Ever since the publication of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, vampires have been a part of the popular consciousness.
Now, with the release of the phenomenally popular Twilight novel and the subsequent films, it seems that we can't get enough of these blood-sucking creatres of the night. But we might not sleep quite so soundly if we knew that vampires aren't confirmed to the page and the screen.
There is a thriving UK vampire scene that has its roots deep in our history.
Their shadowy secrets - which include drinking actual blood - have remained hidden from public gaze...until now.