Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence of living creatures. In modern fiction, vampires are usually considered to be "undead" and can often only be killed by a stake through the heard, decapitation or fire. Common vampire tropes include hypnotic ...

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YA vampire novel with ties to the Dracula mythos. Renfield's name was flipped around to Dleifner

I think the book took place in a library? Maybe. I definitely remember Renfield's name being flipped around. Thanks!
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How did Angel escape hell?

I am a much bigger Angel fan than Buffy fan but I have seen most episodes of Buffy and I am wondering, when she was in the hell dimension with Angel and killed him, how did he later escape and still ...
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Movie identification - Late 80s / early 90s vampire horror

This would be a late 80s / early 90s vampire movie. American made / cast. I don't think it was a low budget movie. The story follows a teenager and his younger sister, somewhere in the south west in ...
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Do vampires show their aging?

In the Buffy universe there are vampires that are bald, pointy-eared and bat-nosed. Vampires like Angel and Spike have been around for over a century and not aged but there are some that show the ...
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Is Cain a vampire or a werewolf?

In The Matrix Reloaded, Persephone explained the nature of the exile programs Cain and Abel: They come from a much older version of the Matrix, but like so many back then they caused more problems ...
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What did Sex Machine turn into?

In "From Dusk till Dawn" two bank robbers and a family on vacation go to Mexico, enter a bar and fight a legion of vampires. There are a few others who fight the vampires, one of whom goes by the name ...
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Vampires in Middle Earth

I think I read somewhere there were vampires in middle earth. Does anyone have any knowledge of these Vampires and any noteworthy events in history they were apart of?
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Male vampire hunter travels through dimensions to hunt down his enemy

In the story there's a female protagonist. She reads a book by a female author, she falls in love with the character in the book only to find out that he isn't just a character anymore but a part in ...
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Can a Vampire Enter a Hotel Room? [closed]

In many of the variants of Vampire lore, they cannot enter a home uninvited. So what then defines a "home"? Can a vampire enter an apartment building but not an apartment? what abut a hotel room? ...
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Person suspects someone of being a vampire but no one believes them

I'm looking for a book I read a few years ago, and I can't remember the name of it. It's about a person who works on a farm for money and suspects someone of being a vampire, but when they try to tell ...
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Free vampire book? [duplicate]

Ok, a few years ago I read a vampire book, but I can't remember the name of it. It was about a boy who worked as a farmhand because he was poor and needed the money. He suspected someone (I can't ...
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How does the main character of Midnight Mass, a vampire, gain the ability to operate in the daytime?

This is not my question, actually, but the fellow here didn't follow up when I suggested he go to this Stack Exchange and now I'm a bit curious. I have his question stated verbatim below: So I no ...
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SGA: Are the Wraith vampires?

The connection is rather obvious. The Wraith are nearly immortal and suck the life out of humans. Of course there are also differences from classical vampire lore. The following two articles ...
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How do vampires reproduce? [closed]

In most of the illlustrations of vampires, vampires do not have active bloodstream pumping through their organs. My question is how exactly is it possible to have an erection for example? Can the ...
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Original Vampire neutralization [closed]

It is said when you neutralize an Original Vampire their compulsion wears off. So why hasn't the existence of vampires been exposed?
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How strong are vampires in The Vampire Diaries?

What is the strength level of vampires in The Vampire Diaries universe? What feats of strengths have been shown?
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Looking for a short story about a runaway Girl rescued by a wildman on a planet taken over by aliens

I read a book in a library stack that was either a short book or a short story in pulp sci fi compilation book. It starts by telling the reader that the planet was taken over by aliens and now ruled ...
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Would Dorian Gray be a vampire's Everfull Mug / Horn of Plenty? [closed]

Watching Penny Dreadful recently, which has both vampires and Dorian Gray in it, I found myself wondering if Dorian Gray's healing ability would turn him into a never-ending source of food for a ...
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what about sunlight kills vampires vitamin D or the uv rays? [closed]

Due to a discussion about why people feel cruddy when a day is overcast, I got to thinking is it really the UV light from the sun that kills a vampire? We all know that UV light is a source of ...
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Help me identify a movie about a woman with a vampire baby and a romance with her doctor?

A woman gets a baby that is a vampire but she doesn't know it. A doctor helps her a few times and they fall in love. I think the doctor is a vampire and he has an evil brother. The movie is at ...
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Why do vampires have to be invited in? [duplicate]

In thousands of movies, books and TV shows, vampires have to be invited inside of the house in order to attack the inhabitants. My question is why do they have to be invited inside, is there an actual ...
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Why did Arlene need clean blood?

In the True Blood episode Death is Not the End, Arlene is mortally wounded. Sookie seeks to get a vampire to heal her, but she's oddly particular. She demands a healthy (non-hep-v infected) provide ...
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Vampire movie about the making of Nosferatu

I remember seeing a movie when I was ten about the making of Nosferatu, but the character of Max Schreck was an actual vampire. I recall a scene with him explaining that he is too old to create other ...
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Are there vampires in the Star Trek universe?

Let us characterize vampires as a humanoid being that drinks the blood of other humanoid beings to create more of their species. There are many aliens that are humanoid in the Star Trek universe. My ...
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Lestat's special abilities

In Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles", Lestat plays the violin and sings amazingly. Were these abilities he possessed before turning or do vampires in her books develop amazing abilities, perhaps ...
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why did the female vampire from Lifeforce need a mate?

In Lifeforce the sexy alien vampire has the power to drive men wild. She drains humans of their life energy but for some reason needed a human mate and my question is: Why did she need a human mate? ...
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If a baby were turned into a vampire, would it mature like Claudia?

In Anne Rice’s vampire novels it is forbidden to turn a child into a vampire because they never age, but Claudia could mature and grow intellectually. If an infant, only a few months old, were bitten ...
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Does Helix mix two genres of Vampires and Zombies?

After episode 11 and 12 of Helix, I got this feeling that helix is mixing two genres of Vampires and Zombies and sugarcoat it with science. Here is my Argument: Vampires: Dr. Hiroshi Hatake and ...
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Trying to find a book about a fallen guardian angel and his assignment (who got turned into a vampire)

I'm trying to find a book I read 5-6 years ago about a guardian angel who failed to protect his female assignment who then got turned into a vampire and became the Princess of the Damned. The ...
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What happens if vampires in Anne Rice's books drink the last drop of someone's blood?

During the movie Queen of the Damned, Marius tells Lestat that they cannot consume the last drop of blood of someone, or else they will die too. What exactly happens if a vampire takes the last drop ...
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What is the origin of the vampire's drudge?

I have recently come across the idea of a vampire's drudge: a slave to do a vampire's bidding. However, I have not been able to find the origin of it. In fact, the only references to it I am able to ...
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In what novel does a girl-turned-vampire discover she also inherited supernatural powers from her father?

As a teen I read a book about a girl who was friends with a male vampire who then turns her. They then have to hide her from others on the discovery that she has supernatural powers - I think ...
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Where did the idea of vampires procreating by sharing blood originate?

In modern vampire fiction, it is almost universally true that vampires are created when a vampire drains a human of blood, then forces/entices/allows the human to drink blood from the vampire in ...
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Where did the idea of vampire invitation first originate?

Its been a long time since I read Bram Stoker's Dracula, and I do not remember any instance of Jonathan Harker inviting Count Dracula to his home. I just watched the Let Me In movie and I also ...
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The BuffyVerse - highest 'hit rate' for ensoulled killers

It was often a key point in the BuffyVerse, that a creature with a soul can be 'trusted' not to kill people because they have a conscience (Angel was tortured by his). OTOH there were a lot of deaths ...
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Can the Hulk's healing overcome supernatural afflictions?

The Hulk's healing ability is, as far as I can tell, the strongest of any Marvel character to date. While it is extremely difficult to injure him in the first place, if it does occur any injury ...
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What is the price of silver in True Blood?

I seem to remember a line in one of the early seasons of True Blood mentioning that silver had outpaced gold on the commodities market. Is it ever stated how much silver is actually worth?
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Name of a Scif-Fi/Fantasy book where space rescuers encounter vampires aboard a crashed ship

I've been trying to figure this one out for years. I read a book as a teenager (so around 15-20 years ago), where a ship lands to assist another ship or a colony who have succumbed to a ...
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What was the vampire movie where the protagonist gets cow's blood?

The guy got a big wound in his stomach and his friend tells him "shit shit" comes from your stomach, but after that they repaired it and made the guy drink cow's blood and he returned to normal. I ...
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How does Dracula turn people into vampires?

Turning into a vampire seems to have something to do with Dracula drinking the person's blood, but I can't figure if Stoker actually explains the entire process. I fully expect that he didn't, as the ...
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Is there a reason given as to why vampires' reflections cannot be seen?

It's a common thread throughout the vampire genre. According to Brahm Stoker, Ann Rice, and everybody in-between, you cannot see a vampire's reflection. Is there a reason given as to why vampires' ...
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When did Batman become a vampire?

I remember a long time ago (in the 80's), my Batman comics took a cool turn... he turned into a vampire. This story ran for a while, but I can't find any info on it. I see there were a few other ...
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Short story about vampire hunting in a virtual reality game

This short story centers around a virtual reality type game in which the protagonists are hunting a vampire in a medieval setting. The game doesn't go well for most of the story, but the protagonists ...
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Movie where medical students try to revive Dracula

A while ago i saw part of a movie where some medical students find Dracula's corpse and try to revive him. Anyone know the movie? If you need more info, there was also a strange priest trying to catch ...
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Eastern Europe story, possibly Stanislaw Lem

Ages ago, I read a science fiction short story in an anthology of Eastern European, Cold War-era science fiction. It involved a man leading an ordinary life who finds a lovely sports car at an out of ...
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What did happened on the Elizabeth Dane?

In Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines one of the player's first tasks is to investigate the Elizabeth Dane, an ocean-going cargo vessel. This vessel was transporting an ancient sarcophagus which many ...
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What is the Mother of All Darkness?

Also known as the Queen of all Vampires, the Mother of All Darkness seems to be the most powerfull vampire on the planet. Many vampires in the canon of the Anita Blake saga feel she mothered them all, ...
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Does a general vampire canon actually exist?

We can all more or less agree that there are certain characteristics of vampires that are required to make them "vampires" instead of, say, zombies, but I'm unable to find a general list of vampire ...
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Underworld 3: Sonja carrying Lucian's baby

This is actually a more general question about vampires, but it also happened in Underworld 3. Apparently, Lucian and Sonja fell in love and then she became pregnant. But is this possible? The way I ...
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Can the White Court vampires turn humans into new vampires?

In the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher there were a few mentions of vampires turning humans into new vampires by the Red Court and the Black Court, but I can not recall if it can be done by the ...