Of all the creatures in mythology and demonology, the vampire runs the show in contemporary literature. Vampires have a way of arousing our deepest, darkest fantasies. Vampire stories are a subgenre of horror fiction. They populate dark, erotic themes that include werewolves, demons, angels, and sorcerers.
Vampire legend is a broad, mixed bag of demons, bloodsuckers, and shape-shifters. The vampire has evolved into a charming, romantic, warrior figure. He lives in an urban mansion, pursues his breed mate, is at war with rogues and minions, is the head of an ancient warrior clan, and brandishes cold killing steel. He is a gypsy, a strigoi, a tlahuelpuchi, strong and fierce.