There have been countless works (both literary and screenplay) revolving around vampires and werewolves. The core concepts about these fictional creatures are coherent across all these works. For example, vampires need to drink blood for their survival and usually roam during the night because they’re allergic to the ultraviolet rays in sunlight. Werewolves typically transform whenever a full moon occurs and have little or no control over their transformation process. Werewolves and vampires are also usually sworn enemies.

The contradictions that do arise between these works are usually in small things such as:

Special abilities

Whether there are some vampires/werewolves with special abilities and if so, what abilities. Examples of these abilities are speed, strength, and foresight.


How the creatures look can greatly vary across different works. In twilight, for example, vampires are pale-skinned, and werewolves are large wolves.

Transformation process

What kicks off the transformation process, how exactly it happens and how long it lasts. This shall be the focus here, specifically the transformation into a vampire according to Twilight.

The Transformation Process

It all begins with a bite from a vampire. When a vampire bites a human being, it releases venom from its sharp teeth into the victim’s bloodstream. The venom makes its way to the heart and is gradually pumped throughout the victim’s body. This process brings excruciating pain to the victim and takes approximately three days to reach completion. Nearing the end of the transformation, the heart of the victim stops beating, after which they fully become vampires. In rare cases, the process is too much for victims and they don’t make it through the transformation.

Bodies of people who’ve turned into vampires immediately exhibit physical changes. For example, their muscle mass is perfected, their eye colour changes, and they no longer need to breathe. In some cases, they gain special abilities such as telepathy or seeing the future.