Vampires.com http://www.vampires.com vampire games, vampire news, and real vampires Tue, 31 Mar 2015 21:40:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 10 Great Vampire Movies That Don’t Have Any Dracula http://www.vampires.com/10-great-vampire-movies-that-dont-have-any-dracula/ http://www.vampires.com/10-great-vampire-movies-that-dont-have-any-dracula/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4040311540/2015/03/31/10-great-vampire-movies-that-don-t-have-any-dracula Top 10 best vampire movies topped by The Fearless Vampire Hunters and including Lost Boys and Let the Right One In. There’s a certain amount of irony here, since the first film in the list, or #10 anyway, is ‘Nosferatu’ –which was so controversial the filmmaker was sued, because it basically was an unauthorized adaptation...

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Top 10 best vampire movies topped by The Fearless Vampire Hunters and including Lost Boys and Let the Right One In.

There’s a certain amount of irony here, since the first film in the list, or #10 anyway, is ‘Nosferatu’ –which was so controversial the filmmaker was sued, because it basically was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The other fun entry on this list is #1, –which is a movie I struggled to watch, and ultimately, couldn’t make it through, –and consequently, is one of the big boss’s favorite movies, The Fearless Vampire Killers. 

He’s probably going to holler at me, but I just can’t get through it. Snorefest. But this is a great list guys, really, –and it probably has a few entries you haven’t seen on it, like The Addiction, with Christopher Walken. Did you know there was a Christopher Walken vampire movie? I didn’t, and I’m excited to check it out now. Cronos is the other movie I haven’t seen yet, but feel like it would be pretty brilliant, since it’s the film that brought Guillermo Del Toro to us genre freaks. It’s a great list among many, many mediocre lists, so check it out.

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A Dystopian World Ruled By Vampires: Sound Familiar? http://www.vampires.com/a-dystopian-world-ruled-by-vampires-sound-familiar/ http://www.vampires.com/a-dystopian-world-ruled-by-vampires-sound-familiar/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4040312116/2015/03/31/a-dystopian-world-ruled-by-vampires-sound-familiar “Tsunamis reduced the USA into a shell of itself, called The Fold. Surviving humans and vampires joined forces to form The Colony, where registered citizens do as they’re told.”   The blurb for this book read great; I loved the story, so when I saw that there was an excerpt below, I was actually excited...

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“Tsunamis reduced the USA into a shell of itself, called The Fold. Surviving humans and vampires joined forces to form The Colony, where registered citizens do as they’re told.”  

The blurb for this book read great; I loved the story, so when I saw that there was an excerpt below, I was actually excited to read a portion of it. Vampires ruling over people, accepting quarterly donations… and life feels normal, for a while, until the main character, Macie, is pitched into the inner circle of “registered” Attendees of Jubilee celebrations. These vampires don’t sound so great, and the blurb got me interested…

So I read the excerpt… and the writer, Angela Brown, is in desperate need of an editor. The story she’s telling has great potential; her images and ideas are bold and challenging. She dares you to face things other people would find uncomfortable or taboo; like mentioning menstruation, and how vampires might react… but all of that is hiding underneath really awful prose. Her style is in dire need of assistance, and if she could work with an editor, or maybe read the cure-all for new writers, On Writing by Stephen King, I think she could be a bestseller, so watch out. This woman could be a hot commodity, –because it’s obvious she has talent, –if she can find someone to clean up her material.

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Obscure Aswang Folklore Found in ABCs of Death 2 http://www.vampires.com/obscure-aswang-folklore-found-in-abcs-of-death-2/ http://www.vampires.com/obscure-aswang-folklore-found-in-abcs-of-death-2/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4040309318/2015/03/31/obscure-aswang-folklore-found-in-abcs-of-death-2 “…Mama bemoans the fact that she is 120 years old and insists that they take the stone and let her die.”   “I is for Invincible” –if you’ve checked out The ABCs of Death 2 on Netflix, then you’ve been through all the weirdness, the gore, the fair amount of crazy weirdness. My two favorite segments are...

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“…Mama bemoans the fact that she is 120 years old and insists that they take the stone and let her die.”  

“I is for Invincible” –if you’ve checked out The ABCs of Death 2 on Netflix, then you’ve been through all the weirdness, the gore, the fair amount of crazy weirdness. My two favorite segments are X is for Xylophone, because of Beatrice Dalle,–whom I believe is probably the single most beautiful French actress in the world, and I loved her in the French horror film, Inside. My second favorite was N is for Nexus, in which the Gothic artist Voltaire stars.

But I is for Invincible features the “aswang”; an undead creature of terror in Philippine folklore. In the film, Mama is basically older than the oldest dog turd in your local park, and looks about the same. After attempting to killer her off, several times, she eventually passes the “inheritance” to a family member. The inheritance is a stone that apparently gives eternal life, but not so much eternal youth… it’s really gross. You’ll love it!

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What to Eat When You Re-Watch ‘True Blood': The Very Unsophisticated Supper Dip Created by Charlaine Harris http://www.vampires.com/what-to-eat-when-you-re-watch-true-blood-the-very-unsophisticated-supper-dip-created-by-charlaine-harris/ http://www.vampires.com/what-to-eat-when-you-re-watch-true-blood-the-very-unsophisticated-supper-dip-created-by-charlaine-harris/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4040240995/2015/03/30/what-to-eat-when-you-re-watch-true-blood-the-very-unsophisticated-supper-dip-created-by-charlaine-harris Beyond Mystery Meat I caught this while just riding around on the Internet; I love to cook, in fact, my Christmas present to my boss was the groundbreaking of my first vampire book, –it’s actually a cookbook, and I’m still working on the title, but the idea is to finally share all the recipes with...

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Beyond Mystery Meat

I caught this while just riding around on the Internet; I love to cook, in fact, my Christmas present to my boss was the groundbreaking of my first vampire book, –it’s actually a cookbook, and I’m still working on the title, but the idea is to finally share all the recipes with him that I’ve been dying to put together for ages. This one probably won’t make it into the book, but this makes me desperate to actually buy the cookbook that it came from, so I can try out the recipes of my favorite authors…. like Charlaine Harris, for example. 

The book it’s from is called “The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook” –and this recipe is basically fancy chili. But! it still sounds delicious, and there’s red wine in it, and good cheese, –and a bunch of other delicious stuff. You can mix up a big batch of this, grab a bag of tortilla chips, throw on True Blood and watch it until you get to the season where the fairies start screwing up the show. 

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A New Vampire Series Worth Reading: Charmain Mitchell Does Not Disappoint http://www.vampires.com/a-new-vampire-series-worth-reading-charmain-mitchell-does-not-disappoint/ http://www.vampires.com/a-new-vampire-series-worth-reading-charmain-mitchell-does-not-disappoint/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039979293/2015/03/30/a-new-vampire-series-worth-reading-charmain-mitchell-does-not-disappoint “Vampire – Child of Destiny, is the second book in the ‘Vampire’ series of books, and continues with the story of Gwen, a five hundred year old vampire.”   The excerpt kind of got me hooked; I have to admit, I’m usually very skeptical about fly-by-night publishing and Amazon’s barely-edited-if-at-all ebooks for the Kindle. I...

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“Vampire – Child of Destiny, is the second book in the ‘Vampire’ series of books, and continues with the story of Gwen, a five hundred year old vampire.”  

The excerpt kind of got me hooked; I have to admit, I’m usually very skeptical about fly-by-night publishing and Amazon’s barely-edited-if-at-all ebooks for the Kindle. I can be very critical, I’ve read a lot of first novels. But this is one of those rare gems. It’s Gothic writing, so it’s a little on the melodramatic side, but overall, the prose is really well put together. Everything flows nicely, she writes in short, comprehensive sentences, and her style isn’t weighed down with a ton of adverbs.

The story follows Gwen, as she takes her first steps as a vampire into the world; she’s 500 years old, so her story is actually a series. I challenge you guys to read the excerpt, and tell me that it didn’t hook you right away. Plus, her Amazon reviews are great, –I’m not the only one who likes her writing. Gwen writes her life, –so it’s basically her journal, and it’s a tragic story, but just as beautifully told, if not better, than anything Anne Rice has done.

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Weird or Awesome: The Vampire Diaries Trading Cards With Wardrobe Swatches http://www.vampires.com/weird-or-awesome-the-vampire-diaries-trading-cards-with-wardrobe-swatches/ http://www.vampires.com/weird-or-awesome-the-vampire-diaries-trading-cards-with-wardrobe-swatches/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4040239056/2015/03/30/weird-or-awesome-the-vampire-diaries-trading-cards-with-wardrobe-swatches The Vampire Diaries Trading Cards Season 1. The set includes wardrobe cards, autograph cards and 2 exciting chase sets. 5 randomly chosen cards per pack. There’s some really odd merchandise out there that pretty much caters to the fan base of any and all established things. One of the weirdest products I’ve seen in a...

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The Vampire Diaries Trading Cards Season 1. The set includes wardrobe cards, autograph cards and 2 exciting chase sets. 5 randomly chosen cards per pack.

There’s some really odd merchandise out there that pretty much caters to the fan base of any and all established things. One of the weirdest products I’ve seen in a while, and maybe the the coolest, are these trading cards from Cryptozoic. There are random cards out there that are autographed, and some that are autographed and have authentic scraps of cast wardrobe on them. And apparently, they’ve been worn and everything. Is that weird? Gross? Cool?

I mean… how many people out there are currently cuddling tiny pieces of real Vampire Diaries wardrobe? Kinda… weird. But I dunno, on the other hand, if I had a real tiny piece of clothing that Damon (Ian Somerhalder) wore, –I can’t promise that I wouldn’t rub it on my face and talk to it at night… Come on. Be honest. Don’t you want tiny pieces of clothing that the cast members actually wore, attached to collectible cards?

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Could Julie Plec Bring ‘Vampire Academy’ to TV? http://www.vampires.com/could-julie-plec-bring-vampire-academy-to-tv/ http://www.vampires.com/could-julie-plec-bring-vampire-academy-to-tv/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4040058604/2015/03/27/could-julie-plec-bring-vampire-academy-to-tv Vampire Academy (2014) was not the hit film many had expected it to be. Could the creator of The Vampire Diaries bring VA to television? I think I read one of the Vampire Academy books when the series first came out; I haven’t seen the movie yet, to be honest, and from what I hear, –I would...

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Vampire Academy (2014) was not the hit film many had expected it to be. Could the creator of The Vampire Diaries bring VA to television?

I think I read one of the Vampire Academy books when the series first came out; I haven’t seen the movie yet, to be honest, and from what I hear, –I would probably enjoy it, since I’m usually all in for cinematic under-dogs. The theory here is that the series’ that are developed from poorly recepted films, and blandish novels, are usually pretty good. I have read the Vampire Diaries series, and I can definitely tell you, it sucks big time. 

The show is infinitely superior. Now, I didn’t think Vampire Academy, the book series, was terrible, so maybe it follows, that a decent book series would spawn a really bad show…? But then, maybe the show would be good. I thought The Gates was a good show and now that’s gone too. I think a Vampire Academy show could be cool, and if anyone can make it successful, and awesome, it would be Julie Plec. 

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Damon Has The Cure: Which Vampire Gets It Though? http://www.vampires.com/damon-has-the-cure-which-vampire-gets-it-though/ http://www.vampires.com/damon-has-the-cure-which-vampire-gets-it-though/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4040054349/2015/03/27/damon-has-the-cure-which-vampire-gets-it-though “Now that the cure is back in Damon’s possession, will he make good on his promise to give it to Elena?” Do you think Damon will give the cure to Elena? Flat out. This is the real question. And if she does get it, will that mean she goes off to be with humans, –Jo...

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“Now that the cure is back in Damon’s possession, will he make good on his promise to give it to Elena?”

Do you think Damon will give the cure to Elena? Flat out. This is the real question. And if she does get it, will that mean she goes off to be with humans, –Jo and Alaric are going to have a baby, –and Elena is coming up on her 20s pretty soon, and traditionally, that’s when the old biological clock starts a’tickin’. Then again, maybe Damon is getting a bug up his ass again about all that. True enough, he sees himself with her, but he’s evolving, and so is Elena.

The only vampire who desperately needs his humanity, is Stefan; Stefan has a probably that can only be cured by humanity. He’s a serial killer basically, and it comes from his addiction to human blood; if he no longer craves blood, he won’t turn into a raging lunatic anymore. Or Damon could take the cure himself; how will that work? What if the cure does return vampires to human… but the years they were dead suddenly catch up to them and they turn into dust? That would suck. Who do you think will get the cure?

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Quiz: Take the ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ Trivia Challenge http://www.vampires.com/quiz-take-the-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-trivia-challenge/ http://www.vampires.com/quiz-take-the-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-trivia-challenge/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4040052604/2015/03/27/quiz-take-the-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-trivia-challenge Bloody-Disgusting wants to see how well you know ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’! Take this 10-question quiz to see how solid your Buffy knowledge is! ..so you think you’re a Buffy-expert, do ya? Well, this quiz does actually have a few tough questions, –like how old Angel is in particular episode, or what the name of...

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Bloody-Disgusting wants to see how well you know ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’! Take this 10-question quiz to see how solid your Buffy knowledge is!

..so you think you’re a Buffy-expert, do ya? Well, this quiz does actually have a few tough questions, –like how old Angel is in particular episode, or what the name of the episode is when Angel and Buffy finally… y’know… do it… and he loses his soul and flips out. I miss those two, because I don’t have a photographic memory and can’t be bothered to remember every damn minute detail of a show. 

And I didn’t cheat! So if you take the quiz, no Googling or Wiki’ing allowed! If you want to take the quiz, click through to the source, and post your results in the comments. I apparently landed on “Willow”, with 8/10 answers correct. It was fun. If anyone gets a perfect score, first time: you win the Internet! 

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What If Vampire Romance Novels Had Mummies in Them Instead? http://www.vampires.com/what-if-vampire-romance-novels-had-mummies-in-them-instead/ http://www.vampires.com/what-if-vampire-romance-novels-had-mummies-in-them-instead/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039983536/2015/03/26/what-if-vampire-romance-novels-had-mummies-in-them-instead Vampires are over. Werewolves are done. Is it time for the rise of the mummy? I love this article, it’s absolutely hilarious. Think about monsters in romance novels from a more objective point of view; if vampires weren’t the big sexy, dark mysterious strangers that they always are… and they were mummies instead, what kind...

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Vampires are over. Werewolves are done. Is it time for the rise of the mummy?

I love this article, it’s absolutely hilarious. Think about monsters in romance novels from a more objective point of view; if vampires weren’t the big sexy, dark mysterious strangers that they always are… and they were mummies instead, what kind of romance would that be exactly? And would it not be the stupidest thing you ever read? So why exactly is it that vampires are so much easier to take seriously?

Because you can’t oversimplify the monster; vampires can be fleshed out, just as much as mummies can. For example, this parody-ish story could honestly be made much more serious and enduring if … the characters were slightly more melodramatic. It’s all in the tone and the dialogue. To be honest, it reminds me of the short story, Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the House of Dread Desire by Neil Gaiman; this guy struggles so hard with writing a serious Gothic novel but can’t stop inserting comedy. I don’t think mummies will supplant vampires anytime soon… but then, you never know, some chicks find bandages sexy… somewhere… maybe?

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Who Will Be the Vampire Cassidy in AMC’s ‘Preacher’? http://www.vampires.com/who-will-be-the-vampire-cassidy-in-amcs-preacher/ http://www.vampires.com/who-will-be-the-vampire-cassidy-in-amcs-preacher/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039981571/2015/03/26/who-will-be-the-vampire-cassidy-in-amc-s-preacher “The producers of AMC’s Preacher pilot seemingly haven’t fully locked the actor who’ll play Jesse Custer, the title character, but the rest of the major cast is slowly being shown to the public.” Joseph Gilgun, –who, in my opinion, looks nothing like Cassidy from the comics, –and to top all that off, Gilgun is a British actor. Bleck....

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“The producers of AMC’s Preacher pilot seemingly haven’t fully locked the actor who’ll play Jesse Custer, the title character, but the rest of the major cast is slowly being shown to the public.”

Joseph Gilgun, –who, in my opinion, looks nothing like Cassidy from the comics, –and to top all that off, Gilgun is a British actor. Bleck. But! on the other hand, think of it this way, –Rick Grimes also has an accent that doesn’t match his role, but AMC did okay there, right? So you know what, I’m actually pretty content to just sit back and let it all happen. The character of Cassidy is basically a wild card; he’s raunchy, abrasive, –but also loves to play. He’s basically a less self-hating version of Damon, from The Vampire Diaries.


We don’t know who’s going to play Jesse Custer yet, but that’s okay, –we’ll have a new vampire on TV soon. The thing is though, it’s also pretty cool that the vampire isn’t necessarily going to be the main character. He’s kind of like a sidekick. I think we’re all ready to get behind a vampire sidekick. 

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4 Big Takeaways From the Last Episode of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ http://www.vampires.com/4-big-takeaways-from-the-last-episode-of-the-vampire-diaries/ http://www.vampires.com/4-big-takeaways-from-the-last-episode-of-the-vampire-diaries/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039982253/2015/03/26/4-big-takeaways-from-the-last-episode-of-the-vampire-diaries The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 16 was directed by Ian Somerhalder – and it was AWESOME! The latest episode of The Vampire Diaries was a big one; in fact, it was the one that Ian Somerhalder directed, –so it was extra fun. But what are the four big things we should take away from it? Well,...

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The Vampire Diaries Season 6 Episode 16 was directed by Ian Somerhalder – and it was AWESOME!

The latest episode of The Vampire Diaries was a big one; in fact, it was the one that Ian Somerhalder directed, –so it was extra fun. But what are the four big things we should take away from it? Well, I’m glad you asked!

  1. Damon was obviously a mama’s boy; and sure, Mother Salvatore was a ripper, but ironically, since most girls are usually obsessed with Stefan, he’s second fiddle to Damon as far as Big Mama’s concerned.
  2. Stefan’s humanity is off –again, so he’ll probably be going on a psychotic killing spree pretty soon. Hopefully not to the same extent that he did when he was a ripper, but if he does, I’m sure his mom will be proud. This family is so dysfunctional, a therapist could have a field day.
  3. Bonnie is like the chick from Orange is the New Black; she went into what was basically limbo, and came back all grown up and jaded.
  4. Enzo is crushing major on Sarah… cute! Wonder where that’s going? Can’t wait to find out!

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The Delicious Appraisal of George A. Romero’s ‘Martin’ http://www.vampires.com/the-delicious-appraisal-of-george-a-romeros-martin/ http://www.vampires.com/the-delicious-appraisal-of-george-a-romeros-martin/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039809731/2015/03/25/the-delicious-appraisal-of-george-a-romero-s-martin “Instead of portraying its count as a sexually overpowering force against nature, his film focuses on a protagonist bearing none of his Nosferatic forefathers’ dominance…” I have a confession to make: sometimes, I can’t actually read an entire article about one movie, –a long film review isn’t always fun. But this one dragged me in,...

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“Instead of portraying its count as a sexually overpowering force against nature, his film focuses on a protagonist bearing none of his Nosferatic forefathers’ dominance…”

I have a confession to make: sometimes, I can’t actually read an entire article about one movie, –a long film review isn’t always fun. But this one dragged me in, because it’s about a movie that I’ve been making excuses for a while, not to see. I dislike the feeling of ambiguity that comes with the idea that a vampire character may or may not actually be a true folkloric vampire, –he might just be living in a fantasy, or have indulged for too long in the vampire subculture and been negatively impacted in a psychopathological way… but for whatever reason, we’re never sure what’s really going on.

It reminds me of Vampire’s Kiss; though in this film, Peter (Nicolas Cage) is almost certainly not a vampire, it is is easy to wonder why the sudden obsession really held him for so long. And the same principle is at work with films like The Hunger, and The Addiction, as the source points out, that vampirism is more metaphorical, –whereas in Vampire’s Kiss, we’re more or less meant to witness a man struggle with his banal identity, because being a vampire means releasing the inhibitions he has been containing for so long. I’ll have to make a list of older vampire movies and actually stick to it, and see them. Have you been neglecting your vampire education as heedlessly as I have? If not, what are your thoughts on Romero’s Martin?

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Enter to Win a Signed Copy of ‘The Originals: The Rise’ http://www.vampires.com/enter-to-win-a-signed-copy-of-the-originals-the-rise/ http://www.vampires.com/enter-to-win-a-signed-copy-of-the-originals-the-rise/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039892566/2015/03/25/enter-to-win-a-signed-copy-of-the-originals-the-rise “The Originals: The Loss, the second book in a prequel trilogy based on The CW’s “The Originals,” is coming out soon, and in case you missed The Rise, the novel that kicked things off, we have two copies to give away.”  I want this so bad guys… I have a collection of autographed books from...

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“The Originals: The Loss, the second book in a prequel trilogy based on The CW’s “The Originals,” is coming out soon, and in case you missed The Rise, the novel that kicked things off, we have two copies to give away.” 

I want this so bad guys… I have a collection of autographed books from different authors I’ve reviewed on this site, –some were amazing, others had some work to do, –but all were appreciated and definitely welcome. So email us if you have a book you’d like to submit for review, or to publicize with a free giveaway, –new authors are our heroes. In the meantime, you guys can check out this contest for an autographed copy of The Originals: The Rise.


Oh and who signed them, you might ask? Well, they’re signed by one of my favorite people alive, Julie Plec, and this other guy, Charles Michael Davis, –he plays Marcel Gerard, the co-King of New Orleans. He started out as a big baddy in the beginning, but now he’s one of the main protagonists. So yeah, these autographs are nothing to scoff at -and- you don’t have to travel 8 million miles to the next convention they show up at to -pay- for an autograph. So yeah, this is free, and there’s no need to leave the house. Click the source to enter, –don’t be a lazy ass. The contest is good until 4/4/15.

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Strong Black Women on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ http://www.vampires.com/strong-black-women-on-the-vampire-diaries/ http://www.vampires.com/strong-black-women-on-the-vampire-diaries/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039890670/2015/03/25/strong-black-women-on-the-vampire-diaries “Maria Howell as Ayana on The Vampire Diaries”   I keep an eye on Graveyard Shift Sisters, because their blog and various sites are very near and dear to my heart; I am a white woman, who was placed into the system when I was young, and if it wasn’t for the influence of the...

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“Maria Howell as Ayana on The Vampire Diaries”  

I keep an eye on Graveyard Shift Sisters, because their blog and various sites are very near and dear to my heart; I am a white woman, who was placed into the system when I was young, and if it wasn’t for the influence of the four strong black women who ran the group home I lived in, I really don’t know what would have happened to me. I had four, beautiful mothers who I felt loved me, and protected me from people in my life who wanted to harm me.

And no, I’m not just channeling bullshit from The Secret Life of Bees, –I was about 16 during this period. Anyway, I remember that these women were dynamic; they had good days, bad days, –we loved cooking, crafting, and everyone had their own favorite thing to do. We watched horror together, and I remember that in no way did it surprise me that they liked horror movies and vampires, –but a decade later, it seems like black culture is an alien, foreign subject, and we’re afraid to enjoy things together. Do yourself a favor: sit down and watch Vampire in Brooklyn on Netflix, –you’ll love it. And let’s stop the idea that black female horror fans don’t exist. Women love vampires, –all of us.Except for maybe the witches on The Vampire Diaries, –they kinda hold a grudge.

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11 Badass Modern Vampire Movies http://www.vampires.com/11-badass-modern-vampire-movies/ http://www.vampires.com/11-badass-modern-vampire-movies/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039814718/2015/03/24/11-badass-modern-vampire-movies We know all the classic suckhead movies, the ones we all name when we think of vampires – ones that don’t sparkle, that is –…   This is basically a list of vampire movies that have emerged from the more “independent” –and sometimes, not so much “independent” as much as cult favorites, like Ultraviolet, for example, which...

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We know all the classic suckhead movies, the ones we all name when we think of vampires – ones that don’t sparkle, that is –…

  This is basically a list of vampire movies that have emerged from the more “independent” –and sometimes, not so much “independent” as much as cult favorites, like Ultraviolet, for example, which is a movie I have been successfully avoid for years now, simply because Milla Jovovich makes me nervous, after I saw her in The Fourth Kind. Before that movie, I -might- have seen  Ultraviolet, but too many people said it sucked. Now it’s just because she scares me.

And then there’s movies Like Blade II in the list, which I really liked, and god, not just because of Ryan Reynolds. He’s cute and all, but he reminds me of that comedian, Dane Cook, and I hate his ass. So yeah, Blade II is good, and Daybreakers was awesome. I’ve always known Sam Neil was a shady guy, ever since Piano. The movie I really want to see from this lit is Byzantium and even though it was on Netflix for the longest, I just haven’t gotten to it yet. Tell me guys, am I missing out huge?

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Excerpt From ‘The Fourth Bride’ by Carol Gill http://www.vampires.com/excerpt-from-the-fourth-bride-by-carol-gill/ http://www.vampires.com/excerpt-from-the-fourth-bride-by-carol-gill/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039813173/2015/03/24/excerpt-from-the-fourth-bride-by-carol-gill “I dreamt I heard soft murmurs all around me. It was not unpleasant for I was reminded of fairy tales and magical legends. I heard singing too; the sound of sirens perhaps…”   I know, I know, normally, I have never liked the hyper-super-sexy-romantic vampire fiction, but despite everything, Carol Gill pulls me in. I suppose...

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“I dreamt I heard soft murmurs all around me. It was not unpleasant for I was reminded of fairy tales and magical legends. I heard singing too; the sound of sirens perhaps…”  

I know, I know, normally, I have never liked the hyper-super-sexy-romantic vampire fiction, but despite everything, Carol Gill pulls me in. I suppose it’s because I have this crazy urge for dark romance that we probably don’t get enough of in real life… I mean, I don’t think I’ve ever dated anyone all gorgeous and sexy in a cape, –and there’s no scenario in which I’d ever consider being anyone’s “Fourth wife”. But Carol Gill really hooks you, and brings you into this intense fantasy, –it’s almost like being a part of someone else’s sexy dream or even a really delicious nightmare.

I know, I know! Trust me, there are parts that are a bit much, like this line “There was no wine sweeter than this; his own ruby port.” I was like, “what? ew!” –I’ve had port, and it’s disgusting, imo. Plus, that was so cheesy, I actually blushed and giggled a little to myself, like I was embarrassed to have actually read it! Aside from that part, and a couple others of course, it really is good. I almost think that maybe if she applied herself a little more, she could really produce something amazing, –but as it stands, her romantic vampire fiction is top notch.  Click the source to read the excerpt… come on. Try it, and tell me what you thought. No judgies, I promise!

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Books You Gotta Have: The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories By Women http://www.vampires.com/books-you-gotta-have-the-mammoth-book-of-vampire-stories-by-women/ http://www.vampires.com/books-you-gotta-have-the-mammoth-book-of-vampire-stories-by-women/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039811133/2015/03/24/books-you-gotta-have-the-mammoth-book-of-vampire-stories-by-women No self-respecting relisher of the macabre should ever deny themselves a copy of a book brilliantly edited and most instructively introduced by the legendary anthologist Stephen Jones. If there could be like, a King of Anthology Editors, it would be Stephen Jones; I have one of the older MBO Best New Horror titles (the one...

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No self-respecting relisher of the macabre should ever deny themselves a copy of a book brilliantly edited and most instructively introduced by the legendary anthologist Stephen Jones.

If there could be like, a King of Anthology Editors, it would be Stephen Jones; I have one of the older MBO Best New Horror titles (the one with the green bat on the cover) and I loved it. The stories ranged from the silly to the incredibly disturbing; no one knows how to put together a great combination of short literature like Jones. He’s like a really good DJ, except of stories, not music. 

There are a few reasons that this is such a great collection; for one, it’s an all female author compilation, –but that doesn’t mean that the tone doesn’t shift. Second, the collection also contains the only (up until 2001 anyway) short story published by Anne Rice, and it has an autobiographical introduction and an original vampire story written by Ingrid Pitt. Pitt is best known for her various roles in Hammer horror, many titles in which she starred were vampire horror films. Looks like a lot of fun, and there are plenty of copies floating around out there, –so get one!

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What Would These 16 Pop Stars & Teen Celebs Look Like as Vampires? http://www.vampires.com/what-would-these-16-pop-stars-teen-celebs-look-like-as-vampires/ http://www.vampires.com/what-would-these-16-pop-stars-teen-celebs-look-like-as-vampires/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039729119/2015/03/23/what-would-these-16-pop-stars-teen-celebs-look-like-as-vampires Ummm… can we get another “Twilight” movie?! First of all, I always knew that Miley Cyrus was a vampire… a psychic vampire. Every time I see her on TV, or read about her because some asshole shared something on my wall about her on Facebook… I feel my energy just drain, right out of my...

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Ummm… can we get another “Twilight” movie?!

First of all, I always knew that Miley Cyrus was a vampire… a psychic vampire. Every time I see her on TV, or read about her because some asshole shared something on my wall about her on Facebook… I feel my energy just drain, right out of my body. Ariana Grande as a vampire looks like… well. Normal, honestly. Like she was meant to have red eyes and fangs. Zendaya and Harry Styles have their tongues hanging out, no doubt trying to emulate Miley Cyrus, –they don’t make good vampires.

Dude, the guys from One Direction, dressed up as vampires… not hard to picture at all, especially in this photo where they’re all wearing black. To me, this is just them transitioning from boy band, to emo band, –which is probably going to happen anyway. Ew. Emma Watson is my favorite vampire, –it looks great on her. Jennifer Lawrence as a vampire… creeps me out. Taylor Swift looks a few quarts low, and Selena Gomez makes a seriously gross looking bloodsucker, –and her vampire makeup sucks too. My second favorite is the girls from Pretty Little Liars; they look like … again, even more natural as the undead. It would definitely improve the show. 

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You Choose, You Vote: The Sexiest Vampire Movies Ever Made http://www.vampires.com/you-choose-you-vote-the-sexiest-vampire-movies-ever-made/ http://www.vampires.com/you-choose-you-vote-the-sexiest-vampire-movies-ever-made/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:01 +0000 http://www.scoop.it/t/vampires-by-darkness-com/p/4039728327/2015/03/23/you-choose-you-vote-the-sexiest-vampire-movies-ever-made “What are the sexiest vampire movies of all time? Of all popular film monsters and villains, vampires are perhaps most inextricably tied with erotica.”   Can you believe that Underworld is ranked #1 –ahead of Interview with the Vampire, –that’s Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, munching on sexy French hookers, and… that scene where Brad Pitt and Antonio...

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“What are the sexiest vampire movies of all time? Of all popular film monsters and villains, vampires are perhaps most inextricably tied with erotica.”  

Can you believe that Underworld is ranked #1 –ahead of Interview with the Vampire, –that’s Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise, munching on sexy French hookers, and… that scene where Brad Pitt and Antonio Banderas get really… intimate in their conversation. Hot. And Underworld is even ahead of Bram Stoker’s Dracula… you know the one where’s he’s younger, and hotter, and takes off his shirt to get freaky… or where those super hot vampire chicks lick Keanu Reeves for ten minutes and… boobs! But Underworld is sexier than that?

Clearly, people, we need to get in there and dethrone this ridiculous nonsense. Sure, Underworld was good, but the sexiest vampire movie ever? Noooo, no way! Oh, and this list also gives you a tool that lets you see how the list ranks up according to age, gender, and geography. Oooh, and! it’s a great way to find vampire movies you haven’t seen yet too.

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