@hansegede No problem :) I believe that it doesn't have anything to do with them...ha! I actually took a class about Vampires Fiction of Eastern Europe last year in college. We watched a few films, but I can't remember the titles.
Urgh, sorry for my late reply. He was one of the lead players of Louis Feuillade's Fantômas (1913–14) and Les Vampires (1915)... And the latter has for sure nothing to do with neither Anne Rice nor Stephenie Meyer;)