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Vampire Ltd.

The story of Vampire Ltd. presents how we can relate the vampire theme to certain items like vehicles, and how the power of imagination can create a fast metallic monster waiting to consume your blood per mile.

Throughout the years we have seen several films, and novels that provide life to cars like Christine, dolls like chucky, and even human parts like the hand on the Adams. On the story Vampire Ltd. The narrator explains his trip to England, and how he was able to drive one of the most exclusive vehicles at the time. The story begins by him taking the plane where he judges the unfortunate event of a man that drops his vegetables on the escalator. This opens a conversation between them once they are in the plane, since both of them are located on the first class section. The fat Irish man that dropped the vegetables tells the narrator that he represents Jaguars, and that there is not a most valuable vehicle like the ones he sells. This opens the story to imply how complex cars can get, followed by the narrator getting lost alone in the city. He decided to hitchhike and a tall guy decides to give him a ride on a sporty car. The narrator gets in and explains the man that he is only visiting due to a conference, and that he needs to be in time. The narrator describes the driver as “deathly pale”, then the driver stops the vehicle and offers the narrator to take the car. At the beginning the narrator had nothing and felt lost as if that was the end for him, but after he gets the vehicle a new perspective is given by the narrator as he becomes popular in a way. He relates how everybody wanted to help him as he was trying to start the vehicle, even policeman and bikes would salute him. He also was able to find a beautiful lady by the name of Susan. After their lovely evening the narrator falls asleep on the vehicle. Susan wakes him up and tells him that he was injured, he was missing a lot of blood. The narrator decides to inspect the vehicle by opening the hood and relates that the vehicle would run in human blood. Susan laughs, and don’t believes him, she then tells him to start the car. At the end of the story the narrator returns the vehicle to Old Georgetown where an old lady takes it. The vehicle was the soul of a death man, a vampire to be more precise, and the way he would pick his victims was by finding defenseless pedestrians, and would offer them to drive the car. What they didn’t know is that their blood was the vehicle’s nourishment, and that they were about to have their best but last ride of their lives.

Site Sources:
Nesvadba, Josef, and Iris Urwin. Vampires Ltd: Stories of Science and Fantasy. Prague: Artia, 1964. Print.
Nesvadba, Josef. Panorama of Czech Literature, 8. Prague: Union of Czech Writers, 1986. Print.
Hyperlinks:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Nesvadba
http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/nesvadba_josef
http://cafeirreal.alicewhittenburg.com/n-biogra.htm
The Josef Nesvadba Page: Biography and Bibliography Biography, bibliography, and filmography for Josef Nesvadba, the preeminent writer of Czech science-fiction cafeirreal.alicewhittenburg.com
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Cronos 1993: A study of Obsessions

Cronos 1993: A Study of Obsessions
The film Cronos directed by Guillermo del Toro, is a great spin off on characteristics of a vampire. The movie is based on an alchemist who finds a device that contains a bug. The bug in the device known as Cronos gives its host eternal life, of course eternity comes with a price. To live an eternal life, the host must feast on human blood and avoid sunlight. Characteristics seen in a vampire. The eternal life, sensitivity to light, and the thirst for human blood are all things that vampires have in common. At no moment does the plot follow old vampire stories where the person got bit by a vampire, which converts them into the eternal being a vampire is. In this plot, the host is stung by this device which sucks blood and feed the insect inside.
Throughout the plot characters share something in common, they all have some sort of obsession. The evil uncle is obsessed with locating the Cronos. He is dying and wants to find this device that will grant him eternal life despite having to kill to get it. The nephew Angel De la Guardia has its own obsession. Despite working for his uncle, he does not share the same obsession. He wants to get work done on his nose. Throughout the movie, he is constantly considering plastic surgery and works for his uncle to afford this. Jesus Gris obsession grows after he was almost killed by Angel. He is obsessed in getting revenge for what was done to him. All the characters that play a key role in the film demonstrate a love, passion, or obsession towards something.
It is the obsession or passion for a significant thing that drives these characters to commit the actions they do or get as far as they do. Whether it is killing people to make the uncle happy to keep his fortune. Killing the man that has the object you want to extend your life. Getting revenge on the people that caused pain and suffering in your life, are all examples of how the characters are motivated to perform such actions to get what they want. Obsession is what drives this film in my own opinion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cronos_(film)
http://rarefilm.net/cronos-1993/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104029/trivia
Cronos (1993)
Cronos (1993) Cronos (1993) Trivia on IMDb: Cameos, Mistakes, Spoilers and more... IMDb
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"Little Red Hat" & "Little Red Riding Hood"

Little Red Hat and Little Red Riding Hood
These two tales are extremely similar. They both consist of a monster or beast that take advantage of the innocence of an elderly woman and a young child. They both have an extremely similar plot almost to say scene by scene almost identical. But there are several differences that make each tale unique. Same story different antagonist with a unique twist in props used by each character.
First, we shall start with “Little Red Riding Hood’. The reason I choose this tale to discuss first is because as a person that comes from the west I feel we are more familiar with this tale. It is a story that I read or was told about as a child. The story talks about a werewolf that is starving a sees an opportunity while walking in the woods. The opportunity being an innocent little girl on her way to her grandmothers’ house. The werewolf approaches the girl and asks where she is headed. The girl replies with a respond that leads the wolf directly to grandmothers. He beats the girl to grandmothers’ house and eats the grandmother. The girl arrives and gullible as she is lays in bed with the wolf who is posing as her grandma. She then questions certain aspects of her grandmothers’ physique which leads to her death after she ask about the wolfs teeth. The wolf of course eats the innocent child and the story ends. The story is not gruesome or spites much fear on the reader but it does set a theme.
“The Red Hat” is a very similar story, but in this tale the antagonist is an ogre. The ogre does the same thing as the wolf and inquires as to red hats whereabouts. Like the other tale, the girl describes in detail her destination which of course leads the ogre to grandmas. Now this is where the story has slight differences. The ogre eats the grandma but wasn’t done yet. He left several of grandmas’ body parts lying around and making the girl eat or use the body parts. The girl asks why the specific parts she is picking up are red. The ogre replies “eat it and keep quiet, it is your grandmothers’ teeth” to which she replies, “what did you say?” he then responds, “eat and keep quiet”. Of course, Red Hat is just as gullible as Red Riding Hood. She eventually lays in bed with the ogre just as riding hood does with the bad wolf and gets eaten.
Both stories have the same theme and plot. But Red Hat is more gruesome and has an ogre instead of a wolf. I feel that Red Hat is a story more fitting for an adult reader as where Red Riding hood can be fit for children. Throughout time man has created stories with themes that set fear in a person and taches a lesson which prevents having something horrible like what happened to “Red Hat” and “Red Riding hood” to happen to the reader.

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/type0333.html#italy
http://aahmed089.blogspot.com/2008/02/little-red-hat.html
https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/sites/kids/files/attachment/stories-little-red-riding-hood-transcript-final-2012-07-13-.pdf
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VAMPEDIA 2

http://youtu.be/xNEYfIUDkh8

http://www.gods-and-monsters.com/werewolves.html

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2014/10/werewolves-not-transformed-humans/

The song lil red riding hood the singing is a man or possibly the wolf who is stalking red riding hood. He continues on saying that he will make sure she gets to grandmas house. The wolf or man continues talking about how bad wolves can be good The wolf is in love with riding hood and hopes that she will love him. He wants to be close to her and claims to be a sheep in the end of the song. Listen to this song when it comes to werewolves. I can see that the creatures want to be loved and feel affection. Where we can see this in the song when he talks about how close he wants to be with her and due to his appearance of being a wolf he wears a sheep’s skin to hide his true image. And due to his appearance of being a wolf he wears a sheep’s skin to hide his true image. Now this can be taken two ways that he is simply in love with riding hood or his primal instincts are hunting for food and wants to eat her. Now the video that accompanies the song. Goes with the idea that supports that the wolf was trying to eat her Until his human self was able to take control and love red riding hood proving that even though cursed by the werewolf disease that the creatures are still human at heart and that they can't all be bad and terrible. Now the video that accompanies the song Goes with the idea that Supports that the wolf was trying to eat her. Until his human self was able to take control and love red riding hood proving that even though cursed by the werewolf disease that the creatures are still human at heart and that they can't all be bad and terrible And the struggle that these creatures go through can be seen in the video accompanying the song depicted by a wolf and a dog trying to be with Betty boop (red hood).The dog sees the wolf and tries to stop him from eating hood And at the end wins the battle and gets to be with hood.
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The Vampire Diaries

Cameron Kaser

The Vampire Diaries

The TV series “The Vampire Diaries” that started in 2009 by Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson, goes hand and hand with Henry Jenkins’ theory of convergence culture. The Vampire Diaries in a nutshell is about attractive vampires, werewolves, witches, doppelgangers and other supernatural characters that in someway intertwine with each other. The TV series incorporates Henry Jenkins’ theory perfectly because the vampires in the show demonstrate characteristics of vampires from the 1800’s (such as a thirst for human blood, fangs and supernatural abilities), while also having characteristics that appeal to millennials (such as being attractive, young and powerful). Henry Jenkins wrote the article “Welcome to Convergence Culture” in 2006, three years before The Vampire Diaries aired, however he makes points that could be directly applied to the TV series. “Right now, convergence culture is getting defined top-down by decisions being made in corporate boardrooms and bottom-up by decisions made in teenager’ bedrooms. It is shaped by the desire of media conglomerates to expand their empires across multiple platforms and by the desire of consumers to have the media they want where they want it, when they want it, and in the format they want.” This is a great way to look at the TV series The Vampire Diaries because even though the show tries to incorporate original vampire characteristics, at the end of the day the writers are going to do whatever will get them the most amount views, even if that means branching away from certain vampire qualities. Young adults today tend to care about two things, attractiveness and power, which is exactly what the writers of The Vampire Diaries base the show on. Vampires used to be thought of as extremely pale, ugly and evil humans with supernatural abilities, now due to shows like The Vampire Diaries people are starting to think of vampires as attractive and powerful superheroes. Henry Jenkins’ article completely foreshadows The Vampire Diaries and it should be interesting to see what direction vampires head in the future.


Course material sources:

http://henryjenkins.org/2006/06/welcome_to_convergence_culture.html

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2297u2

Outside sources:

http://www.cwtv.com/shows/the-vampire-diaries/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1405406/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-vampire-diaries-series-finale_us_58bdd9cbe4b033be1467bb14

Vampedia

https://d2l.arizona.edu/d2l/le/content/563364/viewContent/4930852/View
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I was a teenage werewolf

In the 1957 film “I was a Teenage Werewolf,” the protagonist of the film is Tony Rivers a high school student who attends Rockdale High School has difficulty controlling his attitude towards people. In the opening scene of the film it starts off with a fight between Tony and Jimmy and when the fight gets out of hand the police show up and break off the fight. Automatically it shows that Tony is a troubled kid and when officer Donovan tells Tony he should find help, Tony gets furious and starts arguing with Donovan. A few other scenes that portray Tony as having this problem with others is when he picks up his girlfriend at her house and has a little argument with her dad and when they arrive at the Halloween party he starts to act up with his friend Vic. Once Tony started to act out more and more the school suggested he see a psychologist to help him with his issues, then the doctor recommended him to participate in an experiment. The doctor injects Tony with a serum that will help bring him to his primal state of mind and after he receives this he starts to turn into a werewolf. He knows that he has done wrong ever since he turned into a werewolf, but he is trying to seek help to fix himself. In my opinion, society expects a child to act a certain way when they are in high school and when they don’t meet this high standard they are considered to be misbehaved children that needs psychological help by a doctor. The sole purpose of creating a character like this with misbehavior conduct is to show the audience (mainly children) to scare them. Stating to show them that harsh consequences will take place if one were to misbehave and not follow the rules that society has set upon them.





References:
I Was a Teenage Werewolf. Dir. Gene Fowler Jr. Perf. Michael Landon, Barney Phillips, Whit Bissell.D2L. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2017.

"Full Cast & Crew." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d. Web. 18 Apr. 2017.

Hyperlinks:
(Characters)-- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050530/fullcredits/

(Synopsis)-- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050530/synopsis

(Information)-- https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/i_was_a_teenage_werewolf/
I Was a Teenage Werewolf
I Was a Teenage Werewolf I Was a Teenage Werewolf is a B-level cheapie that can most easily be summed up as a cross between The Wolf Man and Rebel Without a Cause. Michael Landon stars as Tony, a hot-headed teenager whose lightning-quick temper has led to social troubles and created concern from his father, his girlfriend Arlene (Yvonne Lime), and local lawman Detective Donovan (Barney Phillips). After belting his buddy Vic (Ken Miller) for no reason, Tony agrees to see Dr. Brandon (Whit Bissell), a psychologist who uses hypnosis to help his patients. In reality, Brandon is a mad scientist who has designs on regressing Tony to his most primal state using drugs and hypnosis. Not long after Tony's first session, a teen is killed by what the police believe is some kind of animal, but when Tony transforms in front of Arlene at their school, the truth comes to light: Tony is a werewolf. With the townsfolk paralyzed by fear, the police organize a manhunt, which the werewolf manages to evade. After returning to his human state, Tony heads back to the treacherous Dr. Brandon. The shrink's desire to witness Tony in his primal @rottentomatoes
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The Werewolf's' Daughter

“The Werewolf’s’ Daughter” Is a very interesting folktale from Slovakia. It is a story of a man that has 9 daughters. The father is also a werewolf and wants to get rid of all nine of his daughters. He lures them one by one to a trench he had dug for their corpses. It is there that he starts to murder them one by one. Each faithful daughter brings him food clueless to his intentions. All except for one, the youngest which catches on to his plan. While acting as if she would do as told, she tricks the father and pushes him into the trench giving her time to get away. She is later discovered by a king once the father gave up on looking for her. The King marries her and bans all the beggars that want to enter his kingdom. One day a beggar made it through his walls and killed the kings’ children, and making it seem as if the wife had done it. This beggar of course is the queens father (the werewolf) and is seeking vengeance for her escape. The king then bans his wife from his kingdom with the corpses of her children hanging from her neck. A hermit revives the children causing the king to reconsider the queens’ actions leading to forgiveness. They then do away with the wolf and live happily ever after.
The story is short and straight to the point. I argue that the meaning of the story is that the truth always come out. After the hermit revived the children the king and his family live happily ever after, taking away the wolfs pleasure of seeing his daughter suffer for his actions. Stealing him from whatever happiness his vengeance may have temporarily brought him. Although the one thing that stayed unclear to me was if the family was alive at the end due to the last line, “The king, the queen, and the princes live happily, and may be living yet, for no notice of their death has appeared in the newspaper” (The Werewolf’s’ Daughter”).


http://werewolftheory.blogspot.com/2015/09/myths-legends-folk-tales-werewolfs.html
http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/werewolf.html
http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/wolfdaughter.html
Werewolf's Daughter www.pitt.edu
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Let The Right One In

Typically, vampires in movies are portrayed as violent, scary-looking creatures with fangs who prey on people in manipulative ways. However, in the movie Let the Right One In, the vampire character is exactly the opposite.
The biggest difference from a typical vampire, is that the vampire character in this movie, is a child. She is a young girl who keeps to herself due to the fact that she is a vampire. She doesn’t want people to know what she is, so she is an outsider among the kids and people in the town she now lives in. She has a shy, quiet demeanor which is atypical of a vampire character. Her name is Eli and she starts to befriend a young boy named Oskar. Oskar is also shy and a bit awkward. The two begin a friendship with each other that grows into something more. Oskar helps Eli by accepting who she is once he finds out she is a vampire. He is there for her to talk to and be someone that she can confide in when she is upset with killing people. This is another trait that is atypical of a vampire. Eli does not like killing people, she only does it to stay alive. She cries and feels remorse after she kills a man named Jocke. She even tried to eat food that Oskar gave her, but she became sick and upset because she couldn’t eat it. Typically, vampires are portrayed as manipulative and evil. They enjoy killing people and sometimes do it just because they can. At the end of the movie, Eli saves Oskar from being drowned in a pool by bullies by killing the kids hurting him. Though she does kill the kids, it was done to protect Oskar. The vampire character of Eli in Let the Right One In gives a different perspective on vampires because she is a young girl who is lonely and just wants a friend.

Works Cited:

Cohen, Jeffery Jerome. “Monster Culture: Seven Theses.” From Monster Theory: Reading Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Let the Right One In. Dir. Tomas Alfredson. By Tomas Alfredson, John Ajvide Lindqvist, Hoyte Van Hoytema, Johan Söderqvist, and Dino Jonsater. Prod. John Nordling and Carl Molinder. Perf. Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord, and Henrik Dahl. N.p., n.d. Web. 

Hyperlinks:

http://archive.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2008/11/14/young_vampires_in_love_with_a_scandinavian_chill/

https://creativecriticism.net/?p=337

https://my.vanderbilt.edu/vandyperforms/2016/03/let-the-right-one-in-exclusion-and-isolation-within-outsider-status/
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Disscusion Post 1 Let the Right One In

Im analyzing the character Eli played by Lenna Leanderrson in Let the Right One In, she starts off as seeming to be a typical middle school new girl. She has brown hair and dark features, but her skin is fair and pale. She moves in next to the protagonist, Oskar who is a blonde boy who gets bullied at their school. Oskar takes interest in her and her abnormal family/life. Eli and the man she is staying with board their windows with cardboard. Something what Dracula would have to also do because of sunlight. (Dracula by Bram Stoker 1) Watching the film you already get a irry feeling about this character. She tells Oskar when they speak that they cannot be friends and from watching the movie we know she says that because she is a vampire. I think she also tells him this because she knows she can hurt him and probably doesn't want to, even though she acts a little unfriendly towards him. She asks Oskar if he would still like her if she wasn't a girl, and by that I think she means because she's a vampire. She doesn't see herself as being a regular middle schooler. By now you can tell she's gaining a friendship with Oskar and wants to tell him the truth. She lets him know she'd help him if the bullies don't quit bothering him. This shows she has feelings towards Oskar. We later learn that technically Eli is not a girl because she was born a male. I don't think that changes the fact that she grows feelings for Oskar because she later saves him from drowning and kills the boys who were harassing him. It also ends with most likely Eli giving Oskar another morse code note that reads, “kiss”. (Let the Right One In 1)
References
[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/LetTheRightOneIn?from=Film.LetTheRightOneIn]
[http://let-the-right-one-in.com/woofy/Sound_Design/Sound_Design.html]
[http://thescorecardreview.com/review/film-reviews/2008/11/13/let-the-right-one-in/1723]
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VAMPEDIA 1

There are many films that portray Vampires in numerous different ways starting from their personalities to the way they dress and present themselves in the human world; and it continues to be considered legends. Directors portray vampires to have pale white skin, having a thick English accent from the late centuries, dressing in old vintage clothing, being an outsider from the human race (not making any friends or getting along with anyone), etc. Looking into the character of Dracula of the 1992 film of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, he is depicted as a monster, someone who is evil and vicious to human kind. The film starts off by Dracula leaving his beloved wife to go into battle, then later when he returns home his wife commits suicide by throwing herself into the river. He is not pleased with God because he let this happen to his wife meanwhile he is trying to defend his Church. He then states to the Lord that he will be reborn again in life after he stabs his sword into the wooden cross and he drinks the blood that comes flowing out. Later towards the end of the film we find out that Mina reminds Dracula of Elizabeth and he believes it is a reincarnation of her. Mina and Dracula share a relationship that connects them both. Jonathan furious with this has vengeance on Dracula and intends to kill him. Jonathan cuts Dracula’s throat and then Quincy stabs him in the heart, Mina goes to comfort Dracula through his last moments. With these examples it shows that Dracula has an effect on others whether it may be angry, worriedness, hatred, anxiety, fear or love towards him (dracula's feelings). By him getting these different emotions to show in other people’s lives, it states that he has a strong impact (not only him, but this goes with other vampires that are shown in other films, novels, short stories, etc.) it shows a great deal about the depiction of vampires.

References:
Dracula (Nosferatu). Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Perf. Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves. Blackhawk Films/Eastin Phelan Corp., 1922. Panopto.

Appendix II, Russian Stories. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

Hyperlinks:
(dracula's feelings)-- https://schoolworkhelper.net/bram-stoker%E2%80%99s-dracula-essay/

(Dracula's personalities)-- http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~emiller/traits.html

(Dracula legend)-- http://romaniatourism.com/dracula-legend.html
Count Dracula's Legend and the history of Vlad the Impaler The legend of Count Dracula and history of voivode Vlad the Impaler, the real-life hero who inspired the legend. Romania Tourism offers information regarding places to visit, historic facts. Travel brochures, maps and advice about Romania, Sighisoara (Transylvania), Poenari Fortress, Bran (Dracula's Castle), Borgo Pass. romaniatourism.com
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