By Tony Thompson

Vampires are always simmering in popular culture - this is their story.

Meet the first film vampire, Count Orlock, who would influence Bela Lugosi's Dracula and so many others. Find out about the novel that inspired the scariest TV show of all time. Encounter Anne Rice's rock-star vampire. Cross paths with the vamp who nearly destroyed Spider-Man. And discover the dream of a sparkly vamp that would inspire the publishing phenomenon of Twilight. Come and meet Edward's ancestors - Bella might have fallen for one vamp, but there are many others out there.

  • A must-read for anyone discovering vampires in pop culture, or anyone looking for a concise refresher.
  • A rollicking account of vampires through literary history, from Bram Stoker to Buffy, Hammer Horror to heart-throb teen vampires.

About the author

Tony Thompson is not a vampire, although he has been known to occasionally look intense and brooding. He is an old friend of William Shakespeare, and possibly shared a flat with him in a previous life. When he is not writing the ultimate unauthorised celebrity biography, Tony is an English and Literature teacher. His writing has appeared in The Age and The Australian.

ISBN: 9781742031316
Imprint: Black Dog Books
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Dimensions: 138 x 208mm, 192pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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