Saturday, June 9, 2012

Zombies Vs Vampires: What's the Difference?

Yes, both are undead and do feast on humans. But, they are no more in the same family as a dog and cat who both love to mooch off humans and sleep all day long.  

Don't need sleep
Don't have sexual urges
Have no issues with garlic, crosses or sunlight
Like blood, but also like flesh
Are not intelligent
Are not particularly physically graceful
No language

Blood drinkers
Adept Don't like garlic, sunlight or religious icons
Can mesmerize
Have to be invited into a domicile
Amulets can be used against them
Do not show up in mirrors  

It would seem that basically vampires have more rules!

What they have in common:
Driven by hunger
Can turn others into their kind


  1. ……. & for the vampires, they ALSO cannot cast shadows, cross water, or "rest" in soil NOT the same as that which they were buried in. Hence, horror fantasy authoress, Tanith Lee's Comte de St Germaine traveling worldwide with his cemetery soil in … his … shoes … nifty trick, ay? Additionally, Sharon, you among all people well gno that the farther back in history we go, say, away from classic Gothic literature, we find that the vampire is QUITE similar to the attributes of their zombie cousins, with being little more than a putrescent, mindless, reanimated revenant, especially when scrutinizing the Hellenic vampire, the Vrykolaka. Folklore researcher & practicing Mage, Nigel Jackson's book on worldwide vampire lore is a must-have for everyone's personal library. Enjoy, kiddies ~ (•8-D

  2. Forgive me, fans of Tanith Lee & Chelsea Quinn Yarbro & fans of horror-fantasy in general, I had actually meant to say Chelsea Quinn Yarbro when evoking her fictionalized Comte de Saint-Germain as a vampire nobleman who walks around with the earth of his burial site in his shoes. My humblest apologies for creating any confusion.

    Also, I'm not sure why the Capall Bann title by ace writer, mage, and folklorist, Nigel Jackson, The Compleat Vampyre ~ The Vampyre Shaman, Werewolves, Witchery, and the Dark Mythology of the Undead didn't print, either. Wow. It sure wasn't a great day for accuracies for me, was it? Kudos, Sharon.