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Man Attacks “Friend” For Blood

Does this guy look like one of the living dead to you? Like Nosferatu, bald with pointy ears and rat-like fangs? Like Count Dracula, suave and sophisticated, pale and exuding menace? Like Edward Cullen, all sparkly and soulful? How about one of the vamps from TRUE BLOOD? How about the vampire of folklore, a moldering…

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THE HAUNTED LAKE

In keeping with the theme of spooky things that may exist underground or underwater (like the subterranean caverns atop which modern Budapest rests and chronicled in one of my separate reports this week), may I present to you Georgia’s cursed lake, Lake Lanier. (That’s Georgia as in the southern US state, not the former Soviet…

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Cemetery Strolls

I love cemeteries. Not MODERN ones. New ones. Those are just . . . sad. The kinds of cemeteries I do love may still be in use; bodies may still be interred there. But they have a HISTORY. They’ve been around for a while, stretching into centuries past. As a general rule, the older the…

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Did real-life bloodshed kill the FRIGHT NIGHT sequel?

We’re talking about the original FRIGHT NIGHT, here, the one from 1985, as opposed to the 2011 remake starring Colin Farrell (which was actually quite good.) Let’s call the one FRIGHT NIGHT CLASSIC and the other just FRIGHT NIGHT. I don’t want to call it NEW FRIGHT NIGHT, since new Coke sucked—I’m obviously taking these…

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Bram Stoker, Busted!

In this week’s second bit of news concerning sculpture, renowned artist Bryan Moore, who has crafted bronze busts of H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe, has announced his plans to create one of Bram Stoker, the biographer (I refuse to say “creator”) of Count Dracula. What’s more, Moore will create the sculpture in Dublin, Ireland,…

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Cool Stuff On My Christmas List, Part Two

Oh, to lie down on this coffin-shaped sofa and take a nap! It looks so inviting, so comfy. I love the polished mahogany (or whatever kind of wood this is), the rich, plush purple of the velvet cushioning—oh, wait, it also comes in red or black! The inner lining of Dracula’s cape is usually red,…

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Cool Stuff On My Christmas List, Part One

If any of you were wondering what to get me for Christmas this year, allow me to make it easy for you. I would like this. It’s a perfect, fifty pound replica of a human skull, sculpted from a hunk of four billion-year-old meteorite, and it got auctioned off at the Bonhams Auction House in…

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One more on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL. For The Road.

Wes Bentley lost my love and devotion at one point, but then he earned it back. I became aware of him, but felt neither adoration nor loathing, after his appearance in AMERICAN BEAUTY, but when he appeared as the feeblest movie villain of all time in the ridiculously mediocre GHOST RIDER, I decided that I…

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AHS’s Countess Doesn’t Measure Up To Her Namesake

And that’s a good thing, unless the writers of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL are looking to rack up the highest body count in the history of television. (I say go for it, guys. You’ve already got the morality police and self-righteous censorship groups squealing like a herd of gutshot hogs—No, change that to bleating like…

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Gaga for the AMERICAN HORROR STORY

I will admit that I am an admirer of Lady Gaga. I won’t say a “fan,” since I can’t honestly say I like ALL her music, but I do like some of it. Moreover, I can appreciate her musical genius. Yes, you read that right. G-E-N-I-U-S. Please don’t be so shortsighted that, if you don’t…

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Vampire Bats: They’re Just Teddy Bears

I don’t recommend trying to pet one. They can carry rabies, after all, and even a non-rabid one would probably bite you, not out of overt aggression but because you scared it. Heck, even a wild rabbit will bite you if pick it up. But I think vampire bats are adorable. ALL bats, for that…

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Secret Chambers in King Tut’s Tomb?

What’s the difference between a vampire and a zombie, really? One drinks blood and the other doesn’t; there’s that. One is a snazzier dresser. (Typically.) But they both sleep in coffins and rise from the dead. I guess you could argue that a mummy is more akin to a zombie than a vampire, but they’re…

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