to the famous story this summer, when Dracula comes to the historic site!

New editions of Sonja Blue novels and short fiction

 

The Sonja Blue novels and short fiction by Nancy A. Collins are being released in updated and revised editions from two different epublishers.

Premier Digital Publishers (PDP) has released an updated & revised e-edition of the award-winning SUNGLASSES AFTER DARK, with a new cover by acclaimed graphic artist Sean Hartter. They will also be releasing the next two books in the series later this year:

http://www.premierdigitalpublishing.com/ebooks/author/nancy-a--collins/s...

Frankenstein Enters Fray in Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde

Publisher Mohawk Media has announced that classic literature and horror monster, Frankenstein, is to star in its comic book series, Dracula vs. Robin Hood vs. Jekyll & Hyde. The series has already seen surprise guest stars, including the comeback of Robin Hood's original love interest, Clorinda, and the historical archetype of all vampires, Dracula the Impaler.

British writer Chris Bunting says: "Frankenstein's Monster will play a pivotal role, not just in this series, but in a subplot bubbling away that will encompass many other titles from Eco Comics."

Christianity and Vampirism

Priest (c) 2011 Screen Gems

The Old Testament warns against the drinking of blood: "But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat." (Genesis 9:4); "Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh." (Deuteronomy 12:23)

Universal Monsters Online

Universal Monsters Online (c) Bigpoint

San Francisco - June 12, 2012-Bigpoint today released new information about its anticipated free-to-play (F2P) browser-based title, Universal Monsters Online.  The game, which Bigpoint is developing in collaboration with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, will enable players to experience Universal’s iconic cast of classic monsters in a highly-competitive Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) setting.

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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