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Kiss of the Damned Getting Surprisingly High Praise

A long night full of eroticism and blood is what a viewer will find in the indie film Kiss of the Damned. The DVD and Blu-ray are coming to stores July 23, 2013, and judging by reviews, this isn’t a release you want to miss out on. See the film details and trailer below. About…

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Get Your Hands on Being Human: Season Five

For those who don’t know, I am also a writer over at Werewolves.com (gasp!). Over there I frequently chat about Being Human (both the original and the SyFy version) and I just realized that I don’t give the show much love here (tsk tsk). Seeing how the show has a vampire as one of its…

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Review: Melabeth the Vampire

Reviewing first novels can end up an uncomfortable exercise. The promise of something truly good awaits–consider that both Interview With a Vampire and Twilight were first novels by their respective authors. So too have been a more than a few that vanished without a trace. And good riddance! Melabeth the Vampire happily manages to avoid…

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Is the Government Keeping Vampires a Secret?

The clinically clean floors are surrounded by stark white walls. There are no windows in this eerie room, just artificial light shining down on a cold metal slab. Walking in you see menacing medical instruments, each telling its own tale. Underneath the nauseating and overpowering reek of industrial cleaner is the smell of old blood….

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Psychological Explanations For Real Vampirism

There are people who call themselves vampires; they are real people who drink real blood. There is an entire vampire subculture which involves those who drink blood and those who donate blood to these self-proclaimed “vampires.” These vampires claim that they have no control of their cravings, that their bodies need the blood they drink….

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POLL: Science VS. Magic

With the countless vampire tales out there you could find hundreds or even thousands of different types of vampires. But there is one way, out of many, to categorize them – scientific vampires and magical vampires.  We have met many vampires in novels, television, and movies, and these vampire are either beings of magic or…

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Five Vampire Novels That Would Make Awesome Movies!

With all the terrible vampire movies that show up on DVD and Netflix year after year, don’t you wish Hollywood would try to make movies out of some good vampire novels? You know, the ones with good plots and interesting characters? Well, for what it’s worth, here’s my list of 5 novels I’d love to see adapted…

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DIY Vampire Fashion

Want to show off your love for vampires and look damned sexy doing it? Then I’ve got just what you need my bloodthirsty fashionistas! Two easy and inexpensive bloody DIY projects for the horror fans.  First is a nail art tutorial and the second is an awesome shoe tutorial – both of which feature blood,…

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Why So Few Good Vampire Comedies?

Over the years, many a comedy about the undead have popped up.  Most end up forgettable, while others (Lesbian Vampire Killers for example) we rather long to forget. Only a very few end up almost universally accepted as good. Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein for example seems a classic but really depends almost entirely upon…

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Vertigo Comics Announces American Vampire Anthology

Awesome news for fans of Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque’s American Vampire (which is currently on hiatus)! Vertigo Comics plans to release “American Vampire Anthology” August 7, an 80-page anthology issue featuring American Vampire universe stories by  big names like Greg Rucka, Gail Simone, Becky Cloonan, Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Francesco Francavilla, Declan Shalvey, Gabriel…

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WTF True Blood?!?

Okay, am I the only True Blood fan who feels like this show has jumped the shark? Not just the shark, either, but also the school of rabid piranha that live next to the shark? With the new season about to start and anticipation building, I thought this might be the right time for me…

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The Real History Behind Hemlock Grove’s Upir

The Netflix show Hemlock Grove, based on the book of the same name, mentions a being known as the upir. But what is this creature and did the show’s writers create it? Oh no, Dear Readers, they didn’t. The upir is a vampire from European folklore, a vampire species once believed to be real. Along…

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