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The stranger, having seen all this, came down from the steeple, took thelinen wrappings of the vampire, and carried them up to the top of the tower,which he again mounted. When the vampire returned from his prowlings and missedhis clothes, he cried furiously to the Moravian, whom he saw at the summit ofthe tower, and who, in reply, beckoned him to ascend and take them. Whereuponthe vampire, accepting his invitation, began to climb the steeple, and so soonas he had reached the battlements, the Moravian, with a stroke of his sword,clove his skull in twain, hurling him down to the churchyard, whither,descending by the winding stairs, the stranger followed and cut his head off,and next day delivered it and the body to the villagers, who duly impaled andburnt them.

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Being myself wholly skeptical as to the existence of any such portent asthe vampire, the supernatural theory of the good doctor furnished, in myopinion, but another instance of learning and intelligence oddly associatedwith some one hallucination. I was so miserable, however, that, rather than trynothing, I acted upon the instructions of the letter.

Here then, were all the admitted signs and proofs of vampirism. The body,therefore, in accordance with the ancient practice, was raised, and a sharpstake driven through the heart of the vampire, who uttered a piercing shriek atthe moment, in all respects such as might escape from a living person in thelast agony. Then the head was struck off, and a torrent of blood flowed fromthe severed neck. The body and head was next placed on a pile of wood, andreduced to ashes, which were thrown upon the river and borne away, and thatterritory has never since been plagued by the visits of a vampire.

How they escape from their graves and return to them for certain hours everyday, without displacing the clay or leaving any trace of disturbance in thestate of the coffin or the cerements, has always been admitted to be utterlyinexplicable. The amphibious existence of the vampire is sustained by dailyrenewed slumber in the grave. Its horrible lust for living blood supplies thevigor of its waking existence. The vampire is prone to be fascinated with anengrossing vehemence, resembling the passion of love, by particular persons. Inpursuit of these it will exercise inexhaustible patience and stratagem, foraccess to a particular object may be obstructed in a hundred ways. It willnever desist until it has satiated its passion, and drained the very life ofits coveted victim. But it will, in these cases, husband and protract itsmurderous enjoyment with the refinement of an epicure, and heighten it by thegradual approaches of an artful courtship. In these cases it seems to yearn forsomething like sympathy and consent. In ordinary ones it goes direct to itsobject, overpowers with violence, and strangles and exhausts often at a singlefeast.

The vampire is, apparently, subject, in certain situations, to specialconditions. In the particular instance of which I have given you a relation,Mircalla seemed to be limited to a name which, if not her real one, should atleast reproduce, without the omission or addition of a single letter, those, aswe say, anagrammatically, which compose it.

I have many journals, and other papers, written by that remarkable man;the most curious among them is one treating of the visit of which you speak, toKarnstein. The tradition, of course, discolors and distorts a little. He mighthave been termed a Moravian nobleman, for he had changed his abode to thatterritory, and was, beside, a noble. But he was, in truth, a native of UpperStyria. It is enough to say that in very early youth he had been a passionateand favored lover of the beautiful Mircalla, Countess Karnstein. Her earlydeath plunged him into inconsolable grief. It is the nature of vampires toincrease and multiply, but according to an ascertained and ghostly law.

Assume, at starting, a territory perfectly free from that pest. How doesit begin, and how does it multiply itself? I will tell you. A person, more orless wicked, puts an end to himself. A suicide, under certain circumstances,becomes a vampire. That specter visits living people in their slumbers; theydie, and almost invariably, in the grave, develop into vampires. This happenedin the case of the beautiful Mircalla, who was haunted by one of those demons.My ancestor, Vordenburg, whose title I still bear, soon discovered this, and inthe course of the studies to which he devoted himself, learned a great dealmore.

Among other things, he concluded that suspicion of vampirism wouldprobably fall, sooner or later, upon the dead Countess, who in life had beenhis idol. He conceived a horror, be she what she might, of her remains beingprofaned by the outrage of a posthumous execution. He has left a curious paperto prove that the vampire, on its expulsion from its amphibious existence, isprojected into a far more horrible life; and he resolved to save his oncebeloved Mircalla from this.

Fletch: Yep, lesbian vampires. Just another one of God's cruel tricks to get on my tits. Even dead women'd sooner sleep with each other than get with me it would appear. But eatin' me alive, oh no, that's fine. Next time he'll have me bummed by a big gay werewolf I swear.

On May 26, 1897, Bram Stoker's novel Dracula (e-book e-audio print audio) was published. Dracula is the source for most of our modern vampire folklore, and the inspiration for much of the vampire fiction that has followed it.

Stoker, of course, did not invent the vampire. Tales of vampire-like creatures were told by the Mesopotamians, ancient Greeks and Romans, and other cultures. The stories that are closest to our modern idea of the vampire come from southwestern Europe. In the early 18th century, a mass paranoia about vampires spread through parts of Serbia, and several men were exhumed on suspicion of being vampires. By the late 18th and early 19th centuries, vampires were appearing in poems by Goethe, Coleridge, and Byron.

The first important vampire novel was John Polidori's The Vampyr (e-book print), published in 1819, which established many of the conventions upon which Stoker would draw, notably the idea of the vampire as an elegant, sophisticated gentleman. Sheridan Le Fanu's 1871 novella Carmilla (e-book e-audio print), in which a female vampire preys on a young woman, was also an important influence on Stoker. The men knew each other well; Le Fanu was Stoker's editor during Stoker's years working as a theater critic. For more about Stoker's life, David J. Skal's Something in the Blood (e-book e-audio print) is a thorough biography.

But it is Stoker's Dracula that remains the standard image of the vampire. Its image of vampirism as a horrifying disease, transmitted through the intimate contact of a bite, hit a nerve in a society where syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases were common.

The movies have been even fonder of Dracula than the publishing industry; Sherlock Holmes is the only fictional character to star in more movies than Dracula. For his first appearance in film, F. W. Murnau's 1922 silent classic Nosferatu (streaming DVD), the character names and a few plot details had to be changed, because Murnau hadn't gotten permission to use Stoker's novel, but the story is still recognizable. The 2000 movie Shadow of the Vampire (DVD) takes place during the filming of Nosferatu, and imagines that the actor playing Nosferatu actually was a vampire.

We've only scratched the surface of Bram Stoker's influence on modern vampire fiction. These are only a handful of the novels and movies to star Dracula, and we haven't even mentioned the comic books, the video games, or the operas, ballets, and musicals that feature the Count. And when you consider all of the vampire fiction that, while not specifically about Count Dracula, owes a debt to the character, it becomes clear that Stoker's legacy is enormous.

One of the most iconic TV shows to ever hit the air was the fantastic Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar in the titular role. This show was by far one of the most popular shows of its time, spawning its own well received spin off in Angel, and of course a slew of comic books, all of which met with acclaim. Still, throughout the series, Buffy fought an ever reproducing cadre of no name vampire foes. Some eventually left the ranks of irrelevant to become famous in their own right like Spike and The Master, but who really remembers the names of the thousands dusted along the way? Perhaps it is time to consider the outcomes of a Buffy fight against some real tough vampire foes.

Buffy would easily see every single one of the vampires from What We Do in the Shadows coming from a mile away. Their classic Goth style and thick stereotypical accents are a dead giveaway, but not with Colin Robinson, the energy vampire who feeds off of sucking your will to live. By the time Buffy and the rest of the Scooby Gang figured out what was going on, Colin would have them as puddles on the floor too sapped of energy to do anything but watch him saunter away.

Ward's massive 19-part Black Dagger Brotherhood paranormal romance series starts out with Wrath, a reluctant leader of elite vampire warriors and the last living pure breed of his kind. He soon meets Beth, a newly transitioned half-vampire with whom he has an intense and passionate connection.

Okay, you're in for a ride if you start this beloved series because it has a whopping 27 books. Anita Blake is St. Louis's fiercest vampire huntress, but an assignment to solve the mystery behind a slew of killings forces her to confront her feeling for her nemesis, vampire leader Jean-Claude.

After being on the run, Rose and her best friend Lissa, a vampire princess, are forced to return to vampire boarding school, St. Vladimir's Academy. Rose is tasked with being Lissa's bodyguard, but as they become enmeshed in romance and the drama surrounding the school's cliques, Rose must also fight to save Lissa from the ruthless Strigoi. 041b061a72


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