WELL I'VE SEEN TWO OF THE TWILIGHT FILMS AND AT LEAST 12 EPISODES OF ANGEL, SO I KIND OF KNOW A BIT ABOUT VAMPIRES ALREADY.
Really? So how did you manage to get vampires and vegetarians mixed up then?
How about I give you a quick run down of vampirism to get you up to speed.
OK, GO ON THEN.
Vampires are mythological creatures that feed on the life essence of their victims through the extraction of their blood. They usually suck blood for their own sustenance but sometimes they like to transform their victims into vampires and this leads us nicely on to Deacon Frost.
Frost first appeared in the Tomb of Dracula #13 in 1973 where he appeared as a scientist looking for immortality. He was injected with vampire blood which transformed him into a vamp and this gave him increased strength, shape changing abilities and of course a thirst for blood! Frost also has the rather unique ability to be able to create doppelgangers of his victims!
WHY WOULD HE WANT TO DO THAT?
No idea. Let's move on.
There are many, many, many different versions of vampires in mythology, so despite how many Twilight films you've seen don't expect all vampires to be the same.
SO WHERE DO WE START?
Well arguably the most famous vampire is Dracula from author Bram Stoker's 1897 novel of the same name. This book has inspired many of the modern myths and legends surrounding vampires however there are many legends that can be traced back to different cultures. Some believed vampirism to be related to witchcraft, whilst others believed that vampirism was connected to malevolent spirits.