How to Kill a Vampire: Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction

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Vampires exist. And in every culture with a legend about bloodsuckers that rise from the grave to prey upon the living, there are rules and rituals for how to destroy them. How to Kill a Vampire is the first book to focus specifically on all known ways to prevent vampirism, protect oneself against attacks, and ultimately how to destroy the undead, as documented in folklore as well as horror film, TV, and books.

Covering everything from obscure legends to contemporary blockbusters, Ladouceur’s unique approach to vampires traces the evolution of how to kill the fictional creatures and celebrates the most important slayers.

In exploring how and why we create these monsters and the increasingly complex ways in which we destroy them, the book not only serves as a handy guide to the history and modern role of the vampire, it reveals much about the changing nature of human fears.

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Liisa Ladouceur is a lifelong vampire lover and journalist who covers horror and the dark side of culture for publications including Rue Morgue magazine. She is the author of Encyclopedia Gothica (2011) and lives in Toronto with a black cat.

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“Contagiously enthusiastic about her chosen subject—but also grounded about what is a fairy tale and a narrative trope—Ladouceur delivers in this brief, dense book.” —Publishers Weekly

"A crucial resource for any student of myth and legend, for writers and film-makers, and every fan of the world's favorite undead monster." —David Wellington, author of 13 Bullets

"How to Kill a Vampire will haunt the dreams of everyone from cultural historians, to Twilight lovers to seasoned veterans of the horror genre. Get your stake, your garlic and maybe your hair clippers if you are going after a Malaysian Vampire. You’re in for a long and perilous night." —W. Scott Poole, author of Monsters in America

"A fun and charming volume for vampire aficionados of all ages." —Nancy Kilpatrick, author of The Power of the Blood vampire novels and editor of Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead and Evolve Two: Vampire Stories of the Future Undead 

"Written with flair and energy, How to Kill a Vampire provides an exceptionally well researched exploration of the pursuit and destruction of vampires in folklore, fiction and film.  A great read!" —Elizabeth Miller, Dracula expert and author of Reflections on Dracula (1997), Dracula: The Shade and the Shadow (1998), Dracula: Sense & Nonsense (2000; rev 2006), A Dracula Handbook (2005), and Bram Stoker's Dracula: A Documentary Journey into Vampire Country and the Dracula Phenomenon (2009)

"Ladouceur’s writing... makes How to Kill a Vampire a full-on fun read. Her style is witty and jolly throughout, even when running down the litany of vampire suicide methods or describing how vampire babies tend to tear through their moms from the inside." —Mike Segretto, Psychobabble

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