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There Will Be Blood: A short history of vampire films

Posted June 23, 2009 to photo album "There Will Be Blood: A short history of vampire films"

From Nosferatu to Thirst, films have tried to capture the shadowy, seductive figure of the vampire. Writer Anne Billson chronicles the creature’s evolution.

Slide One: Intro
Slide Two: Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
Slide Three: Dracula (1931)
Slide Four: Vampyr - Der Traum des Allan Grey (1932)
Slide Five: Dracula/Horror of Dracula (1958)
Slide Six: Dance of the Vampires/The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
Slide Seven: Daughters of Darkness/Les lévres rouges (1971)
Slide Eight: Martin (1977)
Slide Nine: Near Dark (1987)
Slide Ten: Twilight (2008)
Slide Eleven:  Let the Right One In/Låt den rätte komma in (2008)
Slide Twelve: Writer Anne Billson
Slide Twelve: Writer Anne Billson

Slide Twelve: Writer Anne Billson

Billson is a novelist, film critic and photographer who has lived in London, Tokyo and Croydon. Her books include Suckers, an upwardly mobile vampire novel, and Stiff Lips, a ghost story set in Notting Hill, and several works of non-fiction, including a BFI monograph on John Carpenter's The Thing and Spoilers, a selection from her 25 years of film criticism (available from http://stores.lulu.com/billson). She currently lives in Paris, reviews films for the TV pages of the Sunday Telegraph and writes a fortnightly film column for The Guardian.