As a former union member, I misread the title “The Vampires Strike!” I thought it was something like the Union of Bloodsuckers, Local 666, going out on strike for higher blood counts. But that would be silly, wouldn’t it? Actually no more silly than the striking these sharp-toothed tourist cabin terrors have in mind for a doctor and his nurse, out tracking down the source of a 15-year plague of anemia.
In this tale we find that vampires are struck dead by belladonna. Is there somewhere in vampire literature that belladonna takes the place of the more traditional garlic? Must be so, because it works here.
From Forbidden Worlds 7 (1952). Art by George Wilhelms.