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13 Of The Most Successful Vampire Hunters

Stories need heroes and villains, or at least a protagonist vying with an antagonist. Usually. When it comes to vampire stories, that nearly always comes down to come kind of vampire hunter. For your consideration, the following certainly rank among the top thirteen such: 1. Abraham Van Helsing Originally a character in Bram Stoker’s novel…

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Croglin Grange – Did It Really Happen?

The phantom vampire of Croglin Grange is one of the best known vampire stories in Britain.  It’s so easy today, when we read about something fantastical that supposedly happened at some point in the past, to dismiss it. “That couldn’t have happened,” we tell ourselves. Our minds, whether we intend it or not, immediately start…

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The Blight That Is ‘Twilight’ Just Keeps Rolling. And That’s a Damn Shame.

Lionsgate’s Ron Schwarts, exec VP and general manager of home entertainment, said in a statement:  “Consumer demand for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ reflects strength in all segments of the home entertainment marketplace – packaged media, digital and on demand.  This is further proof that author Stephenie Meyer has created a timeless classic…

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The Long List of Dracula’s Progenitors

There were many books on vampires before Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Anne Rice’s name used to be synonymous with the word “vampire,” and regrettably the Twilight novels are conjured to mind today. But the name Bram Stoker and the title of his famous novel, “Dracula,” transcend fads and fashion. Dracula will be in print and haunting…

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Practicing (Self) Vampirism For Your Health?

Dr. Mosley shares a new strategy that he believes holds real promise to curing disease and restoring your health: the use of human blood. Why is the vampire so damned prevalent (if you’ll pardon something of a pun)? And moreso today than ever before. Oh, it has evolved a bit, gone from reanimated rotting corpse…

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Dracula Has Left the Building

A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actor Bela Lugosi, who portrayed Count Dracula onstage and on-screen, is listed at $4.197 million. I love Bela Lugosi. My relationship with him began in my childhood, when he scared the begeezus out of me in Universal’s seminal “Dracula.” I’ve been a devotee ever since, following his career…

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Prince Charles a Descendant of Dracula? Not Bloody Likely!

If you thought the only Hungarian connection to vampires is Bela Lugosi, and the only vampire connection to Prince Charles is Dracula – think again.  I call bull malarkey. Prince Charles might want to believe that he is a direct descendent of Vlad III of Wallachia—aka Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula—and he may want us…

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Would You Drink Dracula’s Blood? (Wine, That Is.)

“Would you buy a bottle of Dracula’s Blood? (Wine, that is.)”   If Prince Vlad III of Wallachia—aka Dracula—were indeed still alive (or rather Undead) today, what would he think of his current celebrity status? Would he be flattered that Bram Stoker made his name a household word, or annoyed that he could no longer operate…

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12 Myths That Combine Vampires With Religions

One of the most iconic of images–the vampire cowering when confronted with a cross (makes one wonder how the creatures handle a graveyard?). Not quite what folklore tells, but containing a grain of truth. Religion and the idea of the dead drinking blood entwined long ago: 1. Vampire Burials In recent years, archeologists found something…

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15 Pieces of The Creepiest Global Vampire Folklore

Think you know vampires? Maybe you do. But odds say all you know comes from t.v., movies and novels. But the undead arise from myth and legend, stuff far outside the imagination of Bram Stoker or Anne Rice. Consider these fifteen tidbits of genuinely creepy vampire folklore… 1. The Anti-Mother Our image of a vampire…

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Vampires.com is looking for a part-time content-curator. You will be responsible for using our custom solution to provide daily posts of interest to our readers. You should be able to create interesting and catchy titles, and tight thought-provoking summaries. The ideal candidate: is interested in vampires has seen Let the Right One In, Byzantium, Only…

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Jo & Alaric: First Comes Love, Then Comes… ‘The Vampire Diaries’

“Jo and Alaric’s wedding day has arrived in The Vampire Diaries 6×21 “I’ll Wed You in the Golden Sunshine”!” Weddings bells are ringing as it’s time for Alaric and Jo to take the leap and get hitched. We’ve seen working up to this point for a while and finally someone might be having something to…

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