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Vampire collection Oct. '08 by Sahkmet Vampire collection Oct. '08 by Sahkmet
Every once in awhile I post a picture of all thing that are vampire in my house. Well, here it is, taken 10-15-08.

Here's the first! [link]
Here's my second picture: [link]

Boy, my collection has grown...O_O

Books

The Vampire Companion by Katherine Ramslan.
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.
The Vampires chronicles, with books Interview, The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned by Anne Rice.
The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice.
Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice.
Pandora by Anne Rice.
The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice.
The Vampire Hunter D series 1-9 by Hideyuki Kikuchi.
Blood Thirst, a collection of short stories edited by Leonard Wolf.
100 Vicious Little Vampire Stories by assorted authors.
The Mammoth Book of Vampires edited by Stephen Jones, written by assorted authors.
Van Helsing, the novel, written by Kevin Ryan.
Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal of Dr. Cornelius Van Helsing, a pop-up book by Mary-Jane Knight. *seen open with blood fan at upper left corner*
Bram Stoker The Esstianal Dracula by Bram Stoker, annoted and edited by Leonard Wolf.
Wadpole's The Castle of Otranto, Beckford's Vathek and Polidori's The Vampyre edited by E. F. Bleiler.
Bloodline and Bloodline: Reckoning by Kate Cary.
The Society of S by Susan Hubbard.
Twilight by Stephine Meyer.
Vampires, Wine, and Roses, short stories by assorted historical authors, edited by John Richard Stephens.
The Vampire by *the boring* Montague Summers.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Vampire *coffee table guide book* by Manuela Dunn Masceth.
The Bloody Red Baron by Kim Newman.
The Ultimate Dracula *short stories* edited by Leonard Wolf.
A Dream of Dracula by Leonard Wolf
Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier by Mike Mignola.
Dracula: Prince of Many Faces by Radu R. Florescu and Raymond R. McNally.
Dracula by Bram Stoker. *my orignal copy that I first read the book! It's also my dad's copy from college, so it's currently yellowed and falling apart. :( *

DVDs

Van Helsing
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Dracula *a collection of five vampire films*
The Bela Lugosi Collection
BBC's Count Dracula
Dracula 1979
Jess Franco's Count Dracula
50 Horror Classics *includes Atom Age Vampire, the Vampire Bat, and Nosferatu just to name a few.*
Trinity Blood Box set

VHS

Ankle Biters
Dracula 2000
Hollywood Vampyre
Razor Blade Smile
A Return to Salem's Lot
Vampire Hunter D
Bram Stoker's Dracula
American Vampire

Laser Discs

Bram Stoker's Dracula Special Collector's Edition
Kiss of the Vampire
Son of Dracula

Comic Books

Hellboy Two: Wake the Devil by Mike Mignola.
four Vampire Princess Miyu 90's comic books
Vampire Hunter D vol. 1. and 2. adapted by Saiko Takaki.

Misc.

Y&T Down for the Count record. *the thing with Dracula sucking the blood from Metropolis robot's neck.*
Dracula cliff notes.
Postcard of The Nightmare.
My Dell laptop. :lol:

Things I forgot to put in.

Bat lollipop.
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin DS Lite video game.

^_^

Thoughts on my collection so far...

The Van Helsing stuff, shich is the shiny DVD and *not too great* novel will always be in my heart. that movie got me intereted in vampires in the first place!

Dracula: Prince of Many Faces was the book that taught me about the REAL Dracula of legend and actual history. I recommend that book if you're new to the world of vampires.

Why do I have Twilight? Because everybody was reading it, and I had to find ot, wtf it was. I was dissapointed in teh writing, and how it has spawned a whole generation of new vampire literature. Unlike the Rician vampire-style tales of the 80s and 90's, unlike the world of vampire erotic novels that reached their peak in the 90's, unlike the delving world of Dracula writing in the 70's till 80's, the 2000's have spawned the vamp lit. style of: emo-vampires-involved-with-Mary Sues-dealing-with-teen-life-of-suburbia. Vampirism is now just a template to add on a character in the book so it would sell more. :ohmygod: The Twilight craze however will not end soon for the fact movies are being made...so for awhile, well-done vampires literature that does NOT involve above-mentioned teen-life stuff like that will be slow to surface.

The VHD series still blows me away. It's very original, and I'm glad it's being written for us English-speakers. The manga too is very nice. :D

The Anne Rice stories for me were different, but they certainly are very intelligent written. After the four of the Chronicals, I got bored with them so I never finished The vampire Armand, Vittorio the Vampire and Pandora. It's very good writing but I was at the phase when I discovered Hellsing so sometime when I settle down I will read them again. The Rice stories are VERY GOOD vampire literature. :thumbsup:

the collection of short story books here were bought last year at my trip to Chicago in February. They are all old, either printed in the 70's, 80's or early 90's. they have that certain nostalgic smell, and when I read them that was what was helping me write the rest of my van Helsing fanfics. I will cry if they are ever destroyed. They are little bundles of joy. :aww:

A Dream of Dracula by the famous Dracula historian Leonard Wolf provides a study of the origins of the vampire craze...written in the 70's. So, it's a bit outdated but because it IS old, it has more in-depth to the past of vampirism in the media. Even before Rice's stories! :omfg:

Most of the VHS tapes I haven't watched save for Bram's Dracula, the original VHD anime movie and Dracula 2000. The rest are R-rated C-movie trash dad got in builk from ebay, and he will only let me watch them if he's there too. Obviously, the content on some of them involves vampire porn. The VHS *were* under dad's bed where he keeps them. :bleh: so far I don't want to be curious and waste my time watching those movies right now. Too busy. I do however want to see Salem's Lot...

The Trinity Blood anime series was short lived, but I like it. It too has originality, beautiful music, and stuff like that. I'm not going to spoil anything. But I wish I could get the orignal novels, for the art there and storyline definitely look and are WAY better than the anime. I also wish to look at the Hellsing manga, for I have seen the first crappy anime series and now watching the WAY BETTER Hellsing OVA whenever it's on Youtube. :) Hellsing is so awesome...

I have seen all the DVDS here! Jess Franco's Dracula was...lame. the BBC Dracula's Dracula LOOKED AND ACTED LIKE ROXULA. I COULDN 'T BELIEVE MY EYES. SAME COAT, SAME PERSONALITY, SAME FUCKING SMILE, SAME NOSE...everything but the hair. I swear Richard Roxburgh got some of his inspiration from that BBC Dracula special. :faint:

Frank Langella's Dracula was so romanitic...oooh lord...:love: I have seen most of the movies on the Bela Lugosi collection, and they're cool. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is a great anime movie.

Laserdiscs? Why yes, I have three vampire laserdiscs! Son of Dracula had Lon Chaney Jr. as Dracula...ugh. :-x the movie didn't work for me. Kiss of the Vampire had a REALLY AWESOME piano concerto made for the film, but other than that it was pretty good for a Hammer. And Bram Stoker's Dracula Special Edition is gonna sell LOTS of money in the future...:plotting:

The pop-up Vampire book is really cute. It's definitely made for older people, not kids, and I suggest for the die hard vampire enthusiast to get it. It's got fur, bats, vampire guide, and sweet shit like that.

Baltimore is...like.....amazing...wow...awe inspiring...READ IT NOW. :omg:

The Bloodline series are sequels to the orignal Bram Stoker novel. Really nice, and most of it seems pretty Stoker-ish, because, after all, they are sequels. Good reads, so read!

and I know there's lot more books and stuff in the picture but I'm too tired of making thoughts about the rest of them,
so there! the End!

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doolhoofd Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018
"How do our pretendedly rational and programmed societies function? What motivates the populations, what stirs them? The progress of science, objective information, insight into the facts and causes, the punishment of the truly guilty or the growth of collective happiness? Absolutely not: no one is interested in that. What fascinates everyone is the debauchery of appearances, that reality is always and everywhere debauched by appearances. That's an interesting game, and it's played out in the media, in fashion, in advertising - more generally in the spectacle of technology, of science, of politics; in any spectacle whatsoever. The veritable contemporary social bond is the concerted partaking in seduction. A revolution might alter the course of history, but only its spectacle is truly sublime. And which do we prefer? As Rivarol said, 'the people did not truly desire a revolution, they desired only its sight.' The spectaclist drive is more powerful than the self-preservation instinct, it is her one must count on." ~ Baudrillard, Fatal Strategies
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tvflyXx Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018
When you look up Anne Frank Porn this is the first thing that comes up
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Tigerman354 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Student Writer
I read the original Dracula, it was great! What do you think of it? And what's the bloodline series about?
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pwnzer895 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
obsessed much lol
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Well, it was 2008 after all. XD
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pwnzer895 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol and it's good you have Twilight in there, shows that your obsession is diverse as it is large. Sparkly vamps aren't my thing but I admit I liked the books and movies (Though not as much as the books)
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MaryChambers Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015
'Twilight'? You dare to taint Hammer Horror classics by grouping them with 'Twilight'?
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ADickson10193 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
And by the way, The Twilight got Four books, another book of the three Eclipse got a another part of The Short Second life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer it's a short story part of the Eclipse of Bree Tanner a newborn vampire who was change into a vampire by Riley from the three book of The Twilight Sagas. I like all Fantasies stories.
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ADickson10193 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Wow that's fantastic so much!!!! :)

I hope vampire's books too.
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PhoenixMaiden210 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
DO NOT READ TWILIGHT!!! IT WILL EAT YOUR MIND!!!!
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DarkLord2017 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
DRACULA 2000!!!! I LOVE THAT MOVIE
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gokufan1017 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Artist
What about The House Of Night? Thats got vamps in it.
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CrystalDeathblood Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
the collection was beautiful but then i saw twilight. WHY! are you insane! twilight is not a vampire book
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darckvampireneko Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome!!!!!!!!!
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lenarinn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
do you only collect books ad movies? Cuz if you collect other Vampire items you should check this out [link]
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
No thank you.
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lenarinn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
kay sorry for wasting your time
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lenarinn Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh and since you have twilight in there :P you should check out "The morganville vampires" a much longer series as an added bonus none of the vampires sparkle
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Razz890 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011   Writer
i'm just gonna go out on a limb here and assume you like vampires.... :D
have you ever heard of Vampire Knight by Matsuri Hino, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod by Heather Brewer, or the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Because i think that as a fellow vampire lover, you'd like these books/ shows... :dance:
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I actually hate them all of them but Buffy, I tolerate it.

:)

I don't like modern urban-fantasy vampire books because the focus is more on the human-based relationship drama with people my age group instead of exploring more of the supernatural evils of vampires in psycological drama not involving school-based frivolities.
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Tahkaullus01 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You have Twilight in there.
For that reason alone you are not a true Vampire lover.
TRUE VAMPIRES DO NOT SPARKLE!!!!!!!!!!
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
I read it before Twilight became popular and I did not like it, and then the Twilight craze hit.

I just own it, I don't like it, I think its pretty horrible. Don't you worry, I do not support it silly girl.
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WingedHeart158 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
all you need is the sookie stakhouse novels

i love your collection!
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Nope. I detest modern urban fantasy vampire novels. Not my genre. But thanks for suggesting.
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WingedHeart158 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i know what you mean. its a good series but sometimes i feel that it is a romance novel and not a fantasy novel....

my zombie collection is kinda like this, although thanks to netflix, i stopped buying my movies
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WOOGA0325 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great collection! I actually have the same Trinity Blood box set, I always look in the little art booklets or DVDs when I get the chance. I love it too much. :) I also have Van Helsing, but on Blu-Ray, Vampire Hunter D, and Dracula. I see you have the one with Gary Oldman, wasn't he dreamy on that? I also wanted to read Interview With the Vampire, I've seen the movie, but do you recommend the book? :D
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I actually did not like the Bram Stoker Version, Gary and the plot was not dreamy to me, but to each their own. When I look for the Dracula movie, I look for one not as romantically-lovely as that.

I have not seen the movie version, but the book is utterly fantastic. In fact I'd wish it was required reading for vampire fans.
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WOOGA0325 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? Well, now when I think about it, he was dreamy in a romantic way. I thought it would be more gruesome, nothing really seemed horrific or terrifying. But, I will definitely read Interview w/the Vampire. The movie, it's nothing really to die for. I haven't read the book yet, so I can't really compare which is better. :)
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buttontree177 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
You have the book Dracula by Bram Stoker? I want to read it........I almost got to but some random woman at a library said it's too "Obscene" for me........
(I love Roxula! he's easily the hottest of all Draculas'! %)
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Nope, its not obscene at all. :O_o: That's really weird, because its erotic elements are subdued and not explicit.
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buttontree177 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
What the hell was that woman thinking, then?! Probably because I was looking in the horror section and my shortness makes me look younger than I am.....(Not a midget though..)
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Probably. Its not a kids book, its considered one of the higher readings of literature, and a pivotal allegorical horror novel...
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buttontree177 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Cool..hopefully I won't see her again and I can find it again...
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DeeMelino Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Gotta luv vamps :D!!!
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Vamps1901 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
i looooovvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee Vampires!! i also read the twilight series. but i havent read any of those books but i read other ones,
evernight series
vampire beach series
the morganville vampires
blue bloods book
the vampire kisses

and heaps more. just beware these books are based for teenagers like myself.
enjoy :)
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TheVampireQueen1156 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I just had a gothgasim
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Vaalpuri Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Nice collection. I'm searching a Dracula by Stoker, but I can't find it ;/
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
I woulodn't say 'a Dracula', it is THE 'Count Dracula', written by Bram Stoker. XDD

Many types of editions are available at large modern bookstores, near the fantasy section *but not in the young-adult vampire sections, Bram's original novel isn't that type*
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love-pop-soda-bop Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
were the hellsing for comic books >.<!!! Oh and thank you for not buying vampire knight!!!
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
This is a rather old pic, but yeah, then and still now I haven't had need to buy them, I read form the library. :)

I dislike urban-fantasy so Vampire Knight is definitely off my list.
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love-pop-soda-bop Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
I officially love u now
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Areina Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
I don`t see Twilight here.
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
This picture is old, I didn't buy Twilight then. I also do not like the series anyways.
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twofacetoo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Nosferatu, plz?
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
?

Not to mention I think I have an updated photo of my collection with tons more in my gallery somewhere.
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twofacetoo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
cool
Nostferatu was the first ever film to feature dracula, but they called him Nosferatu because it was german, and it was a silent movie
IT KICKS ASS
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Yup, I saw both versions: many different versions of the first one *see, different title cards, recoloring the film, etc* and the 1979 remake with Klaus Kinski. :)
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twofacetoo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, that stuff
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
It is truly awesome.
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twofacetoo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
another vampire addict?
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