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Dead Teenager Resurrects!

Sounds like the headline for a tabloid, doesn’t it? I figure that’s fitting, as the story is almost assuredly bogus. It has the ring of the urban legend to it. I’m not so much interested in debunking it or verifying it, though, as capitalizing on it. Yes, I confess. It’s interesting and I can make…

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Vampire Burial—Or Is It?

Our friends over at VAMPED bring us this report—actually a report on a report—of yet another “vampire burial” discovered in a graveyard in Transylvania, which as we all know is a part of modern Romania. Anthony Hogg questions whether the labeling of this skeleton as one of the Undead is accurate. He goes further, taking…

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Boycott the Creeper?

Victor Salva is a pedophile. There. We’ve stated that right out the gate. He was convicted in a court of law. He has admitted to the crime. And any psychologist or psychiatrist can tell you that a pedophile cannot be “cured.” They can only be, it is hoped, conditioned not to reoffend, but the urges…

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A double helping of Rice

Anne Rice and her son Christopher announced recently in a joint Facebook post that they will be teaming up to write a book together, a sequel to Anne’s popular THE MUMMY, or RAMSES THE DAMNED, which came out in 1989. If you read it, you probably remember that it ended with the promise for a…

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Netflix CASTLEVANIA Poster Released

You heard there was going to be a CASTLEVANIA Netflix series, right? I seem to recall that I reported on it previously. I report on so many things vampire-related, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with them all. Anyway, in case you hadn’t already heard—SPOILER ALERT—there is going to be a CASTLEVANIA Netflix series! It…

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Was Shakespeare a Necrophiliac?

I hate ROMEO AND JULIET. Aside from the sappy romantic sentimentality (which, if one reads the script carefully, Shakespeare is in actuality lampooning) it’s a case of familiarity breeding contempt. As a Drama student in college, I was in a run of the accursed play that ran into well over forty performances. After that, I…

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Review: LAST SHIFT

Netflix’s algorithm(s) is/are pretty good, overall. When they (it?) suggest(s) a movie that I might like, based on its/their best guess, four out of five times I do end up enjoying it. Not that I always listen to it/them. The Skynets and HALs of the world have taught us that technology and A.I. can never…

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The Shadow of THE SHADOW

As promised last week, here is the conclusion to my examination of The Shadow phenomenon. (If you missed it, I’d recommend that you read the previous article first, then come on back here for part the second.) To begin with, a little exposition: According to Tibetan spiritualism, a “tulpa” is a sentient, interactive being created…

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Review: POWERS OF DARKNESS

In a way this post feels anti-climactic. I’ve said so much about POWERS OF DARKNESS, aka MAKT MYRKRANNA, already. I was talking about it for months before it came out, and I’ve offered my thoughts, and shared the thoughts of others, while I’ve been reading it. Now that I’ve finished it, can I say it…

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Remembering Bill Paxton

I was saddened to hear that actor Bill Paxton died yesterday due to complications from surgery. More proof, in case anyone needed any, that celebrities aren’t any more bulletproof than the rest of us. They too get sick and leave us far too early. Paxton was only 61. Vampire marks will always remember Bill from…

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A Poltergeist Named Jack The Ripper

The title of this article—no, not THIS article you are reading, THIS one—isn’t misleading, but it did mislead me a little. I knew the entity in question wasn’t the REAL Jack the Ripper. If Jack’s spiritual essence were to come back to terrorize people, he would certainly return as a ghost (or perhaps, and more…

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Ghost Hunters in (a castle that is NOT) Dracula’s Castle

I wasn’t aware that there was an episode of the TV series MOST HAUNTED filmed in Corvin Castle back in 2007. I don’t think it’s a case of me deliberately blocking out the memory, as I may have done with RETURN TO SALEM’S LOT, which phenomenon I discuss in a separate article this week. (Look…

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