​12 Of The Worst Draculas Of All Time

He's perhaps the most popular monster in all of horror. And yet it's been weirdly difficult to accurately portray the prince of darkness on screen — to make him as scary and evil and charismatic as he was in Bram Stoker's original novel. Here are 12 movies and TV series whose portrayal of Dracula that got it very, very » 10/06/14 2:17pm 10/06/14 2:17pm

If You’re Still A True Blood Fan, Life Is Pretty Damn Sad Right Now

Buried underneath the VMAs, something else important also took place on TV last night. True Blood, HBO's long-running series about sexy vampires and the people who love them, wound to a close. » 8/25/14 2:30pm 8/25/14 2:30pm

True Blood Finally Shows Why Louisiana Is Filled With Sexy Vampires

True Blood is a raunchy show about vampires and other supernatural beings. Its cast in turn contains many actors who were relatively unknown when the show first started in 2008, and are now regularly hailed as pinnacles of physical perfection. » 7/17/14 10:40am 7/17/14 10:40am

Watch Us Strip Vampires for Fun and Profit

Last week, we showed you one side of the PS3/Vita title Akiba's Trip 2: its faithful reconstruction of otaku mecca Akihabara. Today we're going to look at the other side of the game. So watch us as we strip vampires, expose them to lethal amounts of sunlight, and then loot their corpses. » 11/19/13 6:00am 11/19/13 6:00am

It's Hard To Play Square's Vampire Game When The Hero's This Sexy

While an Unreal Engine 3-powered vampire hunting period piece set in an alternate 19th century Paris may sound pretty compelling, the coolest thing about Square Enix's Bloodmasque is facial mapping technology console developers gave up on years ago. » 7/25/13 2:30pm 7/25/13 2:30pm

The Most Notable Vampires In Video Games

Surprisingly, blood suckers aren't as common in video games as you might expect. They might appear as a generic type of enemy, and of course there are a few of them in the Castlevania series. We collected some of these vampires, paying attention to leave out those who like to carry people on their backs. » 1/28/13 8:00pm 1/28/13 8:00pm

Seven Misconceptions about Vampires To Keep In Mind as You Kill Them

The author of The Zombie Combat Manual Roger Ma is back with a new guidebook: The Vampire Combat Manual, which dispenses advice on how to battle vampires. In the excerpt below, Ma tackles misconceptions about the imagery beings—just in time for Halloween: » 10/26/12 3:59am 10/26/12 3:59am

Is There Any Stopping China's Vampire Zombies? Doesn't Look Like It.

Rigor mortis has set in. They are unable to walk. But with their arms outstretched, they hop as they search the night for prey to bite. That's how they absorb the essence of their victims. They're called "jiangshi" and are China's vampire zombies.

But these walking dead are not only a Chinese thing. They're now once… » 10/09/12 4:00am 10/09/12 4:00am

Werewolves, Zombies and Fairies Run Amok in The Sims 3 Supernatural

After EA added vampires to the mix in 2010's Late Night expansion, The Sims 3's fans have been clamoring for a way to faithfully recreate scenes from the Twilight Saga without having to resort to user-created mods. The Sims 3 Supernatural heeds their moody metaphysical call. » 6/13/12 8:30am 6/13/12 8:30am

What Do Vampires Want With inFamous' Hero Anyway?

In a cutscene for the upcoming downloadable standalone Cole MacGrath adventure, inFamous 2: Festival of Blood, we learn why bloodsuckers from fake New Orleans would go to all the trouble of kidnapping a guy with superpowers. » 9/01/11 12:30pm 9/01/11 12:30pm

A new discovery about mosquitoes reveals why vampires will never exist

Scientists have found a type of bacteria that kills off the mosquito that carries malaria. That's good news. The way the bacteria works means it could also be used to make sure there is never a plague of vampires. That's even more good news. » 5/20/11 11:40am 5/20/11 11:40am

At Least The Sims 3 Vampires Don't Sparkle

The Vampires introduced in The Sims 3: Late Night don't want to fall in love with one-dimensional teenage girls. They just want to suck their blood. » 10/14/10 11:40am 10/14/10 11:40am

The Sims 3 Late Night Adds Club Hopping Vampires

The Sims 3 expands this fall with The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion pack, plunging your Sim into the active downtown nightlife, or letting them explore their darkest fantasies as a Sim vampire. » 7/20/10 4:40pm 7/20/10 4:40pm

Vampires! Mafia Wars! FarmVille! Come Talk Zynga This Wednesday

Join us this Wednesday on Kotaku Talk Radio to discuss the week's video gaming news and chat with Marcus Segal, the chief operating officer for Zynga. » 4/05/10 5:00pm 4/05/10 5:00pm

Scene It? Brings Twilight's Sparkle Pony Vampires To The Wii

Konami takes the Scene It? franchise in a decidedly darkly romantic direction with Scene It? Twilight for the Nintendo Wii, based on the ridiculously popular "vampire" movie. » 9/24/09 11:20am 9/24/09 11:20am

The Sims 3’s Occult Connection, Plus New Screens

Ghosts push aside alien abductions, werewolf infections and nightclubbing vampires to become the sole element of the occult in The Sims 3. » 2/25/09 8:20pm 2/25/09 8:20pm