From Nosferatu to Von Carstein: Shifts in the Portrayal of Vampires

A. Asbjørn Jøn


Tracing the image of the vampire from: early myths through Eastern European lore, literature (such as: Stoker, LeFanu and Polidori), popular culture texts (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Lost Boys), and LARP and RPG games (Vampire the Masquerade and Warhammer Fantasy Battles); this article considers the way that evolutionary developments in vampire lore link with the developing needs of society.


Vampires; RPG; Gothic Literature; Dracula;

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