Movies and TV shows used to draw from the same classic mythologies when it came to creatures like vampires and werewolves, etc. Of course, the details always differed a little bit here and there, but it seems like lately, as the supernatural becomes more and more popular, more and more liberties have been taken with the old basic "rules" (ahem, Stephenie Meyer, we're talking to you).
So to keep our cravings at bay - and also protect our readers, heh - here is our first installment of our newest series... "The ESC's Guide to Supernatural Creatures".
It used to be pretty simple to identify a vamp:
Only comes out at night.
Tries to bite you on the neck.
Occasionally wears a cape and/or turns into a bat.
But now - in a world where vampires don't always drink blood and sometimes walk around in daylight! - it's not so simple. Luckily we're here to help. Here are a few new telltale signs...