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Animated Elvira

Elvira ruled the worlds of horror and Halloween throughout the 80s and into the 90s, hosting classic horror movies and even appearing in her own feature films. At 63-years-old, actress Cassandra Peterson doesn’t look like she’s aged a day, and she’s ready to bring the buxom character back into our lives.  I gotta admit, I…

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The Haunted Cecil Hotel

Take a deteriorating building, a skid row neighborhood, proximity to a clinic for sex offenders, and serial killers as long-term guests, and you come close to describing the magic of the Cecil Hotel in the 1980s. Can a building be “cursed?” Consider the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Constructed in 1924 as an opulent…

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Do you like your blood substitute with or without caffeine?

As a Vampire in need of blood, I know how hard it is to obtain the real thing without a donor to extract from. That’s why I have a solution: BloodLust! The Real tasting, authentic feeling blood substitute for the Vampire Hoard!  What? Seriously, WHAT? A blood substitute product for the practicing vampire, because real…

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NObody beats Dracula

Sun Tzu — the author of the “Art of War;” versus Vlad the Impaler — the face behind Dracula. Have you seen the show THE DEADLIEST WARRIOR? It airs occasionally on the Spike cable network. It’s essentially the same show as Discovery Channel’s ANIMAL FACE-OFF, which I have also enjoyed. You get together a group…

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Were the writers of DARK SHADOWS influenced by the Zodiac murders?

Thinking out loud, here, but I was watching one of the later episodes of DARK SHADOWS, wherein Quentin Collins, played by the excellent David Selby, was falsely accused of practicing witchcraft. The REAL warlock at the time was framing him, seeking revenge on Quentin because one of Quentin’s ancestors had sentenced the warlock to death…

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Rockin’ Out With The Vampires

All-star Vampires to release debut album That’s the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, that is, a “new” band composed of some pretty famous members: The legendary shock-rocker Alice Cooper (a personal favorite of this author’s), lead shredder (aka guitarist) for Aerosmith Joe Perry, and actor Johnny Depp. Their upcoming album, due to be released next month, will feature…

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Who originated the idea that vampires turn into bats?

A vampire turning into bat was used before Bram Stoker wrote Dracula One could answer this question by saying Bram Stoker and be halfway right—and halfway wrong. Stoker’s seminal DRACULA cemented the idea of a vampire transforming into a bat (and also a wolf) in the public consciousness, yes, but the tradition already existed. Linguist,…

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That ain’t kosher!

An increasing number of high-end chefs are cooking with blood…and it’s not about the shock factor. The book of Leviticus, chapter 17, verses 13 and 14 tells us: “Any . . . who hunts any animal or bird that may be eaten must drain out the blood and cover it with earth, because the life…

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Are “real” vampires afraid of skeptics?

The Vampyre Academy released a poll asking self-identified vampires how they thought vampirologists should behave. Here’s what I have to say about it. In a previous post I commented on my newfound knowledge concerning the animosity and hostility that exists betwixt the varying cliques within the modern vampire community. It would seem, however, that there…

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Triple Murder Tied to The “Blue” Moon?

Escambia County Deputies suspect witchcraft was a motivating factor in the savage murders of a mother and her two sons in Pensacola last week. I’m often frustrated by news reports, whether on the local level or national and even international. Frequently there is little information actually transmitted, with entire articles amounting to little more than…

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Interview with a Vampire Fighter

Full transcript available at my blog: http://evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com/ I was thrilled this week to be able to participate in a telephone interview with THE STRAIN and ANT MAN star Corey Stoll. Even though I didn’t get my question in the queue soon enough to have it answered (there was only a short amount of time allotted…

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Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah . . . Man-Bat!

Here are some of the scariest movies in video games, including ‘Resident Evil,’ ‘Dead Space,’ and even ‘Batman’! I’ve always felt Man-Bat never got the credit he deserves. He should be one of Batman’s top villains, in my opinion, one of the most revered of the rogue’s gallery. (Batman is tied with Spider-Man, I maintain,…

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