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Oh, no, they did-un!

The skull of legendary vampire film director FW Murnau was reported missing from his family plot, as some speculate possible occult motives for theft Actually this is really sad. So disrespectful to the man and his legacy, his fans and his family. Candle wax found at the scene leads investigators to suspect some occult motive…

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Did Jack the Ripper influence Bram Stoker to make some serious edits to DRACULA? Seriously?

DRACULA HAD to be rewritten after the police fiasco over the Jack the Ripper murders showed Scotland Yard was no place for heroes, one of Bram Stoker’s descendants revealed. Sorry, folks, but this one is pure bupkis. Dacre Stoker, the great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, author of DRACULA (as if you didn’t already know that) has…

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What a final resting place–stuffed inside a giant concrete owl!

The media tycoon asked White to design and build his tomb. But this was to be no ordinary mausoleum. Bennett Jr. had something fantastic in mind for his final resting place: a sarcophagus soaring 200 feet into the New York skyline in the form of an owl. It’s as close to a universal constant as…

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Freddie Blassie, Wrestling’s First “Vampire”

While one would think that frequent death threats, 21 stab wounds and an acid dousing by irate fans would encourage an individual to change vocations, for Blassie the experiences did not deter him from his passion — competing in the ring and gaining incredible attention for doing so. Before he transformed into “The Hollywood Fashion…

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Forget the MIBs – Beware the BSWs!

In the 1980s and 1990s, families in the UK – and to a lesser extent the US – faced an unusual threat: the Bogus Social Worker (BSW). They’re baaaaa-ack! The Bogus Social Workers, that is. If they ever went away in the first place. That would depend on what they are. If they are just…

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Vampires In The Closet

It is not easy being a vampire, and even harder to come out of the coffin to a physician or therapist for fear they will misinterpret the habit of ingesting the blood of willing donors or succumb to stereotyping, a study finds. I’m guilty of it, too. I hear about some self-professing “real” vampire and…

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Gimme home, home cookin’

 Visit Europa Restaurant by Transylvania in downtown Hollywood, Florida if you would like to enjoy our traditional Romanian and most European food, drinks and music. Bring your dancing shoes and enjoy our live music shows! http://www.restauranttransylvania.com/ ; As if I needed another reason to go to Florida. Beyond the beaches and weather, which becomes more and…

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Give the devil his due

A legal decision in Oklahoma to bar a Ten Commandments monument from its statehouse has a group of Satanists seeking a new home for a huge horned-goat statue of Satan. Okay, so maybe it is in bad taste, but they do kinda have a point. The Satanists, that is. In order to maintain a free…

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An Exorcise In Futility

I don’t know about you but I’ve grown increasingly tired of the various ghost-hunting shows on TV, as they never amount to much more than noises in the darkness and strange audio recordings that barely sound like anything. But Destination America is going one step further this Halloween, and it’s sure to be a must-watch…

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Yes, but is he actually IN it?

Max Schreck, the German actor who set the standard for movie vampires everywhere with his legendary portrayal of Nosferatu, has been honoured with a new gravestone commemorating his place in cinematic history. I honestly didn’t know that Max Schreck’s gravesite was unknown for three-quarters of a century. Truthfully, I never knew much about him at…

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An Academic Approach to Apotropaics

Apotropaic observances-traditional practices intended to prevent evil-were not uncommon in post-medieval Poland, and included specific treatment of the dead for those considered at risk for becoming vampires. Let’s get our Science on, y’all! Today we’re gonna talk about vampire burials and apotropaic rituals. “Apotropaic” means, roughly, some action taken in order to prevent or inhibit…

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Vampires is big bizness!

Bran Castle attracted over 570,000 visitors in 2014, up 7-8% year-on-year. Does this really surprise anyone? Despite the fact that Bran Castle is NOT the authentic castle of Prince Vlad III, more commonly known as “Dracula,” tourists are still flocking to it. And they need not be satisfied with this one (fabricated) locale as the…

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