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“Anti-Vampire” Gets a Bum Rap

I call him an “anti-vampire” because instead of trying to drink his quote/end quote “victim’s” blood, he tried to force her to drink his. Maybe he thought he was a vampire, and wanted to “turn” her? “Embrace” her, isn’t it called? The courts in New Zealand called it a crime, and sent the attacker, a…

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Salem Witch Trials Execution Site Located

We all know what happened, even if the knowledge of some is cursory. People have heard of the Salem Witch Trials, even if they can’t tell you exactly when the events took place without first consulting Wikipedia. ( 1692-1693, by the way.) Most people could deduce that it all happened in Massachusetts, even if they’d…

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Lamp Powered by Human Blood

Ooh, I want one! Yes, you have to bleed to activate it—but it’s just a drop. And I’m diabetic, so for me the minute trauma of pricking my finger lost its effect a long time ago. One little drop of blood will earn you a lush bluish radiance. It’s worth the trade. And you get…

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Brother (and Sister) in Blood – Some Special Thanks

You may be wonderin’ why I’d be pimpin’ another vampire-related website here on THIS one. As I see it, there’s more than enough vampire love to go around. Rather than competitors, I see the overseers over at VAMPED as fellow spelunkers of the subconscious, explorers of the arcane, disbursers of the diabolical. “They” in this…

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Remembering David Bowie

There are some people you just take for granted. It seems they’ve been around forever, because they’ve been around your entire life. They never seem to age, never seem to change, and never lose any of their aura of cool. Musician, actor, and artist David Bowie was just such a person. It’s hard to wrap…

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When a Stranger Calls (Your Toddler)

Consider this scenario: You are the parent of a small child. You install a baby monitor in his room, with the partner piece in your own bedroom, so that you can hear if your child needs you during the night. Millions of parents all across the country own and employ such devices. Nothing unusual about…

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More on the story behind the scenes of FRIGHT NIGHT

I reported recently on how the notorious Menendez brothers murder case in 1989 derailed plans for a second sequel to FRIGHT NIGHT. (Jose Menendez, the murdered father of Eric and Lyle—along with his wife, Kitty, who was also slain—was to serve as a producer on the film.) Turns out there is even more to the…

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It’s Rainin’ Bones in Whitby Harbor

The title of this linked article sounds sensational, but it could happen. Coffins dropping onto houses below the cliff overlooking Whitby Harbor. Actually it has ALREADY happened. Not coffins, as most of the wooden caskets interred in the centuries-old graveyard have long-since rotted away. But bones. Pieces of skeletons. Take a look at the photograph…

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Back the Bram Stoker Bronze Bust Project!

Just a couple’a three weeks back I brought you all word of sculptor Bryan Moore’s plan to fashion a bust of the man who gifted the world with the most famous vampire of them all, Count Dracula. The man behind the Count is, of course, Irish author Bram Stoker. Moore intends to place the bust,…

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Hail the Countess (and out of the way, Leo)! Gaga gets a Golden Globe!

More often than not, when you have a celebrity from the world of music cross over into films or TV, you get an embarrassing train wreck of a performance. Think Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child in FREDDY VERSUS JASON. Think of Will Smith in the first season of THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR. (Granted, he…

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The Master, Remastered

Not so long ago, I was chronicling the creation by toy company Funko of some figures based on characters from the hit FX series THE STRAIN; in particular I was excited about the oversized (for Funko) figure of THE MASTER, Jusef Sardu, as he appeared in the first season, all big and Nosferatu-like. Then, a…

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Vampire Boob Job

Have vampires always been able to control their physical forms? The vampire of the Middle Ages is always described as a smelly, moldering cadaver. The use of garlic was believed to repel bloodsuckers because its odor was as pungent as the Undead. It’s safe to say, then, that if vampires COULD control their physical forms…

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