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Thieves steal the True Cross – True Story!

Let me state here at the outset that if I honestly believed, at all, that the relic that had previously been on display at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in San Francisco WAS a piece of the True Cross, I wouldn’t be so glib in tone with this article. The True Cross is the actual structure…

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It’s Fun to be a Strigoi

If you lived in the world where THE STRAIN takes place, would you choose to voluntarily become a Strigoi? This new promo (available via bloody-disgusting at the source link below), which is a clever ad for the upcoming season of Guillermo del Toro’s ass-kicking vampire TV series on FX, encourages viewers to do just that….

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A Vampiric Plea for Tolerance

A man from Blackburn, England named Darkness Vlad Tepes—And no, that isn’t the name on the guy’s birth certificate; I wonder if he pronounces “Tepes” correctly?—claims that he has been living the life of a vampire for the past thirteen years. He drinks blood: cow’s and pig’s blood, as well as human “blood substitute.” (What…

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I do hope you all will pardon me, dear readers, for focusing so much this week on myself. I don’t usually do that, but I am celebrating a special occasion, my first, ahem, “victimization” at the fingertips of an online troll. One of the tacks my erstwhile little troll utilized was to mention my original…

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A First Encounter with a Troll, Part Two: Ode to a Troll

There are three possibilities, here, as to why My Little Troll (MLT) responded the way it did to my article on Eva Green of PENNY DREADFUL. (Suggestion: Read that article first, if you haven’t already.) My Little Troll got its knickers all in a twist over my commenting on Ms. Green’s physical attractiveness, and my…

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A First Encounter with a Troll, Part One

Internet trolls are not named after the mythological creatures. The term derives from the process of “trolling,” which is a kind of fishing wherein a hook and line are drawn through the water, often at considerable depths, to snag prey; the similarities to Internet trolling are obvious, hence the word’s origin and usage. Anyone who…

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Vampira Dentata

A few years ago saw the theatrical run of my original play, DRACULA: LORD OF THE VAMPIRES. We sold out every performance and audience response couldn’t have been better. We even had a pair of sanguinarians who came out and gave the production there seal of approval. (Note: If your theatre group would like to…

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Pokemon Go saves a Baby Bat

Last week I reported that Romania is trying to get in on the whole Pokemon Go craze, by offering a special Dracula bat monster that enthusiasts can chase and catch by visiting sites in that country of historical importance to the real life Dracula, Vlad III “The Impaler.” Now this week comes a report of…

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Review: ALICE COOPER in Concert, Part Three

I didn’t think I was going to be able to go. My decision was a last-minute one. Though I had been wanting to see Alice in concert for years, it seemed circumstances were conspiring against me. When I finally did decide to take the plunge and buy tickets, I doubted I’d get anything better than…

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Review: ALICE COOPER in Concert, Part Two

I’m gonna go out on a limb here, and assume that even you young whippersnappers out there know who Alice Cooper is. Even if you’re not a fan of his music—and if you aren’t you really should check it out—and you don’t know a LOT about him, you at least recognize the name, right, and…

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Review: ALICE COOPER in Concert, Part One

It’s not that I’m getting older. I never was THAT into concerts. Granted, I used to be more prone to attend shows than I am now. I admit it. But it’s more that they were just something to do than me desperately wanting to see whatever artist was onstage at the time. These days I…

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THE STRAIN – The Video Game

We only have three more weeks to wait until THE STRAIN returns for its third season. I’m really looking forward to it, mourning as I still am the untimely cancellation of PENNY DREADFUL and in need of a vampire fix. That is to say, I’m jonesing for some REAL vampire action. I have no interest…

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