The First Vampire Story I Ever Heard
The first time I heard about a vampire story was when I was about ten years old. My cousin used to come visit us and tell stories of Count Dracula.
In the story he is a vampire from Transylvania in Romania who has supernatural powers. He has immense strength and being undead he is immune to conventional means of attack.
He can climb downwards vertically like a lizard which makes it even more scary and weird. He sleeps during the day and awakes when the sun sets. His personality has an aristocratic charm which makes him more evil and great to watch as he hypnotizes his victim with his charming smile and looks that could kill.
He is not completely immortal as he can be killed by using holy water and piercing a wooden cross through his heart while he is asleep. We used to get really excited and scared with goose bumps all over listening to his stories but we were too young to go and watch horror movies so had to wait years to watch my first Dracula movie.
The moment came to watch my first Dracula movie when I was about 15 years old with my brother. The movie was called Count Dracula.
Although I don’t remember much about that movie now as it was almost 25 years ago but I can recall few scary moments of that movie. Like when a guest arrives to visit the Count he is taken to the castle on a horse carriage. The way to the castle looks scary and horrifying.
The moment they reach the castle and when the Count welcomes the guest that’s when I got the first glimpse of the Count I was like wow, I waited a long time just to watch this man and since then I have been a great fan of vampire movies.
Vampires feed on blood like bats. They have sharp fangs which they use to bite into their victims. One feature I always loved watching vampire movies is when they fear the sunlight. The moment they see the sun they are gone.
I have been such a Dracula fan that I have even visited the Bran castle in Transylvania few years ago. I have seen most of the vampire movies but my favorite has been the Underworld series.
The first one was played by Kate Beckinsale(Selene) a vampire who helps a human from the Lycans (Lycans are humans who have the ability to transform into werewolves.) It is a great movie about a conflict between the vampires and werewolves with great sound and picture effects.