I read Interview with a Vampire as a teenager and I’ll admit that I watch True Blood (it’s like a soap opera, but with vampires and shit) but I’ve never been into the whole cult of mythological blood-sucking creatures. But that doesn’t mean I’m not interested in paying a visit to the Museum of Vampires and Legendary Creatures (Musée des Vampires) in Les Lilas, France. A scholar in everything macabre (uh…they have a PhD in that shit?), Jacques Sirgent opened the museum at the back of his residence to display his small vampire-related collection. From the pictures, you can see it just looks like a creepy book store or something. There are hundreds of vampire films, stacks and stacks of books, spooky art objects and props, dozens of paintings (including “Le Vampire de Paris” by famous French murderer Nicolas Claux)and movie posters on the walls, and autographs of every actor who’s ever starred as Dracula in a Hollywood movie. And how can I forget the mummified cat found in the Père Lachaise Cemetery! Oh, and the vampire killing kit! Maybe we should send one of those to Sookie Stackhouse. According to most on-line reviews, Jacques sounds like a cool, knowledgeable dude, but I suggest going to this place with a friend. You know, just in case. Oh, and because this is some dude’s house, the collection of the undead is open by appointment only.