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West Sussex aims to be the next vampire capital

Monday, Oct 07, 2013 - 00:58

Oct. 7 - English town launches a bid to set a new Guinness World Record for the most vampires together in one place. Sharon Reich reports.

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STORY: Vampire slayers would need lots of garlic to ward off this lot. The ghouls aren't gathering in this southern English town in vein. They're trying to set a new Guinness World record for the 'most vampires together in one place." But the criteria for making the vampire cut is pretty strict as this official explains. (SOUNDBITE) Unnamed record attempt official saying (English): "For the rules, males have to have a black cape, black trousers, a white shirt, a waistcoat, a neck frill or neck tie, black shoes and vampire teeth. And for the females you have to have a black and red colored dress, dark eye makeup, red lips, vampire teeth and black shoes." The current record is held by King's Dominion, an amusement park in Virginia that gathered 1,039 vampires together in 2011. And while more than 2000 wanna be vampires turned out in West Sussex, only 500 qualified as official blood suckers. Better luck next year ....

West Sussex aims to be the next vampire capital

Monday, Oct 07, 2013 - 00:58

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