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Say Hello to the Night – Farewell to a Lost Boy

When THE LOST BOYS came out in 1987, I thought it was “okay.” The most memorable thing about it, for me, was Jami Gertz. (I was in high school. Whatta you expect?) In the intervening years, though, the film gained a more prominent place in my affections, recalling as it did that magical time period…

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Bloody Christmas Treats

So you think all the fun to be had with creepy-themed foodstuffs went away with the passing of Halloween? Think again, oh morbid one! Do you mourn the dearth of spooky fare in the greeting card aisles? Rejoice! There is still a plethora of Horror and vampire-themed goodies available to enjoy, if you know where…

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The Alps and the Curse of Pilate

I love when I discover a new bit of folklore or esoterica, something with which I was unfamiliar, some story I’d never before heard. I was unfamiliar with the legend that Pontius Pilate, the Roman prelate who sentenced Jesus Christ to death by crucifixion, was a difficult guy to bury. Either the good earth refused…

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Vampires and Terrorists, Part Two

Here’s a quote from one Rabie Shehada, a terrorist with the Islamic State (See my other article this week concerning terrorism on why one should never refer to this organization as “ISIS.”) in which he lays out with honest aplomb his motivations and the motivations of his comrades: “I swear we are a people who…

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Vampires and Terrorists, Part One

Did you know there were such things as Jewish terrorists? I honestly can’t remember ever hearing of any. If I ever had then I’d forgotten it. The Jewish jihadists don’t make the news that often, it would seem. They do exist, though. The group Lehava, led by one Benzion Gopstein, is opposed to anything in…

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This book is my favorite so far of the offerings from Schiffer Publishing. It’s also the most unique of their books I’ve seen so far, unique in that it differs from their other publications in several ways. It’s the first softcover I’ve received from them; all their other books, at least the ones I’ve seen…

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Curtain Call for the Count

As I have reported on previously, the opening track to the debut album by THE HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES (more on them in a sec) is narrated by Sir Christopher Lee. (More on him in the next paragraph.) The Vampires take their name from a drinking club formed by Alice Cooper in the 70s, back when he…

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The Real Fictitious Location of Castle Dracula Discovered

So where is the actual Castle Dracula located? This is a question the Romanian Tourism Department has tried to answer for us. They want us to believe that it’s Castle Bran, which is a nice spiffy castle in good condition, thus a good, comfy location for tourists to visit, but it has only a tangential…

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Vampires Attempt to Steal Lawnmower, Leave Time Machine Alone

Now presenting, for your entertainment alone—and not that this post is for you, the readers of alone; rather that this post is intended for entertainment purposes alone, is not meant to be taken seriously, although it’d be pretty funny if anyone DID take it seriously—a time traveler called in to radio station 101.5 WPHD,…

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Mistletoe, the Vampire Plant

An FYI for all you single guys out there: Mistletoe doesn’t work. You know what I’m speaking of, that pagan holdover tradition that couples are supposed to kiss underneath sprigs of this perennially green vine. Well, I’m here to tell ya, you can walk up to hot chicks all Christmastide long and hold mistletoe over…

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Proof that Vampires are real?

I’m going to go on record, here. If vampires do actually exist, they are of the “etheric vampire” variety, more spectral than corporeal. They are beings of an alternate dimension, a different plane of existence. They are not animated corpses that drink blood. Sorry, peeps, but if you meet a pale stranger with fangs who…

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Dracula Untold Restored

It’s all about the bloody pacing these days. Modern audiences have such short attention spans, and movie studios and TV producers pander to that rather than forcing viewers to develop the ability to actually PAY ATTENTION. Everything has to be constant, breakneck, never-let-up-for-a-second storytelling or today’s vapid audiences will mentally click the remote to change…

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