Eric Nuzum is the author of The Dead Travel Fast: Stalking Vampires from Nosferatu to Count Chocula (Thomas Dunne), where he chronicles his foray into the world of vampires.
To research the deadly book, Nuzum got a true taste of vampire life by drinking a vial of his own blood and watching 216 vampire movies, which Nuzum says is probably 200 more than anyone needs to see.
And to Nuzum, theres no such thing as a good vampire movie.
He says, Theyre all bad. But Zoltan, Hound of Dracula was entertainingly bad. It was so retarded.
With all those movies under his cape, Nuzum has a good idea of the kind of blood-sucker hed like to be.
He says, Id be the Brad Pitt vampire, damn it! Actually, I always thought itd be cool to be a vampire assassin that kills for money. Thatd be my ideal vampire.
The Dead Travel Fast bites into shelves Thursday (Sept. 20).
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