“Blood in the Bronx”

Films: Vampires Vs. the Bronx (2020)

Alias: The Murnau coven (Vivian Tyrell the Commander)

Type: Mystical

Location: Civilized Area

Height/Weight: That of average humans.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Vampires, for the longest time it seems, have been associated with the evils of the higher class, Count Dracula being a prime example. And what better way to demonstrate modern upper-class vampire dickery than to have them depicted as bloodsucking freaks who also plan on gentrifying poorer communities? It's genius!

History: The Murnau Properties company is planning on moving into the Bronx, as well as tearing down small businesses to make way for their real estate deals. But there's more to this than the rich being a-holes. Turns out, Murnau is a coven of vampires led by a matriarch known by the community as Vivian. Her plan is to use the remains of the first of their kind to amass an army, and kill every last human there. The only thing standing in her way are three kids intent on saving their neighborhood.

Notable Kills: Nothing special.

Final Fate: On that fateful night, the whole neighborhood comes together to help the kids vanquish the vampires for good. Our main kid hero manages to deal the final blow to Vivian by stabbing her with the bat of a bodega owner she screwed over and killed. Soon, the entire Bronx is quick to warn any other potential invaders that they won't stand down so easily.

Powers/Abilities: Can convert others, as well as live forever. And because they have no reflection, cameras cannot detect them. Also, apparently the remains of the generation's firstborn can help create more of them.

Weakness: All the standard vampire ones, including sunlight and holy water. They also cannot go into a house without a formal invitation.

Scariness Factor: 4-These vampires combine two frightening entities. The first is that awful demographic of rich snobs who destroy entire communities on the basis of expansion while lying to the public about providing more jobs. The other is your standard creature of the night with long claws, pale skin, and sharp fangs. There's a reason you almost never see stories about werewolves doing this sort of thing. Vampire is just synonymous with some of the folks with too much cash!

Trivia: -The weakness of vampires needing an invitation is indeed a part of their lore in some cultures, though it's mostly derived from most supernatural spirits needing an invitation altogether. It's why they would rely on trickery most of the time. A possible explanation for this would be that an uninvited guest was especially frowned upon in the olden days, and would incite mass paranoia.

-Murnau Properties is named after F.W. Murnau, the acclaimed director of vampire classic, "Nosferatu". Some of the vampires in this film even rise from their coffins like Orlok does!

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