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The Ultimate Vampire Blog

ann hale follows up last year’s Ultimate Zombie Blog with a look at all things bloodsucker …

Nosferatu (1922) — Max Schreck
Dracula (1931) — Bela Lugosi
Fright Night (1985) — Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale
Near Dark (1987)– Adrian Pasdar, Jenny Wright, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen
The Lost Boys (1987)– Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Corey Feldman, Keifer Sutherland
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) — Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins
Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1992) — Kristy Swanson, Donald Sutherland, Rutger Hauer
Interview With The Vampire (1994) — Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst
Tales From The Crypt’s Bordello Of Blood (1996)– Dennis Miller, Erika Eleniak, Angie Everhart
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) — George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Harvey Keitel
John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998) — James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee
Blade (1998) — Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Dorff
Dracula 2000 (2000) — Gerard Butler, Jonny Lee Miller
Underworld (2003) – Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman
Night Watch (2004) – Konstantin Khabenskiy
30 Days of Night (2007) – Josh Harnett, Melissa George
I Am Legend (2007) — Will Smith, Emma Thompson
Let the Right One In (2008) – Lina Leandersson
Daybreakers (2009)– Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill
Let Me In (2010) –- Chloe Grace Moretz

Buffy The Vampire Slayer — Buffy Summers is a high school sophomore in Sunnydale, Calif., but she’s not like any other high school student. Buffy is the Chosen One, the vampire slayer. Along with her group of “Scooby’s,” Buffy stops the apocalypse more than once and does it with style.

Angel — This Buffy spinoff takes place in Los Angeles where Angel, the vampire with a soul, fights the demonic law firm of Wolfram and Hart. Along for the ride are Buffy cast members Cordelia Chase and Wesley Wyndam-Price.

True Blood — Sookie Stackhouse is a hot telepath who falls in love with a vampire and her life turns to crap afterwards. She loses several people she loves while fighting a serial killer, a Maenad, an ancient vampire, and a witch. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry but, most of all, you’ll be entertained.

Dark Shadows — We are talking old school vampire soap opera about Barnabas Collins, an ancient vampire who is accidentally released by an idiot grave robber, who returns to Collinwood, his family home which is now occupied by his present day relatives. Somehow, he manages to hide that he is a vampire while there is time travel, ghosts, werewolves, witches, and zombies. Tim Burton’s film adaptation starring Johnny Depp is to be released May 11, 2012.

The Vampire Diaries — Written by Scream and Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson, The Vampire Diaries is a teen show about Elena Gilbert and her love triangle with two vampire brothers, Stefan and Damon. It is really just a rip off of True Blood and Twilight.

**As a bonus, I thought I would include the following vampire episodes of The X-Files because, yes, they are THAT good.

“3” — After Scully has mysteriously disappeared, Mulder is sent to a case where a man has been drained of his blood by use of a syringe. He falls for Kristen, a vampire wannabe who desperately wants to escape what she is and the 3 others she was involved with.

“Bad Blood” — Mulder and Scully recall their stories of their investigation into vampiric murders and Mulder’s staking of a seemingly human boy. Luke Wilson plays a comedic role in this hilarious episode.

Castlevania — Originally released for the NES in 1986, Castlevania is about a guy named Simon, a descendent of a vampire-hunting family, who basically beats the crap out of a bunch of vampires and destroys Dracula and his castle. There have since been numerous sequels released for numerous game systems.

BloodRayne — Rayne is half human, half vampire and is looking to destroy her father and, in the process, destroys all of her Nazi vampire relatives. You get to feed off people, kick some major slow-motion ass, and it doesn’t hurt that Rayne is pretty hot. The sequel is even better!

Buffy: Chaos Bleeds — Play as your favorite Buffy characters while fighting against The First, who is trying to cover the world in permanent darkness.

Darkwatch — During his turn into a vampire, Jericho Cross joins a group of vampire hunters. The player can choose whether he will fight to stay human, or turn to darkness.

Vampire: The Masquerade-Bloodlines — This game has different stories and missions depending on which of the seven clans you decide to join upon becoming a vampire. Basically, there is an ancient artifact containing the body of an ancient vampire. Depending on which clan you joined, you’re either trying to obtain it or stop others from doing so.

The Vampire Book: Encyclopedia Of The Undead — Absolutely everything you will ever need to know about vampires, from history to film, in a book written by scholars.

The Vampire Archives — An impressive collection of vampire tales from authors such as Anne Rice, Stephen King and H.P. Lovecraft. Also includes stories that pre-date Dracula.

Dracula by Bram Stoker — Based on the true historical figure Vlad Dracul, or Vlad the Impaler, Dracula is a delightfully scary novel about a vampire who moves to London, bites the wrong women, and is hunted for it.

The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer — Say what you want but these books have sold over 100 million copies, beating J.K. Rowling’s record, and the films have raked in almost $2 billion.

For those living under a rock since 2005, Twilight is about a human girl named Bella Swan who moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father and becomes caught in a love triangle with a werewolf named Jacob Black and a vampire, Edward Cullen. It’s basically a bunch of good looking people and vampires that sparkle in sunlight instead of bursting into flames.

The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris — Before True Blood, there were these novels all about Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress in Bon Temps, Louisiana, who narrates her stories about vampires who have come out to the public that they exist and want to merge with human society. She falls in love with a vampire named Bill Compton and trouble unfolds from there.

In order to bring you the best vampire websites out there, I had to search through some strange shit. There is actually a dating website out there for “vampires and vampire lovers.” No joke, folks. I’m including that address for your entertainment.

-It’s true, you too can find your very own Edward Cullen…or possibly Jeffrey Dahmer.

http://www.vampculture.com/ — Full of vampire movie and book reviews

http://www.vampiretemple.com/whatis.html — A website dedicated to the vampire religion

http://vampire.namegeneratorfun.com/ — Go here to find your “Vampire Name.” Mine is Empress of the Great Oceans, known in some parts as Hero of Beggars and Lepers … Apparently, I’m a lame vampire.

http://vampiresaz.webs.com/ — Vampires A-Z or Adze to Zmeu.

http://gawker.com/5844963/are-nicolas-cage-and-john-travolta-undead — Photographic proof that Nicholas Cage and John Travolta are vampires. Perhaps Face/Off had a hidden meaning.

http://shop.vamplets.com/home/index/3327.0 – Purchase your very own baby vampire.

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/cultist/2011/10/fleshlight_freaks_make_male_se.php and http://www.fleshlight.com/succu-dry/True story, I found vampire sex toys

http://www.vampfangs.com/ — Custom fit vampire fangs, including retractable!

http://www.vampire.com/store/ — Buy wine from a vineyard supposedly run by actual vampires

http://www.goodgoth.com/ — Now you, too, can dress like a vampire

http://www.zazzle.com/vampires+gifts -– Shirts, shoes, sweatshirts, and mouse pads. You name it, they probably have it.

http://shop.cafepress.com/vampire –- Cool gifts for your vampire lover friends or just to treat yourself

Don’t forget to check out Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1, in theaters Nov. 18.

Ann Hale
Ann Hale
Just a giant nerd in love with horror, 80's action flicks, Star Wars and Harry Potter. Hit me up on Twitter or Instagram @scarletjupiter to talk horror or just to browse the horror collection.


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