(Updated on 03/10/2013)














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  • Terminology & Lingo (
    ex. : "Self-Mutilation Syndrome (SMS):
    "A psychological condition which has apparently begun to grow among American youth. Sufferers of SMS, also known as cutters, feel the need to cut into their flesh and watch themselves bleed..."





  • Incredible Vampire Hunting Kit From The 1800’s
    "Travelers in the 19th century would purchase ‘vampire hunting kits’ in preparation for their travels to Eastern Europe.
    The kits would contain a wooden stake, Bible, crucifix, pistol with lead bullets, gunpowder, garlic and glass vials that held various concoctions to ward off vampires..."



  • Vampires "are mythological or folkloric beings who subsist by feeding on the life essence (generally in the form of blood) of living creatures, regardless of whether they are undead or a living person..."


  • Vampires Suck - Actually, they don't. And that's the problem. (






  • Vampires : my own Gothic tale - Séquence pour 4ème section Européenne par  Jean-Sébastien Dot
    "Cette séquence comprend 16 séances, et autant de documents prêts à l’emploi.
    Tâche finale : écrire une fiction de style gothique pour aboutir à un recueil de fictions en version papier et version numérique.
    Les tâches intermédiaires comprennent la lecture d’une oeuvre complète (le Dracula en version simplifiée de Penguin Readers), une introduction au style gothique, un travail sur les discours direct et indirect, des repères méthodologiques pour devenir des lecteurs plus efficaces, des repères historiques et géographiques pour ne pas confondre le Dracula "historique" et la création de Bram Stoker, une comparaison du début du livre de Stoker et du début du film de Coppola..."

    (Ac. Toulouse)




  • Vampires - a webquest
    "The name Dracula brings up dark memories in our mind: blood, vampires and vampire hunters, forests and wolves, ancient castles in the Carpathians and tyranical leaders capable of all sorts of evil acts.
    There is a lot of myth in this issue and, probably because of it, people like it. Did Count Dracula really exist or is it a legend? What is Romania like? Are there different versions of Dracula´s story? ....
    Today you are going to start a search in which you will have to find out the truth behind the legend."

  • Dracula -the webquest
    "By the end of the webquest, your group is supposed to prepare abrief oral presentation for your mates in the classroom, explaining what you learned about Dracula, the Vampire..."



  • Dracula: A Webquest
    "This webquest is composed of four parts.
    For the first two parts we will be analyzing our own preconceptions of vampires, analyzing the different types of vampires and categorizing the ones described in folklore, fiction, and film.
    For the last two tasks, we will be using Historical and Psychoanalytic Criticisms to gain different perspectives of the novel."









  • Vampire Superstitions (
    + a list of different vampire-like creatures found the world over.




  • "Sister Mary Dracula"

    Gerry Mooney is the creator of the Flash animation "Sister Mary Dracula".
    He says : "  I've created a graphic novel about the same characters and as a special treat the whole story is posted online just for the Halloween season.
    It's 103 pages and expands the story that I began in the animation."

    Read the story. (Click on the right hand)
    Watch the Flash animation.

    See the sketchbook.







  • Literature - Worksheet :
    Dracula's Guest (Bram Stoker - Idée d'exploitation)
    (Ac. Lyon)

Extract from
 Dracula by Bram Stoker, 1897

Bram Stoker's Dracula (

  • The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire by Arthur Conan Doyle, 1924 (
    "Sherlock Holmes is presented with a most unnatural mystery in Arthur Conan Doyle's classic tale."

  • A Short Guide To Vampires
    "Ask anyone and they will tell you that to protect yourself from a vampire you will require: garlic, a crucifix, holy water,
    and a nice big, pointy stake. Somehow this particular figure of evil has come to pervade our modern consciousness..."

    Dracula's Guest - Text
    by Bram Stoker

    The Vampyre by John Polidori - Text
    "Polidori's novella changed the traditional image of the vampyre
    from a rotting corpse into the handsome, aristocratic, seducing,
    amoral creature defined in his story."
    The Horla - Text
    by Guy de Maupassant


  • Anne Rice (October 4, 1941 - )
    "Anne Rice's sympathetic vampire characters allow her to explore themes of history, race and a fascination with morbidity that reflect her early upbringing in the city of New Orleans."

    She "is a best-selling American author of gothicerotic, and religious-themed books from New OrleansLouisiana."
    See her bibliography.



  • Vampires: Folklore, fantasy and fact - Michael Molina
    "The myth of the bloodsucking vampire has stalked humans from ancient Mesopotamia to 18th-century Eastern Europe, but it has differed in the terrifying details. So, how did we arrive at the popular image we know, love and fear today?
    And what truly makes a vampire...a vampire? Michael Molina digs up the science and the superstition."








  • Horror films :

    • The Top 25 Horror Movies of all Time
      "From silent vampires to animated murders, from sharks that won't die to a love story set amid a zombie takeover, more than a century's worth of big-screen scares."

    • 90 Years of Vampires on the Screen - a slideshow
      "In Daybreakers, Hollywood reimagines the world of the infamous nocturnal bloodsuckers.
      Here's a look back at some of the industry's ghoulish hits and misses."



      They "are unsettling films designed to frighten and panic, cause dread and alarm, and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience. Horror films effectively center on the dark side of life, the forbidden, and strange and alarming events. They deal with our most primal nature and its fears: our nightmares, our vulnerability, our alienation, our revulsions, our terror of the unknown, our fear of death and dismemberment, loss of identity, or fear of sexuality..."



  • Objectifs de langue: Le présent simple, les adverbes de fréquence, les habitudes (routine)
    Thèmes: Halloween - Les vampires
    "La chanson peut être associée à Halloween. Sur YouTube, cliquer sur l'onglet Sous-Titres et vous aurez une version Karaoké." 


  • Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett :
    "... my eyes beheld an eerie sight
    For my monster from his slab began to rise...
    To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
    The ghouls all came from their humble abodes...
    The zombies were having fun...
    The guests included Wolf Man
    Dracula and his son...
    Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
    The coffin-bangers were about to arrive..."

    You can listen to it. (




Cartoon: 'Vampire' Blood Injections

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