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This is for an INCREDIBLY long thing that I've been planning for a long time now and have just now thought I can dive into full steam (Yoda putting the other article up really motivated me actually).

So, what I'm going to TRY and do is trace the vampire through history and stuff. It's going to be incredibly long and I'm mainly writing it for my own personal enjoyment, but hopefully it can go up on the site at some point (as of right now... it's like 10 parts with the way I have it broken up).

So, what I need is help from you, the peeps of Earth-2. I might wind up making a thread at the Oratory about it, but right now I'm more interested in what you guys have to say since I think you guys would be smarter about it.

Remember that when I list "periods", I can make them longer if I get enough stuff. I don't mind writing more or watching/reading more. This is purely for my own personal enjoyment and possibly could be used as ammo to get me into graduate school at some point.

This is what I have thus far:

Literature

The periods I'm looking at right now are:

Pre-Dracula

Dracula (yep, it gets its own section)

Modern Lit not including Anne Rice

Anne Rice

Works:

"Lamia" and "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" by Keats (bear with me on that one)

The Vampyre by Polidori

Carmilla and In a Glass Darkly by Le Fanu

Dracula by Stoker

Anne Rice stuff

What I need here is post-Dracula things. All I have right now is Nosferatu by Robert Doherty as something that was recent.

Movies

The periods I'm looking at right now are:

Black and White

Beginnings of Color until 1990

90s

2000s

Works:

Nosferatu (and there are other black and white ones that I have written down somewhere but not handy right now)

Bram Stoker's Dracula

Underworld

Van Helsing

From Dusk Til Dawn Trilogy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (:()

Yep, any help here would be sweet, just name me vampire movies. I especially need stuff for the second section.

TV

I don't even have periods for this as I only have very little to be honest.

Works:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Angel

That's all I've got. If you can think up ANYTHING, even cartoons, I'll be jazzed.

Comics

Again, no time periods right now. All I have so far is something Yoda suggested to me when I fleetingly mentioned this in PM and that's The Tomb of Dracula stuff. What would be pretty valuable here would be anytime a super hero has actually battled a vampire or Dracula.

Video Games

Yeah, no time periods again. I was thinking if I can get enough things though, that I'd make Castlevania and Buffy their own Series' though.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer for XBox

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds

Castlevania Series

Bloodrayne? (I think it's vampire if I remember, but I'm not sure :blush:)

Van Helsing maybe

So, that's what I have so far. ANY help would be appreciated! I might even do a music part for it if I can dig up enough about it, but that's way off the beaten path. Thanks guys!

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These two lists (click me; click me too) are huge and will aid you well when researching both movies and TV shows. However long they might be, neither notes Blade: Trinity, so they're obviously not complete. But they should help nonetheless.

I've pulled a few and noted them below.

Movies

1970: House of Dark Shadows

---- Brought the Dark Shadows TV show to the big screen.

1971: Night of Dark Shadows

---- Sequel of the above.

1972: Blacula

1977: Martin

---- Written and directed by George A. Romero. It's about a young man who thinks he might be a vampire... maybe. He doesn't have fangs or cravings, the sun doesn't kill him and garlic only gives him bad breath, but, yeah, he might be a vampire. Maybe.

1985: Once Bitten

1985: Vampire Hunter D

---- Anime and manga.

1987: The Lost Boys

1992: Bram Stroker's Dracula

1994: Interview With the Vampire

1996: From Dusk 'til Dawn

1998: Blade

1998: John Carpenter's Vampires

TV

1966-1971: Dark Shadows

---- Has a large cult following.

1979: Salem's Lot

--- Four-part miniseries.

1990: Dark Shadows

---- Very short-lived follow-up of the original.

1994-1998: Spider-Man

---- Episode 19: Neogenic Nightmare, part six: Morbius

---- Episode 20: Neogenic Nightmare, part seven: Enter the Punisher

---- Episode 21: Neogenic Nightmare, part eight: Duel of the Hunters

---- Episode 24: Neogenic Nightmare, part nine: Blade, the Vampire Hunter

---- Episode 25: Neogenic Nightmare, part ten: The Immortal Vampire

-------- Note: Though episodes 22 and 23 aired months before 24 and 25, they are actually parts 11 and 12 of the "Neogenic Nightmare" storyline and have no bearing on the five-part vampire section of the story. Also note that the human who would become Morbius appears in parts one and two (episodes 14 and 15) of the "Neogenic Nightmare" story arc.

---- Episode 47: Partners in Danger, part six: The Awakening

---- Episode 48: Partners in Danger, part seven: The Vampire Queen

---- Episode 62: Secret Wars, part two: The Gauntlet of the Red Skull

Comics

1966: Dracula [Dell Comics]

---- Try this link too.

1971: Amazing Spider-Man #101

1971-1980: Tomb of Dracula [Marvel]

---- I think I sent you links via PM.

2001: Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 2) #30-35

---- Much like Morbius, Morlun isn't a traditional vampire. He sucks energy rather than blood, but he's considered an unstoppable (Spider-Man couldn't beat him) vampire nonetheless.

---- Note: Due to Marvel's weird / dual numbering system, these issues are also #471-476.

2005-2006: Spider-Man: The Other

---- This 12-part return of Morlun story will span Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #1-4, Marvel Knights Spider-Man #19-22, and Amazing Spider-Man #525-528.

various: Blade

Morbius' brief bio, and appearances in Spider-Man comic books.

Morlun's brief bio, and appearances in Spider-Man comic books.

Video Games

1987-current: Castlevania series

---- Try this link too.

2002-current: BloodRayne series

---- This has spawned a comic book (2004-current) and a forthcoming movie.

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EXCELLENT! I'm kind of disappointed with myself, considering that Interview With the Vampire is one of my top five favorite movies :(

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1991: Batman and Dracula: Red Rain

1994: Batman: Bloodstorm

1998: Batman: Crimson Mist

---- These three books comprise an Elseworlds trilogy where Batman becomes a vampire.

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Vampire Hunter D is based on a novel, not a manga (there may be a manga, but the movie is based on the novel). It actually just got published in English very recently (like in the last year, despite the book's age).

Vampire: The Masquerade - It's a pen and paper RPG, similar to Dungeons and Dragons, also has several computer games set in the universe.

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Hellsing is arguably one of the most popular animes out right now. It's based off a manga, which is entering its 7th and 8th volumes in the USA. The OVA series (which will follow the manga storyline directly) comes out in Japan next month.

I can give you more detailed information on the series if you'd like it.

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Hellsing is arguably one of the most popular animes out right now.  It's based off a manga, which is entering its 7th and 8th volumes in the USA.

The seventh arrived in late September. And yeah, it is great. I read the first five volumes in a matter of days.

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I read through half of the first piece already, and had no idea it was part of a wider series until I saw this thread. It sounds fantastic, and it’s a really interesting insight.

If you want any advice on how to approach the Vampire from a different perspective, shoot me a PM. I’ve got quite a few things on the Sexual Theory surrounding them, some Freudian analysis of horror and repression and various other bits and bobs. But, you probably either have that covered at this point, or enough material to fill your columns. And I’m so interested by the topic, I could use the material I have to blatantly steal your momentum and produce my take on vampires once you’ve finished the series.

Anyway, back to the other half..

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You could try Terry Pratchett's Carpe Jurgulum, a Discworld book (and one of the best) with vampires as its main theme. It's interesting as it looks at them in a different light, with a bit more wit. I highly recomend it as entertainment anyway.

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If you have any questions on any of the Rice stuff I read the whole series religously and can answer just about any question you could have and I also can field any Hellsing or Buffy questions ya got.

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Ooh, I forgot Lunar Legend Tsukihime. Another vampire-laden anime, but it's a lot more "sophisticated" (for want of a better word) than Hellsing.

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If you have any questions about Anne Rice, here's my quick sum-up of everything in the Vampire chronicles.

'Here is the history of New Orleans. It is beautiful. Here is the history of the house that I live in in New Orleans. It is beautiful. Here is the history of every house in my street in New Orleans. They are beautiful. Here is a vampire. Back to New Orleans.'

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If you have any questions about Anne Rice, here's my quick sum-up of everything in the Vampire chronicles.

'Here is the history of New Orleans. It is beautiful. Here is the history of the house that I live in in New Orleans. It is beautiful. Here is the history of every house in my street in New Orleans. They are beautiful. Here is a vampire. Back to New Orleans.'

Except, they are nothing at all near that. Sure a lot of New Orleans is mentioned. But to say that the books revolve around that is just assinine.

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If you have any questions about Anne Rice, here's my quick sum-up of everything in the Vampire chronicles.

'Here is the history of New Orleans. It is beautiful. Here is the history of the house that I live in in New Orleans. It is beautiful. Here is the history of every house in my street in New Orleans. They are beautiful. Here is a vampire. Back to New Orleans.'

Except, they are nothing at all near that. Sure a lot of New Orleans is mentioned. But to say that the books revolve around that is just assinine.

Ah, see, except, my habit of using humour to make points has obfuscated what my point actually is. The New Orleans bit was used more as an example, rather than as the be-all and end-all. What my point actually is, is that Anne Rice has this (to me, really irritating) tendancy to hugely overdo description, at the expense of character and plot. I find reading her novels akin to wading, knee deep, in purple prose. While it's the same thing a lot of people really like about her writing, it's something I can't stand. Occasionally, I'd like her to stop admiring the damn scenery, and get on with the plot.

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Eh, I see what you were getting at. But for the later books (Memnoch the Devil) it is a very crucial part of the story consider the settings.

After you've read a couple books you learn to kinda "skip over" the tad drawn out descriptions..

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After you've read a couple books you learn to kinda "skip over" the tad drawn out descriptions..

See, you shouldn't have to do that. Every word should be there for a reason; nothing should be wasted.

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After you've read a couple books you learn to kinda "skip over" the tad drawn out descriptions..

See, you shouldn't have to do that. Every word should be there for a reason; nothing should be wasted.

I agree fully and I never found myself doing it when I was actually sitting down and reading the book in a decent setting. I found myself doing it when re-reading the chronicles. I personally LOVED the depth Rice goes to describe the enviroment.

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After you've read a couple books you learn to kinda "skip over" the tad drawn out descriptions..

See, you shouldn't have to do that. Every word should be there for a reason; nothing should be wasted.

I agree fully and I never found myself doing it when I was actually sitting down and reading the book in a decent setting. I found myself doing it when re-reading the chronicles. I personally LOVED the depth Rice goes to describe the enviroment.

Whereas I think it suited the genre she wrote in previous to horror far better (BDSM Porn).

It pretty much destroyed The Vampire Armand for me.

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After you've read a couple books you learn to kinda "skip over" the tad drawn out descriptions..

See, you shouldn't have to do that. Every word should be there for a reason; nothing should be wasted.

I agree fully and I never found myself doing it when I was actually sitting down and reading the book in a decent setting. I found myself doing it when re-reading the chronicles. I personally LOVED the depth Rice goes to describe the enviroment.

Whereas I think it suited the genre she wrote in previous to horror far better (BDSM Porn).

It pretty much destroyed The Vampire Armand for me.

The only book I HAVEN'T read of the chronicles...I was always interested slightly but never went out of my way for it. And I can't figure out how BDSM porn could have a need for a detailed setting...but I have heard good things of her stuff in that genre.

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After you've read a couple books you learn to kinda "skip over" the tad drawn out descriptions..

See, you shouldn't have to do that. Every word should be there for a reason; nothing should be wasted.

I agree fully and I never found myself doing it when I was actually sitting down and reading the book in a decent setting. I found myself doing it when re-reading the chronicles. I personally LOVED the depth Rice goes to describe the enviroment.

Whereas I think it suited the genre she wrote in previous to horror far better (BDSM Porn).

It pretty much destroyed The Vampire Armand for me.

The only book I HAVEN'T read of the chronicles...I was always interested slightly but never went out of my way for it. And I can't figure out how BDSM porn could have a need for a detailed setting...but I have heard good things of her stuff in that genre.

Her 'Beauty' books - The continuing adventures of Sleeping Beauty, after she travels and becomes a sex slave - are actually quite good. It's all about luxurious slow scenes, and location plays a large part, because it's establishing the fantasy. As a result, her style fits a lot better.

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Yea now that I remember that the stories are based on fairy tales...it definetly makes sense.

I don't know , I absolutely LOVE the Vampire Chronicles so it's REAL hard pressed to make me say anything bad thing about them.

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