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The vampire is a humanoid creature of the night, that feeds on the blood and life essence of the living. Their physical description vary from culture to culture, and while some are brutish or malformed, the modern vampire is often strikingly beautiful.
Source[edit | edit source]
The word vampire can be dated back to 1734, although similar creatures have been part of superstition in many parts of the world prior to the coining of that name.
Media[edit | edit source]
Vampires appear in the following media:
Novels[edit | edit source]
- Dracula by Bram Stoker
- Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
- Twillight series
- Wiedźmin (aka "The Witcher") - short stories and novels by polish fantasy writer .
- Vampyrismus by Gerard van Swieten. Not exactly a novel, but a writing against the superstition.
Movies[edit | edit source]
- Nosferatu - original movie by Murnau / remake by Werner Herzog, starring Klaus Kinski as the Vampire.
- Dracula movie series, starring Sir Christopher Lee
- The Lost Boys
Games[edit | edit source]
- Castle Age
- Gems of War
- Heroes of Might and Magic II
- Heroes of Might and Magic III
- Heroes of Might and Magic IV
- Heroes of Might and Magic V
- Heroes of Might and Magic VI
- Heroes of Might and Magic VII
- Hunger Dungeon
- a RPG by Dontnod and Focus Home
- game series. There are all kinds of Vampires in the game world, some very primitive ones, but also very mighty ones, who can blend in with society. In the Witcher III - Wild Hunt DLC "Blood and Wine", the main character, Witcher Geralt, also meets an old friend, Regis, who is a higher Vampire.
- The Elder Scrolls game series
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Empress Maria Theresa issued a vampire decree in 1755, when superstition caused many deaths. Her personal physician was Gerard van Swieten, who also wrote a book named "Vampyrismus".