- Le Vampire (The Vampire) by Alexandre Dumas(1851) [Cadytech.com]
- La Baronne Trépassée (The Dead Baroness aka The Vampire and the Devil’s Son) by Pierre Alexis Ponson du Terrail. (1852) [Ebooksgratuits.com - French PDF] [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)]
- "Le Vampire" ("The Vampire") by Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1857) [Fleursdemal.org - Multiple Translations] [Poemhunter.com]
- "Quetait-ce?" ("What Was It?") by Fitz-James O’Brien (1859) [University of Adelaide] [Bartelby.com]
- Le Chevalier Tenebre (The Shadow Knight aka Knightshade) by Paul Henri Corentin Féval (1860) [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)]
- "The Mysterious Stranger" by Anonymous (1860) [The Literary Gothic]
- "The Cold Embrace" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1860) [GoogleBooks] [Gaslight]
- "Les Métamorphoses du vampire" ("Metamorphosis of a Vampire") by Charles-Pierre Baudelaire (1860) [Fleursdemal.org - Multiple Translations]
- Le Vampire Du Val-de-Grace (The Vampire of the Val-de-Grace) by Leon Gozlan (1861) [GoogleBooks - French] [Archive.org - French] [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)]
- Spirite: A Fantasy by Théophile Gautier (1861) [GoogleBooks] [Wikisource - French] (not explicitly about vampires, although it does concern the re-arisen dead)
- La Vampire (The Vampire aka The Vampire Countess) by Paul Henri Corentin Féval (1865) [Project Gutenberg - French] [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)]
- La Ville-Vampire (Vampire City) by Paul Henri Corentin Féval (1867) [Archive.org - French] [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)] (apparently features Gothic author Ann Radcliff as a vampire hunter)
- "The Last Lords of Gardonal" by William Gilbert (1867) [GoogleBooks: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3] [Gaslight]
- "The Vampire Cat of Nabéshima" by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford in Tales of Old Japan (1871) [GoogleBooks] [Project Gutenberg]
- Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, in his In a Glass Darkly (1872) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Project Gutenberg] [Lesvampires.org] [SFF.net]
- "Ombra" by Mrs. Richard S. Greenough, in Arabesques (1872) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org]
- Le Capitaine Vampire (Captain Vampire) by Marie Nizet (1879) [Black Coat Press - English Translation ($)]
- "The Fate of Madame Cabanel" by Eliza Lynn Linton (1880) [Scribd][Vampiresrealm.files.wordpress]
- "Posle Devedeset Godina" ("After Ninety Years") by Milovan Glišic (1880) [Kodkicosa.com - Serbian]
- “The Man-Eating Tree” by Phil Robinson, in his From Under the Punkah (1881) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org]
- "Klara Milich" by Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1882) [University of Adelaide]
- "The Vampyre" by Owen Meredith (1882) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org]
- "Life’s Secret" by Rev. Lal Behari Day, from Folk Tales of Bengal (1883)[GoogleBooks] [Archive.org] [Project Gutenberg] [Vampiresrealm.files.wordpress - PDF]
- Manor by Karl Heinrich Ulrichs (1884) [Project Gutenberg - German] [Amazon.com - English Translation ($)]
- "Strigoiul" ("The Vampyre") by Vasile Alecsandri [Lesvampires.org] [Thevampiresrealm.wordpress.com - Romanian]
- The Horla by Guy de Maupassant (1887) [University of Virgina] [Project Gutenberg - French]
- "Ken’s Mystery" (aka The Grave of Ethelind Fionguala) by Julian Hawthorne (1887) [East of the Web]
- "A Mystery of the Campagna" by Anne Crawford (under pseudonym Von Degen) (1887) [Vampiresrealm.files.wordpress.com - PDF]
- "The Old Portrait" by Hume Nisbet (1890) [Multoghost.files.wordpress.com]
- "The Vampire Maid" by Hume Nisbet (1890) [Project Gutenberg] [Lesvampires.org]
- "Let Loose" by Mary Cholmondeley (1890) [Project Gutenberg] [The Literary Gothic] [Lesvampires.org]
- Le chateâu des Carpathes (The Castle of the Carpathians) by Jules Verne (1892) [Archive.org] [Project Gutenberg - French]
- "The Death of Halpin Frayser" by Ambrose Bierce (1893) [GoogleBooks] [East of the Web]
- The Parasite by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1894) [Project Gutenberg] [University of Virgina] (about psychic vampirism, rather than sanguinary vampirism)
- "The True Story of a Vampire" (aka "The Sad Story of a Vampire") by Stanislaus Eric aka Count Eric Stenbock (1894) [Lesvampires.org]
- "A Kiss of Judas" by X.L. (Julian Osgood Field), in his Aut Diabolus Aut Nihil, and Other Tales (1894) [GoogleBooks] [Archive.org]
- Lilith by George MacDonald (1895) [Project Gutenberg] [Ccel.org]
- "Good Lady Ducayne" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1896) [GoogleBooks] [University of Minnesota Duluth] (not explicitly about vampires, although it does concern the harvesting of a victim’s blood)
- "The Vampire of Croglin Grange" by Augustus Hare (1896) [Project Gutenberg] [Lesvampires.org] [National Wildlife Foundation - PDF]
- "Phorfor" by Matthew Phipps Shiel (1896) [GoogleBooks]
Part I [x]
Adapted from this forum post. Original poster has not read all works listed, but has applied descriptive/helpful notes where possible.
- Aokigahara: Suicide Forest
- How to Mend a Broken Heart
- How Much is Your Dead Body Worth?
- I Am Alive
- The Dark Side of Porn: The Real Animal Farm
- Real Life Hannibal Lecters
- Pornography: The Secret History of Civilisation
- Louis Theroux- Extreme Love: Dementia
- Graphic Sexual Horror
- Saving Face
- Mental: A History of the Madhouse
- National Geographic: Moment of Death
- Elephant Man Autopsy
- SICK: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan
- Blood & Guts: A History of Surgery
- National Geographic: Secrets of the Body Farm
- My Flesh and Blood
- Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die
- Bulgaria’s Abandoned Children
In no particular order, though, but these are some of my favourite documentaries, for various reasons.
I should mention that most (if not all) of these documentaries call for viewer discretion, as some do deal with topics/imagery that can be disturbing/offensive to some people.
the past is never dead: a southern gothic rec list
this is a landscape of hell-fire and damnation, of murder and blood and a sky aflame. don’t trust the preacher, don’t fall in love with that beautiful belle. look elsewhere for heroes, there are none to be found here. there’s smoke on the horizon and judgement day’s a-comin’. you don’t need to sell your soul at the crossroads to be the devil’s own, but come midnight you will, all the same. trust no one, keep your eyes open, and a gun on your hip. welcome to the south. you’d better hope you like it, because you’re never gonna leave.
- absalom, absalom! by william faulkner
- in cold blood by truman capote
- the little friend by donna tartt
- to kill a mockingbird by harper lee
- no country for old men by cormac mccarthy
- and the ass saw the angel by nick cave
- the violent bear it away by flannery o’connor
- a streetcar named desire by tennessee williams
- the ballad of sad cafe by carson mccullers
- a confederacy of dunces by john kennedy toole
- near dark by kathryn bigelow (dir.)
- deliverance by john boorman (dir.)
- winter’s bone by debra granik (dir.)
- vampires by john carpenter (dir.)
- from dusk till dawn by robert rodriguez (dir.)
- psycho by alfred hitchcock (dir.)
- mississippi burning by alan parker (dir.)
- a time to kill by by joel schumacher (dir.)
- pig hunt by james isaac (dir.)
- interview with the vampire by neil jordan (dir.)
bonus: online for free
You’ve watched Iron Man, Captain America and the Avengers? You ship Steve/Tony, but haven’t read a single comic? This guide is for you!
I spend the last few months getting to know their continuity. However, I’ve spend a lot of the time being confused and going back and forth, because I always missed something.
Under the cut you will find a list of comics and story arcs for Captain America and Iron Man, starting at the New Avengers (2005) until Avengers Prime (2010). This includes Civil War, which is essential to understand many of the better comic-universe fanfiction. I also added some download links, short summaries and recommendations.
Yes, I am breaking this up into parts.
Because there is literally no way I could fit all of this into one part else I crash tumblr.
I’m so sorry guys.
This first part will deal with RECS FOR CLASSIC SCI FI SHORT STORIES. My definition of “classic” is basically tumut I do what I want yos, but let’s say anything written before 1985
Follow me under the cut for More Information Than You Require.
Right, so, here is the Wikipedia entry on the Discworld books. It is mildly terrifying; there are 39 of these novels, which is kind of a daunting prospect. Luckily, these books fall into a number of different…mini-series, if you will, and luckier still most of them can be read alone. The way I figure it, there are a couple of different paths that you can take to get into these books. I shall lay them out below.
If You Are A Single-Character Driven Reader:
So! There a couple different paths you can take if you’re the kind of reader who tends to imprint on one character first and the world/plot/other characters around them second; I’m going to strongly suggest that you attach yourself to either Sam Vimes or Susan Sto Helit, since I feel like the two of them, in addition to being great characters, are the two mains whose paths do the best job of introducing you to the assorted cast of characters that make up the Discworld.
Which, okay. The thing about these novels is that they’re very…Pratchett approaches worldbuilding using the “Here’s the world through the eyes of folks who’ve known it forever, keep up!” method, and he does so very effectively. And part of that is because, while every book has a given focal point or set of focal points, the characters who make up the Discworld drift in and out of each others’ stories at will. Occasionally you catch one of the wizards in a Watch book! Vetinari’s tentacles go everywhere (he does not really have tentacles, though some characters do, on the Disc)! Fred Colon and Nobby Nobbs just appear places! Foul ‘Ol Ron says “Millenium hand and shrimp!” And Death will invariably show up somewhere, stalking that stalk and TALKING THAT TALK, as will his granddaughter Susan. Speaking of which: