This is one of those written-during-a-dull-afternoon lists. This one is a collection of movies, books and songs that I think are very appropriate for White Wolf's Vampire. You've probably heard of a lot of these, but if I introduce you to something new, then this list's purpose has been fulfilled. I've included some comments with the books/movie/tv selections, but I think the songs are pretty self-explanatory.
Blatantly Obvious Songs
Vampires Pet Shop Boys
Transylvanian Concubine Rapsutina
Bloodletting Concrete Blonde
Blood Makes Noise Suzanne Vega
Moon Over Bourbon Street - Sting
Blame It On Caine Elvis Costello
Masquerade Berlin (you know the guys at WW were listening to this one while writing 1st edition)
Insanity Oingo Boingo
Dark Wine & Roses Cecilia Eng
Not Quite So Obvious Songs
Low Red Moon Belly
Blood Sings Suzanne Vega
Halbermensch Einsturzende Neubaten
Sister Moon Sting
Mother The Police
American Psycho Treble Charger
White Wedding Billy Idol
Speak of the Devil Chris Isaak
Thin Man Suzanne Vega
Whip In My Valise Adam and the Ants
Press Darlings Adam and the Ants
Missionary Man Eurythmics
Dangerous Depeche Mode
Master And Servant Depeche Mode
Be My Icon Duran Duran
So Misled Duran Duran
Eyes Wide Shut the entire soundtrack
Reptile Nine Inch Nails
Happiness In Slavery Nine Inch Nails
Peekaboo (title?) Siouxsie and the Banshees
Lullaby Wang Chung
Dragula Rob Zombie
I Wont Share You The Smiths
Lost Boys - the one that inspired the WW guys, or so legend has it.
Near Dark - Pure Sabbat!
The Hunger - More ambiance than substance but, oh boy, what ambiance!
Interview With A Vampire - but only if you have to. Toreador prettiness, but not much else.
Not So Obvious Movies
Dangerous Liasons - politics and prettiness
Dead Ringers - descent into madness, anyone?
The Game - manipulation of an individual on a grand scale. Perhaps more fitting for Mage games?
Fight Club - tell me you haven't thought of playing a Malkavian based upon Jack...
Pulp Fiction - Brujah archetypes and some crisp dialogue. Good ambiance.
City on Fire - Good ambiance and character.
A Better Tomorrow - Ditto.
Silence of the Lambs - A fine example of insanity without it being 'looney toons'
King of New York - Great, if dated, ambiance. Fabulous Brujah/Ventrue characters.
House of Cards (1990 British series) - Machiavellian politics, dark humor. Ventrue all over.
WWF Wrestling - This is how Brujah do politics. Pay attention to the backstories.
Angel - So angsty! So pretty! So Toreador!
...and even Kindred: The Embraced has its moments...
The Anne Rice Chronicles (if you have to, ditto for Poppy Z. Brite)
Dune - only the first novel, for the complexity and inspiration for political layering.
The Midnight Blue books.
All the history books you can lay your hands on its hard to be an ancient vampire if you dont know history!
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