The vampire is a creature from folklore that lives by feeding on the blood of the living and is known for its manipulative nature; this theme has been held in common throughout the many adaptations.
In European folklore, vampires are undead creatures that often-visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighborhoods they inhabited while they were alive.
From these tales spawned a myriad of genres including vampire literature, horror fiction, gothic fiction, and invasion literature, theatrical plays, films, and television interpretations.
The most iconic are Dracula, the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, as well as the 1922 film Nosferatu staring Max Schreck. In this cinematic portrayal we see the most iconic depiction of Nosferatu, Dracula or Vampire!