Saturday, 21 May 2011

Comparing Vampire Movies

For this week’s entry I will be comparing vampire movies. I will be writing about the differences and the similarly of vampire movies, and not forgetting vampire television series too. In the old vampire movies for vampires, their appearances are unattractive compared to the vampires nowadays. Example, Nosferatu he was super pale, real ugly, bold and had real long nails (ok, perhaps some other vampires in vampire movies do have long nails). But the vampires in this century are gorgeous, basically, you can name any movies or any television series mostly all the vampires are very good looking. For instance, “Twilight”, “The Vampire Diaries”, “True Blood”, “Queen of the Damned”, “The Lost Boys (1987)”, “Interview With The Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles”, “The Forsaken”, “Fright Night” and more.

"Nosferatu 1922 Trailer" (TheNosferatuMysteria, 2009)

Besides that, vampires are not supposed to go under the sun because it is deadly to them. Unfortunately, some vampire movies and television series are able to be exposed to sunlight. Example, “Twilight” and “The Vampire Diaries”, but at least not all of the characters in The Vampire Diaries are able to be exposed to sunlight. A vampire will need a ring and a witch to cast a spell on it so they are able walk in daylight. On the other hand, for Twilight it’s a completely different thing. Why so? It’s because they are able to walk under the sun without turning into ashes and they do not need a ring whereby a witch can cast a spell on it. All it does to the vampires in Twilight is sparkle.

Edward Cullen Sparkles Under the Sun (Bartyzel, 2010)

The first photo is Stefan and Damon Salvatore in a car in daylight. And the second photo where the sun reflected toward Stefan's body where he did not turn into dust. If you also notice that when he was passing a photo of Katherine to Bonnie, on his hand was a ring. That ring is the only thing which keeps him alive when he is under the sun.

(Anonymous, 2010)

(Anonymous, 2010)

Moving on, some vampires can eat regular food and consume blood and some vampires do not eat regular food but could only consume blood.
Vampire Movies/Television Series Who Consume Food and Blood:
Vampire Movies/Television Series Who Do Not Consume Food but only Consume Blood:
However, in the movies vampires are originally human who turns into a creature of the night and once you turn into a vampire you will stay that way for all eternity. But there are also some movies that were human turn into a vampire and then finds a way to turn themselves back to human. Example, Daybreakers, Near Dark and Blade Trinity. In Blade Trinity, a character name Hannibal King was turn into a vampire then he was treated and is now a human again. So there are variety methods to turn vampires back to human but it is based on the story if the movie.

Daybreakers (Loder, 2010)

Near Dark (Accomando, 2009)

Blade Trinity (Realfirstavenger, 2008)

Hence, vampires are supposed to sleep in coffins and they prefer to stay in a crypt. A lot of vampire movies do still use the story where vampires do sleep in coffins and a few of them do not sleep in coffins in one particular movie where vampires do not sleep at all is yet again Twilight. Over the years vampire movies made drastic transition, movie by movie their symptoms of vampirism are different. Are not crucifixes deadly to vampires? What about holy water, garlic and church? One way or another as the generation progresses the vampires in movies and television series change whether we like it or not. The only thing which seems to stay the same is their thirst for blood.

A Vampire's Coffin (Anonymous, n.d.)

Then again, similarly from all the vampire movies and television series are the need to consumer blood. From the movies I watched which had similarly are "Queen of the Damned", "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" and "The Vampire Diaries". Their similarity are in according to turn a human into a vampire they will need to exchange blood and once exchange their human body dies and they instantly turn into a vampire. These films share the same transition in turn into a vampire and not forgetting the two movies share similar names like Lestat ("Queen of the Damned" and "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles"). All of the vampire movies/TV series I watch over the years once turn into a vampire, they will never grow old. But for Blade Trilogy the vampires will grow old, its process of aging is at a much slower rate compare to humans.   

Lestat "Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles" (Ubranvamp, 2008)

Lestat "Queen of the Damned" (Hero, 2010)

"The Vampire Diaries, TV Series" (Rocks, 2010)


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Introduction to Vampire & History Of Vlad III The Impaler

When we hear the word vampire, what’s the first thing that came to our mind? They are known as the undead. They will never age and will never die. Vampire are without souls, they sleep in coffins and drink blood. Well we all know that vampire’s does not exist, they only exist in the movies and in vampire novels constructed by our imagination. But nowadays, their are people who self proclaimed themselves born as vampires, like "Don Henrie". He is known as the top of all vampire society and the vampire of our time. He admits in an interview that he drinks blood, sleeps in a coffin and does not engaged in any sexual activity. 

The Vampire Don Henrie (Princess, 2009)

Moving on, to feed your curiosity of "The Vampire Don Henrie". Here is a video of an interview, where he was interviewed by Tyra Banks on the "Tyra Banks Show".   

"Tyra Investigates The Vampire Culture" (PatroclusLover, 2009)

My apologies eventually, part 2 of "Tyra Investigates The Vampire Culture" had been removed. But Please do go on to watch part 3, 4 and 5. And I manage to post only one video because I had difficulty posting the other three videos which does not include the part 2 video. To watch part 3, 4 and 5, please click on the hypertext that has been provided.

The vampire novel is inspired by Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel “Dracula”. And Bram Stoker was inspired to write the novel from a historic figure Vlad III Dracula or better known as Vlad the Impaler. He was the Prince of Wallachia. Vlad grown quite a reputation inflicting the cruelest punishments on his victims (Williams, 2009). 

                      Vlad III the Impaler (Harker, 2009)                       

Here are videos of Vlad the Impaler "History of the Romanian Prince".

Part 1 (Transilvanius, 2009)
Part 2 (Transilvanius, 2009)

Part 3 (Transilvanius, 2009)


Saturday, 14 May 2011

Feedbacks From Society On Vampires

This are some of the negative comments people have on vampires. Saying that it is crazy to think vampires even exist. Yes, people have their own believes but theres no need to be so harsh. Anyways, this are the comments they have on Michelle Belanger. She did a talk on "ASI's True Life Series, and is titled 'I am a Vampire'", held in Chumash auditorium. 

 (Anonymous, 2010)

I posted up this comment due to educational purposes. To read more please click here, but there are also positive comments.

Comments are people's personal thoughts on certain things. They have their own right to write what they think is true, some may disagree and some may agree. But this is the way of life, so we have to deal with it. As a conclusion, real vampires are really interesting and fascinating if you have an open mind to it (no-disrespect to people who do not believe). Everyone has their own believes and mine happens to be this. 


Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Vampire Fangs

Like in the movies vampire have fangs, their fangs comes out when either they are about to feed on the innocent, get into a fight or gets sexually turn on (as from the TV Series “True Blood”). Fangs have been one of vampire trademarks and also in some vampire movies their eye color are different from normal humans.

For real vampires in United States they have places where you can get them done. They help you bring out based on how your inner nature is like. They can choose to be more obvious or make them non-obvious but with a twist. When I say twist it means on the outside, they dress and look normal but once they open their mouth and start talking people will know he/she is a vampire. They have various types of vampire fangs and contact-lenses. All you have to do is tell them what type of contact-lenses and type of vampire fangs you like and they will achieve to your expectations. Vampire fangs they have “Classic Vampire Teeth (a.k.a Dracula Teeth)”, “All Sharp Vampire Fangs”, “Nosferatu Vampire Fangs” and more. So what are the differences between all these vampire fangs? Well let me simplify it for you.

Classic Vampire Teeth
They only have single fangs like Dracula, observe from the image given. It does not look that intimidating at the first sight but it is the aftermath you should be terrified of.

Dracula Fangs (Rattigan, 2005)

All Sharp Vampire Fangs
From reading “All Sharp” you can guess how the vampire fangs are. The fangs look scarier as you do not regularly see modern vampires have.

This is what it looks like if they have "All Sharp Vampire Fangs" (Anonymous, 2009)

Nosferatu Vampire Fangs
If you seen Nosferatu’s fangs then you might know how it looks like. You will notice the two front incisors are longer than the other fangs.

Nosferatu Fangs (Anonymous, 2009)

To look for more vampire fangs please click on the hypertext provided. Click Here!

Moving on, here are some of the contact-lenses to match with their vampire fangs. They have so many types of colors, designs and sizes.

(Anonymous, 2010)

(Ben, 2008)

(Anonymous, 2008)

I personally think having vampire fangs are awesome and it goes together with vampire contact-lenses.