History OurVampiresAreDifferent / Film

16th Jan '18 4:26:38 PM Morgenthaler
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** Most vampires are people who have been turned, but there are "pure" vampires, i.e. those who were born that way. So yes, vampires can apparently have children the normal way [[ImmortalProcreationClause despite being immortal]]. Naturally, they're part of the elite class who tend to look down upon the rest of their ilk, although Nyssa Damaskinos from ''Blade II'' is a pretty empathetic exception to the rule.
27th Nov '17 2:54:58 AM jormis29
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* Santi, the teenaged protagonist of ''Film/{{Eskalofrío}}'' (Spanish for ''Shiver''), has elongated canine teeth, a severe allergic reaction to sunlight and a tendency to view himself as a monster, [[NotUsingTheZedWord though he never actually claims to be a vampire]]. He has no supernatural powers, and his condition causes him no small amount of trouble when he moves to a small town in the countryside and people start turning up with their throats ripped out and their blood drained.

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* Santi, the teenaged protagonist of ''Film/{{Eskalofrío}}'' ''Film/{{Escalofrio}}'' (Spanish for ''Shiver''), has elongated canine teeth, a severe allergic reaction to sunlight and a tendency to view himself as a monster, [[NotUsingTheZedWord though he never actually claims to be a vampire]]. He has no supernatural powers, and his condition causes him no small amount of trouble when he moves to a small town in the countryside and people start turning up with their throats ripped out and their blood drained.
27th Nov '17 2:53:43 AM jormis29
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* Santi, the teenaged protagonist of the Spanish film ''Film/{{Shiver}}'', has elongated canine teeth, a severe allergic reaction to sunlight and a tendency to view himself as a monster, [[NotUsingTheZedWord though he never actually claims to be a vampire]]. He has no supernatural powers, and his condition causes him no small amount of trouble when he moves to a small town in the countryside and people start turning up with their throats ripped out and their blood drained.

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* Santi, the teenaged protagonist of the Spanish film ''Film/{{Shiver}}'', ''Film/{{Eskalofrío}}'' (Spanish for ''Shiver''), has elongated canine teeth, a severe allergic reaction to sunlight and a tendency to view himself as a monster, [[NotUsingTheZedWord though he never actually claims to be a vampire]]. He has no supernatural powers, and his condition causes him no small amount of trouble when he moves to a small town in the countryside and people start turning up with their throats ripped out and their blood drained.
7th Oct '17 11:26:47 PM ultimomant
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* In the ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' series, vampires are the result of one of the sons of the first immortal having been bitten by a bat, which somehow caused the immortality virus in him to mutate into a vampiric one. Vampires have great strength and speed, as well as heightened senses. They need blood to survive and will actually die if they ingest normal food. It is interesting to note that one of the vampire's leaders, the Elder Viktor, promulgated a law that vampires are forbidden from drinking human blood (a rule which he himself routinely violated) to avoid antagonizing mortals. The vampires' only weakness is sunlight (specifically, UV rays), which have been weaponized by their enemies, the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycans]] ([[spoiler:it is revealed in the second film that the UV rounds were designed by an exiled vampire historian in exchange for a comfortable life and protection]]). All immortals have an interesting trait that allows them to [[GeneticMemory experience memories transferred by blood]]. A vampire's (or lycan's) bite transfers the virus into the victim's bloodstream. Best-case scenario is the human turning into a vampire. Worst-case (happens most of the time) is the human dies an agonizing death within minutes of being bitten (the virus did evolve from a deadly plague). Vampires are not considered to be undead, as they are able to have children, even with lycans (although this is expressly forbidden by vampire law, so just guess what happens...).

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* In the ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' series, vampires are the result of one of the sons of the first immortal having been bitten by a bat, which somehow caused the immortality virus in him to mutate into a vampiric one. Vampires have great strength and speed, as well as heightened senses. They need blood to survive and will actually die get sick if they ingest normal food. It is interesting to note that one of the vampire's leaders, the Elder Viktor, promulgated a law that vampires are forbidden from drinking human blood (a rule which he himself routinely violated) to avoid antagonizing mortals. The vampires' only weakness is sunlight (specifically, UV rays), which have been weaponized by their enemies, the [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycans]] ([[spoiler:it is revealed in the second film that the UV rounds were designed by an exiled vampire historian in exchange for a comfortable life and protection]]). All immortals have an interesting trait that allows them to [[GeneticMemory experience memories transferred by blood]]. A vampire's (or lycan's) bite transfers the virus into the victim's bloodstream. Best-case scenario is the human turning into a vampire. Worst-case (happens most of the time) is the human dies an agonizing death within minutes of being bitten (the virus did evolve from a deadly plague). Vampires are not considered to be undead, as they are able to have children, even with lycans (although this is expressly forbidden by vampire law, so just guess what happens...).
30th Jul '17 4:16:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': Discussed when Vampirella draws a distinction between herself and the evil vampires stuck on Earth. Due to being away from their homeworld Drakulon for so long, they've become a mutant substrain whose bite infects rather than kills victims and are also vulnerable to the traditional vampire weaknesses.
19th Mar '17 5:49:57 AM TheNerevarine
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* In ''Film/JohnCarpentersVampires'', vampires have most of the usual weaknesses, except for cross, however the original vampire, Jan Valek, is immune to silver bullets and garlic. In fact, the only thing that can harm him is the original cross from which he was crucified. His vampire minions can see through his eyes, and he's strong enough to decapitate a man with his bare hands. He is also still vulnerable to sunlight. Indeed, the plot of the movie revolves around him attempting to retrieve his cross in order to gain that immunity.

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* In ''Film/JohnCarpentersVampires'', vampires have most of the usual weaknesses, except for cross, however the original vampire, Jan Valek, is immune to silver bullets and garlic. In fact, the only thing that can harm him is the original cross from which he was crucified. His vampire minions can see through his eyes, and he's strong enough to decapitate a man with his bare hands. He is also still vulnerable to sunlight. Indeed, the plot of the movie revolves around him attempting to retrieve his cross in order to gain that immunity. The third movie ''The Turning'' introduces oriental vampires with drastically different backstories (there are two types: the benevolent ''song neng'' and the completely evil ''jai tham'' and a eclipse that happens every few centuries can turn them back to mortals), but they are still dealt with it like any other vampire by the hunters.
18th Feb '17 4:30:10 PM Prometheus117
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* The movie ''Film/FrightNight1985'' also played with this trope, as does the [[Film/FrightNight2011 remake]]. Vampires can definitely be killed by sunlight and a stake to the heart. Fire hurts like hell, and presumably will kill them. Beheading might work, but unlike most vampires, cutting off their head is just as diffecult as it would a normal person (i.e., bone is hard to cut through). Vampires are hurt by holy water, but not silver. Crosses hurt, but appear to be overcome easily. They can't shapeshift, which is different from the original. Plus [[spoiler: there is a special stake blessed by St. Michael that cures all the vampires created by a vampire killed by it]].

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* The movie ''Film/FrightNight1985'' also played with this trope, as does the [[Film/FrightNight2011 remake]]. Vampires can definitely be killed by sunlight and a stake to the heart. Fire hurts like hell, and presumably will kill them. Beheading might work, but unlike most vampires, cutting off their head is just as diffecult difficult as it would a normal person (i.e., bone is hard to cut through). Vampires are hurt by holy water, but not silver. Crosses hurt, but appear to be overcome overcomed easily. They can't shapeshift, which is different from the original. Plus [[spoiler: there [[spoiler:there is a special stake blessed by St. Michael that cures all the vampires created by a vampire killed by it]]. They have to obey the [[MustBeInvited invitation rule]], but they can use [[LoopholeAbuse technicalities to cheat it]], such as [[spoiler:pretending to be a deliveryman and having the door open for them, using abandoned buildings (you can't "invite" someone into a place that doesn't belong to anyone, after all), and just plain [[DungeonBypass blowing up the home in question]]]].
29th Sep '16 1:34:26 PM fearlessnikki
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* ''Film/VanHelsing'' has Dracula and his brides able to go OneWingedAngel and turn into [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies harpy-like creatures]]. They're able to mate and reproduce, but their children are born dead, and Dracula's main goal is to find a way to bring them to life. His brides and other creations are vulnerable to the usual - holy water, crucifixes etc. However Dracula can only be killed with [[spoiler: a bite from a werewolf]].
* ''Film/BramStokersDracula'' is mostly true to the tropes of the original novel. However it also gives Dracula the ability to transform into a werewolf like creature, as well as another one that resembles a humanoid bat.
10th Mar '16 11:59:28 PM TheNerevarine
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* In ''Film/PerfectCreature'', they are mutants created by a plague that only affects males, and they can't turn other people into vampires - you have to be born one. They are unaffected by the typical weaknesses, most notably holy items. In fact, vampires form a holy order in charge of guiding and protecting mankind.

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* In ''Film/PerfectCreature'', they are mutants created by a plague that only affects males, and they can't turn other people into vampires - vampires, you have to be born one. They are much stronger and durable than humans, are long-lived rather than immortal (none of them died of natural causes, but their oldest members look quite aged) and are unaffected by the typical weaknesses, most notably holy items. items - In fact, the vampires form a holy order '' Christian order'' in charge of guiding and protecting mankind.mankind and are referred to as "Brothers". They are also never called [[NotUsingTheZWord vampires]] during the movie, except for the opening narration, which mentions they used to be called like that before they formed the Brotherhood. They are taken from their mothers while they are still babies and indoctrinated into believing they are superior to humans, but in spite of all this, they managed to live in harmony with the humans as FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires who drink from their willingly donated blood.
10th Mar '16 11:00:18 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* The vamps in ''Film/ChildrenOfTheNight'' are mostly of the ClassicalMovieVampire mould, except they sleep either submerged in water [[BodyHorror with their lungs out of their mouths]] or in cocoons.
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