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.

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

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

Vlad Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler, is born.

Vlad the Impaler is assassinated.

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.

Erzsebet (Elizabeth) Bathory is born.

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

Elizabeth Bathory dies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bram Stoker is born.

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

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu publishes the novella Carmilla.

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.

Dracula by Bram Stoker is published in England.

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

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

Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, is released.

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

Dracula’s Daughter is released.

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

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

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

Roger Vadim directs Blood and Roses, based on Carmilla.

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

Jeanne Youngson founds The Count Dracula Fan Club.

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

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.

The Dracula Society is founded.

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

Frank Langella stars in the remake of Dracula.

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

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

Original Fright Night is released.

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.

The Queen of the Damned is published by Anne Rice.

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

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.

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


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


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

The Last Vampire by Christopher Pike is published

Blade is released into theaters.

Pandora by Anne Rice is published.

The Vampire Armand by Anne Rice is published.

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

    1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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 :(

  3. 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

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

  4. 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:

        1. 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

        2. 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?

  5. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 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!!!!
    Ich mach es eh nicht mehr!!!!!
    Nie wieder!!!!


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

  7. 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! ;]

  8. 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 )

  9. if you want to become a vampire or like them, email me at 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.

  10. 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?

  11. 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

    1. They are real Veronica when I lived at my grandmas her name was also Veronica and I was one I asked her for blood and she told me you must be crazy she told me to go out and kill an animal or something so I did but I am no longer one now

    1. I use to be one place get in contact wait me so I can become one again if you don’t believe me ask me some questions I’ll tell you everything not here tho

  12. 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??????????

  13. 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.???????

  14. 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.??????

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

  16. I think its obvious why vampires aren’t out in the open…they are typecast as serial killers by police organizations or delusional and in need of mental health treatment…but just because a race looks like another doesn’t mean its physiologically the same. Blessed be.

  17. Why they are disappeared, it sounds strange but I love what they are..
    In fact I like to see a real vampire,,just one “-“

  18. I was a vampire before and I wood like to be one again please get in contact wait if you remember me I am a legend I don’t wanna day much here I will talk more same where Else looking forward to your contacts thank you

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