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BLOODLUST VAMPIRES

 These creatures are enchanting yet deadly. They lust for blood and are the perfect addition to any Halloween party or event. Have them great your guests and welcome them in a spooktacular way or have them roaming the grounds, intriguing, scaring and entertaining your guests throughout the night. They make for excellent photo opportunities and are guaranteed to make your event one to remember with plenty of scares and thrills.

Book them as stilt walkers, character actors, scare actors, spooky models or as living statues. Perfect for all Halloween and horror themed events and parties. With genuine vampire fangs and professionally applied make-up, you won't find any vampires more realistic than these. THEY ARE TRULY TO DIE FOR.

GET IN TOUCH to reserve these deadly creatures for your event this Halloween.

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THE HISTORY OF VAMPIRES

A vampire is a being from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital force (generally in the form of blood) of the living. In European folklore, vampires were undead beings that often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighbourhoods they inhabited when they were alive. They wore shrouds and were often described as bloated and of ruddy or dark countenance, markedly different from today's gaunt, pale vampire which dates from the early 19th century.

Vampiric entities have been recorded in most cultures; the term vampire was popularised in Western Europe after reports of an 18th century mass hysteria of a pre-existing folk belief in the Balkans and Eastern Europe that in some cases resulted in corpses being staked and people being accused of vampirism. Local variants in Eastern Europe were also known by different names, such as shtriga in Albania, vrykolakasin Greece and strigoi in Romania.

In modern times, the vampire is generally held to be a fictitious entity, although belief in similar vampiric creatures such as the chupacabra still persists in some cultures. Early folk belief in vampires has sometimes been ascribed to the ignorance of the body's process of decomposition after death and how people in pre-industrial societies tried to rationalise this, creating the figure of the vampire to explain the mysteries of death. Porphyria was linked with legends of vampirism in 1985 and received much media exposure, but has since been largely discredited.

The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction was born in 1819 with the publication of "The Vampyre" by John Polidori; the story was highly successful and arguably the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel and provided the basis of the modern vampire legend, even though it was published after Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's 1872 novel Carmilla. The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century, with books, films, and television shows. The vampire has since become a dominant figure in the horror genre.