Nightmare Fuel: Vampire: The Requiem

  • The section 'What Monsters Fear' in the sourcebook 'Mythologies' is pure Nightmare Fuel. It really makes the reader imagine how incredibly lonely it is to be a vampire, and then, to top it all off, shows you just how scary it is to face something alone in a world of perpetual night, surrounded by peers who'll look down on you for admitting weakness.
  • Some of the bloodlines are ghastly.
    • The Macellarius are just disgusting to look at, being grotesquely swollen and obese — and they just get fatter as they age. They seem to be so polite, so genial and then, when you least expect it, they snap at you like the beasts they are. They hold the most disgusting banquets you could ever imagine, which sicken even other vampires — and that's before you take into account the fact that they can actually eat human flesh, and invariably become addicted to the taste of it.
    • The Carnival are a Daeva bloodline who are so prone to Body Horror, even if they were perfectly normal before the Embrace, that they actually get the Nosferatu clan weakness. Out of the sight of ordinary humans, they perform the Show, sights and acts so bizarre that the most depraved human freak show could only dream of it. And if you're lucky, you'll be drawn into a special performance... The Carnival calls that "the Blowoff", and it's how they find prey.
    • The Oberlochs are basically the antagonists of every Hillbilly Horrors film come to (un)life as clannish, weirdly incestuous vampires. They're savages, they absolutely hate "city slickers", and because of some weird quirk of their blood, they're eternal but they still age. Expect re-enactments of the famous "sucking on bloody fingers" scene from the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
    • The Sangiovanni are incestuous, necrophiliac, inbred mafia necromancer-vampires.
    • Let's save time and state that most of the Nosferatu bloodlines are this, but, if really curious...
    • The Moroi might seem like a mild example. Oh, sure, they have in-clan access to two of three physical disciplines, and the stealth discipline, and Animalism, and probably start with dots in either Nightmare or Protean with easy access to the other, and they either hunt in packs or are old and powerful enough to take on entire coteries alone, and they have murderous impulses, but they probably won't physically or mentally torture you for decades like your average vengeful Ventrue—though they might deliver you to one after painfully subduing you. Nope! If you cross them, or you're their assigned target, or you get in the way, or you learn too much, or you happen to be wandering down the street when they're hungry and one of them lacks the self control to not drain you dry, they'll just kill you. From the shadows, probably quicker than anything short of a werewolf could survive long enough to fight back. Nothing to worry about at all!
  • Formosae: They're like vampires, but not quite vampires. They deliberately prey on people with poor self-image because they feed on resentment and loathing; their feeding does drain away fat and leave their victim beautiful but it quickly becomes fatal. And they are themselves absolutely hideously fat.
  • Cymothea Sanguina: a parasitic arthropod that bores into the lower jaw and eventually replaces the tongue, slowly converting its human host into a mindless blood-drinking zombie whose guts eventually rot away and fall out (to nurture larvae), leaving them to spend their last few days alive savagely attacking anything in sight.
  • The Ragged Man is a parasite that grows inside vampires, sort of a repulsive combination of a tapeworm and a Chestburster.
  • Draugr are what happens when a vampire finally gives up on trying to maintain some level of humanity. Larvae are vampires who were made that way.
    • Even worse are revenants-Larvae are at least mindless, and if elevated into true vampires don't remember what they did as animalistic near-zombies. Revenants don't even have that, they just rose from the dead one day without any idea of what they are, constantly starved for blood, all because some Jerk Ass true vampire didn't care to avoid killing them while he fed. No wonder Kindred take the opportunity to be righteous when they're involved.
  • Strix. Paranoia Fuel and proud of it, and so repulsed by humanity in general that even draugr come off as being too much like the living for their tastes. They're the shadowy, unliving reminders that there are far worse things than vampires in the world, and they could be everywhere...