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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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Well, the cardboard version has about as much depth of character as the “real” Edward…

Is Lauren Adkins the ultimate “Twilight” fan? On January 26, 2013, she married a Robert Pattinson cardboard cut-out. But there’s much more to the story. Last week I wrote about a woman who claims she is involved in a sexual relationship with Bigfoot. (Despite the fact she’s of menopausal age, they’re trying to conceive!) The…

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Has the Chupacabra relocated?

A number of Russian villages have found hundreds of dead chickens and mysterious footprints but no blood. Some are blaming the killings on a chupacabra. Stepping into the spotlight in the 1990’s, becoming an object of interest not only for those fascinated by occult phenomena but also to the mainstream media, the Chupacabra had been…

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The Strain – Dracula Retold

US TV series The Strain features an epidemic of the supernatural beings that have captivated audiences since Dracula. But vampires long predate Bram Stoker, writes Roger Luckhurst. It’s cute when non-vampire people try to get all scholarly and analyze the phenomenon of the vampire. But the author of this particular article, Birkbeck College Professor Roger…

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Highgate, the Vampire Watergate

“Does a Wampyr Walk in Highgate?” asked the Ham & High 45 years ago. Evidence says no. Erin Chapman tracks the Highgate Vampire to some logical conclusions. Do you need a refresher on the Highgate Vampire scenario? Here’s the Cliff’s Notes version: In the 1970s, there was a media furor surrounding London’s Highgate Cemetery, when…

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