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Which came first, the Spirit or the Shadow? Answer: The Vampire!

I was stricken by the similarities between the comic strip character The Spirit, creation of writer/artist Will Eisner, and The Green Hornet. I’d never noticed it before, probably as I’ve never been a big fan of either. But they both wear Lone Ranger masks and dress in suits and ties and fight crime. I wondered…

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Caves of the Knights Templar

Recent reports of the discovery of a series of caves and tunnels linked to the Knights Templar have already been discredited. The caves exist; there’s no question about that. It’s the link to the Templars that is dubious. Not that it matters at all for our present purposes. The caverns are spooky and cool-looking, and…

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Upside Down in Transylvania

If you’ve been watching the Netflix series STRANGER THINGS, you are familiar with the “Upside Down.” That’s what they call the parallel reality in which all sorts of spooky things exist and from which they sometimes cross over into OUR mundane reality. Or the mundane reality of the series, as it is itself a parallel…

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Paddy Drac gets To March!

Paddy Finlay—Of COURSE his name would be Paddy, wouldn’t it?—is an Irishman who likes to dress up as Count Dracula. (Which shows that his heart is in the right place.) He even calls himself Paddy Drac. He has been marching in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin for almost fifty years, appearing for…

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When did Vlad start drinking blood?

That’s Vlad III, in case you couldn’t figure it out on your own. Nicknamed “The Impaler.” Surnamed “Dracula.” You might have heard of him. And to answer the question serving as title for this article: He didn’t. The infamous passage, dating from the Renaissance era, describing Vlad dipping his bread in the blood of his…

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Teacher uses Ouija Board In Class

A proper subtitle for this article would be “And teacher is now on paid leave pending an investigation.” A sub-subtitle could be “Duh!” This is one of those where you wonder what the person in question was thinking. (Clearly she wasn’t.) She pulled out a Ouija board in class and now some of the wee…

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Arise, Lord Ambrusias!

When Ambrusias the cat expired, the victim of an unfortunate collision with a speeding motor vehicle, his followers knew that his death was only temporary. They knew that, if they conducted the ritual properly, he would rise again. As he lay flattened and forgotten by all, save the turkey coven, in the middle of the…

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The Cane, boss! The Cane!

I was late getting into AMERICAN HORROR STORY. It wasn’t that it didn’t sound intriguing to me. It’s just that I was too damn busy to sit down every week for a television program, even if I TiVo’d it. I started watching it when Lady Gaga showed up as a vampire in HOTEL. Then, using…

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Dead Teenager Resurrects!

Sounds like the headline for a tabloid, doesn’t it? I figure that’s fitting, as the story is almost assuredly bogus. It has the ring of the urban legend to it. I’m not so much interested in debunking it or verifying it, though, as capitalizing on it. Yes, I confess. It’s interesting and I can make…

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Vampire Burial—Or Is It?

Our friends over at VAMPED bring us this report—actually a report on a report—of yet another “vampire burial” discovered in a graveyard in Transylvania, which as we all know is a part of modern Romania. Anthony Hogg questions whether the labeling of this skeleton as one of the Undead is accurate. He goes further, taking…

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Boycott the Creeper?

Victor Salva is a pedophile. There. We’ve stated that right out the gate. He was convicted in a court of law. He has admitted to the crime. And any psychologist or psychiatrist can tell you that a pedophile cannot be “cured.” They can only be, it is hoped, conditioned not to reoffend, but the urges…

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A double helping of Rice

Anne Rice and her son Christopher announced recently in a joint Facebook post that they will be teaming up to write a book together, a sequel to Anne’s popular THE MUMMY, or RAMSES THE DAMNED, which came out in 1989. If you read it, you probably remember that it ended with the promise for a…

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