Based on the 1954 novel by Richard Matheson, I Am Legend is the story of Robert Neville (Will Smith), the last man living on Earth, with some zombie-vampires thrown in for action.
Vampires are mythological beings who feed on the blood or life essence of the living. While vampire legends date back to ancient times, they entered popular culture with Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula in 1897. Read articles about vampires below.
Hellion reviews Perfect Creature, an alternative universe action/horror fantasy where vampires and humans live side by side in 1960s New Zealand.
Hellion reviews The Thirst, a vampire flick about a group of vamps who save a troubled drug addicted young stripper named Lisa dying from cancer.
If you’ve read anything about Dracula, you’ve probably heard of Vlad the Impaler. But chances are, Bram Stoker didn’t know much about this legendary Romanian.
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is on the nature of vampires and if they are “real.”
Lamia (lamiai) were harmful spirits who killed infants and seduced sleeping men.
Descriptions of incubi, their physical nature, and various lore.
Greek vampires that would feed on children born around Christmas time.
The Greek equivalent of the Slavic/European vampire was called the “vrykolakas” derived form the older Slavic term “vblk’b dlaka”, meaning wolf pelt wearer.
Two of the many types of vampires in Africa, the obayifo and the asasabonsam.
Germany had mainly two names for vampires: Nachtzehrer (“night waster”) used in Northern Germany and Blutsauger (“bloodsucker”) used in Southern Germany and Bavaria.
The Czech and Slavic vampire was called a upir or a nelapsi. The upir had two hearts and two souls.