I was nine years old when Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired, and I hid in a guest room, blocked the door, and watched it with the television turned down so low I had to keep my ear a few inches from the set. There was that warning in the beginning of the show, about it being for viewers 14 and up, and damned if I was going to run the risk of missing out on this.

All these years later, and I still don’t go a month without watching an episode. Honestly, it’s pretty weird to go a week. I watch it over breakfast, the perfect start to my day. Buffy and I have been through everything together. If you want to start talking to me about that show, I suggest you take a bathroom break before getting me started. Never try and start a quote war with me, you will lose.

Oh wait, was I talking about something in this post? Oh, right, vampires.

I’d seen vampire movies before and had spent countless hours watching old horror movies with my dad, but Buffy’s what grabbed my heart. I’m a vampire fan for life.

A couple weeks ago I shared a few vampire book recommendations with you, and today I thought I’d include a random round-up of bloody good fun.


  • “I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.” Bela Lugosi
  • “When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers, I kind of wanted to be a vampire.” Angelina Jolie
  • “It’s almost as if we each have a vampire inside us. Controlling that beast, that dark side, is what fascinates me.”
    Sheryl Lee
  • “The thing I love about vampires that I find so fascinating is that, unlike other sci-fi creations, they aren’t monsters from the get-go, they’re human beings first… and so what kind of human you are would dictate what kind of vampire you would be.”
    Rachelle Lefevre


Of course we have a Vampires pinterest board for your pinning pleasure.

Follow Midnight’s board Vampires! on Pinterest.


15 Greatest Songs About Vampires

This list on Ranker.com claims to have EVERY vampire movie. EVERY. You can sort them several different ways, and is a great way to find some new movies to watch.

If that overwhelms you, check out LA Weekly’s list of the 20 Best Vampire Movies from 1979 to the present, or IFC’s 11 Kick-Ass Modern Day Vampire Movies.


And that’s all for today, folks, but please, sound off in the comments!

What was the first vampire story to poke at your heart?