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The Vampire Omnibus

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The list of great vampire movies made since the turn of the century is almost endless. In this collection, Peter Haining, has brought together not only the earliest and rarest vampire tales, but also the short stories on which many of the great films of this genre are based; as well as a wide-ranging selection of contributions by some of the great modern masters of horror: ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published 1995 by Orion
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Sep 01, 2011 Maryse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good collection of stories, even though I'm not exactly a vampire fan. Originally, I bought the book for Val Lewton's "The Cat People", though I've ended up liking most of the stories. The book is divided into 3 parts: The Prototypes,which contains early, folk-lorish vampire tales; the Films dedicated to the undead that inspired pop culture notions of a Vampire, and the Archetypes, which hosts the modern interpretations of vamps and contains most my favorites. The good thing about short storie ...more
Terra Kelly
I loved this book when I was younger. One of the short stories about Elizabeth Bathory so inspired me that I have been intrigued (my boyfriend says obsessed but we will ignore him) with her for years. The story has inspired my own writing and imagination! I sadly can't remember the name of the specfic story but I definitely recommend this book if you like unique vampire stories!
Jul 03, 2013 Methos rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
ammetto a malincuore che questo libro è stato una mezza delusione. come per tutte le raccolte, ci sono racconti belli, altri meno belli e altri ancora proprio brutti e noiosi. l'unica cosa che mi sono risultati sempre interessanti sono state le introduzioni ai racconti ricchi di curiosità e notizie.
Jan 08, 2014 Crow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent selection.
Dale R Long
Jul 16, 2013 Dale R Long rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great collection of short stories from all the greats; Lord Byron, Bela Lugosi, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Ray Bradbury and the list goes on.

The one glaring omission is John Polidori's The Vampyre.

Jun 10, 2012 Aimee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Perfect for someone who loves vampire stories and is interested in the origin of them.
Not only does it look at stories but also films
Jun 29, 2012 Vanlilith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
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Peter Alexander Haining (April 2, 1940 – November 19, 2007) was a British journalist, author and anthologist who lived and worked in Suffolk. Born in Enfield, Middlesex, he began his career as a reporter in Essex and then moved to London where he worked on a trade magazine before joining the publishing house of New English Library.

Haining achieved the position of Editorial Director before becoming
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