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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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Anime movie with a sick guy who was able to kill vampires by glowing and emitting beams of light

So it is from somewhere in between the late 90s and early 00s. There was a gang that killed vampires (a vampire-killing gang?). They wore armor somewhat similar to Warhammer and Warcraft at the same ...
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Contemporary Fantasy w/ Magic Heroine and a Good Vampire boyfriend. Post-Buffy. Pre-Twilight

Looking for a book I read in the early 2000s. I believe it was a standalone novel and new at the time. The cover may have been primarily brown with gold lettering. There's definitely a Buffy feel to ...
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What distinguishes a Master from a Goon?

In the movie John Carpenter's Vampires, the slayer Jack Crow and his crew separate the monsters they hunt into two categories- masters and goons, however the movie itself is rather vague on how one ...
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Manga where a girl and a bat vampire fall in love

I'm looking for a manga where there is a human girl who is taking care of animals in a club at her school. She meets a guy who is a bat and then transforms into a vampire. He can fly. Eventually, the ...
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Book with another planet, thoughts become real and a vampire of sorts

There was a book trilogy that had ley lines and thoughts became reality. I want to say it was another planet. The main protagonist was a Count that murdered his family for power/life so ostensibly a ...
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TV commercial depicting a vampire going up a manor using an elevator to reach a woman in a room. She hands him garlic and he takes a bite out of it

This is definitely a TV commercial I saw something like 25 years ago (around 2000s for sure), on one of the 5 most common French TV channels (TF1, France 2, France 3, France 5/Arte, M6). The ...
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Live-action vampire movie where a vampire drinks a horse's blood

I saw this live-action vampire movie a very long time ago when I was a kid, so I don't remember much. The movie was made before 2006. Near the beginning of the movie, a vampire takes a horse to the ...
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Title of anime where the protagonist is a vampire queen?

The female lead is a vampire queen and there are two groups one who want to protect and one who wants to kill her. This story involves both werewolves and vampires they all ends up loving her. I think ...
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Gypsy association with both vampires and werewolves: folkloric or from one particular story?

I think Stoker has gypsy minions to Dracula. My question is whether folklore predates this or it was Stoker's invention which gave rise also to werewolves (as in Siodmak's flicks)?
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What’s the title of a vampire story where the vampire eats the heart of the sire to stop aging

Back in the late 90s/early 00s, I read a story or short story within the Vampire genre. I feel like it was published long before that though. It chronicled the life of a Victorian (I think) man who ...
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Series about a girl who is taken in by a witch, and a vampire family that have big dogs

The book is about this girl who is taken in by a witch, and a vampire family that have big dogs. She starts to travel to another parallel Earth in her dreams, caused by the witch. The girl goes to an ...
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Why murder the useful familiar in 30 Days of Night?

Seems like the familiar who does the advance work for the vampires is pretty much the "Renfield" of this movie. The common idea is a crazy guy who is intensely loyal expecting often but not ...
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90s-2000s vampire movie where rich vampires drink bottled blood like it's wine?

It's probably from late 90s or early 2000s, East Asian movie where aristocratic vampires drink bottled blood and live among humans. I just remember a scene. The hero vampire falls for a girl and she ...
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Movie in which a group of friends are driven to an abandoned warehouse full of vampires

I remember that a group of friends went inside a container van/truck full of blood bags. Then the truck went to an abandoned warehouse full of vampires, to feed them. The last part is when a girl, one ...
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A novel about a vampire who wears a kevlar vest and survives a nuclear blast

The novel opens with a man challenging a vampire on an island to a fight so the others can escape by raft. The vampire bites him and makes him a vampire for the good fight. Somewhere in the novel the ...
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Vampire book with white dress cover (showing bare feet)

The book contained shapeshifters that could transform into animals that weren’t your usual picks. Like armadillos etc. The vampire who changed the main character had a type of control over her and her ...
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2000s book with a human female protagonist who lives with two vampires, one of which is her brother

Vampire book where the protagonist is not a vampire; her boyfriend and brother are. I remember that the brother had a boyfriend and the beginning of the book talks about the brother walking in on them ...
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Isekai manga where the MC is summoned as a support with infinite regeneration, is locked up in the castle and breaks out with vampire woman

This manga features a MC much like the way Shield Hero does, for he is frowned upon as a weaker character without potential. However, a nurse from the castle where he's been summoned finds out after ...
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movie about vampire and a hunter

I recall seeing a movie on VHS from Blockbuster many years ago. It was about a vampire and a hunter, and there was also a young girl involved (perhaps because she fell in love with the vampire). In ...
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Story Identification: A late 1990s/early 2000s graphic novel about vampires?

When I was a kid in the 1990s (possibly early 2000s) I remember checking out this graphic novel from my local library (in CA, USA) several times. It was volume 1 and the back cover said volume 2 was ...
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How do the werewolves follow the vampires in the Twilight series?

The werewolves (wolf shifters, if you prefer) somehow go where the vampires go. I believe either Bella, Edward or Jacob mentions that the wolves somehow appeared not long after the vampires moved into ...
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Old short story about a vampire-like person who perceives living things around them as glowing with light

I'm trying to find a short story that I've read years ago. It's told from the perspective of a vampire-like person who awakens in a forest at night, and everything around them glows faintly with life. ...
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Help identifying a young adult book series from the 2000s (closer to 2010-2017) about vampires

I can't remember the title or characters so here we go. Young adult book series (2000 closer to 2010-2017) with female protagonist in high school who turns into a vampire (missing several days of ...
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Does Carmilla have co-conspirators?

In Le Fanu's Carmilla, a ruse is used twice to place Carmilla with a family who clothe and feed her for an extended period, almost like a cuckoo. But who are the "parents" who drop her off ...
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Fantasy romance movie with vampires and a black and red necklace

My sisters and I use to watch this supernatural romance movie, I don’t exactly remember all the details but I remember some. I know it was for sure supernatural, I think vampires maybe. It involved a ...
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Mafia-style modern vampire fantasy TV show

Some years ago I watched a TV series about a Mafia-style contemporary vampire family. It was American (or possibly Canadian) and centred on a man who had separated himself from the family but returned ...
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Urban "fantasy" from the 80s - seniors in a condo community draining the life force of a young tenant couple

This was an airport horror novel from the 80s with a "scientific" urban vampire twist. Starts out with a young couple searching for an apartment in an expensive city (NYC?) who find an ...
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Short horror film about about a vampire woman who kills a man who followed her home at night

I watched a short horror film on Shorts TV years ago about a woman followed home at night from a restaurant or bar. The man follows her all the way into a gondola / travel lift. When the lift reaches ...
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Live action TV show about normal siblings who go to a monster high school

There was this live action show I watched in I think the early 2010’s, and it was about two normal siblings, an older sister and younger brother who move house/school and the new school is a monster ...
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Novel about a young vampire with a story spanning many centuries

At the end of the '80s or the start of the '90s, I was in a bookstore in London. There, I scanned through the fantasy corner and found a vampire novel that I somehow did not buy in the end. But I have ...
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How did Count Duckula's predecessor meet his end?

According to the title narration of the cartoon Count Duckula (1988), Castle Duckula, home for many centuries to a dreadful dynasty of vicious vampire ducks – The Counts of Duckula. Legend has it ...
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Webtoon/Webcomic where a vampire saves two people who crash their car into a lake

It’s night time and this vampire-ish dude finds two people who crashed their car into a lake. The vampire dude had walked into the lake to the car and pulled the victims out and we later see one of ...
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A horror comic about vampire in a spaceship, 80's

Looking for a comic I read likely in the late 80's or early 90's. It was about a vampire in a spaceship. The comic was in Finnish, so original language might be anything. Printed in black and white, ...
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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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