Real Vampires: The Houston Subculture That Drinks Blood and Chases Psychic Energy

Real Vampires: The Houston Subculture That Drinks Blood and Chases Psychic Energy

Sometimes, we still bump into some of the “real vampire” crowd. But I’d thought it was declining. Anyway, here’s a long a torough article about the phenomena.

“Generally we use single-use sterilized razor blades, the individually wrapped ones. It’s usually not as much blood or as big a cut as most people think of it being.”

Over the past three decades, a variety of factors have come together to create the “real vampire” subculture and make it a viable lifestyle for people drawn to it, including some members of the BDSM scene. The Gothic music scene gave people with vampiric leanings a sound track and a community to live in and made Houston clubs such as Numbers important vampire stomping grounds. As the Internet bloomed and affected almost every facet of modern life, networks were created for those individuals who lived their lives as vampires, and a popular role-playing game also helped shape the structure of the local vampire community.

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