I IntroductionII ChronicleIII Vampires in the booksIV Vampires in the cinemaV Vampires in the seriesVI Conclusion
Do they exist ? Yes, they do.The Desmodus rotundus are vampire… bats. Blood suckers
Ancient history In the Ancient Egypt : Sekhmet In the Ancient Greece : Lamia In the Hinduism : Kali 1193 : Walter Map : De Nugis Curialium XVth century : Vlad Tepes the Impaler, Prince of Wallachia, nicknamed Drăculea. XVIIth century : Countess Elizabeth Báthory ("Blood Countess")
In 1897, Bram Stoker wrote the famous Gothic novel Dracula. Epistolary novel (Jonathan Harker’s letters) Dracula tracked Harker’s fiancée, Mina, and her friend, Lucy. Lucy asked for help to Abraham Van Helsing. Recently : Twilight, vampire-based best-seller written by Stephenie Meyer. (over 100M sold copies in March 2010). The Southern Vampire Mysteries, Charlaine Harris.
Some selected movies : Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror by F. W. Murnau, 1922 Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola, 1992 Blade by Stephen Norrington, 1998 30 days of Night by David Slade, 2007 Twilight by Catherine Hardwicke, 2008 Vampires Suck, a spoof Twilight-based film, 2010.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) Vampire Diaries (2009-2010), written by L.J. Smith True Blood (2008-2010), produced by Alan Ball My favorite series. The trailer next slide.
There are many animated series in the « japanimation » : Hellsing Blood+ Shingetsutan Tsukihime Trinity Blood Rosario+Vampire Etc.
For a long time, vampires scare and enthrall. They are inspiring influence for fantastic literature.