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When are "vampires" first mentioned in Harry Potter?

The earliest mention is in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Chapter 5: Diagon Alley. ‘What sort of magic do you teach, Professor Quirrell?’ ‘D-Defence Against the D-D-Dark Arts,’ muttered ...
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Can a Vampire See Another Vampire's Reflection in a Mirror?

In the books, vampires can see themselves, and each other, in mirrors. Interview with the Vampire, Louis (the narrator) speaks of his turning, and conversations with his sire Lestat: And all the time,...
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First use of a vampire rising straight up stiff-bodied from the coffin

It would seem this is most likely traced back to Nosferatu (1922). Count Orlok rises from the coffin like this when aboard the ship. You can watch the scene below:
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A Vampire is still alive after mankind is gone

The latter one might be Fredric Brown's "Blood" (text available here), but the attack on a young female (actually a literal bitch), and the revelation that the current era's people are ...
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90s vampire short story set in post-communist Romania having a subplot about the effects of AIDS on vampires

As the OP specified a short story, I will suggest another work by Dan Simmons, a novelette entitled All Dracula's Children. It was published in a vampire anthology in 1991 called The Ultimate Dracula. ...
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Movie where humanity is turned into vampires

Sounds like Daybreakers (2009). From Wikipedia: Daybreakers is a 2009 science-fiction action horror film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The film takes place in a futuristic world ...
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Fantasy series about a human girl with gold tattoos who makes too much blood

That's Kristen Painter's House of Comarré series. There are 5 novels and a short story. Copy from the first book, Blood Rights Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle's body bears the ...
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Vampires cause electronics to disintegrate

In Ben Aaronovitch's 'Rivers of London' series, any use of magic tends to return silicon-based electronics back into their original form i.e. sand. In the first book of the series they investigate a ...
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90s vampire short story set in post-communist Romania having a subplot about the effects of AIDS on vampires

I know you said this is a short story, but the scene in an orphanage with a foreign delegation investigating the spread of AIDS and the doctor freaking out about the lack of an autoclave is straight ...
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Can a Vampire See Another Vampire's Reflection in a Mirror?

In the film, Interview with the Vampire (1994), it appears that both vampires and humans can see a vampire's reflection. The screenplay clearly indicates that Louis and Claudia could see their own ...
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Explorers on another planet are infected by a life form and start turning into vampires

This is likely Planet of the Vampires, a 1965 Italian/Spanish science fiction horror film. It starred Barry Sullivan and Norma Bengell. Barry is more likely the one you would have recognized, being ...
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First work in which vampirism was cured

It's possible the first cure for vampirism appeared in the soap opera Dark Shadows. Episode 467, broadcast on April 9, 1968 has a doctor reveal to a vampire, Barnabas Collins, that Barnabas has been ...
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Animated TV show about a vampire with extra long teeth

Ernest the Vampire (1988)? From Wikipedia, translated from French: Ernest Le Vampire is a French animated television series in 117 episodes of 2 minutes and 30 seconds. [...] Ernest is a clumsy but ...
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When are "vampires" first mentioned in Harry Potter?

Vampires are mentioned in Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone In Chapter 5 Hagrid says the following when talking to Harry about Professor Quirrell 'They say he met vampires in the Black Forest ...
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Story where vampires are created by drop absorbed on neck?

Sounds like Brian Lumley's Necroscope series. From book 1: But now the necromancer's scalp fairly tingled. For suddenly he sensed a great strength in the vampire - and even greater cunning. ...
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A Vampire is still alive after mankind is gone

There's a Roger Zelazny story in which the last human alive is a vampire. Fritz is a vampire, which is a terrible and tragic thing. He is so undernourished that he cannot move about, but he ...
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Do vampires in Nirn need to sleep?

Fura Bloodmouth from the Dawnguard expansion to Skyrim is a Volkihar vampire who says that she sleeps: I feed when I'm hungry, I sleep when I'm tired and I kill whenever I'm in the mood. These are ...
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Cynical vampire and her underwear-stealing lover

This is Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper. Maybe it was the Shenanigans gift certificate that put her over the edge. When children's librarian and self-professed nice girl Jane Jameson is ...
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Book with another planet, thoughts become real and a vampire of sorts

This sounds like C.S. Friedman's Coldfire trilogy. The planet Erna has a psychic field called "the Fae" that can be influenced by people's thoughts, and powerfully by their unconscious fears,...
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When Buffy comes to rescue Dawn, why do the vampires attack Buffy?

Probably overconfidence There’s probably no grand strategy to it, just mundane overconfidence. If the vampires were at all smart, they wouldn’t be attacking Buffy or threatening to kill Dawn. They’d ...
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1980s Vampire Movie Name

Could this be the 1971 film The Omega Man? In this film, based on the novel I am Legend by Richard Matheson, most of the world has been killed by biological weapons from a war between the USSR and ...
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Asian sci-fi movie from early 2000's with two girls fighting on a rooftop?

You're looking for The Twins Effect from 2003. It's a high-kicking battle on the dark side when an ace vampire slayer and his beautiful sidekicks wage the ultimate martial-arts showdown with one of ...
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Why do vampires hiss?

I've only read the original Dracula once, but I don't recall any instance of the Count hissing in that seminal vampire novel. Nor does he do so in any of the plethora of novels about Dracula by Fred ...
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Did vampires ever fight for Voldemort?

Vampires played no meaningful part, implying they didn’t aid him. While it’s theoretically possible that the Dark Lord had vampire allies that were never seen, as there’s no explicit statement that no ...
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Sad movie about immigrant youth who might be vampire

Sounds like Martin (1976). From Wikipedia: Martin (also known internationally as Wampyr) is a 1977 American psychological horror film written and directed by George A. Romero, and starring John ...
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When were the first links between Cain and vampirism made in literature?

TL;DR: I could not find the explicit declaration that Cain was a vampire prior to the release of a series of RPG books in 1991. The RPG is called Vampire: The Masquerade [note: when I first wrote ...
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Gypsy association with both vampires and werewolves: folkloric or from one particular story?

The association with vampires absolutely does not originate from Stoker's Dracula, and for association with werewolves you can find references at least as old as the 18th century. This is in line with ...
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Story with Female Partial-Vampire Protagonist

Pretty sure the novel you're looking for is Sunglasses After Dark by Nancy A. Collins. The main character, Sonja Blue, is attacked by a vampire, thrown out of a car. She is left for dead, but because ...
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When Buffy comes to rescue Dawn, why do the vampires attack Buffy?

Harmony has a plan. That plan doesn't involve her minions killing or threatening Dawn, but simply keeping her as bait to draw out the Slayer. Despite their persistent bitching, when the time comes ...
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Book series: guy becomes a vampire, creates portals to travel between different worlds to avenge the girl who turned him

As OP posted in a comment, this is Nightlord: Sunset (2006) by Garon Whited, the first book of the Nightlord quadrilogy. An audiobook has indeed been released. A guy gets turned into a vampire after ...
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