Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Giveaway! Romancing The Vampire by David J. Skal

VampChix has a copy of this fabulous book, stuffed with lore and details about vampires through the ages, and neat little pockets that contain pictures and stickers and fold-out diagrams.  A lot of fun!  To be entered to win, just tell us your absolute favorite vampire movie or television show.  [Winner announced on Saturday, along with winners of Mondays' contest for Michele Hauf's book.]

Long before Edward Cullen and the Twilight phenomenon, there was Angel, Barnabas Collins and Bela Lugosi, and many others in between. They are vampires the undead. Add an infusion of Bella, Buffy and Carla Laemmle, then sprinkle in unforgettable characters such as Renfield and little Eddie Munster, and you have a capsule of how cinematic vampires are viewed by today s world. But there were vampires walking this earth long before the invention of movies and television. In this book, author David J. Skal weaves a narrative history of vampirism, from the ancient Aztecs through the writings of Bram Stoker, Anne Rice and Stephenie Meyer. But what makes this book even more unique are the replicas tucked inside sleeves and pockets. There are removable photos of Bram Stoker, Carmilla and Lord Byron. For movie buffs, it has posters from Nosferatu, Dracula Has Risen From The Grave starring Christopher Lee, and Bram Stoker s Dracula along with a replica of Stoker s Dracula notes. Take a walk through the history of the undead, with romance, horror and blood along the way.

25 comments:

Maggie Loe said...

TV serial... Buffy...

michelle130 said...

Movie would have to be the twlight series. But on tv would have to be buffy or angel.

June M. said...
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June M. said...

Don't really watch tv...Movie would be LOST BOYS

David said...

My recent new favorite Vampire movie is Blood the Last Vampire. But then I'm a sucker for anything Japanese. This barely edged out Let the Right One In.

Diana said...

My favorite Vampire movie is Interview with the Vampire and tv show is Being Human(Uk)
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the cautionary tale said...

Movie-- Daybreakers
TV-- Forever Knight. Yeah, I'm old school.

LadyVampire2u said...

My favorite vampire movie is John Carpenter's Vampires.
My favorite vampire Tv series is True Blood.

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SandyG265 said...

My favorite vampire movie is the Frank Langella version of Dracula
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tami said...

my all time favorite vampire movie is Interview with a vampire.

Angie G said...

Buffy, hands down, all time favorite!

BLHmistress said...

fave tv show - True Blood, Fave movie is either Interview with a Vampire or Twilight.

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Erika said...

The first vampire movie i ever saw was Lost Boys, cannot beat Kiefer Sutherland as a vamp!

ilona said...

My favourite TV serial is Blood Ties.

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Sharon Jones said...

Favorite vampire tv show: True Blood
although I really enjoyed The Gates too.

Favorite vampire movie: Twilight series.

And if you really want to know how old I am, I even liked the OLD tv soap called Dark Shadows!!

Favorite vampire book: The one I am writing! :)

meggerfly said...

Well thats easy...Buffy of course!

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YzhaBella's BookShelf said...

I am totally addicted to True Blood! Can't wait for more "Eric" to swoon over!

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heatwave16 said...

The first 2 Underworld movies are my favorite tied with Buffy (TV series)


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mortiana said...

Vampire movies: original Dracula;
Vampire Journal; Blood and Donuts
Liked Buffy movie/TV but not their portrayal of vampires.
Favorite vampire book: as one other poster wrote, the one I'm writing.

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Favourite movie: Isle of the Dead, TV series I'd probably go for True Blood but one off vampire episode would by the Middleman episode, the vampiric puppet lamentation

tetewa said...

True Blood is my favorite series and movie Queen of the Damned! tWarner419@aol.com

Amber said...

My favorite vintage vampire is Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) in House of Dark Shadows (I'm 34 but watched the series and the movies growing up)and actually liked the remake w/Ben Cross too.

My favorite modern day vampire is, of course, Mr. Eric Northman.

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Cylver said...

This one's a toughie; there have been so many great vamps!
My favorite movie vamp is probably Dracula as portrayed by Frank Langella. My favorite TV vamp is Henry Fitzroy from Blood Ties. Hence the avi! But Mitchell (Being Human UK), Spike (Buffy) and Eric (True Blood) are all fantastic too!

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Lisa R/alterlisa said...

Dark Shadows Barnabas Collins was my fav vamp.
Favorite movie- Interview with a Vampire.

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Meredith said...

True Blood.

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