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.

    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.

    Head Historian

    House of Umbrae Octo

    September 2007


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      World history

      5500 BCE
        Egyptians Weave Flax Into Fabric - Flax threads were woven together to create fabric for the first time in Egypt in 5500.

      5000 BCE
        Domestication of corn in Mexico.

      4400 BCE
        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.

      3500 BCE
        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.

      3400 BCE
        First Dynasty (Egypt).

      2560 BCE
        Building of the Great Pyramid of Cheops at Giza.

      2350 BCE
        Akkadian empire (Mesopotamia).

      2205 BCE
        Xiao dynasty (China).

      1600 BCE
        Minoan civilization.

      1380 BCE
        First canal built uniting the Nile and the Red Sea.

      1200 BCE
        Fall of Troy.

      995 BCE
        The Hebrew King David captured Jerusalem.

      900 BCE
        Etruscans establish Italian towns.

      814 BCE
        Carthage (North Africa) founded by Phoenician colonists under the leadership of Elissa (Queen Dido).

      776 BCE
        Legendary start of the Ancient Olympics.

      658 BCE
        City of Byzantium founded.

      600 BCE
        Invention of coinage by Lydians.

      597 BCE
        Peak of Babylonian society.

      588 BCE
        Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar captured Jerusalem. Jews of Judea were exiled to Babylon.

      509 BCE
        Rome becomes a republic.

      492 BCE
        Persian Wars begin.

      483 BCE
        Gautama Buddha died.

      449 BCE
        Persian Wars end.

      371 BCE
        Battle at Leuctra - Sparta was defeated.

      356 BCE
        20th Jul - Alexander III of Macedon (Alexander the Great) was born in Pella, Macedon.

      334 BCE
        Battle of Granicus - Alexander the Great fought the Persians and won.

      323 BCE
        11th Jun - Alexander III of Macedon (Alexander the Great) dies, aged 32.

      246 BCE
        Great Wall of China Building begun during the Qin Dynasty. The wall was built along 1,200 miles of China's northern border.

      146 BCE
        The third punic war. Carthage is destroyed. Fifty thousand Carthaginians sold into slavery.

      122 BCE
        Rome rebuilds Carthage.

      27 BCE
        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
        Jesus was born.

      45 CE
        Carthage becomes the second largest city in the western half of the Roman empire, with a peak population of 500,000.

      376 CE
        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.

      377 CE
        In late winter the first Goth War begins.

      378 CE
        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.

      379 CE
        In 379 the Goths met only light Roman resistance and advanced north-west into Dacia, plundering that region.

      380 CE
        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.

      381 CE
        Forces of the western Empire drove the Goths back to Thrace.

      382 CE
        3rd Oct - The Roman Empire negotiate a peace settlement with the Goths inside the borders of the Empire.

      397 CE
        28th Aug - At the Council at Carthage, the biblical canon for the western Church was confirmed.

      476 CE
        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.

      496 cE
        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

      1204 CE
        The Crusaders capture Constantinople.

        Magna Carta signed

      1261 CE
        The Greeks regain control of Constantinople from the Crusaders.

        Marco Polo begins travels to Asia

        Thomas Aquinas's Summa theologica

        Renaissance begins in Italy

      1347 CE
        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

      1453 CE
        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

        Machiavelli's The Prince

        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

        Taj Mahal completed

        Newton's theory of universal gravitation

        Milton's Paradise Lost

        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.

        U.S. Constitution signed

        French Revolution begins

        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

        8/01 -World War 1 Begins

        Sanger founds international birth control movement

        Lenin leads the Bolshevik Revolution

        Global “Spanish flu” epidemic

        11/? -World War 1 Ends

        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.

        9/27 -World War 2 Begins

        5/15 -Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time.

        8/? -Battle of Britain

        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.

        8/14 -World War 2 Ends

        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



        Smallpox eradicated

        Richard Chase, the so-called Dracula Killer of Sacramento, California, commits suicide in prison.

        Scientists identify AIDS


        Overthrow of Romanian dictator Nikolai Ceaucescu opens Transylvania to Dracula enthusiasts.

        Fall of Communism in Eastern Europe

        Breakup of Soviet Union;
        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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        Vampire history

          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.

          Vlad is assassinated

          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.

          Elizabeth Bathory dies.

          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.

          Bram Stoker is born.

          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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          Vampire Rave History

            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.

            10/16 -

            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.

            10/20 -

            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

            10/16 -

            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

            1/11 -

            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

            Forum 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.

            Standing Computation:

            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.

            Coven Masters:

            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.

            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.

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            Vampires in movies

              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.
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              27th jun - Dark Shadows: (series 1966-70) starring Jonathan Frid

              The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.
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              12th jan - Dracula: Prince of Darkness starring christopher lee

              Dracula is resurrected, preying on four unsuspecting visitors to his castle.
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              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.
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              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...
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              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...
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              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.
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              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.
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              aug - Vierges et vampires: starring marie-pierre castel

              Two young girls...trapped..with no escape! Forced to submit to the Horrors of the Pit!
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              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...
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              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.
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              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...
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              oct - Ceremonia Sangrienta: starring Lucia Bosé

              The ageing Countess discovers that the blood of a maid can temporarily restore her youth and great beauty..
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              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.
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              jun - Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter: Shane Briant

              A master swordsman and former soldier and his hunchbacked assistant hunt vampires.
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              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..
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              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...
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              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!
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              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.
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              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.
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              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...
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              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..
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              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...
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              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.
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              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...
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              21st jun - Lifeforce: starring patrick stewart

              A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires...
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              2nd aug - Fright Night: starring chris sarandon

              When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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...
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              Subspecies: starring anders hove

              The evil vampire villain Radu returns to his hometown of Prejnar, after spending years in exile.
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              10th oct - Dracula: A Cinematic Scrapbook:

              A history of the famous vampire of books and movies, using film clips, previews and other methods.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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...
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              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.
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              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.
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              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...
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              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.
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              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.
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              Vampires and Other Stereotypes: starring fia perera

              Two "Men in Black" wannabees are on the look-out for ridding the planet of supernatural beings...
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              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...
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              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.
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              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.
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              1st may- the wisdom of crocodiles: starring jude law

              Vampire in London is searching for the ideal woman to 'redeem' him.
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              7th may - Modern Vampires: starring casper van dien

              A young vampire rebels against his mentor Count Dracula in the modern day.
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              21 aug - Blade: wesley snipes

              A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              21st dec - The Road to Dracula: starring bela lugosi, clive barker

              An enjoyable and informative documentary
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              31st oct -Dracula – The Dark Prince: starring rudolf martin

              A warlord must fight a bloody battle in order to regain his kingdom.
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              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.
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              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!!!
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              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...
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              7th sep - the forsaken: starring kerr smith

              A young man gets embroiled in a war against vampires.
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              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.
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              23rd feb - Sangre Eterna: starring Patricia López

              Carmilla, A journalism student, meets a group of kids that play a role-game called "Eternal Blood".
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              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...
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              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.
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              4th may- Scooby-Doo! And the Legend of the Vampire: starring casey kasem

              Scooby and the gang faced on the vampire.
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              28th may - Night Bites: Women and Their Vampires: starring anne rice

              Documentary for WE / Women's Entertainment Channel on the sensual appeal of vampires.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              12th feb - Vlad: starring billy zane

              Death and spiritual torment stalk three American students visiting the Carpathian mountain homeland of Vlad Tepes.
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              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.
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              13th apr - vampires vs. zombies: starring bonny giroux

              The battle between the living dead and the undead has begun!
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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....
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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...
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              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.
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              30th jul - Bloodsuckers: starring natassia Malthe

              Intergalactic vampire hunters. "Buffy" meets "Star Trek" in a "Mad Max" world.
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              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...
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              31st oct- Blood+ (anime series 2005-06): starring Kari Wahlgren

              A young girl named Saya combats vicious, shape-shifting demons in Okinawa, 2005.
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              3rd nov - karin (anime series 2005-06): starring Sayuri Yahagi

              japanese anime series involving vampires.
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              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.
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              10th feb - hellsing ultimate (series 2006): starring Jôji Nakata

              A retelling of Hellsing, based directly off the Manga.
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              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.
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              11th mar - Blood Ties (Series 2006-????): starring christina cox, Kyle Schmid

              A Crime Series with Bite.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              28th jun - Blade (Series 2006-07): starring Jill wagner

              The adventures of the half human/vampire vampire hunter.
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              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...
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              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...
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              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.
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              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.
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              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...
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              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.
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              15th dec -frostbiten: starring Carl-Åke Eriksson

              Vampires terrorize a city in Norrbotten.
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              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.
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              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...
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              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...
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              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...
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              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.
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              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.
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              28th sep -Moonlight (series 2007-????): starring alex o'loughlin, sophia myles

              A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for mortal woman.
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              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...
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              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.
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              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...
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              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.
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              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.
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              21st oct - creeping thirst (short): starring andrew smith

              Two brothers get more then they can handle on a night out.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              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...
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              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.
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              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.
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              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.
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              5th apr - shadow of the night: starring Darren E. Burrows

              A mysterious detective is on the hunt for an illusive vampire.
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              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).
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              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.
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              10th jul - bloodspit: starring spanky doll

              A Tale of Mirrors, Vampires and creepy little sisters.
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              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.
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              20th jul - noche eterna (Series 2008 - ????): starring Esteban Arbonics

              Mexican tv show.
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              29th jul - lost boys: the tribe: starring Corey Feldman

              Never grow old. Never die. Never know fear again.
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              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.
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              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?
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              12th dec - twilight: starring kristen stewart, robert pattison

              A teenage girl risks everything when she falls in love with a vampire.
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              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.
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              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.
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              bonnie & clyde vs. dracula: starring Tiffany Shepis

              When gangsters meet vampires, there's bloody hell to pay...
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              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.
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              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.
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              pCP..a VanGuard Chronicle: starring Nina Voltaire

              An ancient bloodline known as the VanGuard has hunted monsters over the course of human history.
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              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.
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              castlevania: starring TBA

              This movie focuses on the origin of the eternal struggle between the Belmont clan and Lord Dracula.
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              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.
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              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.
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              The historian: starring TBA

              movie adaptation of elisabeth kostovas book of the same name.
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              Vampires in literature

                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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                with thanks to platinumwitch, darkestdesires, aisling for their contributions and research.

                if you have any suggestions for the timeline please contact nightgame or ishta.

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