Questions tagged [vampire]

Vampires are beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence of living creatures, usually by drinking their blood. In modern fiction, vampires are usually considered to be undead and can often only be killed by a stake through the heart, decapitation or fire.

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From Vampire Lore, is the case made by example that it is more practical fangs act as straws Instead of simple puncture devices? [closed]

What does the literary canon have to say about this? Is it from a rejuvenation point of view that it is much more efficient if the blood of the victim were assimilated into the blood supply of the ...
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Book-series similar to the Selection-series, but with vampires

Looking for YoungAdult/Romance/Fantasy series of (at least) four books, similar to the "Selection"-series - but with vampires. USA is ruled by a royal family rumored to be vampires. For ...
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I am Legend (Will Smith film), any explanation for skin literally burning in sunlight?

Given the medical/biological explanation for the "darkseekers," I can see no plausible explanation for the extremely rapid burning (with something like smoke) of the creatures in sunlight. ...
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Why can't Vampires enter residences but other demons can in Buffy?

In Buffy - The Vampire Slayer, vampires are demon spirits inhabiting a human body: The canonical vampires, introduced in the first episode of the television series, are demonic spirits that inhabit ...
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What is the first work that depicts vampirism curing or 'perfecting' somone's physical state?

It's a common trope that once someone has become a vampire, that their minor physical ailments are resolved or cured entirely. What is the first instance of this occurring?
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First work in which vampirism was cured

Lots of SCi fi/fantasy universes have vampires. Which was the first of these to have a cure that could turn someone back into a human after they were infected? How did it work?
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Vampire film about a college guy turning into a vampire

I watched that film about 15-20 years ago. From what I remember it seemed also to have strong comedy elements. It started with a college (or late high school?) guy who delivers something to a house. ...
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Does “The Stress of Her Regard” have sparkly-skinned vampires?

Does The Stress of Her Regard have sparkly-skinned vampires? The other information I'd easily believe, and I know both vampires are made of stony materials, but do the ones in The Stress of Her Regard,...
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Young adult vampire novel with a female vampire hunter and her two friends, all orphaned

This was a young adult vampire book about a girl who is a vampire hunter with her two other friends. They are trained by a man who is an older hunter. All of their parents were killed when they were ...
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Book about the last female vampire-lycan hybrid

I read part of a book about a girl who is stuck looking as a 22 year old even though she is centuries old. Her mum was a vampire queen and her dad was a lycan alpha but they were killed. She is a ...
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First use of a vampire rising straight up stiff-bodied from the coffin

I think I first saw it on Mexican vampire movies from the 50s and 60s...but what is the first use of the trope(?) of the vampire rising from the coffin stiff as a board like in rigor mortis? Leslie ...
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Vampires cause electronics to disintegrate

This is bugging me because it's a random detail I remember that's stuck in my head. The main character is entering the lair of one or more vampires and happens upon a box of what seems to be sand and ...
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2D RPG Fantasy PC Flash Game with 3 Characters - Ghost, Witch and Vampire

I couldn't find the game or the name of the game I played in the 2000s and was looking to see if anyone remember it. It wasn't a very popular game, and I believe I played it on PC on an online ...
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Looking for source of the argument: Zombies are communists, vampires are capitalists

Hope this is the right forum for this question. About 10-15 years I came across a discussion/text. In this there was an argument, that zombie stories were a metaphor for the (capitalist) fear of ...
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When where the first links between Cain and Vampirism made in literature?

In the World of Darkness Vampire the Masquerade books. Cain is made the first vampire by Lilith. I know that parts of this have been taken from older ideas taken from translations of the Bible but ...
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Who was the first to attribute superhuman intelligence to vampires?

I believe Dracula in Stoker was portrayed as clever -- not sure that this is explicitly discussed anywhere in the book: wisdom acquired through the centuries or supernatural cunning. In Salem's Lot, ...
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When did vampires first come about? [closed]

I am researching a vampire essay thing and I can not find the exact date as to when they were first seen or what the story was that first had vampires in it.
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Fantasy series about a human girl with gold tattoos who makes too much blood

The cover of the book has a white haired girl with a sword. It is set in Florida in the future sometime. She is a special breed of human that produces more blood than normal and is bred to be like a ...
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In the Underworld franchise, What are the canonical physical advantages to being a Vampire over the Lycans?

The Underworld franchise gives a modern twist to the war between Vampires and Werewolves, aka Lycans. Here, these species aren't "supernatural" in origin, but more a biological or evolutionary ...
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Why do Vampires have to be invited into your home? [closed]

Why do vampires have to be invited into your home? Is there a specific reason, or is it just some random thing someone made up?
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Movie with a woman detective in it and a vampire who falls for her

I don't remember the specifics, but after the titles, the opening was about a murder in the streets and a detective was supposed to investigate it.. A man watches her from the roof of one of the ...
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Looking for the title &/or author of an urban fantasy book series

I read the first book in an urban fantasy series in the early 2000's not long after it was published. I've wanted to finish it for a while but I cant find the book don't remember the title or author, ...
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Do vampires age?

In A Discovery of Witches (the TV series based on Deborah Harkness's All Souls trilogy), Ysabeau de Clermont and her servant Marthe both look... grandmotherly, albeit in very different ways. It's ...
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Kindle book about a woman pulled into underground fights, in a setting with vampires and werewolves

I think I read it about 4-5 years ago (around 2014-2015) as a free Kindle book. It might have also been in a large dump of "vampire fiction" that I got from a friend that I have since gotten rid of ...
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YA fantasy novel: “Vampires” (Blood suckers) at a boarding school, girl lives in a forest

The title may have had the word "forest" in it but I DEFINITELY remember the cover having a girl walking into a forest with her back turned. The story went something like a girl being at a boarding ...
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What vampire has the longest existence? [closed]

I wanted to ask what the life span of a vampire was, but as undead that did not seem like the right question. What vampire has the longest existence?
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Book about teenage girl in the desert during a flash flood. She was either a vampire or vampire hunter

Looking for a book I read as a teen in the 90’s about a teenage girl who may(?) have been a vampire or vampire hunter who was in the desert during a flash flood. There was also a lot of talk about her ...
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Book about a woman having a magical book appear to her, she’s a witch, and a vampire stalking it

I remember that the book is similar to "A Discovery of Witches" by Deborah Harkness, as I thought that was the one I was looking for until I started reading it. I honestly cannot remember the ...
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90s YA vampire romance short novel where a girl moves to a new town and invites a vampire into her house

I'm struggling to get the title of a young-adult vampire horror/romance short novel that was written in the 90s about a teenage girl named Christina (I believe) who moves to a new creepy town where ...
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Vampire B-movie from mid 1990s to early 2000s involving a tiger and pie

I remember very little about this movie, but I saw it a long time ago so I know it is at least older than me. The main character is some random nerd guy who gets picked on by some other blonde guy in ...
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Can Warhammer Fantasty vampires gain sustenance when feeding on Greenskins?

In the Warhammer Fantasty, just like in the WH40k Greenskins (orcs, goblins, snotlings and squiggs) are, well... fungi. Sort of: The Runt pulled himself up out of the hole. A huge mushroom stood ...
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Vampire romance series

There's this vampire romance series. In the first book, the male lead (Kaden, I think is his name) kidnaps a human woman and her psychic daughter. The lady also has a sister, Emma, who is in hiding. ...
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Did vampires ever fight for Voldemort?

As seen in this question vampires are mentioned several times in the Harry Potter books. Hagrid mentions Professor Quirrell met vampires in the Black Forest. One of Lockhart's books is titled Voyages ...
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Vampire book series about twin sister high schoolers with one being a vampire

I need help remembering the title to a vampire book series I read back in the early 2000s. The details I can remember include twin sisters and at least one of them gets turned into a vampire. There ...
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Film about space vampires

I remember watching an animated film 20+ years ago about vampires in space but can't seem to find out the name of it or who made it. Remember one scene where a character gets sucked out an airlock and ...
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Help identifying a horror illustration

I've had a particular color illustration or painting in my mind, and despite it having very distinct elements for searching online, I just can't find it or the artist. I remember it from a horror ...
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The Devil's Keep

I read a short story from a romance anthology of supernatural romance stories. I think it was titled something like "Enchanted Love Stories." I remember the cover was one of those cheesy pictures of a ...
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Looking for a Vampire movie based on a scene I remember

More than 10 years ago, I watched a vampire movie on a French TV channel and I have been searching for its title for 2 years now. I believe it is not a famous movie since I was not able to find ...
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Trying to find a YA Paranormal Romance Graphic Novel Series from the 1990s

I'm trying to find a series of comics/graphic novels I read at the tail end of the 1990s. The main character is a blond girl moving into a new house (I'm pretty sure it was a relative's house, and ...
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Who turned The Count?

On Sesame Street, who “turned” The Count? Or, if he is the original vampire, has he ever turned anyone into one of his thralls? Any scenes which might be taken as evidence that he has done so?
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Help me identify a book about the war between 2 vampire clans/families

can anyone help me finding this book i remember reading in the mid-2000s (Book was probably written no earlier than 1990)? Here's what i can remember clearly, other details might or might not be ...
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Short story about a man turning into a (monstrous*) vampire

*Note: "Monstrous" refers to the protagonist's personality change, not appearance. This story was featured in a short story collection about vampires. I read it in a library in early 2001 (in Germany,...
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What is the name of the movie similar to “War of the Worlds” but like vampires?

This movie is similar to “War of the worlds” but it is not war of the worlds! In it there are walkers that have domes underneath (I don’t remember if it was one or two) and go capture humans. They ...
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What was the first instance of a relationship between werewolves and vampires? [duplicate]

What was the first known instance of a story that provides a relationship between werewolves and vampires? What was that relationship? In some movies (Underwold, Van Helsing and Twilight), werewolves ...
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Why don't all vampires turn into ashes?

In the Blade movie series, vampires turn into ashes when killed (or scratched?) by silver. In the first movie, Blade was in that vampire nightclub hunting Deacon Frost's friend, Quinn, who got ...
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What is the title of the book about vampires surviving at the end of Earth's existence?

Some years ago I've read an excerpt from a sci-fi book, I don't remember the name or the author, just the premise. I'd really like to find it now. What is the name/author of the book described below? ...
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Manga where a succubus/vampire meets human guy

This is a manga that I just read recently, but forgot the title, where a succubus/vampire meets human guy. I remember the ending, where the guy died because of the excessive energy being sucked by ...
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Book series: guy becomes a vampire, creates portals to travel between different worlds to avenge the girl who turned him

I think it was 2 years ago that I listened to an audio book or read this book. What I remember is a guy gets turned into a vampire after hooking with a girl. He doesn't realize he is a vampire and ...
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Protagonist travels using portals and teams up with wampires that ride big black beasts [duplicate]

Can't remember much about the books. Read them probably 20+ years ago. There were vampires, only I think they might have been called "wampires." They rode around on big black beasts. The protagonist ...
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Vampire short story

My friend in high school let me borrow a book of short stories. I think Ray Bradbury was one of the writers. Maybe Isaac Asimov? I want to read it again but I can't remember the title. There is a ...

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