The main vampire is dead, everything is well with the world... or? Suddenly one of his victim arises to take his position as the nosferatu, riding off to spread the plauge of vampirism further. This trope is when a important character in a vampire story who has been infected becomes the new vampire soon after the death of the former head vampire or an important figure among the vampires. The idea is simply that the story of the vampire is a circle of evil, that a new vampire will take the place of the old one until the same thing happens again. The term was coined by Werner Herzog when he made Nosferatu: The Vampyre with Klaus Kinski. This is not to be confused with You Kill It, You Bought It, but is a philosophic twist on one of the aspects of And Then John Was a Zombie.
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