Thursday, 3 July 2014

You want what, Corey?

So part of the 'Boogie script asked for a splash page of a hall full of other "exotic" vampires. To the internet!!! Did a lil' research. Found some unusual creatures. Reinterpreted them. So what we got?
The Scottish Red Cap. Like most legendary creatures, descriptions vary. It's described as bloodthirsty Elf-like creature, who throws big boulders at passers-by on road. Has super speed, despite the fact that it wears iron boots. Kills and exsanguinates it's victims. But doesn't drink their blood. Instead uses the blood to keep it's hat red.
The Polong is a Malaysian vampire myth. Apparently created by magic,the Polong was made of the blood of a evil/murdered man and is kept in bottles. Once created, they have to feed on blood everyday & must do their creator's bidding. Some myths describe the Polong as a being of crimson fire. Others - a tiny humanoid. My version - kind of an evil Smurf.
The Ekimmu is one of the oldest vampire legends of ancient Assyria. I figured they'd be so old, their bodies would start to calcify.
The Asanbosam is a vampire legend from Ghana. They have hooks for feet and live in trees much like the Yaramayawho.
The Impundulu of Southern Africa. It's mostly described as a large white bird who has control of lightning(random). But other legends say it has the power to appear as a handsome man ,to seduce women.