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Vampire Stories

3.50  ·  Rating Details  ·  107 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
At once glamorous and loathsome, vampires are among the most memorable figures in the literature and film of the horror genre. These undead beings, possessed of supernatural powers of metamorphosis and hypnotism, stalk the night for the blood of the living. They have fascinated and terrified generations of writers and readers. Here are 18 bone-chilling tales of these blood ...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published September 5th 2006 by Gramercy (first published January 1st 1992)
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Jan 15, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing
Well, I wasn't kept up at night but these shorts were definitely some of the better ones I've read in the more "classical" collections. I was a little put off by the introduction by Peter Cushing who wrote the forward. He mentioned that Vlad Drakul means "the Devil" when, in fact, it means "the Dragon" and is spelled with a 'c.' See this article for more information. Ask the people of Romania and Vlad the Impaler is actually a hero to them. He didn't randomly impale people on spikes for shits an ...more
Dorian Driscoll
Sep 11, 2013 Dorian Driscoll rated it it was ok
Though not impressed, there are some tales in here worth reading, each of which I have reviewed/will review.

The first was Phantoms by Ivan Turgenev, one of the better tales.

The second was Dracula's Guest by the great Bram Stoker.

The third was The Haunted House by Edith Nesbit.

The fourth was An Episode of Cathedral History by M.R. James
Janne Järvinen
Apr 27, 2011 Janne Järvinen rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
An OK selection of vampire horror, set out in chronological order. Some of the older stories show their age, but the content gets better towards the end.

I'm not a big fan of short stories in general. Like most collections, this one has a couple of gems, amidst an otherwise mediocre mass. The reason full length novels are so good, is that you have time to really open up and develop everything. The world, the characters, the plot, the themes. All of this is really hard to fit into a short story, b
A. E. S.
Don't bother with this collection but for the following stories:
"The Master of Rampling Gate" (the very reason I cared to buy this book)
"The Undead" (short, sweet drabble by Bloch)
"Saint Sebastian and the Mona Lisa" (very nice and more like the vampire stories I frequent which are rich in history)
"Quiet is the Night" (lovely Victorian romantic short)
"The Last Sin" (WOW this guy is a dick!)
Chronological overview on stories written 200 years ago all the way to present day. A must read to every vampire fan. Not very chilling but I found some interesting authors, like Turgenev, from whom I would like to try something else.
Jun 19, 2009 Sara rated it it was ok
An odd and rather mediocre anthology of vampire short stories from Turgenev and D.H. Lawrence to Anne Rice and quite a few middling author's from the 1930s-50s whom I'd never really heard of before.
Aug 21, 2012 Mira rated it it was amazing
An excellent collection of short stories for people of all tastes. Not just centered on the popular blood-drinkers, there are quite a few about psychic vampires.
Jul 09, 2012 Mordie rated it did not like it
Boring. Only good thing was about the fact it was a novel collection. I could read one and put it down. I didn't ravage it like some other books.
Sep 22, 2008 Jeannie-marie rated it liked it
Good for short read.
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