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Halloween is approaching: vampires vs. werewolves

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Vampire and Werewolf

Halloween is only ten days away! Right now many of you are probably finalizing your costumes (or buying them). Then it will be time for trick-or-treating, celebrations, and lot and lots of sugar.

Let's take a moment to compare the holiday's most famous characters.

VampiresWerewolves
First described 18th century Europe Ancient Greece
First book Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897) Hugues, the Wer-Wolf (1838)
First film Nosferatu (1922) Werewolf of London (1935)
Best film Dracula (1958) Teen Wolf (1985)
Worst film Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995) Teen Wolf Too (1987)
Pop culture representative Edward Jacob
Non-Twilight pop culture representative Selene, Underworld Remus Lupin, Harry Potter
How they're formed Bitten by a vampire Bitten by a wolf
Representative in food Count Chocula Fruit Brute
Favorite meal Your blood You. All of you.
Strengths Immortality, increased strength, flying (as a bat) Increased strength, speed, warm coat of fur
Weaknesses Stakes, sunlight, holy water, garlic Fleas, silver bullet, rye, mistletoe, wolfsbane (historically)
Duration of change Permanent Usually only at full moon

If you don't have anything to do on or near Halloween, or are looking for another activity, then check out the Halloween-themed events we have listed. Vampire-lovers, there are also a handful of vampire-themed shows. Sorry, werewolf fans, there is nothing specifically about werewolves right now.

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