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_OBooksThe 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 KostovaVampire
*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 WolfBaltimore, 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.
*DVDsVan HelsingVampire Hunter D: BloodlustDracula
*a collection of five vampire films*The Bela Lugosi CollectionBBC's Count DraculaDracula 1979Jess Franco's Count Dracula50 Horror Classics
*includes Atom Age Vampire, the Vampire Bat, and Nosferatu just to name a few.*Trinity Blood Box setVHSAnkle BitersDracula 2000Hollywood VampyreRazor Blade SmileA Return to Salem's LotVampire Hunter DBram Stoker's DraculaAmerican VampireLaser DiscsBram Stoker's Dracula Special Collector's EditionKiss of the VampireSon of DraculaComic BooksHellboy Two: Wake the Devil
by Mike Mignola.four Vampire Princess Miyu 90's comic booksVampire 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. 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.
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.
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
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.
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. 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!
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.
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.
Frank Langella's Dracula was so romanitic...oooh lord...
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.
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...
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.
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!