I think the vampire continues to be associated with beauty, glamour, elegance, great strength, a secret benevolence, and goodness.
With the vampire thriller Daybreakers, Ethan Hawke dives headlong into the world of pulp—and loves it.
Swinton has an especially good command of vampire hauteur.
This is a Bella story, and the completion is the moment when she opens her eyes [as a vampire].
The sentences are as sharp as the teeth in this vampire apocalypse novel.
That vampire of the Cambridge schools, mathematics, had absorbed not only philosophy and the arts but also the natural sciences.
What difference to the vampire, whether its victim be a biped or quadruped?
I have buried him deep in unconsecrated ground, like a vampire, with a stake through his heart.
The horrible doubts which he had driven away were sucking at his heart like a vampire.
When one is not escaping from a man-eating trout one is eluding a vampire bat.
1734, from French vampire or German Vampir (1732, in an account of Hungarian vampires), from Hungarian vampir, from Old Church Slavonic opiri (cf. Serbian vampir, Bulgarian vapir, Ukrainian uper), said by Slavic linguist Franc Miklošič to be ultimtely from Kazan Tatar ubyr "witch," but Max Vasmer, an expert in this linguistic area, finds that phonetically doubtful. An Eastern European creature popularized in English by late 19c. gothic novels, however there are scattered English accounts of night-walking, blood-gorged, plague-spreading undead corpses from as far back as 1196. Applied 1774 by French biologist Buffon to a species of South American blood-sucking bat.