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A Chinese Tale of Terror

Today I bring you a vampire tale from G. Willoughby-Meade, a man that documented China’s folktales (like the Grimm brothers did in Europe) in his book, Chinese Ghouls and Goblins. Our terrifying tale begins with a man named Liu, who was a tutor staying at another’s residence far from his native home. He was granted…

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The Tree of Blood

I have come across a wide assortment of strange and twisted vampire stories – from vampire cats to floating heads, but today’s tale is a new one even for me. Among the many fascinatingly wicked Japanese myths, the jubokko is for sure my new favorite. According to the myth, on grounds where there has been…

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The Bottled Bloodsucker’s Pet

A few months ago I wrote a post about the Malaysian vampire known as the polong. The polong is the magical bottle imp that was created to do wicked things to others. In my post I mentioned that the polong had itself its very own pet called a pelesit. It’s the pelesit that brings us…

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A Vicious Chinese Vampire

Via our Twitter page we asked you, our faithful readers, what you would like us to write about here, and a few of you asked for stories about Asian vampires. Now, if you are a long time reader you know that we have done quite a few Asian vampires posts, but even so I’ll give…

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A Japanese Bloodsucker

How does some Japanese vampire lore sound? Good? Good. Today’s blood drinker of choice is one of the most feared demons in the very large Japanese pantheon, the Hannya. The hannya’s most common form was that of a woman, although there are a few male hannya out there. It is said in old tales that…

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Meow!

Can you guess by the title what this post is about? KITTEHS! Woo! …Ahem. Cats and vampires, more specifically how cats are associated with vampires. Cats have been considered dark and mystifying for ages – back in the day some believed cats were direct links to evil, that they were demonic servants. And now during…

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Bottled Bloodsucker

This bloodsucker post is a little different from some of the others. We’re going back into the world of history and folklore, a land of devious and wicked dark magics. Today’s creature is that of the Malaysian polong, the polong is a vampiric bottle imp or an evil spirit used to do horrible things to…

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Vampire Cat

What?! A vampire cat? Oh yes dear readers, today’s vampire lore post is about a vampire kitty. The cat of Nabeshima is an old Japanese tale that never fully died, like many old myths and legends. The Cat of Nabeshima is a horrible vampire demon from Japan that took the shape of a cat, murdering…

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When Souls Break Apart

The Chinese, like the ancient Egyptians, were deeply concerned with guaranteeing the survival of the individual; the person’s being, after physical death.  Their ideas were based on the ancient Chinese conception of the polarity of negative and positive, dark and light, yin and yang; the two essential principles in the cosmos, the eternal universal balance….

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The Flying Head

Time again for another vampire myth. This particular vampire species differing greatly from the classic western image of a alluring caped being of the night. No, i’m afraid the Penanggalan is nothing like that at all. The Penanggalan is a dreadful vampire from Malaysia (different from the other Malaysian vampire I covered before). This is…

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The Aswang

The Aswang are another one of those vampire species that are way different than your traditional opera cape kind. This particular vampire is from the Philippines and is believed to be a sexy normal woman by day and an evil flying monster of terror at night. During the day the Aswang appears to be a…

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The Dreaded Langsuir

Every culture, every part of the world has its own set of vampire myths and the Malaysian Langsuir is one of many of those myths. Now the Langsuir isn’t your average kinda vamp, there’s no capes or a holy water phobia with them. No tragic star-crossed love story or quest for redemption, not even close….

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