Vampires. Are they fictional or real?
Modern-day Vampires have fangs, drink human blood, and can’t see themselves in mirrors. They can be warded off with garlic, or killed with a stake through the heart. Some, like Dracula, are aristocrats who live in castles. Speaking of which, Dracula (the one directed by Francis Ford Coppola) is one of my favourite films of all time – sadly not available on Netflix just yet, but a must-watch!
The public’s thirst for vampires seems as endless as vampires’ thirst for blood. Modern writers of vampire fiction, including Stephenie Meyer, Anne Rice, Stephen King and countless others, have a rich vein of vampire lore to draw from.
My daughter enjoys the folklore behind Vampires (as much as I do) – check out what she chose to be this year! Not surprised one bit.
But, did you know that there are actually some vampire legends that are actually true? Not even kidding. Reader’s Digest had a great list – check them out below:
The Legend of the Blood Countess
The Legend of Dracula, “Son of the Dragon”
The Legend of the Ka
The Legend of the Ch’iang Shih
The Legend of the Ekimmu
The Legend of the Rising Dead
The Legend of the Vampires of the Plague
The Legend of the Vampire Coffin
The Legend of the Vampire in Medicine
Fang-tastic Titles to Stream on Netflix
For the Teens/Adults
- The Vampire Diaries (TV-14, New episodes available!)
- Vampire Academy (PG13)
- Cirque du Freak: The Vampires Assistant (PG13)
- Twilight (PG13) and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and New Moon
- Van Helsing (14A)
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer (14A)
- Underworld Awakening (18A)
- Hemlock Grove
- From Dusk Till Dawn
- Midnight Son
For the Kids
- Hotel Transylvania
- School For Little Vampires
- Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
Have a bloody-good Halloween!