I’m really excited today because I have a guest post from Vanessa Morgan, author of the new vampire screenplay A Good Man. So let’s all welcome Vanessa and help her celebrate the release of her newest book!
There’s an exciting new vampire story being released this month. It’s a screenplay by Vanessa Morgan called A GOOD MAN (also available in French as Un homme bien) – a fun vampire tale that turns the whole vampire myth completely on its head and turns it into something highly original. The movie based on the screenplay is now in pre-production with Radowski Films. Let’s talk about some of the scariest vampire animals on this planet to celebrate the release of A GOOD MAN.
These long monster-like fish with neither scales nor jaws latch onto a host with their hook-like teeth and gulp down its blood. Luckily, they spend almost seven years as harmless larvae, but once it uses adulthood they terrorize their habitats and even attack humans when starved. They have caused the extinction of many other water creatures.
Mosquitoes are behind more human deaths than any other animal because of the diseases they carry. Male mosquitoes are pretty harmless because they eat a vegan, nectar-based diet, but female mosquitoes need to drink blood to get their protein, thus carrying over diseases such as malaria.
Bedbugs hide in dark, secluded areas during the day – in mattresses, behind walls, under floors – and come out at night to drink blood. An outbreak spreads quickly, since females lay up to 500 eggs in a lifetime. Pesticides nearly wiped out American bedbugs in the 1940s, but they’ve recently come bouncing back. Kissing bugs are similar to bedbugs as they come out at night and feed upon humans. They are bigger and more aggressive than bedbugs. They also spread disease.
Because ticks can drink up to 600 times their body weight in blood, they are considered one of the scariest vampires on earth. They also spread illnesses like Lyme disease.
Of the roughly 1000 bat species, only three drink blood. They feed mainly on horses, cattle and other livestock, but they sometimes attack humans as well. One bite alone is enough to spread rabies.
Let’s finish with one of the scariest of all vampire animals: the candirú. These parasitic catfish live in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers and are known to enter a person’s anus or urethra where they feed upon the blood and tissue of its victims. When this happens, it is very difficult to remove the candirú. They are the main reason why it is forbidden to swim naked in those area’s.
About Vanessa Morgan
Screenwriter and novelist Vanessa Morgan is known as the ‘female version of Stephen King’. You can find out more about Vanessa Morgan and her work by going to her personal blog http://vanessa-morgan.blogspot.com. If you like cats, you might also like the web comic about her cat Avalon at http://avalon-lion.blogspot.com.
About A Good Man
Loved Dexter and American Psycho? Then you will love A Good Man.
Louis Caron is a good man – vegetarian, he feeds the homeless, takes care of animals and is concerned with the ecological future of the planet. But his altruism has a sinister edge – he’s a vampire – and local detective Taglioni is becoming increasingly suspicious. Louis’ attempt to escape the police will take him on a journey into his own private hell where he is not only forced to confront his worst fears, but also to destroy the lives of those he cares about most.
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