Timeline - Vampiric and Earth History
Welcome to the Vampiric and Human Timeline as developed and maintained by the House of Umbrae Octo. Please investigate all that might interest you and study those things you may have missed in your past explorations. We have made your efforts as easy as possible while still trying to captivate your mind.
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Why would we do this you might ask?
The members of Umbrae Octo were reminiscing about things in the past on Vampire Rave one day, when a question came up about when something actually happened. It was then we realized that aside from the news listed on VR itself, there was no actual record of events as they occurred on the rave. As it was already more than 2 years old and still running strong it made sense for someone to begin to try and record these events.
Umbrae Octo’s members decided to take on the task.
With the permission of Cancer and under the guidance of Sabastion, we began gathering information about Vampire Rave and the people and events that had shaped it as it developed. Also to make our history complete, we wanted to fill in with interesting information such as Vampire movies and the major books or plays or papers written through time that affected the worlds view of our favorite subject.
It soon became apparent that to put this in context with the world we live in, a highlight of major historical events in the “human” world would lend a reference point for this. Especially since in the “human” world there are those who chose to act as vampires in the commission of crimes and were convicted and executed for them, even into the 20th century.
We know this is a project that cannot be finished as time never stops and people never stop changing. That includes Vampire Rave, as it will change with the times and the man that guides it.
There is so much to appreciate about the past and the people that struggled to reach the more enlightened times we now enjoy. We owe it to them to remember those events that shaped our views of the subject that brought us here. The Vampire with all the mystery, horror, romance and sheer curiosity that it instills in each and every one of us.
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Egyptians Weave Flax Into Fabric - Flax threads were woven together to create fabric for the first time in Egypt in 5500.
Domestication of corn in Mexico.
Horses Domesticated - 4400 BC is the first time there is evidence of the domestication of horses. The domestication of horses provided an important new power of transportation and a new means of conducting warfare.
Sumerians Develop A Phonetic Alphabet - The Sumerians were the first group to develop a written alphabet. Archeologists have discovered thousands of clay tablets with Sumerian writing cuneiform on them. Most of the surviving records are of business transactions.The Sumerian writing evolved from an alphabet that was primarily pictographic( picture images) to one that became phonetic.
Dawn of Sumerian Civilization.
Building of the Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza.
Akkadian empire (Mesopotamia).
First canal built uniting the Nile and the Red Sea.
The Hebrew King David captured Jerusalem.
Etruscans establish Italian towns.
Carthage (North Africa) founded by Phoenician colonists under the leadership of Elissa (Queen Dido).
Legendary start of the Ancient Olympics.
City of Byzantium founded.
Invention of coinage by Lydians.
Peak of Babylonian society.
Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem. Jews of Judea were exiled to Babylon.
Battle at Leuctra - Sparta was defeated.
20th Jul - Alexander III of Macedon (Alexander the Great) was born in Pella, Macedon.
Battle of Granicus - Alexander the Great fought the Persians and won.
11th Jun - Alexander III of Macedon (Alexander the Great) dies, aged 32.
Great Wall of China Building begun during the Qin Dynasty. The wall was built along 1,200 miles of China's northern border.
The third punic war. Carthage is destroyed. Fifty thousand Carthaginians sold into slavery.
Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus was awarded the honorific title of Augustus by a decree of the Senate. And so began the Roman Empire.
c. 3 BCE
Carthage becomes the second largest city in the western half of the Roman empire, with a peak population of 500,000.
The Goths arrive on the danube river requesting asylum from the Huns. The Roman Emperor Valens permits them to cross the river, and promises them land and grain rations. They got neither, Valens herded the Goths into a temporary holding area surrounded by an armed Roman garrison.There was only enough grain left for the Roman garrison, and so they simply let the Goths starve. The Romans provided a grim alternative: the trade of slaves (often children and young women) for dog meat.When Fritigern, leader of the Goths appealed to Valens for help, he was told that his people would find food and trade in the markets of the distant city of Marcianople.When they finally reached Marcianople's gates, they were barred out by the city's military garrison and denied entry, and to add insult to injury the Romans unsuccessfully tried to assassinate the Goth leaders during a banquet. Open revolt began.
In late winter the first Goth War begins.
Battle of Adrianople. Emperor Valens moved north from Constantinople he was defeated and killed by The Goths. The victory gave the Goths freedom to roam at will, plundering throughout Thrace for the rest of 378.
In 379 the Goths met only light Roman resistance and advanced north-west into Dacia, plundering that region.
The Goths divided into Terving and Greuthung armies, in part because of the difficulty of keeping such a large number supplied. The Greuthungi moved north into Pannonia where they were defeated by western emperor Gratian. The Tervingi under Fritigern moved south and east to Macedonia, where they took "protection money" from towns and cities rather than sacking them outright.
Forces of the western Empire drove the Goths back to Thrace.
3rd Oct - The Roman Empire negotiate a peace settlement with the Goths inside the borders of the Empire.
28th Aug - At the Council at Carthage, the biblical canon for the western Church was confirmed.
Rome falls. The German Odovacer advanced on the city and deposed Romulus Augustulus, commonly known as the last Roman emperor of the West, and became king of Rome.
Odovacers rule over Rome comes to an end when Theodoric the Great established the Ostrogothic kingdom in Italy.
The eastern Roman provinces survived the fall of the Western Roman Empire developing into the Byzantine empire.
21 nov - Pope Gelasius I declared that the feast of St. Valentine would be celebrated on February 14. The birth of Valentines Day.
Norman Conquest of Britain
Pope Urban II calls for the Crusades
Genghis Khan begins creation of largest land empire in history
The Crusaders capture Constantinople.
The Greeks regain control of Constantinople from the Crusaders.
Marco Polo begins travels to Asia
Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologica
Renaissance begins in Italy
Constantinople was one of the first cities to lose many of its citizens to the Black Death. In the fourth to fifth centuries, the population is estimated to have been between 250,000 and 1,000,000. By 1453, when the Turks invaded the city, it had declined to 50,000.
Bubonic plague (Black Death) spreads in Europe
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales
Incan Empire formed in Peru
The fall of Constantinople. The Ottoman seize control of Constantinople and under the rein of Mehmed II, rename it Istanbul.
Gutenberg's movable-type printing press produces the Bible
Columbus reaches the New World
Michelangelo begins painting Sistine Chapel
Martin Luther initiates Reformation
Aztec Empire at height as Spanish arrive
Magellan's expedition circumnavigates the globe
Copernicus postulates a heliocentric universe
4/23 -William Shakespeare is born
Pope Gregory XIII reforms calendar
Cervantes's Don Quixote, first modern novel
Galileo makes first astronomical observations with a telescope
Newton's theory of universal gravitation
Bach completes the Brandenburg Concertos
Industrial Revolution begins in England
Rousseau's The Social Contract
Mozart (aged eight) writes first symphony
Watt patents first practical steam engine
7/4 -United States declares it's independence
5/19-Known as the “Dark Day”, much of New England was inexplicably plunged into near total darkness at midday. No verifiable scientific explanation has ever been discovered to explain the phenomenon.
Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Jenner discovers smallpox vaccine
11/07-Lewis and Clark first sighted the Pacific Ocean.
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
12/16 -One of the most violent earthquakes in US History was centered in New Madrid, Missouri. The quake changed the course of the Mississippi River and was reportedly felt all the way from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Battle of Waterloo crushes Napoleon
Niepce takes first photograph
2/27 -The 1st annual Mardi Gras celebration was held in New Orleans, LA.
Slavery abolished in British Empire
Long uses first anesthetic (ether)
Darwin's On the Origin of Species
Pasteur's experiments lead to germ theory
Japan ends 675-year shogun rule
In Italy, Vincenzo Verzeni is convicted of murdering two people and drinking their blood.
3/07 -Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone.
Edison invents electric light
Europe colonizes African continent
10/26 -Shoot-out at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona.
World's first skyscraper built in Chicago
6/19 -The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor.
5/02 -George Eastman put the Eastman Kodak camera on the market. It came preloaded with enough film to take 100 photographs.
11/23 -The first jukebox was installed at San Francisco, CA.
New Zealand becomes first country in the world to grant women the vote
Lumiére brothers introduce motion pictures
Marconi sends first radio signals
Herzl launches Zionist movement
Freud's Interpretation of Dreams
12/17 -The Wright brothers made the first successful airplane flights at Kitty Hawk, NC.
10/27 -NYC opened it’s first Subway line which ran from City Hall to Broadway & 145th Street.
Einstein announces theory of relativity
4/18 -A large Earthquake struck San Francisco, CA.
Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon introduces cubism
1/13 -The first radio broadcast to the public was made from New York City
Rutherford discovers structure of atom
Ford develops first moving assembly line
Sanger founds international birth control movement
Lenin leads the Bolshevik Revolution
Global “Spanish flu” epidemic
Fritz Harmann of Hanover, Germany, is arrested, tried and convicted of killing more than 20 people in a vampiric crime spree.
10/06 -Warner Brothers premiered the first “talkie” motion picture in New York City: “The Jazz Singer.”
Farnsworth demonstrates working model of a television
Lemaitre proposes big bang theory
Fleming discovers penicillin
Hubble proposes theory of expanding universe
U.S. stock market crash precipitates global depression
Peter Kurten of Dusseldorf, Germany, is executed after being found guilty of murdering a number of people in a vampiric killing spree.
5/28 -San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opened to automobile traffic.
10/30 -Orson Welles broadcast “The War of the Worlds” on the radio, causing a panic in New York of people who thought Martians were invading Earth.
5/15 -Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time.
12/07 -Japanese attacked the US Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bringing the US into WWII
2/10 -RCA Victor awarded the first Gold Record in history to Glenn Miller.
First electronic computer, ENIAC, is built
Arab League launches modern pan-Arabism
6/06 -A US B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan, killing an estimated 70-80 thousand people shortly afterwards another on Nagasaki.
First meeting of U.N. General Assembly
Churchill's “Iron Curtain” speech marks beginning of cold war
Gandhi's civil disobedience movement leads to an independent India
Communist victory in China under Mao Zedong
Abstract expressionism introduced
Watson, Crick, and Franklin discover DNA's structure
12/30 -The first color television sets went on sale.
Brown v. Board of Education begins unraveling of U.S. racial segregation
Russia launches first satellite, Sputnik I
8/28 -Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have A Dream” speech in Washington, D.C.
8/30 -The “Hotline” between the White House and the Kremlin was established.
7/20 -NASA’s Apollo 11 became the first manned mission to land on the moon.
Armstrong and Aldrin walk on the Moon
Internet (ARPA) goes online
Richard Chase, the so-called Dracula Killer of Sacramento, California, commits suicide in prison.
Overthrow of Romanian dictator Nikolai Ceaucescu opens Transylvania to Dracula enthusiasts.
Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe
Apartheid ends in South Africa
Andrei Chikatilo of Rostov, Russia, is sentenced to death after killing and vampirizing some 55 people
4/25 -Vermont approves same-sex unions
5/04 -“I love you” virus disrupts computers worldwide
5/24 -Israeli troops withdraw from Lebanese security zone after 22 years of occupation.
6/15 -Presidents of North and South Korea sign peace accord, ending half-century of antagonism.
6/26 -Human genome deciphered; expected to revolutionize the practice of medicine.
7/25 -Concorde crash kills 113 near Paris
10/5 -Nationwide uprising overthrows Yugoslavian president Milosevic
11/7 -U.S. presidential election closest in decades; Bush's slim lead in Florida leads to automatic recount in that state
11/26 - Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris certifies Bush as winner by 537 votes
12/12 -Supreme Court seals Bush victory by 5–4; rules there can be no further recounting .
1/26 -Earthquake kills thousands in India.
1/31 -Libyan convicted in Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland
3/23 -British livestock epidemic, foot-and-mouth disease, reaches crisis levels.
3/30 -Bush abandons global-warming treaty (Kyoto Protocol), angering European leaders.
6/19 -Syrian forces evacuate Beirut area after decades of occupation .
7/23 -Without U.S., 178 nations reach agreement on climate accord, which rescues, though dilutes, 1997 Kyoto Protocol .
9/11 -Terrorists hijacked 4 commercial airliners, crashing 2 into the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City, causing their destruction and 1 into the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C. Passengers on the 4th plane fought the hijackers and the plane crashed in an unpopulated area.
Toll of dead is more than 3,000. Within days, Islamic militant Osama bin Laden and the al-Qaeda terrorist network are identified as the parties behind the attacks.
10/5 -Anthrax scare rivets U.S., as anthrax-laced letters are sent to various media and government officials. Several die after handling the letters.
10/7 -In response to Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, U.S. and British forces launch bombing campaign against Taliban government and al-Qaeda terrorist camps in Afghanistan. Bombings continue on a daily basis.
11/27 -Afghani factions create a post-Taliban government .
12/2 -Enron Corp., one of world's largest energy companies, files for bankruptcy.
12/9 -Taliban regime in Afghanistan collapses after two months of bombing by American warplanes and fighting by Northern Alliance ground troops.
12/22 -Hamid Karzai, new interim Afghan leader, is sworn in
1/02 -The euro currency debuts in 12 European countries.
2/06 -Queen Elizabeth II of England marks 50 years as monarch .
3/28 -Saudi peace proposal—offering Israel normal relations with all Arab nations in return for withdrawal from occupied territories—approved at Arab League summit.
5/13 -U.S. and Russia reach landmark arms agreement to cut both countries' nuclear arsenals by up to two-thirds over the next ten years.
5/20 -East Timor becomes a new nation .
10/2-Snipers prey upon DC suburbs, killing ten and wounding others, Police arrest two sniper suspects, John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo in the slayings.
10/23 -Chechen rebels take 763 hostages in Moscow theater; Russian authorities release a gas into theater, killing 116 hostages and freeing remaining survivors .
11/25 -Bush signs legislation creating cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security.
2/01 -Space shuttle Columbia explodes, killing all seven astronauts.
2/15 -Massive peace demonstrations take place around the world, protesting potential invasion of Iraq.
2/24 -UN Security Council members France, Germany, and Russia insist that “the military option should only be a last resort” concerning Iraq.
3/19 -The United States and Britain launch war against Iraq.
4/09 -Baghdad falls to U.S. troops.
4/16 -European Union expands by ten nations.
4/29 -First Palestinian prime minister, Mahmoud Abbas, sworn in.
5/01 -The United States declares official end to combat operations in Iraq.
8/11 -NATO assumes control of peacekeeping force in Afghanistan
8/15 -Libya accepts blame for 1988 bombing of flight over Lockerbie, Scotland; agrees to pay $2.7 billion to the families of the 270 victims.
8/19 -Suicide bombing destroys UN headquarters in Baghdad, killing 24, including top envoy Sergio Vieira de Mello.
8/25 -Investigation into the loss of space shuttle Columbia cites egregious organizational problems at NASA.
10/24 -UN votes in favor of a resolution ordering Israel to end construction of security barrier dividing Israeli and Palestinian areas.
11/18 -Massachusetts Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage.
11/24 -John A. Muhammad, convicted in the 2002 Washington, DC, area shootings, receives death sentence.
12/13-Saddam Hussein is captured by American troops.
12/19 -Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi announces he will give up weapons program.
3/11 -Spain is rocked by terrorist attacks, killing more than 200. Al-Qaeda takes responsibility. Spain's governing Popular Party loses election to opposition Socialists, 3 days later. Outcome seen as a reaction to terrorist attacks days before and Popular Party's support of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
3/29 -North Atlantic Treaty Organization formally admits seven new countries: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
4/12 -Israeli prime minister Sharon announces plan to unilaterally withdraw from Gaza Strip.
5/17 -Gay marriages begin in Massachusetts, the first state in the country to legalize such unions.
5/26 -Sudan rebels (SPLA) and government reach accord to end 21-year civil war. However, separate war in western Darfur region between Arab militias and black Africans continues unabated.
6/30 -Israeli Supreme Court orders removal of part of security barrier dividing Israeli and Palestinian lands.
7/30 -Security Council demands Sudanese government disarm militias in Darfur that are massacring civilians.
9/01 -Chechen terrorists take about 1,200 schoolchildren and others hostage in Beslan, Russia; 340 people die when militants detonate explosives.
11/11 - Yasir Arafat dies in Paris.
12/7 -Hamid Karzai inaugurated as Afghanistan's first popularly elected president.
12/26 -Enormous tsunami devastates Asia; at least 225,000 killed.
1/01 -Worldwide aid pours in to help the 11 Asian countries devastated by the Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami .
1/09 -The Sudanese government and rebels from southern Sudan sign a peace agreement to end a 20-year conflict that has claimed about 2 million people.
2/10 -Saudis (men only) are allowed to vote for the first time in municipal elections.
4/02 -Pope John Paul II dies.
4/24 -Benedict XVI becomes the next pope.
4/26 -The Syrian military, stationed in Lebanon for 29 years, withdraws.
6/16 -The European Union abandons plans to ratify the proposed European constitution by 2006 after both France and the Netherlands vote against it.
7/07 -London hit by Islamic terrorist bombings, killing 52 and wounding about 700. It is Britain's worst attack since World War II.
7/27 -The Irish Republican Army announces it is officially ending its violent campaign for a united Ireland and will instead pursue its goals politically.
8/15 -The Indonesian government and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) sign a peace accord to end their nearly 30-year-long civil war .
8/15 -Israel begins evacuating about 8,000 Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip, which has been occupied by Israel for the last 38 years.
8/25 -Hurricane Katrina wreaks catastrophic damage on the Gulf Coast; more than 1,000 die and millions are left homeless. Americans are shaken not simply by the magnitude of the disaster but by how ill-prepared all levels of government were in its aftermath.
9/23 -Another major hurricane, Rita, ravages the Gulf Coast .
10/02 -A 7.6 earthquake centered in the Pakistani-controlled part of the Kashmir region kills more than 80,000 and leaves an estimated 4 million homeless.
10/27 -Several weeks of violent rioting begins in the impoverished French-Arab and French-African suburbs of Paris after two boys are accidentally killed while hiding from police.
11/11 -Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf defeats soccer star George Weah in Liberia's presidential election. She becomes Africa's first woman head of state.
12/15 -The New York Times reports that in 2002, Bush signed a presidential order to allow the National Security Agency to spy on Americans suspected of being connected to terrorist activity without warrants.
1/25 -Militant Palestinian group Hamas wins 74 of 132 seats in legislative elections. Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei of the Fatah party resigns.
2/15 -House releases a report on the response to Hurricane Katrina, assigning blame on all levels of government.
3/09 -President Bush signs a law renewing the Patriot Act, including a signing statement stating that he does not consider himself bound by its requirement to tell Congress how the law is being used.
3/11 -Former Yugoslavian president Slobadan Milosevic dies of a heart attack in his cell in the Hague. His four-year war-crimes trial had been nearing its end.
4/04 -Saddam Hussein is charged with genocide by an Iraqi court for a campaign against Iraq's Kurdish population in 1988.
5/03 -A federal jury in Virginia sentences Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison without the chance of parole for his role in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
7/07 -The U.S. Senate rejects a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage .
7/13 -Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group, fires rockets into Israel. In response, Israel launches a major military attack, sending thousands of troops into Lebanon. It lasts through Aug 15th.
8/24 -The International Astronomical Union reclassifies Pluto as a dwarf planet.
10/09 -International outrage and condemnation follows the test of a nuclear missile in the mountains of North Korea .
10/17 -The U.S. population officially reaches 300 million.
11/05 -An Iraqi court convicts Saddam Hussein of crimes against humanity and sentences him to death by hanging.
11/14 -South African parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage.
12/14 -Ban Ki-moon of South Korea is sworn in as the secretary general of the United Nations. He replaces Kofi Annan.
12/30 -Four days after an appeals court upholds his death sentence, Saddan Hussein is hanged in Baghdad.
1/01 -Libya took over the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council in a major step back to global respectability after decades as a pariah of the West.
1/01- Slovenia became the first of 12 newcomers to take over the rotating presidency of the EU Union, a big psychological boost to a nation that gained independence from the ruins of the former Yugoslavia 16 years ago.
1/04-In Texas Jana Shearer (21), the girlfriend of Christopher Lee McCuin (25), was taken by McCuin from her home and killed. McCuin was arrested Jan 5 after police found that he had cooked parts of her body and may have tried to eat them.
1/04-A Moroccan court sentenced 51 Islamists of the Ansar El Mahdi group to between two and 25 years in jail for plotting to overthrow the government here and install an Islamist regime.
1/05-In Hayden, Idaho, a man who believed he bore the "mark of the beast" used a circular saw to cut off one hand, then he cooked it in the microwave and called 911.
1/06-Dr. Pramod Karan Sethi (80), inventor of a low-cost prosthetic foot that has helped millions of people in developing and war-torn countries, died in Jaipur, India. The surgeon developed the Jaipur Foot in 1968 with India's rural poor in mind.
1/07-Jerry Fitch, a Mississippi businessman, must pay more than 750,000 dollars in damages to the man whose wife he wooed away, after the US Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal in the case.
1/07- Australians battled both fires and some of the worst flooding in decades that stranded residents in several communities after days of intense summer heat and storms.
1/07-The Tunis-based Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization said nearly one in 3 people in the Arab world is illiterate, including nearly half of all women in the region.
1/08-Google unveiled a strategy for its philanthropic arm, Google.org, under the leadership of Dr. Larry Brilliant. The program will be funded with 1% of the firm’s equity, annual profits and employee’s time and pursue 5 core initiatives in 3 areas: fighting climate change, economic development, and building an early warning system for pandemics and disasters.
1/08- China posted a regulation dating from Dec 31 declaring war on the "white pollution" choking its cities, farms and waterways. China said it is banning free plastic shopping bags and called for a return to the cloth bags of old, steps largely welcomed by merchants and shoppers. The ban takes effect June 1.
1/08-In northern Greece a group of female protesters locked in a land dispute with the Greek Orthodox Church defied a 1,000-year-old ban and entered the all-male Mount Athos monastic sanctuary.
1/10-A US Justice Department audit was released and said telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau's repeated failures to pay phone bills on time.
1/10-Sir Edmund Hillary (88), the first person to stand atop the world's highest mountain, died in New Zealand. He was remembered as a deeply driven but unassuming man who strived to help the people of Nepal in the decades after his 1953 ascent of Mount Everest with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.
1/11-A historic passenger jet flight from Australia to Antarctica touched down smoothly on a blue ice runway, launching the only regular airlink between the continents.
1/12- America formally opened its new $174 million base at the south Pole. It took almost 20 years to design and build.
1/16-Texas was ranked as the biggest polluter in the US, making it the 7th worst in the world if it were its own nation.
1/17-The US EPA said Massey Energy, the country’s 4th largest coal producer, had agreed to pay a $20 million fine as part of a settlement over allegations that it routinely polluted hundreds of streams and waterways in West Virginia and Kentucky.
1/17-The NYSE agreed to buy the American Stock Exchange for $260 million in stock.
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11or12/?? -Vlad Tepes is born in Sighişoara, Transylvania
Vlad Dracul, father of Vlad Tepes is beheaded by the Turks
Vlad briefly attains the Wallachian throne. Dethroned, he goes to Moldavia and befriends Prince Stefan
Vlad and Stephan flee to Transylvania.
John Hunyadi assists Vlad Tepes to attain Wallachian throne. Vladislav Dan is executed
Easter massacre of boyers and rebuilding of Dracula's castle.
Following the battle at Dracula's castle, Vlad flees to Transylvania. Vlad begins 13 years of imprisonment.
Summer wars in Serbia against Turks take place. November: Vlad resumes throne of Wallachia.
8/7 -Countess Erzsébet Báthory is born in Nyírbátor, Hungary
Bathory is arrested for killing several hundred people and bathing in their blood. Tried and convicted, she is sentenced to life imprisonment, being bricked into a room in her castle.
Vampire hysteria sweeps through East Prussia.
The wave of vampire hysteria in Austrian Serbia produces the famous cases of Peter Plogojowitz and Arnold Paul (Paole).
Another wave of vampire hysteria occurs in East Prussia.
Vampire hysteria peaks in Wallachia.
Vampire hysteria occurs in Russia.
Reports of sheep being killed by having their jugular veins cut and their blood drained circulated through northern England.
The case of vampirism in the Ray family of Jewell, Connecticut, is published in local newspapers.
"Carmilla" is written by Sheridan Le Fanu.
H.G. Wells' short story, "The Flowering of the Strange Orchid," is a precursor to science fiction vampire stories.
Hamilton Dean's stage version of "Dracula" opens in Derby.
The Comics Code banishes vampires from comic books.
The Count Dracula Society is founded in the United States by Donald Reed.
Jeanne Youngson founds The Count Dracula Fan Club.
"The Munsters," based on the television show of the same name, is the first comic book series featuring a vampire character.
Sean Manchester founds The Vampire Research Society.
Stephan Kaplan founds The Vampire Research Centre.
"The World of Dark Shadows" is founded as the first "Dark Shadows" fanzine.
Stephen King is nominated for the World Fantasy Award for his vampire novel, "'Salem's Lot."
Shadowcon, the first national "Dark Shadows convention, is organized by Dark Shadows fans."
Martin V. Riccardo founds the Vampire Studies Society
Eric Held and Dorothy Nixon found the Vampire Information Exchange.
"Shadowgram" is founded as a "Dark Shadows" fanzine
The Bram Stoker Society is founded in Dublin, Ireland.
The World Federation of Dark Shadows Clubs (now Dark Shadows Official Fan Club) is founded.
Dark Shadows Festival is founded to host an annual "Dark Shadows" convention.
Vampire: The Masquerade," the most successful of the vampire role-playing games, is released by White Wolf.
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7/01 -Vampire Rave is officially launched.
9/30 - A new section called The Top is added along with a permanent link in the Main Menu.
The page lists various user stats. It may take 10 seconds or more to load. There is a lot of number crunching going on before the page can be generated.
10/11 - The Vampire Rave Message Center goes online allowing messages to be sent to any registered Vampire Rave user.
10/12 -The VR Message Center is a success though some limits are to be applied such as messages are automatically deleted after 30 or 60 days to prevent messages from stale users building up.
10/14 - I have totally re-worked how Vampire Rave tracks your site usage. This is a good news, bad news situation.
First, the bad news....
The new system is not compatible with the old, and I am unable to import the old data. So, all of your viewing history has been lost.
The good news…
The new system, a much faster system allowed pages to load much quicker. Also page tracking began with the profiles section only, spreading to include the Vampire Database and The Forum within days.
Another new function added was the Page Tracking box located at the bottom of your edit profile page, though it was soon moved to the bottom of the profiles page, it allows a member to show all profiles as being read thus only new members signing up will show as an unread profile.
10/15 - An exhaustive database update was completed. Cancer figured out a way to restore most people's viewing history. It worked by running a script that looked for every page every user had rated, and then that page would be marked as read for that user...
While it couldn’t restore 100% of the pages viewed, it did restore all the pages (Profile or Vampire Database) rated... Anything not rated, is marked *NEW*.
10/15 - An overhaul to the status system, was completed to include a new algorithm aiming at discouraging repetitive clickers.
Some people moved down in status, but most people either remained the same, or moved up. Those that moved down, and were not being penalized, their statistics did not changed, only what status level is associated with them. The time spent, pages viewed, etc. remained unchanged.
The new system was set to work like this:
30% based on Pages Viewed
50% based on Time Spent
10% based on things rated (profiles and vampire database)
10% based on forum posts
It is because of the last two that some people have moved up.
Cancer was satisfied with this system as being very fair and didn’t feel any further modifications to the status system would be needed.
Under the new system, a person who is inactive will actually loose status over time. This is because 10% of your status is based on how many Profiles and Vampire Database entries you have rated. If you rate them all, then disappear for a year, your status will slowly decrease. This is because new Profiles and Vampire Database entries are being added all the time.
In response to the question of:
When does the change over from hours to days happen?
Response: Once you've been here longer than a week... 168 hours.
10/20 - Major changes were made to how ratings were compiled for users. As a result, ratings fluctuated quite a bit.
Now more emphasis is put upon the status of the rater. The scale is incremental and works like this:
Whelp - 1
Mosquito - 2
Shadow - 3
Master Vampire - 29
The Prince - 30
So, as a example, if a Master Vampire rates you an 8, that is the equivalent of twenty-nine 8 ratings. Or if a Shadow rates you 4, that is the equivalent of three 4 ratings.
This was all been done to combat rating fraud, by attempting to discourage people from registering bogus accounts with the sole purpose of boosting their profile rating. It will also give more power to people here, who have achieved higher status.
Under this new system, Whelps have very little rating power. Additionally, it will mean your rating is always in flux. As people who have rated you in the past achieve higher status, your rating is re-calculated.
Forum page tracking is now operational. When you are logged in, the system will keep track of which threads have new replies since your last visit.
The mark all as read box is at the bottom of the main forum page.
11/04 - Some new Administrators were appointed, the newest Master Vampires were Daire and MelodyzChaoticBliss.
An announcement was made by Cancer regarding the main forum:
”Concerning the Forum, as of 8pm EST, I counted over 50 new threads. That's not counting replies to threads. I'm not looking to quash the Forum, but the Administration will be deleting childish or inappropriate posts (and posts that are all caps.”
11/05 - Administrator update. Moreish has been elevated.
11/05 - The database was opened up for additions of poetry by members, to do so they need send it via message to Daire and he will post it in the Vampire Database in the Poetry section. This is for poetry only, not short stories.
A new forum section for all types of written work will be created,then we will move all the poetry/stories/journal threads into the new section
11/25 -An update to the Message Center was completed.
· Message replies are now quoted automatically. As long as you keep hitting reply, the previous message will be appended to the bottom.
· User blocking has been implemented. If you add a user to your block list, they can no longer send you messages (and they get an error message when they try to do so). This also includes biting, as bites are actually messages.
· You can delete all of your messages at once. This isn't exactly multi-delete (selecting only certain messages for deletion), as that was a major revision. I hope this satisfies most of you for the interim.
11/25 -Cancer added a caveat about the new Message Center.
”It's a bad idea to hit reply, and then change the recipient. The system now quotes previous messages automatically. So doing this would append the message you are 'replying' to, to the new user.”
11/28 - There was a bug in the new block user code... I found it and fixed it. Thanks to everyone who reported it. The bug was hard to track down as blocking was working for some users but not others.
11/28 - I’ve spent the day working on several minor aesthetic changes to Vampire Rave. One of which was a small bug in the profile section. I’ll try and explain this as best I can, as most of you don’t understand HTML.
HTML uses a series of tags which tells a browser how to display text. One of these tags is . This tag means line break and it tells the browser to start printing at a new line.
Well, I had line breaks (carriage returns) converting automatically into tags. This was done to make it easier on users who didn’t know HTML. Just hit return in your description and tags would be inserted behind the scenes.
Well, to make a long technical story short, the reverse wasn’t happening. tags weren’t being converted back to line breaks. Now they are.
Some of you may have noticed that the quizzes you’ve been pasting into your profiles weren’t displaying exactly right. They will now. But you may have to go back and copy the original code and paste it into your VR profile.
11/28 -In response to a question about being logged out while the member was editing his profile, Cancer said: That's not a bug, it's a security measure. You will sometimes be logged out automatically. It's done to prevent someone from hijacking your session. If that happened to you and someone took control of your account and changed your password, I think you'd be more upset than the occasional annoyance of automatic log out.
You should always compose major items (forum posts, profile changes, etc) outside of VR... Then copy and paste them in when you are done.
4/10 -3 new Administrators were added to VR: Nicnivian, Crazywolf, and DarknessBound.
8/02 -The Vamp Box is added to VR.
8/27 -The VR Store opens for business.
10/05 -Member Articles section begins on VR.
10/09 -3 New Vampire Rave Administrative positions are announced, they are: Acolyte, Procurator, and Dominar.
10/17 -Jason and Jamie are promoted to Master Vampire status.
12/05 -The VR society system begins with 7 Houses.
1/09 - The VR Manual is added for the members benefit. The VR Manual covers Vampire Rave policy and operation. The answers to the most common Vampire Rave questions can be found there. Vampire Rave operates under precept of Ignorantia legis neminem excusat. Everything you need to know is listed in the VR Manual. If you break VR policy it is assumed that you knew what you were doing was wrong. The VR Manual exists to inform you of VR policy and workings. If you choose to remain ignorant, you choose to do so at your own peril.
1/25 - Deity takes over as Master of The House of Madadh-Alluidh.
2/13 - Blood and Water is added to VR. A comic that appeals to the “dark humor” in all of us.
01/30 - La Rose Noir becomes the first Coven on Vampire Rave with Tammy as Coven Master
3/25 - Jamie resigns as a Vampire Rave Administrator. Batchyld takes over as Master of House Eternal.
03/27 -The Coven of Lux Aeterna begins with Yendor as Coven Master
5/29 -imagesinwords takes over as Master of House Eternal
11/26 - The Forum was updated. Specifically, how The Sandbox operates was updated. This resulted in what was to become known as “The Great Sandbox Cleanup”. All open Sandbox threads that had no postings in 30 days or more were deleted. All RIP and RIA Sandbox threads were deleted.
This resulted in some members loosing huge numbers of postings and thus status levels.
12/07 - Forum guidelines have been slightly revised in regard to the main forum, General Discussion. Now that the Sandbox is the place (and only place) for irrelevant threads, Forum 1 has been expanded to include: Threads about Vampire Rave or of a vampire, gothic, occult, or paranormal nature.
12/18 -Vampire Rave Mobile launches, specifically designed for mobile devices.
1/16 -The position of Sentoran is assigned with 7 Members being appointed: Khayman, Radu, Yendor, Joli, LadyKrystalynDarkstar, Mysique and PhoenicianDream. A Sentoran is a Profile, Portfolio, and Journal Administrator. Sentoran's are appointed by The Prince.
3/11 -VR goes online on it’s new server. Improvements are seen all over the site.
5/11 - The position of Regent was officially launched. Jason, Deity, and Sevenn are named as the first Regents of VampireRave.
5/11- Sabastion takes over as Master of The House of Umbrae Octo.
5/11- ToiletDuc takes over as Master of The House of Madadh-Alluidh.
7/07 -Radu is the first known member of VR to view 1 million pages
7/15 -The House of Umbrae Octo begins recording history
7/20 -Nightgame becomes Head Historian of The House of Umbrae Octo
8/20-Because of cheating all vampirerave games are removed and a new system for gaining favour is introduced based upon time spent and pages viewed this resulted in mass force inductions.
8/21-A partial drive failure occurred and many members lost their current and saved messages. Messages that were lost could not be recovered. Cancer took steps to avoid this from ever occurring again by applying an additional backup layer.
8/23- vampirerave games were restored for all members to play whether they were in a society.
9/06-a quick link to a members house/coven was added to the user menu
Two new VR features are added.
The first is called, Clear Journal. This page will allows members to delete all Journal entries, or all entries in a specified section. This new feature is available to all VR members. The link is in the User Menu, under Journals.
The second addition is Private Journal Entries. If a Premium Member, you can now create private Journal entries. An entry marked private can only be read by you. Not even Vampire Rave Administrators can see private entries.
You can also go back in your Journal and mark existing entries as private.
11/14Each Vampire Rave Society has been given its own private chat room.
11/24 A lot of rumors have been circulating about GothicInvasion.com. Please stop circulating rumors.
GothicInvasion.com is a site I am currently developing. The site is not complete. I expect to finish it sometime between Christmas and the second week of January.
Google indexed the site early, so quite a few people have stumbled upon it.
I would appreciate it if you wouldn't log into the site until I complete it. If I have to, I will shut off access to it. A lot of things are still in development and I shouldn't have to be answering several dozen questions per day about the site.
For some time I have been working on a project called The Dark Network. Please visit that site for a full overview. There's 3 or 4 pages to read, and it will give you a really good idea of the changes that are going on.
I will no longer answer questions about The Dark Network, Gothic Invasion, SciFi Section, or any of the other sites I am developing. As I have said, these things are not done.
There is a very large VR expansion that is in progress. Please be patient.
01/30 - La Rose Noir becomes the first Coven on Vampire Rave to reach it's Second Anniversary
A new VR feature has launched: Journal commenting.
You can now comment on Vampire Rave Journals. You can leave multiple comments on a journal-entry basis.
You cannot rate Journals.
For a full overview of the new commenting system, visit this VR Manual page:
This update is available to all Vampire Rave members (Premium and non-premium).
1/23-A new page has been added that will allow you to easily jump to new comments that are left in your Journal. This update applies to comments left from this point forward
The link is in the User Menu, under Journal, and is called New Journal Comments
4/26-Instant Activation has been added for members who purchase Premium Memberships or Vampire Rave Advertising credits.
In order for your Premium Membership purchases to be Instantly Activated, you must purchase through the new PM Instant Activation page, linked from the Services menu in the left column.
You can still purchase memberships via the VR Store, but it is not recommended that you purchase memberships in this way. Purchasing via the new PM Instant Activation page assures that your membership is activated in the quickest manner possible
The Open Link Directory has been rewritten. The section offers a number of new features including: keeping track of who submits links, a list of top links, a list of newest links, and better search functionality.
10/3-There have been some changes made to Vampire Rave’s administrative team.
Jason and Deity have been moved to the position of Consul.
Sahahria has been promoted to Master Vampire and is taking over House Eternal.
Imagesinwords has been moved to the position of Regent.
Joli has been promoted to the position of Regent. She will be in charge of leading the Dominar and Sentoran teams.
10/29-Important operational changes have been made to Vampire Rave's Status System.
The Vampire Rave Status System has been revised. This post contains information on the operational changes that have been made.
The Status Table, Things Rated, has been altered. This table is no longer percentage-based. The table is fixed, like all other Status Tables.
This change should not affect your Status much *today*. The table was made based on the previous percentages. So this portion of you Status should be about the same. However, this also means it is no longer possible to lose a level. With 4 fixed Status Tables, your Status can now only climb upward.
Forum Post count, as a component of Status, has been removed. It has been replaced with Database Submissions. All members are being grandfathered in from the old system. Your previous Post count is now your Database Submission count. This change will not affect your Status *today*. However, your future Status score will be impacted.
The Vampire Database has been totally rewritten. This was one of VR’s oldest systems (4.5+ years). The section has been revised and updated. I am very proud of the new system.
Members can now directly enter listings into the Database. Members can also edit existing listings. When a member adds a new entry, or edits an existing entry, the entry goes into queue. The entry is reviewed by a Procurator. The addition or edit is then either approved or denied by the Procurator. If approved, the member’s Database Submission count increases by one.
I feel this change will greatly help Vampire Rave in the long run. By eliminating Post counts as a component of Status, the Forum should shape up a bit. Dominars won’t have to deal with users who are just trying to inflate their Status. User’s won’t feel slighted when their posts and threads are deleted.
By adding Database Submission count to Status, users will be encouraged to add entries to the Database and help VR’s Database grow. With direct entry, Procurators no longer carry the sole burden of increasing the Database.
A number of help pages have been updated. Please review them:
The VR Manual:
Status System Chapter
Vampire Database Chapter
Status System Page
New Database Help page: https://www.vampirerave.com/db/help.php
When you update your Status you’ll see the revisions. You’ll also see two new statistics: Total Ratings and Submission Count.
Please direct any questions you have to the Acolyte team.
11/7- I am proud to announce the completion of SciFi Section. Today is the official launch date. The Dark Network also officially launches today, as there are now 2 fully functional Dark Network sites.
This has been a long time coming. I first conceptualized SciFi Section and The Dark Network over a year-and-a-half ago. I hit numerous snags during development, but it feels good to finally have completed the site.
SciFi Section offers a few things that Vampire Rave doesn’t have:
Groups – Like VR Societies, but a bit different. You can join numerous Groups. You can start a Group at level 12. All Groups have a private chat room, private forum, and the ability to create “custom pages”.
A Science Fiction Database.
An Events section. Members of level 6+ can create and maintain events.
Announcements – You see Announcements posted by any member on YOUR Friends List, EXCEPT when a member on your Friends List has you blocked. Announcements are considered public chatter, so they are viewable by anyone who has added you as a Friend. But if you want to prevent a member from reading your Announcements, add them to your blocked list.
I'm not "done" working on the SciFi Section. Next week I will be doing bug testing and numerous revisions. The Groups and Database sections need some enhancement work.
And if you didn’t know, your VR username and password are your SFS username and password. This will be the case for every Dark Network site.
11/25-Power Punks, the newest Dark Network site, has entered its testing phase. All sections should be working except for the Database and Comic Books sections. I should have these sections finished shortly.
Please report any unusual activity in regard to the site. Overall, it should be working pretty well and bug-free.
I've completed the Groups transfer tool. Group owners can now move their Group between Dark Network sites. The link is in the admin: part of the Groups navigation menu.
A change has been made to public Group Forums.
If your Group is public, your Forum will be readable by the public. However, a member may not post to your Forum unless they are a member of the Group.
If you want to 'hide' your Group Forum, you must have a private Group.
I am very proud to announce the offical launch of Power Punks. I've completed the final section: Characters.
At this time, all sections of Power Punks should be fully operational. I'll be spending next week testing and working out any final issues. Please report any unusual activity with the site to me immediately.
4/25-Check out the new feature: Browsing History. This page shows how many pages you've viewed and how much time you've spent viewing Dark Network pages over the past month.
The link is also in the User Menu.
5/15-I've added a new section Movie Trailers. I'll be building this section up as time allows. Right now, there's 50 trailers to start.
Also, you'll start to see trailers on movie pages within the Vampire Database. For example, if you go to the Queen of the Damned database entry, you'll now see the movie trailer for that movie listed within the entry.
I will be slowly incorporating more video aspects into Vampire Rave. I hope to add a video version of the site news in the very near future along with a few other enhancements.
5/21-The File Storage limit for Premium Members has been increased. All Premium Members now have 10 megabytes of available space. However, there is still a 5 megabyte upload limit per file (no single file can be greater than 5 megabytes).
6/01-Vampire Rave is 5 years old today.
6/04-Morrigon has been promoted to Master Vampire and leader of House Bella Obscuridad. DarknessBound will be continuing on as a Vampire Rave Consul.
6/04-There has been a major update to the Society System: Alliances.
An Alliance is formed between two or more Societies. When Societies align, their favor and members are combined in the computation of Society Standing.
Members of an Alliance can freely move between aligned Societies. When you are in a Society that is in an Alliance, you can move freely within the other Alliance Societies. You can access their news page, message archive, chat, polls, forum, and private internal pages just as if you were a regular member. You can also post in their forum or vote in their polls.
Here are the general rules of Alliances:
# An Alliance is formed by either a House or Coven Master.
# A House cannot join an Alliance. The House Master can only form an Alliance.
# Houses cannot align.
# If a Coven Master starts an Alliance, they can only have other Coven's as members (since Houses cannot join an Alliance).
# The Master who starts the Alliance is the Alliance Master. Only the Alliance Master can disband an Alliance.
# The Alliance Master, along with their Detail and Assistant Masters, maintain the Alliance page.
# The Alliance page has a crest, banner, and description. It is a singular page for the Alliance. It lists all Societies that belong to the Alliance.
# A Coven can petition an Alliance for entry. The Alliance Master is the only one than can approve or deny a petition.
# A Coven Master can withdraw their Petition or leave an Alliance at any time.
# All Societies retain ownership of their Favor and Members. Internal administration of the Society does not change. An Alliance member cannot hold an administrative position in an aligned Society.
Member Societies of the Alliance disappear from the Standings page. There is a singular entry for the Alliance. For Standing computation of the Alliance, all Favor and Members of the Alliance are totaled.
6/16-Updates I completed today:
# I reworked the referral system. I know a few of you have been having trouble with referrals. The new system should be much more stable. In addition, if a new user tries to sign up, and they just come into the site normally (they don't follow a referral link), there is an option to fill in a member name for their referral. They will *not* see this box if they properly followed a referral link.
I also reworked the postcard system to make sure referrals were properly being awarded. Postcards are the best way to refer people to the Dark Network. You can include a custom note, and at the bottom of the postcard is some additional sign up information.
Remember, there is still a contest going for referral points. The first member to obtain 1000 referral points gets a Dark Network Lifetime Premium Membership.
# I updated the Acolyte test to reflect recent changes to Vampire Rave's Society System. I also updated the VR Manual.
# I unlocked hundreds of locked member names. These were old members who self-deleted. If they never posted to the forum, their name was unlocked.
6/18-New feature launched: Dashboard.
You'll find the Dashboard link just above where your Message Center link is. The Dashboard displays a bunch of information for you, all on one page. You'll find how long you've been on the site today, a summary of messages in your Message Center, your online friends, and more.
The Dashboard also allows you to set your kismet. Your kismet can be up to 70 characters and is displayed on your Profile and in some friend lists (on the Dashboard, for example).
Also, the Dashboard shows the last 3 members who have visited your Profile, and the last 3 ratings and comments you've received. This information is available to all members..
6/22-The Status System has been majorly overhauled. The old 30 level system is gone. It has been replaced with a system that has infinite levels.
All Dark Network members have had their status adjusted based on the new criteria.
A lot has changed. In addition to the new levels, the power required to do various things on Dark Network sites has changed as well.
I still have more work to do, but I've completed most of the Status System support pages. I suggest you read the Status System Chapter of the VR Manual. The chapter has been totally rewritten. The chapter also links to other important Status System pages such as the new Status Powers.
I still need to complete the new Status Definitions and Status Tables. But other than that, most everything is done. If you'd like to see the new 100 level structure and the number of members at each level, click here.
The Who's Online page also shows new Status Level information, as do all Profile pages.
Everyone's levels have shifted. If you'd like an approximate idea of how your new level relates to your old, use this formula:
Old Status = (New Status * 28) / 100
For example, if your new Status is 65:
Old Status = (65 * 28) / 100
Old Status = 18.2
This tells you that if you're now level 65, under the old system you'd have been about level 18.2. If your old level was 15, you know you're now ranking higher under the new system.
You can work this formula the other way too. Let's say under the old system you were level 20. You want to know what level that is equivalent to under the new system:
20 = (New Status * 28) / 100
2000 = (New Status * 28)
71.42 = New Status
So if you were level 20 under the old system, and you're now level 75, you're ranking higher. Old level 20 equals new level 71.42.
Most people are ranking higher. Some are ranking lower. That's just the way it goes with these types of updates.
If you have lost your position of Sire you don't have anything to worry about. No Covens will be disbanded on these grounds.
Potential New Coven Masters:
You must be a Sire under the new system before you can petition, no matter what your old level was.
6/24-A balancing change has been made to status computation. A new penalty has been added: Overblock.
If you block more than 25 people you are assessed this penalty.
7/03-New feature launched: Beloved Threads.
Back to contents
You can now mark threads as Beloved. When you do this, the thread is highlighted and stands out on the main forum page. Additionally, you have a page called Beloved Threads that lists all the threads you've marked as Beloved.
The link to your Beloved Threads page is in your User Menu, just below the link to the Message Center. Using this feature will make it easier for you to follow specific threads. You can mark a thread as Beloved and keep an eye on it.
This feature works for all Forums, just not the public forums. You can mark Society or Group Forum threads as Beloved.
For more information, search the VR Manual for Beloved Threads.
4/01/10- Nightgame is promoted to Master Vampire and House Master of Umbrae Octo.
4/02/10- There's a new site feature: Blast!
A Blast is kind of like an IM popup. You can Blast anyone on the site, and they'll get a little popup box with your message. There are a few guidelines/restrictions to Blasting:
# Blasts are limited to 255 characters or less. HTML is not allowed in a Blast.
# Blasts auto expire after 10 minutes. If you blast someone and they're not online, they most likely won't get the message.
# Admins can Blast the entire site. This is a feature I've wanted for a while. For example, let's say I'm getting ready to do a server reboot. Instead of sending a system message, I can just Blast the site and all online users will get the message.
# Premium Members can turn Blasting off. If off, they will not receive Blasts. They will however receive Admin site Blasts.
# Free members cannot turn Blasting off.
# If you have a member blocked, they cannot Blast you.
The link to send a Blast varies based on what layout you're using. If you're using VR Classic, the link is just below the Message Center. With the Epicene and Cimmerian layouts, they link is in the Personal drop down. For Bantam and Oracle layouts, the link is in the Personal menu. A link can also be found under Chat in the Site Map. I think that's about it. Let an Acolyte know if you experience any problems.
For further information you can visit the main forum for the post concerning blasts.
Vampire of the Coast:
Silent Classic. No additional information available
The Vampire's Trail:
Silent Classic. No additional information available
The Vampire: starring Harry F. Millarde
The old story of a young man on his way to success and saving his money to marry his sweetheart who meets a woman (the vampire) who wants to live fast. She abandons him when his has run through his savings and lost his job. Additional Information
In the grip of a vampire:
Silent Classic. No additional information available
Vampires of the Night:
Silent Classic. No additional information available
3rd jun -Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens: starring Max Schreck
Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula." Additional Information
14th feb -Dracula: starring Bela Lugosi
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.Additional Information
24th apr - Drácula: starring Carlos Villarías
At midnight on Walpurgis Night, an English clerk, Renfield, arrives at Count Dracula's castle in the Carpathian Mountains... Additional Information
26th apr - Mark of the Vampire: starring Bela Lugosi
When a nobleman is murdered, a professor of the occult blames vampires; but not all is what it seems. Additional Information
11th mar -Dracula’s Daughter: starring Otto Kruger
Hungarian countess Marya Zaleska seeks the aid of a noted psychiatrist, in hopes of freeing herself of a mysterious evil influence. Additional Information
15th jun - Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein includes Dracula: starring Bela Lugosi
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man. Additional Information
8th may - Dracula: starring christopher lee
After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle, the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. Additional Information
5th sep - Brides of Dracula: starring peter cushing
Vampire hunter Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne. Additional Information
14th sep - Et mourir de plaisir starring Annette Vadim
Young Carmilla is jealous of her friend's engagement, and her obsession leads her to the tomb of a female vampire...Additional Information
11th sep - The Kiss of the Vampire: starring clifford evans
When car trouble strands a honeymooning couple in a small Southern European village, an aristocratic family in the area reaches out to help them with sinister consequences. Additional Information
30th nov - Transylvania 6-5000: starring mel blanc
Bugs is given a room for the night at the castle of Count Bloodcount in Transylvania. Additional Information
27th jun - Dark Shadows: (series 1966-70) starring Jonathan Frid
The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.Additional Information
12th jan - Dracula: Prince of Darkness starring christopher lee
Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle. Additional Information
12th oct -dance of the vampires: starring Roman Polanski
A noted professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to their inquiring vampires, while on the trail of the ominous damsel in distress.Additional Information
6th feb - Dracula Has Risen from the Grave starring christopher lee
When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites...Additional Information
22nd oct - The Vampire Lovers: starring ingrid pitt
The Countess is called away to tend a sick friend and imposes on the General to accept her daughter Marcilla as a houseguest... Additional Information
23rd dec - Scars of Dracula: starring christopher lee
A young man, Paul Carlson, is on a trip and spends the night on count Dracula's castle. Additional Information
2nd feb - Return of Count Yorga: starring robert quarry
Count Yorga continues to prey on the local community while living by a nearby orphanage. He also intends to take a new wife, while feeding his bevy of female vampires. Additional Information
aug - Vierges et vampires: starring marie-pierre castel
Two young girls...trapped..with no escape! Forced to submit to the Horrors of the Pit! Additional Information
11th oct - Vampire Circus: starring john moulder brown
A village in Nineteenth Century Europe is at first relieved when a circus breaks through the quarantine to take the local's minds off the plague... Additional Information
17th nov - Dracula A.D.: starring christopher lee, peter cushing
Johnny Alucard raises Count Dracula(Christopher Lee) from the dead in 1972 London. The Count goes after the descendents of Van Helsing. Additional Information
14th dec - la Fille de Dracula: starring howard vernon
A young woman visits her gravely ill grandmother at the family estate. On her death bed, the old woman... Additional Information
oct - Ceremonia Sangrienta: starring Lucia Bosé
The ageing Countess discovers that the blood of a maid can temporarily restore her youth and great beauty.. Additional Information
jan - Vampyres: starring marianne morris
A lesbian vampire couple waylay and abduct various passer-byes, both male and female, to hold them captive at their rural manor in the English countryside in order to kill and feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood. Additional Information
jun - Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter: Shane Briant
A master swordsman and former soldier and his hunchbacked assistant hunt vampires. Additional Information
jun - The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires: starring peter cushing
Count Dracula journies to a remote Chinese village in the guise of a warlord to support six vampires.. Additional Information
oct -Satanic Rites of Dracula: starring christopher lee
In London in the 1970s, Scotland Yard police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism... Additional Information
27th nov - Dracula cerca sangue di vergine... e morì di sete!!!: starring udo kier
He couldn't live without a virgin's blood..... ...So a virgin had to die! Additional Information
15th may - In Search of Dracula: starring christopher lee
A documentary exploring the legends of vampires, using books, paintings and early films on the subject.Additional Information
7th jul - Martin: starring george a. romero
A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges. Additional Information
jun -Nocturna: starring Yvonne De Carlo
Hard times have fallen on the Transylvanian House of Dracula. To help pay the taxes, Castle Dracula has been converted into the Hotel Transylvania. Dracula himself is aging and toothless, being cared for by his granddaughter Nocturna... Additional Information
27th apr - Love at First Bite: starring george hamilton
This vampire spoof has Count Dracula moving to New York to find his Bride, after being forced to move out of his Transylvanian castle.. Additional Information
20th jul - Dracula: starring frank langella
When a ship is wrecked off Whitby, the only survivor, Count Dracula, is discovered lying on the beach by the sickly young Mina...Additional Information
7th oct - Vampire: starring E.G. Marshall
An architect builds a new church in San Francisco that ultimately displeases the local vampire community so its leader, Anton Voytek, kills the man's girlfriend to show his displeasure. The architect then teams with a local cop to get even. Additional Information
29th apr - The Hunger: starring david bowie
The Egyptian vampire lady Miriam subsists upon the blood of her lovers. In return the guys or girls don't age... Additional Information
21st jun - Lifeforce: starring patrick stewart
A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires... Additional Information
2nd aug - Fright Night: starring chris sarandon
When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him. Additional Information
12th jun - Graveyard Shift: michael a. miranda
A vampire who works as a taxi driver meets and romances a young woman whom he turns into a fellow vamp, which prompts her jealous and estranged husband to try to kill both of them. Additional Information
31st jul - The Lost Boys: starring kiefer sutherland
After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires. Additional Information
2nd oct - Near Dark: starring lance henriksen, bill paxton
A young man reluctantly joins a travelling "family" of evil vampires, when the girl he'd tried to seduce is part of that group. Additional Information
19th may - Fright Night Part 2: starring roddy mcdowall
Charlie Brewster and Peter Vincent from the original Fright Night must face more vampires out for revenge. Additional Information
8th may - Forever Knight (Series 1989-96): starring geraint wyn davies 800-year-old vampire Nick Knight quests for redemption as a cop in Toronto, trying to hide his vampiric nature from the rest of the world Additional Information
27th may - Blood Ties: starring patrick bauchau
This film concerns the exploits of the "Carpathian American" society in Long Beach. Carpathian Americans... Additional Information
Subspecies: starring anders hove
The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown of Prejnar, after spending years in exile. Additional Information
10th oct - Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook:
A history of the famous vampire of books and movies, using film clips, previews and other methods. Additional Information
31st jul - Buffy The Vampire Slayer: starring kristy swanson, luke perry
A flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires. Additional Information
25th sep - Innocent Blood: starring anthony la PagLia
The legendary director that brought you "National Lampoon's Animal House", "The Blues Brothers", "An American Werewolf in London", "Trading Places", and "Coming to America" brings you the dark comedy horror film from the undead. Additional Information
13th nov -Bram Stoker's Dracula: starring Gary Oldman, anthony hopkins
The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiance and inflict havoc in the foreign land. Additional Information
Bloodstone:Subspecies 2: starring anders hove
Continuing after the first "Subspecies", a woman who has just become a vampire tries to escape the evil vampire... Additional Information
11th nov - Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles: starring brad pitt, tom cruise, christian slater
A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. Additional Information
3rd july - Embrace of the Vampire: starring martin kemp, alyssa milano
An 18-year-old college freshman is seduced by a handsome vampire lover who introduce her to a dark world of carnal desires. Additional Information
27th oct - Vampire in Brooklyn: starring eddie murphy
Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending... Additional Information
Bloodlust: Subspecies 3: starring anders hove
Still in the thrall of the evil vampire Radu, Michelle yearns to be taught the skills of the vampire. Meanwhile, her sister Becky tries to free her from his evil clutches, and this time, she's brought some help. Additional Information
22nd dec - Dracula: Dead and Loving It: starring lesley nielson, mel brooks
Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Additional Information
Vampires and Other Stereotypes: starring fia perera
Two "Men in Black" wannabees are on the look-out for ridding the planet of supernatural beings... Additional Information
10th mar - Buffy The Vampire Slayer (Series 1997-2003): starring sarah-michelle gellar, david boreanaz
After the traumatizing ordeal in the movie with the same name, Buffy Summers and her mother move to Sunnydale, only to discover that L.A. was just a walk in the park... Additional Information
15th jun - Lugosi: Hollywood’s Dracula: starring robert clarke
The story of the life and career of Bela Lugosi, the legendary actor who forever changed the face of horror. Additional Information
12th sep -Habit: starring meredith snaider
It's autumn in New York. Sam has broken up with his girlfriend and his father has recently died. World-weary and sloppy drunk, he finds temporary solace in the arms of Anna, a mysterious vampire who draws him away from his friends and into a web of addiction and madness. Additional Information
1st may- the wisdom of crocodiles: starring jude law
Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to 'redeem' him. Additional Information
7th may - Modern Vampires: starring casper van dien
A young vampire rebels against his mentor Count Dracula in the modern day. Additional Information
21 aug - Blade: wesley snipes
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. Additional Information
8th dec - Subspecies 4: Bloodstorm: starring anders hove
Vampire Fledgling Michelle Morgan has escaped the grasp of her master Radu Vladislas. Found by a woman named Ana, she is taken to a hospital where a doctor claims to be able to cure her vampirism. Radu, recovering from the near-death delivered by Michelle and her friends, travels to Bucharest to follow his fledgling. Additional Information
5th oct - Angel (Series 1999-2004): starring david boreanaz
The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption. Additional Information
30th oct - John Carpenter's Vampires: starring james wood
A vengeful vampire hunter must retrieve a cross before it falls into the hands of the undead, that could produce dire consequences for humanity. Additional Information
21st dec - The Road to Dracula: starring bela lugosi, clive barker
An enjoyable and informative documentaryAdditional Information
17th may- urban gothic (series 2000 - 01): starring Ania Sowinski
Behind the facade of London's shiny dockside developments, its designer boutiques and coffee bars lie forgotten dark corners and darker secrets. Additional Information
23rd may- Mistress of Seduction: starring alysabeth clements
Vampirina, the lesbian daughter of Dracula, has been searching for the reincarnated soul of the vampire killer responsible for her father's death. Now she believes she has found it--in the body of a young and beautiful college student. Additional Information
21st aug - from dusk till dawn III:the hangmans daughter: starring marco leonardi
Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium. Additional Information
12th oct - Shadow of the Vampire: starring john malkovich, udo kier, willem dafoe
The filming of Nosferatu is hampered by the fact that the star is taking his role far more seriously than what seems humanly possible. Additional Information
31st oct -Dracula – The Dark Prince: starring rudolf martin
A warlord must fight a bloody battle in order to regain his kingdom. Additional Information
22nd dec - Dracula 2000: starring gerard butler
A group of thieves break into a chamber expecting to find paintings, but instead they release the count himself, who travels to New Orleans to find his nemesis' daughter, Mary Van Helsing. Additional Information
10th jun - jesus christ vampire hunter: starring Phil Caracas
The first testament says "an eye for an eye." - The second testament says "love thy neighbour." - The third testament ... Kicks Ass!!! Additional Information
19th jul - the breed: starring adrian paul
In the distant future vampires have come out of the shadows and tried to live among people as a special and peaceful breed... Additional Information
7th sep - the forsaken: starring kerr smith
A young man gets embroiled in a war against vampires. Additional Information
2nd feb - Queen of the Dammed: starring stuart townsend, aaliyah
The vampire Lestat becomes a rock star whose music wakes up the queen of all vampires. Additional Information
23rd feb - Sangre Eterna: starring Patricia López
Carmilla, A journalism student, meets a group of kids that play a role-game called "Eternal Blood". Additional Information
1st mar - dracula II: ascension: starring diane neal
"Dracula II: Ascension" is a sequel to "Dracula 2000," with the ageless vampire again returning from apparent extinction... Additional Information
22nd mar - Blade II: starring wesley Snipes
Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reaper vampires who feed on vampires. Additional Information
4th may- Scooby-Doo! And the Legend of the Vampire: starring casey kasem
Scooby and the gang faced on the vampire. Additional Information
28th may - Night Bites: Women and Their Vampires: starring anne rice
Documentary for WE / Women's Entertainment Channel on the sensual appeal of vampires. Additional Information
23rd jun - Vampires: Los Muertos: starring jon bon jovi, Cristián de la Fuente
A vampire hunter and a priest fight a band of the walking dead in Mexico. Additional Information
3rd sep - Underworld: starring kate beckinsale, scott speedman
Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end. Additional Information
17th oct - league of extraordinary gentleman: starring sean connery, peta wilson
In an alternate Victorian Age world, a group of famous contemporary fantasy, SF and adventure characters team up on a secret mission. Additional Information
oct - blood games: starring john anton
In this small town a group of friends who role play as vampires are unaware that a real vampire has joined their game. Additional Information
12th dec - Dracula - Pages from a Virgin's Diary: starring Wei-Qiang Zhang
A ballet rendition of Bram Stoker's gothic novel DRACULA, presented in a style reminiscent of the silent expressionistic cinema of the early 20th Century.Additional Information
12th feb - Vlad: starring billy zane
Death and spiritual torment stalk three American students visiting the Carpathian mountain homeland of Vlad Tepes.Additional Information
22nd mar - thralls (blood angels): starring lorenzo lamas
A young woman gets caught up in the plans of a coven of vampires fighting to free themselves from their master. Additional Information
13th apr - vampires vs. zombies: starring bonny giroux
The battle between the living dead and the undead has begun! Additional Information
7th may - van helsing: starring hugh jackman, kate beckinsale
The notorious monster hunter is sent to Transylvania to stop Count Dracula who is using Dr. Frankenstein's research and a werewolf for some sinister purpose.Additional Information
8th jul - Eternal: starring Caroline Néron
In Montreal, the wife of detective Raymond Pope is killed in a sexual encounter with the mysterious and wealthy Elizabeth Kane. When he meets the sexy and lesbian Elizabeth, his life turns upside-down and he is accused of murder of his lover Nancy and the babysitter of his son, Lisa. Additional Information
14th jul - nochnoy dozor (night watch): starring Konstantin Khabensky
A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle. Additional Information
6th oct - the bloodletting: starring molly fix
For Amanda Deter and her friends, life seems to be going great. Until one night when they cross paths with a mysterious vagrant.... Additional Information
8th dec - Blade: Trinity: starring wesley snipes
Blade, now a wanted man by the FBI, must join forces with the Nightstalkers to face his most challenging enemy yet: Dracula.Additional Information
2nd jan - vampires: the turning: starring Colin Egglesfield
An American muay-thai fighter in Thailand must join forces with a group of vampire hunters to track down and kill a vampire lord who has kidnapped his gilfriend. Additional Information
22nd feb - way of the vampire: starring paul logan
Dr. Abraham Van Helsing is granted immortality by the Catholic Church until he can hunt down the last vampire prince. Additional Information
1st jun - BloodRayne: starring kristianna loken
In the Eighteenth Century, Rayne is the half-human half-vampire Dhampir and the lead attraction in a carnival's freak-show in Romania... Additional Information
7th jun -Rise: starring lucy Liu
Supernatural thriller in which a female reporter wakes up in a morgue to find herself a member of the undead. She vows revenge against the sect that put her there and hunts them down. Additional Information
30th jul - Bloodsuckers: starring natassia Malthe
Intergalactic vampire hunters. "Buffy" meets "Star Trek" in a "Mad Max" world. Additional Information
19th oct- The batman vs. dracula: starring peter stormare
Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night... Additional Information
21st oct- scab: starring dan glenn
When a one-night stand turns Ajay into a vampire, he decides misery really does love company and tries to suck his friends Teague and Floor into a life of bloodlust. Additional Information
29th oct- lost girls: starring veronica grey
Something is rotten in the state of Illinois. Maybe it's in the DNA. Whatever it is, the Lost Girls are here to harvest it. And God help anyone who stands in their way. Additional Information
30th oct- the vampire conspiracy: starring sarah boes
Five strangers are abducted by a 250 year-old vampire, and placed into a deadly game of wits and endurance. Additional Information
31st oct- Blood+ (anime series 2005-06): starring Kari Wahlgren
A young girl named Saya combats vicious, shape-shifting demons in Okinawa, 2005. Additional Information
3rd nov - karin (anime series 2005-06): starring Sayuri Yahagi
japanese anime series involving vampires. Additional Information
20th jan - Underworld: Evolution: starring kate beckinsale, scott speedman
As the adventure continues, the saga of war between vampires and werewolves. Selene, the vampire "death dealer" who's now fighting to stop the release of the original "Lycan" werewolf, William from the prison that's held him for centuries. Additional Information
10th feb - hellsing ultimate (series 2006): starring Jôji Nakata
A retelling of Hellsing, based directly off the Manga. Additional Information
3rd mar - ultraviolet: starring Milla jovovich
A beautiful hemophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages. Additional Information
11th mar - Blood Ties (Series 2006-????): starring christina cox, Kyle Schmid
A Crime Series with Bite. Additional Information
31st mar - Marty Jenkins and the Vampire Bitches: starring shawn a. green
After getting dumped by his girlfriend, Marty runs into a group of vampire women who have come to town to feed. Now he has to stop them and save his friends. Additional Information
15th may -The Thirst: starring matt keeslar
A woman dying of a terminal illness discovers that the only way to save herself may be death itself. Additional Information~
1st jun - day watch (Dnevnoy dozor): starring Konstantin Khabensky
A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event. Additional Information
28th jun - Blade (Series 2006-07): starring Jill wagner
The adventures of the half human/vampire vampire hunter. Additional Information
7th jul -Nosferatu’s Crush: starring mike burke
Vladimir Dracula III is a relative to the original Dracula of Transylvania. He lives in the US in the 21 century and has a big problem... Additional Information
13th jul -Gothic Movie: Good Girls Don’t Sleep in Coffins: starring marco aguilar
On a quest to meet girls, a shy loner "Fred" and his roommates score dates via the Internet. But what they didn't expect was their dates to be undead... Additional Information
16th aug - perfect creature: starring saffron burrows, dougray scott
Set in Nuovo Zelandia, the vampire myth is given a stylish 1960s treatment, where a human cop partners with a vampire cop to stop another vampire bent on creating a war between the two "separate but equal" races. Additional Information
12th sep -The Last Sect: starring david carradine
A vampire hunter tracks female bloodsuckers who use an Internet dating site to lure men and women. Additional Information
9th oct -moonshine: starring brian grrer
Wouldn't life be perfect...if we weren't at its mercy?
In a working class Connecticut town, 19-year-old Peter's monotonous life is about to end... Additional Information
13th Nov -Cherub, the Vampire with Bunny Slippers: starring basil harris
Cherub is a vampire who was given a pair of cursed bunny slippers, and now he wallows in his own remorse. He must never fall in love with Muffy, the Vampire Chiropractor, for if he experiences a moment of perfect back adjustment he'll become Cherubus and do unspeakably evil things, like making prank phone calls to Ashley Judd. Additional Information
15th dec -frostbiten: starring Carl-Åke Eriksson
Vampires terrorize a city in Norrbotten. Additional Information
16th apr - last call before sunset: starring tay brooks
The patrons and staff of a strip club join forces to battle vampires who are hiding out from the sun.Additional Information
16th jun - vampire diary: starring Anna Walton
Whilst making a documentary, filmmaker Holly meets the highly enigmatic and beautiful Vicki who claims she is a real-life vampire...Additional Information
31st aug - necroville: starring billy garberina
In Necroville, a city overrun by zombies, vampires, werewolves, and other monsters, Jack and his best friend Alex find work at Zom-B-Gone...Additional Information
13th sep - 30 days of night: blood trails: starring trip hope
"30 DAYS OF NIGHT: BLOOD TRAILS" is based on the New Orleans storyline from the original graphic novel... Additional Information
15th sep - revamped: starring jeff rector
Successful businessman Richard Clarke is bitten by a vampire and is plunged into the dark world of the supernatural. Additional Information
18th sep - BloodRayne II: Deliverance: starring natassia malthe
Rayne, the half-human/half-vampire warrior, ventures to America's 1880's Wild West to stop the vampired Billy the Kid and his posse of vampire cowboys. Additional Information
28th sep -Moonlight (series 2007-????): starring alex o'loughlin, sophia myles
A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for mortal woman. Additional Information
29th sep - fist of the vampire: starring Brian Anthony Fabian
1977. A family is murdered in cold blood. The case goes unsolved for decades and remains a mystery. Enter the present day, detective Lee Southward is sent on assignment to infiltrate an illegal underground fighting tournament and bring in the organizers... Additional Information
9th oct - a feast of flesh: starring amy lynn best
A young woman accidentally upsets the delicate truce between a group of vampires and a team of mercenaries. Additional Information
12th oct - blood bound: starring alex murnau
It was called The Fallen. Thousands of years ago, it ruled over the Earth - and drowned mankind in blood... Additional Information
16th oct - 30 Days of Night: starring josh hartnett
After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires. Additional Information
19th oct - the wheel and the wound (short): starring reese alexander
A Sideshow Performer violently wrongs a Vampire who demands the punishment be an exchange of the Vampire's Curse. Additional Information
21st oct - creeping thirst (short): starring andrew smith
Two brothers get more then they can handle on a night out. Additional Information
31st oct - the dead undead: starring joshua alba
Good Vampires battle Zombie Vampires while trying to hide their own identity and prevent the infection from spreading. Additional Information
11th nov - la Duodécima hora (short): starring ismael serrano
A film investigator's uncovering of the private diary of Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau leads him to discover the secret hidden beneath the history of Nosferatu, a secret related to a mysterious group seeking the secret of eternal life. Additional Information
1st dec - crimson: starring Leesel Boulware
A group of party-hungry nursing students stumble upon a bloodied and battered woman named Sammi in an alley. Going against their better judgment, they decide to take her back to their sorority house for medical attention. They soon realize, however, that this isn't a harmless stray. Sammi is on the run from a vampire cult, led by the murderous Rachel. And tonight, Rachel wants Sammi back...In a bloody way. Additional Information
immortally yours: starring katherine hawkes
A coven of Sexy, modern Day vampires ravage the American Midwest with the thirst for blood, while a romantic twist puts the vampires at odds among themselves and with the murderous Illuminati that seek to gain their immortality. Additional Information
3rd jan - rosario + vampire: starring Misato Fukuen
Tsukune Aono is a painfully average high school freshman who is unable to get into any private school, due to his disappointing test scores. The only school he is finally accepted into turns out to be a secret school for supernatural monsters. , who are in disguise as humans...Additional Information
24th jan - The vampires Dance: starring alexis august
Cherisse attends a party hosted by Frank, an ex-boyfriend whose marriage proposal she rebuffed a year ago. Frank startles his guests by unsuccessfully proposing to Lola. When she returns in the morning to retrieve her car, Cherisse tells Frank that her employer Overton is a vampire.Additional Information
26th jan - Låt den rätte komma in: starring Kåre Hedebrant
Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.Additional Information
29th mar - blood on the highway: starring Robin Gierhart
After a gastrointestinal mishap with their map, three twenty-somethings on a road-trip accidentally wander into Fate, Texas, only to find the town populated by bloodthirsty, dimwitted vampires.Additional Information
5th apr - shadow of the night: starring Darren E. Burrows
A mysterious detective is on the hunt for an illusive vampire.Additional Information
7th apr - Vampire Knight (anime series 2008): starring Yui Horie
Vampire Knight (vampaio naito) tells the story of Yuki Cross. She and her longtime friend Zero Kiryu keep peace at the academy, making sure no problems arise between the Day Class (humans) and the Night Class (vampires).Additional Information
12th apr - THe Kiss: starring lourdes colon
A romantic horror comedy about a Latina Vampire and the 18 year-old boy that raises her from the near-dead. Forever changed are the lives of Jeremy Williams, his family & his high school acquaintances.Additional Information
10th jul - bloodspit: starring spanky doll
A Tale of Mirrors, Vampires and creepy little sisters.Additional Information
10th jul - bathory: starring anna friel
Bathory is based on the legends surrounding the life and deeds of Countess Elizabeth Bathory known as the greatest murderess in the history of mankind.Additional Information
20th jul - noche eterna (Series 2008 - ????): starring Esteban Arbonics
Mexican tv show.Additional Information
29th jul - lost boys: the tribe: starring Corey Feldman
Never grow old. Never die. Never know fear again. Additional Information
oct - blood: the last vampire: starring Gianna Jun
live action movie, A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon is disguise.Additional Information
31st oct - the coffin: starring Maria Grazia Cucinotta
A cursed coffin is wreaking havoc across the Southland, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Can it be stopped before it strikes again?Additional Information
12th dec - twilight: starring kristen stewart, robert pattison
A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.Additional Information
mutant vampire zombies from the hood!: starring c. thomas howell
In the wake of a solar flare of unusual properties, a mismatched group of inner-city survivors must put aside their animosity to escape a Los Angeles now free of gang-bangers, but infested instead with blood-sucking zombies.Additional Information
nightlife: starring Korey Simeone
Being a vampire kinda sucks. At least that's the premise of this mockumentary comedy in which a small film crew follows six of the undead in their night-to-night lives.Additional Information
bonnie & clyde vs. dracula: starring Tiffany Shepis
When gangsters meet vampires, there's bloody hell to pay... Additional Information
cirque du freak: starring salma hayek
A young boy named Darren Shan meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.Additional Information
out of the night: starring lucy fleming
Lady Adele Bowes is bitten by a beast in rural Yorkshire, 1884, and dies from the injuries. In 2008, she returns as one of the undead when her corpse is disturbed.Additional Information
pCP..a VanGuard Chronicle: starring Nina Voltaire
An ancient bloodline known as the VanGuard has hunted monsters over the course of human history.Additional Information
the dead matter: starring andrew divoff
Tells the story of a vampire relic with occult powers that falls into the hands of a grief-stricken young woman who will do anything to contact her dead brother.Additional Information
castlevania: starring TBA
This movie focuses on the origin of the eternal struggle between the Belmont clan and Lord Dracula.Additional Information
Bubba Nosferatu and the Curse of the She-Vampires: starring Tom Archdeacon
This prequel to Bubba Ho-Tep finds Elvis shooting a film in Louisiana when he runs afoul of a coven of she-vampires.Additional Information
dark shadows: starring johnny depp
A gothic-horror tale centering on the life of vampire Barnabas Collins and his run-ins with various monsters, witches, werewolves and ghosts. Based on the popular "Dark Shadows" TV series.Additional Information
The historian: starring TBA
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movie adaptation of elisabeth kostovas book of the same name.Additional Information
First appearance of the word "upir" (an early form of the word later to become "vampire") in a document referring to a Russian prince as "Upir Lichy", or wicked vampire.
Walter Map's "De Nagis Curialium" includes accounts of vampire like beings in England.
William of Newburgh's "Chronicles" records several stories of vampire like revenants in England
Leo Allatius finishes writing the first modern treatment of vampires, "De Graecorum hodie quirundam opinationabus".
Fr. Francoise Richard's "Relation de ce qui s'est passé a Sant-Erini Isle de l'Archipel" links vampirism and witchcraft.
The word "vampyre" enters the English language in translations of German accounts of European waves of vampire hysteria.
The first modern vampire poem, "Der Vampir," is published by Heinrich August Ossenfelder.
Goethe's "Bride of Corinth" (a poem concerning a vampire) is published.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge writes "Christabel," now conceded to be the first vampire poem in English.
"I Vampiri," an opera by Silvestro de Palma, opens in Milan, Italy
"Thalaba" by Robert Southey is the first poem to mention the vampire in English.
The Vampyre," an early vampire poem, by John Stagg is published.
Lord Byron's poem "The Giaour" includes the hero's encounter with a vampire.
4/01- The Vampyre by John Polodori the first vampire story in English appears in "New Monthly Magazine" ~Additional Information~
"Lord Ruthwen ou Les Vampires" by Cyprien Berard is published anonymously in Paris.
6/13 - "Le Vampire," the play by Charles Nodier, opens at the Theatre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris.
8/?? - "The Vampire; or, The Bride of the Isles," a translation of Nodier's play by James R. Planche, opens in London.
Wake Not the Dead by Johann Ludwig Tieck
Alexey Tolstoy publishes his short story, "Upyr," while living in Paris. It is the first modern vampire story by a Russian
Alexandre Dumas' last dramatic work, "Le Vampire," opens in Paris.
The Last Lords of Gardonal by William Gilbert
Vikram and The Vampire by Sir Richard F. Burton
"Carmilla" by Sheridan Le Fanu
A Mystery of the Campagna by Anne Crawford
The Sad Story of a Vampire by Count Stenbock
Good Lady Ducayne by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
"Dracula" by Bram Stoker is published in England.
"The Vampire" by Rudyard Kipling becomes the inspiration for the creation of the vamp as a stereotypical character on stage and screen.
The Tomb of Sarah by F.G. Loring
An Authenticated Vampire Story by Dr. Franz Hartmann
For the Blood is the Life by F. Marion Crawford
The Room in the Tower by E.F. Benson
The Transfer by Algernon Blackwood
Mrs. Amworth by E.F. Benson
The Vampire by Jan Neruda
Sherlock Holmes has his only encounter with a vampire in "The Case of the Sussex Vampire."
Four Wooden Stakes by Victor Roman
The first edition of Montague Summers's influential work "The Vampire: His Kith and Kin" appears in England.
A. E. Van Vought's "Asylum" is the first story about an alien vampire
"Eerie" No. 8 includes the first comic book adaptation of "Dracula."
"I am Legend" by Richard Matheson presents vampirism as a disease that alters the body.
First issue of "Vampirella," the longest running vampire comic book to date, is released.
Marvel Comics releases the first copy of a post-Comics Code vampire comic book, "The Tomb of Dracula." Morbius, the Living Vampire, is the first new vampire character introduced after the revision of the Comics code allowed vampires to reappear in comic books.
"In Search of Dracula" by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu introduces Vlad the Impaler, the historical Dracula, to the world of contemporary vampire fans.
"A Dream of Dracula" by Leonard Wolf complements McNally's and Florescu's effort in calling attention to vampire lore.
"True Vampires of History" by Donald Glut is the first attempt to assemble the stories of all the historical vampire figures.
Nancy Garden's "Vampires" launches a wave of juvenile literature for children and youth.
Fred Saberhagen proposes viewing Dracula as a hero rather than a villian in "The Dracula Tape."
"Interview with the Vampire" by Anne Rice is published.
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's book "hotel Transylvania" joins the volumes of Fred Saberhagen and Anne Rice as the third major effort to begin a reappraisal of the vampire myth during the decade.
In the December issue of "Dr. Strange," Marvel Comics' ace occultist kills all of the vampires in the world, thus banishing them from Marvel Comics for the next six years.
"The Vampire Lestat" by Anne Rice is published and reaches the best seller list.
Nancy Collins wins a Bram Stoker Award for her vampire novel "Sunglasses After Dark."
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