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The First Ones

Posted in Books 'n writers, General, Movies 'n series on 03/06/2011 by WickedGentleman

All vampire tales have their own legends. All the worlds have their own creators.

Long time no see, bloodsuckers… And I’m back from Disneyland to tell you a bit more about The Legend Of The First Ones. Or the Ones with no creator.

 

Anne Rice’s Akasha and Enkil

Akasha (or AkashAakaasháĀkāśa, आकाश) is the Sanskrit word meaning “aether” in both its elemental and metaphysical senses. The name may represent the basis and essence of all things in the material world, the smallest material element created from the astral world, the conception of the cosmos or the Fifth Element. A good name for the first vampire-devil on Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles.

As known as Those Who Must Be Kept, Akasha and Enkil are the progenitors of all vampires who are also regarded as the King and Queen of the Vampires. Originally King Enkil and Queen Akasha of Kemet (now Egypt circa 5,000 BC), became the first vampires when an evil spirit named Amel was able to enter the body of Akasha through a wound and fuse with her flesh. Akasha then turned Enkil into a vampire by drawing out nearly all of his blood and then allowing him to drink nearly all of hers. The term “Those Who Must Be Kept” was coined by the vampire Marius referring to the fact that what befalls Akasha and Enkil also befalls all vampires, if they are injured, so are their children, if they die, so do all vampires.

Actually their blood contains the real “thing”that must be kept, so the power of the first can be passed to others. They are so old that they remain seat and looking like real statues.

In the book The Vampire Lestat it is specifically spelled out that Enkil and Akasha were made into vampires at the same time by a demonic infusion but it is later explained in Queen of the Damned that Akasha made Enkil into a vampire, after she was first made by demonic infusion, in order to save him from the wounds inflicted upon him by citizens of Kemet. At numerous points in the canonical history of Rice’s books, Enkil rises from his throne to defend Akasha from being drained of her powerful blood. Marius rescues Lestat from being destroyed by Enkil after he rises and hits him away while he is drinking from Akasha, despite (or possibly because of) the fact that Akasha appears to have summoned Lestat to her. We see, then, that Enkil is not merely Akasha’s guardian and consort, but that he maintains his own will and emotions, including jealousy….

Akasha was pretty good played by Aaliyah, in the movie The Queen Of The Damned. The movie was sadly Aaliyah’s last big work, after that, she died in an airplane accident.

Vampire: The Masquerade’s Cain and Lilith

In the Hebrew Bible and in the game, Cain and Abel (Hebrew: קין ,הבל, HevelQayin) are two sons of Adam and Eve.

In the Greek New Testament, Cain is referred at least in one translation as “from the evil one”, while others have “of the evil one.” Some interpreters take this to mean that Cain was literally the son of the serpent in the Garden of Eden.  Cain is a crop farmer and his younger brother Abel is a shepherd. Cain is portrayed as sinful, committing the first murder by killing his brother, after God has rejected his offerings of produce but accepted the animal sacrifices brought by Abel. God declares that Cain must sacrifice his most beloved thing, that are not the plantations he has. Facing this declaration, Cain assassinates his own brother, that was supposed to be his most beloved thing. God judges this act as envy and condemns Cain into the eternal darkness with no pleasures and just pain.

Cain starts his journey through the dark world, unable to see the sun, to eat food and to touch the fire. He meets Lilith that is the first wife of Adam and mother of all demons .While in the Land of Nod she encounters another exile, Cain and offers him shelter. She awakens the power in him and is betrayed by Cain for her efforts, who, after leaving her, returns with his descendants to destroy her garden and slaughter her children.

The so-called Dark Mother was exiled from Eden before the creation of Eve, she was the first to taste the fruits of the tree of knowledge. Using her knowledge she created her own gardens, hoping to imitate Eden, she failed in her imitations and still longed for the paradise from which she had been exiled.

Worshiped by the Bahari & Lilitu, Lilith is said to impart her secrets to those who imitate her, choosing to challenge the established order and explore the limits of their own sensations.

The original Book of Nod did not have Lillith cursed in this way, it was her murdering Adam’s wife and children that got her cast out of the light of Eden’s garden, in subsequent books things may have been retconned for game purposes but it was not the original story.

The bulk of Cain’s history is covered in the Book of Nod, theErciyes Fragments, the Lilithian, and the Luciferian. These books conflict on Cain’s motives, but all agree he killed his brotherAbel. Days of Fire describes how Caine gave himself a “gift,” and the gift was delusion. Using this gift, he thought he killed Abel in an act of love when it was really an act of hate. He used this gift to make pride out of shame, which resulted in being outcasted.

Hellsing’s Alucard

Volume 8 presents flashbacks of when he was human. Dracula starts his career by fighting the Ottomans, believing that God does not reward prayer, but instead wants mortals to show their faith visibly. However, when his army is defeated and he is about to be executed, Vlad gives up on God, thinking that God deserted him and so turns his back to God in turn. It is not explicitly shown or stated how he became a vampire, but in one scene he drinks blood from the floor in front of an executioner.


The series mentions the events of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but deviates at the point of Dracula’s defeat. In Hellsing, he was staked in the heart but not destroyed. It is unknown if he was forced into servitude or was willing, but he became a servant of the Van Helsing family. He, along with a young Walter C. Dornez, were sent to Warsaw, Poland to stop Millennium’s vampire production program.

The Vampyre’s Lord Ruthven

Lord Ruthven appeared as the titular character in the 1819 short story The Vampyre. This had been written in 1816 by Dr. John William Polidori, another acquaintance of Byron’s. It was published in the April 1819 edition of The New Monthly Magazine. The publishers falsely attributed the authorship to Byron. Both Byron and Polidori disputed this attribution.

In the story, a young Englishman Aubrey meets Lord Ruthven, a man of mysterious origins who has entered London society. Aubrey accompanies Ruthven to Rome, but leaves him after Ruthven seduces the daughter of a mutual acquaintance. Aubrey travels to Greece where he becomes attracted to Ianthe, an innkeeper’s daughter. Ianthe tells Aubrey about the legends of the vampire. Ruthven arrives at the scene and shortly thereafter Ianthe is killed by a vampire. Aubrey does not connect Ruthven with the murder and rejoins him in his travels. The pair are attacked by bandits and Ruthven is mortally wounded. Before he dies, Ruthven makes Aubrey swear an oath that he will not mention his death or anything else he knows about Ruthven for a year and a day. Looking back, Aubrey realizes that everyone who Ruthven met ended up suffering.

Aubrey returns to London and is amazed when Ruthven appears shortly thereafter, once again alive. Ruthven reminds Aubrey of his oath to keep his death a secret. Ruthven then begins to seduce Aubrey’s sister while Aubrey, helpless to protect his sister, has a nervous breakdown. Ruthven and Aubrey’s sister are engaged to marry on the day the oath ends. Aubrey writes a letter to his sister revealing Ruthven’s history and dies. The letter does not arrive in time. Ruthven marries Aubrey’s sister, kills her on their wedding night, and escapes. His character is one typical vampire. His character is alluring and sexual, but is also linked with horror and supernatural terror.

 

 

Well little bats, thats all for today. Thank you for commenting and reading.

Abraham Van Helsing

Posted in Books 'n writers, General, Movies 'n series, Myths x Science on 07/21/2010 by WickedGentleman

I’m back from the dead, my beloved blood suckers.

And today I bring you some information about Van Helsing… There are a lot of vampire legends in the world, and also a lot of people who hunt those vampires.

Dracula got his own hunter, maybe so famous as he is, Professor Abraham Van Helsing is, probably, the most famous vampire hunter in the whole world.

Created by Bram Stoker, Van Helsing is a Dutch doctor with a wide range of interests and accomplishments, partly attested by the string of letters that follows his name: “M.D., D.Ph., D.Litt., etc.”

In the novel, Van Helsing is called in by his former student, Dr. John Seward, to assist with the mysterious illness of Lucy Westenra. Van Helsing’s friendship with Seward is based in part upon an unknown prior event in which Van Helsing suffered a grievous wound and Seward saved his life by sucking out the gangrene. It is Van Helsing who first realizes that Lucy is the victim of a vampire and he guides Dr. Seward and his friends in their efforts to save Lucy. Van Helsing also appears in the Dracula 2000 Movie and in the The Tomb of Dracula Marvel Comics series, which was based on the characters of Bram Stoker’s novel, but the chronology slightly differs from Bram Stoker’s.

Abraham Van Helsing opened the doors to the creators, and, based on his existence, the other movie directors, writes, artists and producers created thousand of new vampire hunters.

It looks like any famous vampire in the world has his own hunter, except Edward Cullen. Even Lestat has the Talamasca (nor really hunters) to annoy him.

Based on Dracula, Nosferatu is another classic vampire. His hunter is named Professor Bulwer and appears only in a few scenes.

The Hammer movies had created a lot of versions to Van Helsing, sometimes with the same name. One of them is  J. Van Helsing, as seen in The Brides of Dracula. In the series of Hammer Dracula films set in the 1970s, the character of Van Helsing is named Lawrence Van Helsing and is seen in the prologue (set in 1872) of Dracula AD 1972. These movies had Dracula being resurrected in the 1970s only to meet Lawrence’s grandson, Lorrimar Van Helsing, a “different” vampire hunter.

In 2004 Van Helsing became a movie. Hugh Jackman played Gabriel Van Helsing, the eponymous hero of Van Helsing, loosely based on Bram Stoker’s character. The name was changed from “Abraham” to “Gabriel” for two reasons: because the writer/director/producer, Stephen Sommers, did not feel that “Abraham” was an appropriate name for an action hero, and because Universal wanted copyright privileges to the character. The name change is accounted for in the story of the film, in which it is implied that Gabriel Van Helsing is actually the Archangel Gabriel in human form. Gabriel hunts monsters for the Catholic Church, and in the movie is sent to Transylvania to kill Count Dracula. When he arrives, Dracula tells Gabriel that they have already met and have quite a history together.

Normally, the hunters are associated with the church, but this is a Bram Stoker’s stigma.

Abraham Van Helsing has also made a cameo appearance in the Japanese manga Hellsing. The first time he appeared in one of Alucard´s dreams, Van Helsing made many allusions to Dracula when referring to Alucard e.g. “So what are you going to do now, No Life King?”. At the end of this dream, Alucard seems to cry blood. The second time Van Helsing appeared as a silhouette after Alucard transforms into the “Count”, this last one is the most direct reference to the novel in the manga, since this time besides Van Helsing, Alucard mentions Quincey Morris, Arthur Holmwood and Dr. Seward, although, mysteriously, not Jonathan Harker. He appeared for a third time in a flashback showing Alucard’s previous deaths. In the manga series, Alucard’s Master is called Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, and she owns an organization with her own name, Hellsing.

Name apparitions:

Comics

  • The comic book series, The Tomb of Dracula featured Rachel van Helsing, granddaughter of Abraham, as a major member of the principal hunters. Minor characters were Abraham’s wife Elizabeth and his brother Boris.
  • In the manga and anime, Hellsing, modern day descendant Integra Hellsing leads a British government strike force against supernatural menaces. The story also includes her father Arthur and uncle Richard.
  • The DC comic Night Force features Abraham’s granddaughter Vanessa Van Helsing.
  • Sword of Dracula is a comic book with Veronica “Ronnie” Van Helsing.
  • Helsing (not to be confused with Hellsing) is a Caliber Comics title about a Samantha Helsing and a John Van Helsing.
  • The Vampirella comic books feature father-son vampire hunters Conrad and Adam van Helsing.

Movies

  • Dracula 3000 features Captain Abraham Van Helsing (played by Casper Van Dien), a descendent of the original Van Helsing and the captain of a spacefaring salvage ship. A twist is that this Van Helsing is killed unceremoniously by Dracula mid-film.
  • Hammer Films’ Dracula series features a whole dynasty of Van Helsings: “J.” (equivalent to Abraham); Lawrence, older than J., relationship unspecified; J.’s son Leyland, Lawrence’s grandson Lorrimar, and Lorrimar’s granddaughter Jessica. Peter Cushing played J. in Horror of Dracula (1958), The Brides of Dracula (1960). Lawrence in a brief opening segment of Dracula AD 1972 (1972), and Lorrimar in Dracula AD 1972, The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1974) and The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974); Robin Stewart played Leyland in The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires; and Jessica was played first by Stephanie Beacham in Dracula AD 1972, then by Joanna Lumley in The Satanic Rites of Dracula.
  • In the Disney movie Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire, Malachi Van Helsing is hunting the vampire Dimitri, who is preying on the mother of the main characters.
  • In the comedy movie Love at First Bite, Dracula falls in love, and Jeffrey Rosenberg, grandson of Fritz Van Helsing tries to kill him.
  • 2004 direct to video film The Adventures of Young Van Helsing depicts Abraham Van Helsing’s great grand son Michael saving the world from Simon Magus.
  • The 2006 film Bram Stoker’s Dracula’s Curse features a character named Jacob Van Helsing, who is inferred to be a descendant of the original Van Helsing, although this is never actually stated outright.
  • 2004 film Van Helsing starring Hugh Jackman as Gabriel Van Helsing.
  • 2005 film Way of the Vampire starring Rhett Glies as Dr. Abraham Van Helsing.[2]
  • 2009 film Stan Helsing is a satire comedic film revolving around the descendant of Abraham Van Helsing.

Television

  • A humorous British TV series, Young Dracula, featured Mr. Eric Van Helsing — presumably the descendant of his more famous predecessor, though with none of his competence — trying to exterminate Count Dracula and his children, who had been chased out of Transylvania by an angry mob and were now living in rural Wales. Eric lives in a travel trailer with his son Jonathan. There are also references made to previous Van Helsing vampire slayers, such as Manly, Porphyria, Abraham III and Norris.
  • The 2009 ITV series Demons follows a modern-day teenage descendant of Van Helsing.
  • In Tales of the Slayer story “House of the Vampire”, part of an unofficial series of short stories based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Peter Van Helsing (cousin to Abraham) is a Watcher (an advisor and trainer of vampire Slayers.) Within the Buffy canon, Dracula is a real vampire but a charlatan and Van Helsing is unmentioned.
  • The TV series Angel (TV series), a spin off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series) following the exploits of Buffy Summers’s vampire paramour Angel (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) prominently features a 18th century human vampire-hunting antagonist, based on Van Helsing and named Daniel Holtz who relentlessly tracks Angel across Europe in order to avenge the death of his wife and children.

Books and Stories

  • The short story Abraham’s Boys by Joe Hill is about the retired Abraham Van Helsing and his two sons, and how he passes along his knowledge to them. The story is included in the anthology The many faces of Van Helsing.
  • The short story “Immortal Hunters” by Suz deMello features John Van Helsing as a reluctant vampire.
  • According to The Vampire Hunter’s Handbook, Abraham was not the first Van Helsing to encounter vampires. The book is supposedly written by Raphael Van Helsing in the eighteenth century. It has also been prequeled by The Demon Hunter’s Handbook by Abelard Van Helsing (sixteenth century) and The Dragon Hunter’s Handbook by Adelia Vin Helsin (fourteenth century). The supposed writers refer to each other (in the cases where it makes sense) and other Van Helsings.
  • Similar to the above mentioned handbooks is Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal which is written by Mary-Jane Knight but credited to dr Cornelius Van Helsing. The book implies that Cornelius is the brother of Abraham.
  • Young Dracula by Michael Lawrence mentions a farmer named Dweeb van Helsing.

Audiobooks

  • Faith – The Van Helsing Chronicles is a German series of audiobooks by Simeon Hrissonmallis.[3] The main character is Faith van Helsing, daughter of Adam and Melissa van Helsing. Other van Helsings mentioned include Michael, John and Samuel.
Be carefull Dracula… He is right behind you.

A Vampire Child

Posted in General on 07/04/2010 by WickedGentleman

Hi there little bats,

I’m going to show you some interessant things today. I’ll talk about baby bats, ooor… Vampire Children.

There are many many many histories about children that become vampires. I guess the most famous of them is Claudia, from Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, so i’ll beging with her.

Claudia is one of the main characters in Interview with the Vampire (book and movie), the first and most successful novel in the Anne Rice’s series, and makes appearances in five of the subsequent novels; specifically, The Vampire Lestat, The Queen of the Damned, The Tale of the Body Thief, The Vampire Armand, and finally Merrick.

Claudia (her last name is never given) was a young girl who lived in the poor, plague-ravaged quarters of 18th century New Orleans. She lost both of her parents to the plague, and is first introduced as a crying child around five years old in her house, next to her mother’s dead body. She is small and delicately shaped, with golden ringlets for hair and pale skin. She is found by Louis de Pointe du Lac, the protagonist of Interview with the Vampire, and begs him to “wake” her mother. Louis instead feeds on her, much to his self-disgust, and her life is temporarily saved by Lestat de Lioncourt.

Claudia is taken to the vampires’ townhouse in the heart of New Orleans, and there she is turned into a vampire by Lestat. Lestat tells her that she is his and Louis’ “daughter” and that now that she is in their family, Louis will not leave them. Though Louis is at first horrified at the thought of a vampire child (and indeed he accuses Lestat of condemning Claudia to hell), he and Claudia become very attached, and the three form a vampiric “family” for decades.

In the 1994 film adaptation of Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Claudia is portrayed by Kirsten Dunst. Dunst was ten years old at the time of filming, so that the producers could have an actress that could actually play the five-year-old immortal. Makeup and film tricks were used to make Dunst look younger for the role. The screenplay was written by Anne Rice, so there were no major differences between Claudia’s role in the novel and the film.

In the short-lived Broadway show Lestat: The Musical, Claudia was portrayed by Allison Fischer. She was given two solos: “I Want More,” her plea to Lestat and Louis that she is sick of being a sweet little girl, unmasking her dormant desire to hunt, and “I’ll Never Have That Chance,” a somber lament sung when she realizes she will never grow up and will remain trapped within a child’s body for eternity.

Louis, Lestat and Claudia all have non-speaking cameo appearances in Innovation Comics adaptation of Rice’s vampire short story “The Master of Rampling Gate,” illustrated by Colleen Doran.

In other ways, “Vampire Children” in the medicine, means “children with xeroderma pigmentosum”. This is a genetic disease with such extraordinary sensitivity to sunlight that ordinary sun exposure results in the development of skin cancer at a very early age. Children with xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) can only play outdoors safely after nightfall.

Another vampire children are Ralphie and Danny Glick from Salem’s Lot. They were brothers and Ralphie was the first victim of the vampire Kurt Barlow and his human sentinel Richard Straker. When Ralphie and Danny were returning home from their friend‘s house the boys are separated and Ralphie goes missing. Shortly afterwards Danny becomes sick and doctors fear he might have tuberculous. What’s happening to Danny is much worse than tuberculous, Danny is being visited by his little brother who is now a member of the recently undead. It’s not long before Ralphie finishes Danny off and he becomes a vampire as well.  Ralphie and Danny Glick were first played by Ronnie Scribner and Brad Savage in the 1979 version and Zac Richmond and Andre de Vanny in the 2004 remake.

Eli from Let the Right One In. Eli is a child vampire who befriends a lonely misfit boy named Oskar when she and her ‘guardian’ move into his apartment complex. At first Eli tells Oskar that they cannot be friends but Eli feels drawn to the boy and eventually tells him that she is a vampire. Oskar doesn’t mind that his new friend is a vampire and as the two become close Eli encourages Oskar to stand up for himself against the bullies that torment him. Eli relies on her guardian Hakan to obtain blood for her but when he fails he disfigures himself in order to not be identified and traced back to Eli. Eli has a difficult time obtaining blood for herself and when Oskar attacks one of his tormenters and the rest of the bullies go after him in retaliation Eli and Oskar skip town hoping to start a new life together. Eli is played by Lina  Leandersson.

Saya and Diva are also vampire children from the anime Blood +.  They were  “born” in 1833 from one of two cocoon-like objects taken from the belly of a vampire-mummy named chiropteran, the other cocoon containing her sister Diva. Both are kept at the “Zoo” by Joel Goldschmidt, where Saya is treated as his daughter and Diva, who is left nameless, is confined to a tower. Saya does not learn about Diva’s existence until 1863, when she hears Diva singing and finds her locked in a room at the top of the tower. Saya then names her Diva. In 1870, Amshel purchases a twelve-year old boy named Hagi from his parents to become Saya’s companion and friend. During a birthday party for Joel, Saya releases Diva so that she can sing for Joel. Diva, however, slaughters everyone in the Goldschmidt house while Saya and Hagi are out looking for Joel’s favorite flower. Recognizing that Diva is a monster, Saya spends her periods of activity hunting Diva to try to kill her, her chevaliers, and any chiropterans they have created.

Renesmee Carlie Cullen is a half vampire born on September 10, 2006. Conceived and carried by Bella Swan in the Twilight Series, she is an hybrid, and a member of the Olympic Coven. She is the daughter of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, and the imprintee of Jacob Black. Renesmee’s paternal grandparents are Edward and Elizabeth Masen. She is the granddaughter of Charlie Swan and Renee Dwyer, as well as the adoptive granddaughter of Carlisle and Esme Cullen. She is also the adoptive niece of Jasper and Rosalie Hale and Alice and Emmett Cullen.

And no more hybrids for me. So, this is a little bit information about the Vampire Children. I hope you enjoy it.

Source: Vampires

Vampires: Soccer

Posted in General on 06/15/2010 by WickedGentleman

Hi hi bloodsuckers,

So, to honor FIFA’s worldcup, I’ll try to write an article about Vampires and Soccer. But, as you all can imagine, this is kinda difficult to me. I was googling some words, and I found this:

The young fashion designers Maurizio Modica and Pierfrancesco Gigliotti decided to create a new fashion design associating Football and the Twilight series. The results? Oh well, what do you think?

They launched the collection for Frankie Morello and brought models dressed as high school vampires and gave them some soccer balls and other acessories to go up on the cat walk. This collection is up to 2010 and 2011’s autumn and winter on Milan’s fashion week. “The collection is inspired in soccer, but with the Twilight atmosphere” says Maurizio Modica. So that’s it… Ok, maybe I liked some clothes of this crazy collection. And you?

Source: webluxe

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Vampires Online and Bats

Posted in General on 05/19/2010 by WickedGentleman

Hi bloodsuckers,

I’m here to say that the blog is having a very nice moment, with a lot of views in a day and a lot of visitors. I guess it’s moment to give you more information than I’m already doing. So I made a Twitter and there you can find more notices, quick infos and fun, direct from the deepest abyss.

So follow Vampire Legends on Twitter @vampirewords and keep visiting the blog for great and big reports about the real true vampires.

Thank you!

Now a quick post about the vampire bats.

Vampire bats are bats whose food source is blood, a dietary trait called hematophagy. There are three bat species that feed solely on blood: the Common Vampire Bat (Desmodus rotundus), the Hairy-legged Vampire Bat (Diphylla ecaudata), and the White-winged Vampire Bat (Diaemus youngi). All three species are native to the Americas, ranging from Mexico to Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. They  generally have small ears and a short tail membrane. Their front teeth are specialized for cutting and their back teeth are much smaller than in other bats. Their digestive system is adapted to their liquid diet, and their saliva contains a substance, draculin, which prevents the prey’s blood from clotting. The vampire bats do not suck blood, but rather lap the blood at the site of the haemorrhage (where the prey is bleeding). The common vampire bat also has specialized thermoreceptors on its nose, which aids the animal in locating areas where the blood flows close to the skin of its prey.

Vampire bats hunt only when it is fully dark. Like fruit-eating bats, and unlike insectivorous and fish-eating bats, they emit only low-energy sound pulses. The common vampire bat feeds mostly on the blood of mammals (including humans), whereas both the hairy-legged vampire bat and white-winged vampire bat feed on the blood of birds. Once the common vampire bat locates a host, such as a sleeping mammal, it lands and approaches it on the ground.

Only 0.5% of bats carry rabies. However, of the few cases of rabies reported in the United States every year, most are caused by bat bites.

The Vampire bat is often used in horror movies about Vampires. Fictional vampires also consume blood, usually in order to survive. As influenced by the actual vampire bat the most common method is piercing a hole in the victim’s neck with sharp fangs and sucking blood from the pierced area. Fictional vampires are also commonly nocturnal, and rarely come out during the day, similar to vampire bats. Other attributes include, but are not restricted to, the ability to transform into a vampire bat and animal-like senses of sight and hearing.

Draculin is a very fun named substance. The name came, naturally from Count Dracula. It is a glycoprotein found in the saliva of vampire bats. It is composed of 411 amino acids. It functions as an anticoagulant, inhibiting coagulation factors, keeping the blood of the bitten victim from clotting while the bat is drinking. This anticoagulant is a hundred times stronger than any other known anticoagulant and is prescribed for heart attack and stroke patients.

Curiosities About Vampires

Posted in General on 05/04/2010 by WickedGentleman

A few curiosities about vampires (famous or not):

  • A persistent rumor asserts that Lon Chaney was Universal Movies’s first choice for the first Dracula Movie, and that Bela Lugosi was chosen only due to Chaney’s death shortly before production.
  • The Nosferatu movie is an adaptation from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, because the creators were not able to pay for copyrights.
  • Stakes on the heart can sometimes kill or just paralize. For some vampires they represent no risk so as the crucifixes and garlic.
  • In the RPG Vampire: The masquerade, you can turn animals into vampire animals.
  • In the movie Underworld they created a werewolf-vampire based on the Whitewolf creations.
  • Nosferatu, Der Vampyr is the 5th on the list of the best horror movies of the world.
  • Nosferatu is also the 4th on the lis of the most pathetic vampires of the world.
  • Edward Cullen is the first of that list.
  • Edward Cullen is the first man on the list of the most perfect lover for girls.
  • Mr. Vampire – Is a comedy-horror movie and it’s the 21th on the list of the best horror movies of the world.
  • Fright Night is the 12th on the list of the best horror movies of the world.
  • Salem’s Lot is the 8th.
  • The movie “Lost Boys” is the most remembered and considered as a classic vampire movie of the world.
  • Dracula is the second one.
  • The Twilight series are the most watched vampire movies of the world.
  • Interview with the vampire is the second one.
  • Prince Mamuwalde (Blacula) is the first black vampire on the cinema.
  • Vampire Hunter D is the 29th on the list of the most watched vampire movies of the world.
  • Dracula (1931) is the 3rd one.
  • Alucard (Hellsing) is the most famous vampire of the world for teenagers between 12 and 20 years.
  • Edward Cullen is the second one.
  • The vampire movies fill 60% of the lis of the best horror movies of the world.
  • Vampires are the most popular horror creatures of the world.
  • Zombies are the second one.
  • The band Bauhaus composed a song named “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”.
  • The most funny horror series is the Saturday Night Live – Goth Talk.
  • The movie “Lost Boys” had influenced a lot of murderes.
  • 2 of the top “10 Evil Serial Killers” recieve the name of “Vampire”.
  • 1 reviece the name of Vlad III, The Impaler (OH YEAH BABY!)
  • 1 recieve the name of Elizabeth Bathory.
  • The vampires compose 40% of the list.
  • 70% of the girls between 15 to 18 years old prefer vampires than princes.
  • Lestat the Lioncourt (Tom Cruise) is the most sexy vampire of the world.
  • Edward Cullen is the second one.
  • The History Chanel has a documentary about real vampires.
  • Vlad III, The Impaler (TWO TIMES OMG!) is considered the unique and genuine real vampire that ever existed. For some vampirologists.
  • There’s a Dracula institute on California.
  • On the University of Victoria and University of Toronto (both canadian) you can find the “Vampirology” course.
  • For the Whitewolf (C) Lilith was the first vampire that ever existed.

Sources:

Horror Movies

Reel Movie Critic

Snarkerati

Listverse

Vampire Fangs

Posted in General on 04/22/2010 by WickedGentleman

Hey,

I’m going to show you now the many types of vampire fangs. Beggining with the classic or, the

“Dracula” Type:

This type is the most famous vampire fangs, is the first kind of teeth we think when we’re talking about vampires. This fangs were popularized in 1897, when Bram Stoker wrote his fantastic novel, featuring his primary antagonist the Vampire Count Dracula (OMG THIS IS AS GOOD AS Vlad III, The Impaler).

Now a days, we can find this kind of vampire fangs in 99% of the vampire histories, around the world. For some characters, this kind of fangs can also be retractile, showing up just when the vampire is ready to feed himself with some victims blood.

Vampire Lestat Type:

The Anne Rice’s vampire chronicles, were created in the movie with another kind of fangs, where the lateral incisor and the canines are both sharp.

This kind of teeth are not retractable and no matter what you do, you will see them if the vampire talks or smile. Those are not good for the vampire who want to live in the human civilization (nevertheless, the Anne Rice’s vampires can do that very well).

All sharp type:

This kind of type is not that common between the vampire legends around the world, but can be found in some of them. For exemple in a comic book called “Pinochio: The Vampire Slayer” where the vampires have all the teeth sharp. In the World of Darkness adaptation for the vampire hunter, Blade, there are also a type of vampire with all teeth sharp, called the Upier vampire. This kind of teeth are also not retractable and can’t be hidden. In the ‘vampire genoma theory’ those teeth are the most common type when you find a real VampireVampire gen, in another words, the real 100% vampires should have this kind of teeth when the half vampire were just able to have the ‘Dracula’ Type.

Central Incisor (Nosferatu) Type:

This kind of teeth were created in the year of 1922, when the germans brought up the Expressionist movie “Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie Des Grauens” (translated “Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror”). Nosferatu is an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and, because of the copyrights they were forced to change somethings. Count Dracula became “Count Orlok” and “vampire” became “Nosferatu”. Dracula was able to walk around in the day, Nosferatu wasn’t. Dracula had the canines sharp, Nosferatu had the central incisor. Now a days, the WhiteWolf corp. with the World of Darkness, created the Nosferatu vampire clan to the RPG Vampire: the Masquerade, and they also have this kind of teeth.

No Fangs (Twilight) Type:

Despite the author never mentioned ‘fangs’, many Twilight fans talk about fangs in the Twilight series. However, they are also not there when you watch the movie. The ‘no fangs’ can be considerated a new type of vampire teeth. I just wanna know how to they feed themselves without the sharp teeth. It really hurts, maybe.