Silver bullet (figurative 1945)

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Jan 10 19:04:13 UTC 2011

Review of Stoker's novel shows Van Helsing pointing out several
weaknesses of the vampire, including: "a sacred bullet fired into the
coffin kill him so that he be true dead". I don't know exactly which
bullets are sacred: maybe it's understood that this refers to a bullet
specially blessed by the priest or something like that. I see no mention
of a silver bullet.

-- Doug Wilson

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