Real Vampire Community Academic Resources –


“Vampires as an Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community,” Nova Religio 14:1 (2010): 4-23.

“Vampires as an Ascriptive Identity Group: Analyzing Causes and Effects of an Introspective Survey by the Vampire Community,” in Adam Possamai, ed., Handbook of Hyper-Real Religions. Boston: Brill, 2012: pp. 141-163.

“‘We Are Spirits of Another Sort’: Ontological Rebellion and Religious Dimensions of the Otherkin Community,” Nova Religio 15:3 (2012): 65-90.

“Vampires Today: The Truth about Modern Vampirism”
Joseph Laycock, PhD – Praeger Publishers – May 30, 2009 – ISBN: 0-313-36472-9


“The real vampires of New Orleans and Buffalo: a research note towards comparative ethnography”

“Vampire and Vampirism,” in Encyclopedia of American Studies (Johns Hopkins University Press)

“The Real Vampire Community: A Concise History,” in The Vampire in Europe: A Critical Edition

“Vampires of the Crescent City: A Case Study,” in The Vampire in Europe: A Critical Edition

“Conversations with Real Vampires [in New Orleans],” in The Vampire in Europe: A Critical Edition

“The Dangerous Dead: Vampire Mythology in the House of Night Series”


Do We Always Practice What We Preach? Real Vampires’ Fears Of Coming Out Of The Coffin To Social Workers And Helping Professionals
Critical Social Work, 2015 Vol. 16, No. 1

Social Work, BDSM, and Vampires: Toward Empowering People with Non-Traditional Identities

Selves, Symbols, and Sexualities: An Interactionist Anthology
Sage Publications, Edited by Thomas Weinberg and Staci Newmahr – 2014
Chapter 20: Intersections of Vampirism & Sexuality – A Narrative Description of a Vampire Feeding

Contemporary Vampires and (Blood-Red) Leisure: Should We Be Afraid of the Dark?
Leisure/Loisir – Volume 32 (2) (2008); Pages 513-539


Vampirism & Energy Work Research Survey (VEWRS)
An Introspective Examination Of The Real Vampire Community

Advanced Vampirism & Energy Work Research Survey (AVEWRS)
Examining The Intricacies Of The Vampiric Condition

Supplemental Vampirism & Energy Work Interview Survey (SVEWIS)
Ethnomethodological & Existential Phenomenological Research From An Emic Perspective

VEWRS & AVEWRS Statistical Research Data & Charts

Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions Of Self-Identified Real Vampires

Definition Of Real Vampirism
Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS)

Identity Groups & Ritualistic Occult Crime
PowerPoint Briefing For Law Enforcement & Academicians

Qualitative Ethnography Of Otherkin, Therianthrope & Non-Human Identifying Subcultures


Boiling Blood: Aggression as a Community Building Tool in the Online Vampire Subculture

From Fictional Footnotes to National News: The Evolving Focus of Public OVC Fora from the Late Nineties to the Present


‘The Beast Within: Anthrozoomorphic Identity and Alternative Spirituality in the Online Therianthropy Movement,’ Nova Religio 16:3 (2013).

‘The Law of the Jungle: Self and Community in the Online Therianthropy Movement’, Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, 14: 2 (2012)


Alternative Worlds: Metaphysical Questioning and Virtual Community Amongst the Otherkin

June 2014 In Review

LeonoraCarrington-PaintingVampire Community News (VCN) – June 2014 In Review

Meet The Real-Life Married Vampires Who Drink Each Other’s Blood
June 3, 2014

Real-Life Vampires Pyretta Blaze & Andy Filth – Daily Mail
June 3, 2014

Soweto Youth Chant ‘I Am Not A Vampire!’ – South Africa
June 6, 2014

Harmful Religious Practice And Occult On The Rise In South Africa
June 7, 2014

Vellington’s Vampire Community Divided Over Film; ‘What We Do In The Shadows’
June 11, 2014

Tip Of The ICE-Berg – RVL
June 14, 2014

Self-Styled Russian Vampire Slayer Committed To Asylum – The Moscow Times
June 16, 2014

The Slender Man Trilogy: The Myth, The Fiction & The Reality
June 18, 2014

Friends Of The South African Vampire (FOSAV) Group Removed From Facebook – SAVA “Undeterred”
June 24, 2014

The Vampire Monarchy – Craigslist Post
June 24, 2014

The Blood Is The Life ~ Your Thoughts? – RVL
June 26, 2014

Gotham Vampyre Archives – The Anthology – Second Edition – Open Call For Submissions

Dark Temptations Series – “Thirst For Blood” – Airs July 16, 2014 @ 10 PM ET – Discovery Channel

Jake Rush – A ‘Vampire’ We Can Stand Behind

JakeRushOfficial Vampire Community Press Statement
April 1, 2014

The citizens for the advancement of vampiric philosophy and freedom of expression hereby endorse Jake Rush, Florida Congressional Candidate.  Jake’s strong conservative values of personal responsibility tempered with his admirable position on protecting the rights of others to engage in whatever extracurricular social activity or lifestyle they deem appropriate is in keeping with our ideals.  We wish him all the best with his political aspirations in the coming election and stand cape-to-cape beside him with our fangs sharpened.  It is our hope that his leadership will help steer America back to its constitutionally rooted principles of upholding the rights of private citizens against the tyranny of government and those who seek to oppress our individual freedoms.


The Vampi(y)re Illuminati Puppet Masters
of the American (Global) Political System

Jake Rush For Congress

Additional Reading For The Common Man
(& Politicians Reading This From Their Desks In Washington, D.C.):

Demystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us


Florida’s ‘Vampire’ Congressional Candidate Might Be The Future Of American Politics
By Hunter Walker – Business Insider – April 1, 2014

Keep These Satanists Out Of Congress!
When Republicans Turn Satanic Panic On Their Own
By Joseph Laycock – Religion Dispatches – April 2, 2014

April 2013 In Review

TresRichesHeures-SowingFieldVampire Community News (VCN) – April 2013 In Review

The Living Vampire Survey – Part 3 – By Real Vampire Life
April 1, 2013

Female Satanist Uses Money To Initiate Children Into Satanism
April 2, 2013

Letting Go Of Therianthropy For Good – By Lupa
April 2, 2013

What DOESN’T Make It To The Papers – Octarine Valur
April 4, 2013

Violence Against Goths+ Is A Hate Crime – Greater Manchester Police (GMP)
April 4, 2013

Midrand Trio Sought About Blood – South Africa
April 15, 2013

Opinions On The Current State Of The Online Vampire Community – By Alison Demzon
June 2012 Survey Results

The Living Vampire ~ A Social Survey Part 2 – Preliminary Data Set 1
April 15, 2013

Global Vampire & Donor+ Directory Update & Geographic Breakdown
April 17, 2013

Man Rapes Grand-Child, Collects Blood – New Zimbabwe
April 19, 2013,+collects+blood/news.aspx

The Living Vampire Part 2 ~ Results Presentation 1, 2, 3, & 4
April 19, 2013

The Actress Who Loves A Bloodbath
April 20, 2013

Interview With Magus Etu Malku: Preternatural Musician, Composer & Magickian – Kelly Scarlet Rakoczy
April 20, 2013

Am I Menopausal Or A Powerful Werewolf? – Huffington Post
April 23, 2013

Kirsty Theologo ‘Sacrificed’ For Wishes – South Africa – Drinking Blood, Eating Flesh, & Setting On Fire
April 23, 2013

WHAT!? I Think I’m An Animal (Therian & Otherkin Documentary) – Logo TV Channel
April 23, 2013

Polls – Examining A Documentary For The Therian & Otherkin Communities
April 26, 2013

Stepping Into The Astral (Etheric Projection, Dream Body, etc.) – House Of The Dreaming
April 28, 2013

Cirque du Nuit – Hosted By New Orleans Vampire Association – New Orleans, LA
October 26, 2013

March 2013 In Review

L'HorlogeDe SapienceCirca1450Vampire Community News (VCN) – March 2013 In Review

Being The Newbie – Seraphim Vega
March 5, 2013

Purported German Cannibal/Vampire – Seeking Women For Suicide, Blood Drinking, & Eating
March 5, 2013

Modern Living Vampires – Predators Or Not? – Tim
March 6, 2013

They Killed My Sister & Drank Her Blood – South Africa
March 6, 2013

Cops Say Man Lured Teen For Sex Using
March 8, 2013

American Society ‘Submerged’ In The Occult, Says Ex-Satanist
March 8, 2013

‘Psychic Vampire’ Gets Prison Time For Sexual Abuse Of Relative
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My Strange Addiction: Addicted To Drinking Blood – Video – TLC
March 13, 2013

The Real-Life Vampire: Woman Admits She Is Hooked On Drinking Blood – My Strange Addiction
March 15, 2013

VVDFGS Preliminary Results Report #1 – SAVA
March 17, 2013

The 134th Court Of Lazarus
March 17, 2013

The Global Vampire & Donor Community Directory
March 17, 2013

‘Vampire’ Shane Chartres-Abbott’s Killer Paid For Alibi, Court Told
March 18, 2013

Witch-Hunts, Moral Panics, And Modern Pagans – Jason Pitzl-Waters – The Wild Hunt
March 19, 2013

Real Female Vampires Of The United Kingdom – Sally Painter Of
March 19, 2013

Pair Plead Not Guilty Over ‘Vampire’ Gigolo Murder – The Age (Victoria) – Steve Butcher
March 21, 2013

Pagans Lay Complaint Against Barbara Creecy – South Africa
March 21, 2013

My Strange Addiction: Woman Drinks Human And Animal Blood – Huffington Post
March 21, 2013

Spurned Lover Turned To Satan, Violence, & Blood Drinking – Russia
March 22, 2013

Incontro Col Vampiro. Intervsta A Un Real Vampire
March 23, 2013

Naturally The Pagans Are Quite Upset – Andrew Donaldson – South Africa
March 24, 2013

RIP – Sam’mael Draconis
March 27, 2013

Domboshava Man: I Drink Blood – Zimbabwe
March 27, 2013

Mistero: I Real Vampire Che Bevono Sangue Umano – Italy – Horus Sat
March 28, 2013

Il ‘Dracula’ Riminese: “Non Siamo Dei Mostri” – Italy – Horus Sat
March 29, 2013

The Intelligent Reader’s Guide On How To Identify “Satanic Panic” In The Media – Octarine Valur
March 29, 2013

Real Life Vampire? Korean Girl Is Addicted To Drinking Fresh Blood
March 2013

We’re Part Of Witchcraft Group, We Eat Human Flesh From Graves – 2 School Children Confess – Zimbabwe
March 30, 2013

New Orleans Vampire Association (NOVA) – Annual Easter Outreach Program (Photos)
March 31, 2013