Sunday, October 18, 2009

SpookTober at Ellz Readz (3)

In the spirit of Halloween, each Sunday I will do an new post on the things that go bump in the night. So this weeks SpookTober feature will be about VAMPIRES!


Wikipedia describes Vampires as  legendary creatures said to subsist by feeding on the life essence of living creatures, generally by drinking their blood. Although typically described as undead, some minor traditions believed in vampires that were living people.

Vampires on TV...
My first thoughts of Vampires on TV are The Adams Family (with that theme song that sticks in your brain) and The Munsters.  They set the bar for the great shows that were to follow.  Here are some big ones...
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003) 
2. Angel (October 5, 1999 – May 19, 2004)
3. Moonlight (September 28, 2007 – May 16, 2008)
4. True Blood (September 7, 2008 – present) WOOT, WOOT
5. The Vampire Diaries (September 10, 2009 – present) WOOT, WOOT

Vampires on The BIG Screen...
There are many.  Here are some of my favorite...
1. Twilight
2. The Lost Boys
3. Underworld
4. I Am Legend
5. Van Helsing

Follow this link to find more Vampire Flicks

Vampire Books...
OK, this list could go on forever.  I  am not even going to try to list any.  There are just too many. 
Follow this link for some YA Vampire Books.


And to end my tribute to our bloodsucking friends, I present VAMPIRE CELEBRITIES...



                             

                                

I found these pictures at a site called FREAKING NEWS. Go there to see more Celeb Vamps. Doesn't this just take The Shining to a whole new level.

Don' forget to enter the SpookTober giveaway.  Find the details here.  This is another entry in Misty's Helluva Halloween Contest.  Did you enter yet? 

What are your top 3 favorite Vampire books?

31 comments:

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

And nothing about them sparkling?? :)

True Blood rocks and the best vampire movie is The Lost Boys. One of the guys I taught with loved that movie. He reminded me how much I loved the soundtrack in (yes) high school! I had to go out and get a copy.

miss cindy :) said...

cool celebrity pictures :) i love this whole idea btw :)

Zia said...

There are some great vampire shows listed. I was also a fan of the Blood Ties tv show.

My favorite vampire books are:
Twilight series
Morganville Vampire series
House of Night series
and I'm pretty sure Chloe Neill will be right up there soon as I read book 2. I loved book 1.

Donna said...

Okay, Ima have to learn you some good vampire movies. There's some redemption there with The Lost Boys but seeing as how you placed it second to the glitter pixies of Twilight, you have much to learn, my dear Elie.

My top 3 vampire books? The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, Lost Souls by Poppo Z. Brite and Dracula by Bram Stoker. I'm a bit of a classicist with vampires.

titania86 said...

My top 3 vampire books are Dead and Gone (the latest book from the Sookie Stackhouse series), Eclipse (from the Twilight Saga), and Let the Right One in by John Ajvide Lindqvist. My favorite vampire film is Interview with a Vampire.

elnice said...

LOL, Donna you crack me up.
LOVe YA.

iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

My top three favorite Vampire books are, Twilight, Glass House (Morganville Vampires), and Vampire Academy.

Misty said...

I've sat down to do my vampires spotlight three times now. There's just too much. I think I'm going to do shapeshifters, then vamps. And I love the celeb vamps. Did you see the celeb zombies? Some of them were fantastic! Awesome.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG I love the Munsters. Now I'm in the mood to watch them.

Roxanne Rhoads said...

My top three books would have to fall into the top three vampires series:

Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series (I love Bones and Cat)

LKH's Anita Blake series

And old school fave, Anne Rice's series. I still have a special place in my heart for Lestat

Nina said...

Fun, you go girl (Oprah) so fun. :)

Linda Henderson said...

I guess my favorites would be:
Twilight series
The Calling series
Dracula

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Mandy said...

My top 3 favorite vampire books (series =) ) would have to be:
1. Vampire Academy series
2. Morganville Vampire series
3. The Cronicles of Vladimir Tod (just because they are cute =) )

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Kristen said...

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
and...
I really love Kim Harrison's Hollows series - although they're about much more than just vampires.

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Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

My favs are Eclipse (Twilight), the Sookie Stackhouse book when Eric loses his memory. And any of the earlier Laurel Hamilton books when sexy Jean Claude has a big part.

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Llehn said...

Top 3 vamp book :
1. Anita Blake vampire hunter
2. Twilight
3. The Lost Slayer -Christopher Golden!

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The Book Vixen said...

[1] Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

[2] The Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

[3] Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris

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Cherie J said...

Twilight Series would be my choice.

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Sassy CC said...

Vampire academy series- They are really great.

Pam said...

I have to admit that I haven't exactly jumped on the vampire bandwagon yet...The only vampire book I've read is Georgia Evans' Bloody Good. I really want to read The Historian though and I'm still debating about Twilight...

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Book Whisperer said...

Twilight defenitely a given, Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, and the Jaz Parks Series any one of the books.

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Jenn said...

ACK top 3?
Twilight
Vampire Kisses
and um, Well Mortal Instruments though not ONLY about Vampires they have a part! :)

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Milka said...

I haven't read other Vampire books except Twilight series, my favorites from those are Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse. I have Mr Darcy Vampyre of my book shelf, I think I will read it soon. :)

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Marie said...

My favorite vampire books:

Charlaine Harris's vampire series
The Morganville Vampires
and Jessica's Guide to Dating the Dark Side (which was so good!)

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throuthehaze said...

Vampire Academy series
House of Night series
Twilight series

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~The Book Pixie said...

The only vampire books I've read are the Twilight series and Strange Angels. Not much to choose from. I would say Strange Angels was kind of a favorite but I wouldn't say that for the Twilight series.

~Briana

Paradox said...

1.) Sucks to be Me by Kimberly Pauley
2.) Blue Bloods series
3.) Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

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Debbie's World of Books said...

How did I miss this post? My 3 favorites would be (a little cheating by choosing series) is:
1. The Vampire Academy series
2. Blue Bloods series
3. Twilight

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alterlisa said...

1. The Vampire Academy series
2. The House of Night
3. The Gardella Vampire Chrinicles
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Alexa said...

Only top 3? hmm.... out of the millions of vampire books I've read, my favorites were Vampire Academy, Evernight, and Eight Grade Bites.

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Flamingo1325 said...

Vampire Academy
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Darkside
Twilight

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