Questions tagged [vampire]

Use for questions about vampires, beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence of living creatures, usually by drinking their blood. Use either alongside a work tag when asking about vampires in said work or alongside the [story-identification] tag when looking to identify a work where vampires are a prominent aspect.

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Alfred Hitchcock horror anthology for children in the 1960s

Back in the 1960s I read an Alfred Hitchcock anthology of horror or suspense stories for children. I guess that Hitchcock merely lent his name to the anthology. If I remember correctly, the book had ...
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90s vampire short story set in post-communist Romania having a subplot about the effects of AIDS on vampires

I read a collection of vampire short stories in the 90s. One stood out about a group of UN inspectors or delegation of some sort in Romania after the fall of Ceaușescu. One of the group is a vampire ...
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Sad movie about immigrant youth who might be vampire

This is a movie I saw on TV in c.1981-86 in the UK. I think it was American but I can't be sure whether it had subtitles and was just set in America, unknown cast (to me anyway). The patriarch of an ...
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First vampire story to show them using animal blood and/or blood not directly from human body? [duplicate]

I am pretty sure Anne Rice had this happening in maybe the first book or a sequel. The possibility that blood not taken directly from a living human being (so either from animals or from a blood bank) ...
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Looking for LGBT book about French mages and vampires

Replying to Book about a girl with magic, who can teleport and is mated to a powerful vampire, I remembered another urban fantasy book series I read a while ago. I would like to revisit it, but I ...
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Can a Vampire See Another Vampire's Reflection in a Mirror?

In the movie Interview With the Vampire, based on Anne Rice's novel of the same title, Claudia sits at a vanity with a mirror - her reflection doesn't appear and that got me to thinking: Generally ...
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Movie about a vampire who is/was a cop who helps a girl in a bar

The title of the movie is the vampire's name. I believe that last name began with a C. The vampire was a cop/or a former cop. He helped a girl in a bar and this girl helped him when she found him near ...
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Book about a vampire like creature

In the book a man becomes described with vampiric qualities that he acquired after disturbing a burial ground who then must defeat someone like him but stronger and there is a city in the sky. The ...
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Why do vampires hiss?

It is a bit of a trope that vampires hiss, typically when exposed to a cross, sunlight, or other weakness. So, my train of thought went a bit like this: Werewolves and Vampires have a "rivalry&...
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Vampire movie-probably from the 80's

I saw this on TV in either the late 80's or early 90's. There are unfortunately only a few scenes that stick with me. In one a vampire is in a room when suddenly UV lights come on, implying that they ...
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In "Only Lovers Left Alive," what does it mean that Eve and Ava are "sisters?"

Halfway through the 2013 vampire movie Only Lovers Left Alive, Eve's "sister" Ava appears. Adam and Eve have this short exchange at 1:05:22: Eve: Adam, she is my sister. Adam: Is she now. ...
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Movie where humanity is turned into vampires

The premise of this movie is that almost the entirety of the world's population has been turned into vampires by a virus. Whatever humans haven't been turned into vampires are used as food by the new ...
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Space vampires and bounty hunters

I'm looking for a book I read some time in the late 90s-early 00s, translated into Hungarian, but I'm all right with the English title. A sci-fi title set in the mid-future with space flight. The main ...
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When was the idea of three bites to become a vampire codified?

In vampire fiction, depending on the author, one common method of creating another vampire is that the vampire maker must bite the victim on three different nights before the victim becomes a vampire. ...
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Horror novel from the 1990s involving vampires, the cult of Kali, and thuggees

I purchased this book second-hand in the late 90's, so it was probably published somewhere between 1989-1998. I'm basing this on the fact that the book was near new condition when I bought it. The ...
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In Stake Land, any clear explanation as to why the travelers did not stay in the town?

The man and his "apprentice" manage to gain admittance to an apparently well-defended town which is very functional -- the kid gets a haircut, there is food, etc. But soon they leave and are ...
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Movie/Show Identification - Potentially Early 90s Vampire

I saw a vampire movie when I was a young kid in the early 90s. I thought the movie was contemporary but it could be older. All I remember is that it had vampires, kids, dreamy window curtains, and a ...
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Asian sci-fi movie from early 2000's with two girls fighting on a rooftop?

So, I remember watching on YouTube a movie scene of two asian girls fighting on a random rooftop. One of them uses a enormous piece of wood to attack, and both of them start to use things to hit each ...
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Novel series about half-vampire

Novel I had from the library. I think it was part of a series, perhaps quite a long one. I've done a few web searches, but haven't succeeded in identifying it. The protagonist is in some way half a ...
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Tourists remove stakes from dead vampires for tent pegs

Long shot. I remember this one silly incident from a children's book where tourists wandered into a spooky crypt and saw skeletons with wooden stakes in their chests. They collect up the stakes and ...
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Book about stranded vampire-like aliens in conflict with one another

The novel was probably from the late '80s, no later than '92. Aliens had crash-landed long ago and were the inspiration for vampire legends. They lived in secret among us in modern times, and there ...
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Vampire book series

I am a little fuzzy on what happens in which book but this is what I know: There is a teenage girl with a best friend (Mel maybe), a few days before her birthday (16th?) family friends come back to ...
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Vampire movie where they embrace being a vampire [closed]

It was a vampire movie that I started watching with my dad in the late nineties on HBO; he turned it off because it was too intense for me. I remember it was about vampires being bad and embracing ...
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Science fiction book involving AI augmented humans, a vampire, a colonised planet, a massive living blob, blind human pilots, and more

There's a series of books I read, probably 10 years or more ago, that I just can’t seem to pinpoint. The timelines jump about a lot, so it’s hard to figure out the order, but here are some things I ...
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Animated TV show about a vampire with extra long teeth

I’m looking for title of an animated series with very short episodes about a vampire who had extra long teeth down to his ankles. He lived alone in a castle and would always be unsuccessful at hunting,...
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Book with a school for teenage vampires who can't go out during the day or they'll burn; and heroine falls in love with the teacher

I have read this book in high school, there were vampires, and other half-breeds or something, and they cannot go out until they're turned out to be full-fledged vampires. I think they were called ...
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Trying to find a vampire book from 90s/2000s

Me and my sister can remember reading a YA vampire book from when we were younger, but it's evading us; a girl who works at her parents cafe in a seaside town, someone asks her parents if she can '...
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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 a Lycan?

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 ...
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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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