audra, creature of the night

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Vampire Timeline

730s CE
The Baital Pachisi, a collection of twenty-five fables surrounding Vikram the Vampire, is composed in Sanskrit by the scholar Bhavbhuti.

1047
First appearance of the word “upir” in a document referring to a Russian prince as “Upir Lichy”, or wicked vampire.

1196
William of Newburgh’s “Chronicles“. It records several stories of vampire like revenants in England.

1428
Vlad Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, is born.

1477
Vlad the Impaler is assassinated.

1484
The Malleus Maleficarium, known as the witch hunter’s bible, is written by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger. The topic of how to hunt and destroy a vampire is discussed.

1560
Erzsebet (Elizabeth) Bathory is born.

1610
Elizabeth Bathory is tried and convicted of killing several hundred girls. Her sentence is life imprisonment.

1614
Elizabeth Bathory dies.

1645
Leo Allatius, a cleric of the Greek Church, writes De quorundam Graecorum Opinationibus which contains explanations of the vrykolakas; the vampires.

1679
A German vampire text, De Masticatione Mortuorum, is written by Phillip Rohr.

1727-1732
Arnold Paole unleashes his vampiric terror on the town of Meduegna.

1734
The word “vampyre” enters the English language. 1748 – The first modern vampyre poem, “Der Vampir“, is published.

1813
A vampire appears in Lord Byron’s “The Giaour.”

1819
John Polidori‘s The Vampyre, is the first vampire story in English is published.

1847
Bram Stoker is born.

1872
In Italy, Vincenzo Verzeni is convicted of murdering two people and drinking their blood.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu publishes the novella Carmilla.

1892
The body of Mercy Brown, a Rhode Islander who died at 19 years old, is dug up and exhumed for suspicions of it being a vampire.

1897
Dracula by Bram Stoker is published in England.

1922
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, directed by F. W. Murnau is released in Germany. It is the unauthorized adaption of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

1924
Fritz Haarmann the “Vampire of Hanover” is arrested, tried and convicted of killing more than 20 people in a vampiric crime spree.

1931
Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, is released.

1932
The movie Vampyr, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, is released.

1936
Dracula’s Daughter is released.

1943
Son of Dracula, stars Lon Chaney, Jr., as Dracula.

1954
Richard Matheson publishes I Am Legend, regarded as one of the most influential vampire novels of the 20th century

1958
Hammer releases Dracula (UK) Horror of Dracula (USA) Christopher Lee’s first appearance in the role; first version of Dracula in color.

1960
Roger Vadim directs Blood and Roses, based on Carmilla.

1964
“The Munsters” and “The Addams Family”; television shows with vampiric characters.

1965
Jeanne Youngson founds The Count Dracula Fan Club.

1966
“Dark Shadows,” a show featuring vampires, premieres.

1970
Sean Manchester founds The Vampire Research Society.

In Search of Dracula by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu is published.

Stephan Kaplan founds The Vampire Research Centre.

The “Highgate Vampire” incident and mass vampire hunt occurs in London.

Count Yorga – Vampire: released starring Robert Quarry.

1972
The Dracula Society is founded.

1976
The first of the Vampire Chronicles, Interview With the Vampire, by Anne Rice is published.

1979
Frank Langella stars in the remake of Dracula.

1980
Richard Chase, the so-called Dracula Killer of Sacramento, California, commits suicide in prison.

1985
The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice is published and reaches the best seller list.

Original Fright Night is released.

1987
Near Dark, a vampire film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, is released.

The first Lost Boys, a vampire film directed by Joel Schumacher, is released.

My Best Friend is a Vampire, a vampire comedy film directed by Jimmy Huston, is released.

1988
The Queen of the Damned is published by Anne Rice.

1991
Vampire: The Masquerade,” the vampire role-playing game is released by White Wolf.

1992
Bram Stoker’s Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola opens.

Andrei Chikatilo of Russia, is sentenced to death after killing and vampirizing 55 people.

The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice is published.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, written by Joss Whedon is released.

1994
The film version of Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire opens with Tom Cruise as the Vampire Lestat and Brad Pitt as Louis.

1996

Kindred: The Embraced airs, a show based on the popular White Wolf RPG

1997

Buffy, a TV series about a vampire slayer, premiers.

The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike is published

1998
Blade is released into theaters.

Pandora by Anne Rice is published.

The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice is published.

1999
Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice is published.

In the Forests of the Night, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, is published, the first in her Den of Shadows series.

2003

Underworld, a film about vampires and lycans, is released.

2005

The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, is published.

Vampires: A Field Guide to the Creatures that Stalk the Night, by Bob Curran, is published.

Twilight, by Stephanie Meyer, is published.

2007

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures Vol. 1, by Laurel K. Hamilton, is published.

Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal of Dr. Cornelius Van Helsing, by Gustav de Wolff, is published.

Vampirates: Demons of the Ocean, by Justin Somper, is published.

Blood Ties, a vampire TV series, premiers in the United States.

Moonlight, a vampire TV series, premiers in the United States.

2008

True Blood premiers on HBO.

Let the Right One In, a film adaptation of a 2004 novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist, is shown at a film festival in Sweden.

Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, including vampire stories by Tanith Lee, Kristen Cast, Rachel Caine, and others, is published.

Bathory, a film about Elizabeth Bathory, is released.

2009

The Strain, a book by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan, is published.

Mr. Darcy, Vampire, by Amanda Grange, is published.

By Blood We Live, a collection of vampire stories with contributions from authors such as Stephen King, Anne Rice, Tanith Lee, L. A. Banks, Garth Nix, and more, is published.

The Vampire Diaries, a TV series based on a book series by L. J. Smith, premiers on the CW.

Thirst, a vampire film, is shown at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival where it received the Jury Prize.

The Vampire’s Assistant, the film adaption, is released.

How to Be a Vampire: A Fangs-On Guide for the Newly Undead by Amy Gray, is published.

Comments

  1. Anshu December 29, 2009 - 2:54 pm Reply

    Well…. King Vikramaditya was not the vampire in the Vikram-Betal story.. i suggest u first go throgh the folklore and make the ammends

  2. Khrysten April 11, 2010 - 11:15 pm Reply

    Anita Blake novel is older than that.

    • Cutegirl January 10, 2015 - 6:38 pm Reply

      Oh really I didint know that

    • Kat May 8, 2015 - 12:42 am Reply

      Yeah, the novels have been around for at least twenty years, maybe twenty-one, according to the fairly recent novel Affliction. Its inscription on the inner folio page commemorates twenty years of being together.

  3. Anthony August 5, 2010 - 7:39 pm Reply

    There was a tv series called Kindred: The Embraced. Came out in 1996,in April. I remembered becauced I recorded the series. The series did't last a full season,what a shame.

    • deaaqua August 6, 2010 - 1:00 am Reply

      Yea, I loved that show! It was doing really well in the ratings and it was going to have another season, but, the main actor in the show died in a motorcycle accident :(

  4. Moonlight August 6, 2010 - 1:02 am Reply

    The timeline is talking about the comic book :)

    • Cutegirl January 6, 2015 - 9:48 pm Reply

      Isn’t it talking about the movie to wait nvm

  5. evil chick August 11, 2010 - 2:05 pm Reply

    im am like the biggers vampire fan

  6. Deborah Leah Power November 22, 2014 - 3:47 pm Reply

    l love vampires lam a big fan ,l have over 60 vampire movies including dracula l don’t know if they a real but we will never no

    • Jade December 15, 2014 - 10:17 pm Reply

      we are very real

      • Cutegirl January 10, 2015 - 6:36 pm Reply

        Cool wait really? Cuz my mother does not believe

      • Deborah Leah Power August 7, 2015 - 5:05 pm Reply

        Me to l love my vampires ,l wish l really could meet one,plus l have over 60 movies as well

  7. Michealbobb December 4, 2014 - 9:55 am Reply

    I’m Micheal bobb from the United States, I was been transformed to a vampire through the help of a vampire spell caster, it was just as easy as possible, at first I was thinking it was going to take a while for my (D.N.A) to respond to the spell. All I did was just follow the instructions that I was been told, I bet it would surprise you to know that the instructions I followed changed my entire life to something more better than i have ever desired, freedom,fame.influence.connections and even more that I can Imagine. Thanks to my dear friend Mr Scott who connected me to Mystic Vampire Spell Home…

    Please if you wish to be like me you can kindly contact Mystic Vampire Spell Caster via their email: vampiredomains@gmail.com

    • Guest January 10, 2015 - 9:58 am Reply

      What spell did u use? Cuz I can’t go on gmail wait nvm how do I delet this ?

      • Cutegirl January 10, 2015 - 4:19 pm Reply

        ???

      • Cutegirl January 10, 2015 - 6:24 pm Reply

        He told u how to do the spell

    • Selly September 18, 2015 - 4:43 am Reply

      hai Michael..
      can u turn me to be a vampire?

    • ujin July 28, 2016 - 12:11 am Reply

      do u real vampire

    • SingaPinoy1980 November 9, 2016 - 6:13 am Reply

      So, Michael. Are you immortal now, since you claim that you are a vampire now?

  8. Cutegirl January 6, 2015 - 9:42 pm Reply

    Isn’t this books about vampires and what date they where published in ?

  9. Cutegirl January 6, 2015 - 9:50 pm Reply

    Sorry I’m new on this website don’t know what I’m doing and nice users

    • vampboy June 14, 2015 - 11:05 pm Reply

      are you believer?

      • vampiresuck September 18, 2015 - 2:31 pm Reply

        vampire they are nope true is just a joke guys whatever …..

        • veronica January 8, 2017 - 7:50 am Reply

          now do you know have you seen it or you just cant think that unless you have ripped this earth apart to find a vampire then you will know they arent real

        • waris June 28, 2017 - 11:13 pm Reply

          go to fucking hell you bitch everyone is entitled to their own opinion and all but the existance of vampires is a fact and rot in hell bitchy whore
          if u dont believe in them then should i show u bitchy?

      • lukas January 2, 2016 - 8:21 pm Reply

        arent you?

  10. cutebaby January 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm Reply

    are you guys vampires?

  11. Samantha Nesara Johnson February 10, 2015 - 3:49 pm Reply

    2014 Dracula untold with Luke Evans

  12. Antonia Vampir March 18, 2015 - 2:07 pm Reply

    Ich Liebe Vampire einfach ,weil ich weis wie Blut riecht und schmeckt!
    Ich habe schon sehr viel Blut getrunken!
    Von mir und von dennen die es mia erlaubt haben zu kosten!
    Und es hat sehr gut geschmeckt!Riechen kann es auch sehr gut aber auch schlecht!
    Manchmal kann es Blumig riechen ,aber jedes Blut riecht nach Rostigen Metall und Salz!
    Das müsst ihr mal kosten!!!
    Es schmeckt sooooooooooooooooooo gut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Antonia Vampir March 18, 2015 - 2:13 pm Reply

    Tschuldige!!!
    Aber ich kann es riechen!!!!
    Ich kann nichts dafür!!!!
    Und da bin ich neugierig geworden wie es schmeckt!!!!
    Als erster hab ich von mir gekostet und habe bei jedem gefragt wen eine offene Wunde bluttet!!!!
    Es tut mir soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo leid!!!!
    Wirklich!!!!!!
    Ich mach es eh nicht mehr!!!!!
    Nie wieder!!!!

    Versprochen!!!!

    • V Z June 12, 2017 - 12:48 pm Reply

      Hey kannst du mir vielleicht weiterhelfen? Bin 21 und mich interessiert es mega und ich bin nicht wegen Twilight etc hier

  14. PHILLIP HOWARD April 12, 2015 - 1:26 pm Reply

    PHILLIP HOWARD VAMPIRES

  15. Laurie May 19, 2015 - 3:30 pm Reply

    I don’t see Carmilla (1871)

  16. Laurie May 19, 2015 - 3:32 pm Reply

    Actually I don’t see a lot of things. Nice list though, and the site overall

  17. vampboy June 14, 2015 - 10:49 pm Reply

    are you believers?

  18. twilightgirl July 5, 2015 - 8:17 pm Reply

    I’m going to turn myself into a vampire by saying this 10 times: Blood red pale skin moonlight draw me in quench my thirst coursing veins let my body feel no pain. side effects you hate food and there’s also dissieness headache you feel thirsty you don’t like cameras and your eyes change colors. team edward twilight is awesome! ;]

    • Jimmy Reese October 9, 2015 - 3:30 am Reply

      Does it have to be at a proper time?
      Or moon phase.

  19. Haruka August 31, 2015 - 3:18 am Reply

    four books of Anne Rice are missing. Blood and Gold ( 2001 ) , Blackwood Farm ( 2002 ) , Blood Canticle ( 2003 ) and the last and new one. Prince Lestat ( 2014 )

  20. Haruka August 31, 2015 - 3:22 am Reply

    I don’t see Salem’s Lot by Stephen King either..

  21. priya November 2, 2015 - 12:22 am Reply

    I love damon!!!!!

  22. Christian John Mozo (Chris) November 23, 2015 - 3:59 pm Reply

    yes more vampire information hahahaha I love this im actually a vampire

  23. Ankita May 27, 2016 - 6:23 am Reply

    Hi i am ankita. if real life vampires are really exist then i want to become a vampire

  24. believer June 9, 2016 - 9:52 pm Reply

    i believer what can i do?

  25. daniel shahaf June 14, 2016 - 5:10 am Reply

    you really really vampire???

  26. jonny D June 14, 2016 - 5:51 am Reply

    ??

  27. a August 25, 2016 - 11:26 pm Reply

    if you want to become a vampire or like them, email me at osnapitzxmanda@gmail.com and i’ll give you my kik. if you’re interested, feel free to email me. no, do not ask for me to come to your house to bite you. just email me and i’ll explain everything there. thank you.

  28. Dayali Tina November 30, 2016 - 9:45 am Reply

    I want to be a vampire but I can’t be because the spell doesn’t work . can anyone help me and turn me into a vampire?

  29. veronica January 8, 2017 - 7:46 am Reply

    just to say whats your proof that vampire arent real the sites ive been on seem like they are real maybe they arent real how we want them to be but to me they are real caue it would not just be brought up like vampire are people that are dead and the suck on peopel and drink your blood they must be real someone can’t of just have made it up like seriously someones had to of seenone but not kind we seen in movies or maybe they are the kind in movie who know unless someones seen one

  30. Keona Fradono April 3, 2017 - 4:45 pm Reply

    I am a vampire!

  31. Tessa Roos April 24, 2017 - 9:26 am Reply

    im 2 new on webite im love to be vampire

  32. Dominique Morton May 15, 2017 - 8:40 am Reply

    vampires is not real

  33. Luna March 13, 2018 - 12:02 am Reply

    Will you become more smarter when y become a vampire. Have more stonger mores to and can y eat human food when y are a vampire. Can you control people minds like in the vampire diaries. Do you get vampire speed / vampire strength/ do vampire skin heal fast if y get hurt. Do your eyes change color. Do you start on fire if your a vampire in the sun. Do vampires sleep only dering the day??????????

  34. Sherry Hoffman March 13, 2018 - 12:06 am Reply

    Do y become rich as a vampire ? Can y vampires fly? Can vampires transforme into animals.????

  35. Sherry Hoffman March 13, 2018 - 12:11 am Reply

    Will you become more smarter when y become a vampire. and can y eat human food when y are a vampire. Can you control people minds like in the vampire diaries. Do you get vampire speed / vampire strength/ do vampire skin heal fast if y get hurt. Do your eyes change color. Do you start on fire if your a vampire in the sun. Do vampires sleep only dering the day/ stay up all night.???????

  36. Sherry Hoffman March 13, 2018 - 12:14 am Reply

    Will you become more smarter when y become a vampire.and can y eat human food when y are a vampire. Can you control people minds like in the vampire diaries. Do you get vampire speed / vampire strength/ do vampire skin heal fast if y get hurt. Do your eyes change color. Do you start on fire if your a vampire in the sun. Do vampires sleep only dering the day. And stay up all night.??????

  37. Sherry Hoffman March 13, 2018 - 12:18 am Reply

    Can vampires die from holy water or from a stake . Is that true.or die from wooden bolts to for a vampire.

  38. M April 22, 2018 - 4:09 pm Reply

    I think this timeline is missing Being Human

  39. VampireFan69 June 7, 2018 - 3:28 am Reply

    this is my favorite website in the entire WORLD

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