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Carmilla Web Series

This is turning into something of a Golden Age for fans of Joseph Sheridan LeFanu‘s vampire masterpiece Carmilla. Really! The last film adaptation was in 1990, but now not one but two new film versions are on the film festival circuit right now. Live theatre versions have popped up in Chicago and Los Angeles and…

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Revisiting George A. Romero’s Martin

In the world of socially-conscious B-exploitation films, George A. Romero is a force to be reckoned with. He wrote and directed some of the most memorable horror films of all time, and in the world of zombie lore specifically, Romero is without peer. He is perhaps best known for his “Dead” anthology: Night of the…

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Mmm mmm… Fairy Blood Cake

Nearly every country in every continent has old folktales on blood drinkers. There’s the Nelapsi of Czechoslovakia, the Hannya of Japan, the Alp from Germany, and so on. There are many vampiric tales around the world – Even in the British Isles. We all know that there are fairytales galore in Ireland, England and the…

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The Deadly Dance of the Boabhan Sith

Gather ‘round, for I have a tale of indescribable horror. What began as a night of laughter quickly transformed into a night of soul crushing screams. This is the tale of the wicked fae of British folklore – the Boabhan Sith. The Scots Gaelic term boabhan sith (pronounced “boh-van shee”) translates to “wicked woman fairy.”…

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A Vampire’s Native Soil

We all know the story about the vampire and its bond to its native soil. Right? According to the tale, a vampire can only rest in soil from the land of their origins. A vampire needs their native earth, it can’t survive without it. We all know the story, but where did it come from?…

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The Real History Behind Hemlock Grove’s Upir

The Netflix show Hemlock Grove, based on the book of the same name, mentions a being known as the upir. But what is this creature and did the show’s writers create it? Oh no, Dear Readers, they didn’t. The upir is a vampire from European folklore, a vampire species once believed to be real. Along…

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The Vampire Fan’s Dilemma

I might be considered a vampire hoarder, if you took a look at my bookshelves, my closets, my home. There are vampire books, vampire comics, vampire t-shirts, vampire games, vampire things of all sorts everywhere. I like to consider myself a huge vampire fan, and some of you are probably a lot like me. Many…

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Paul Barber’s Theory on the Existance of Vampires

There was once a time in history when nearly everyone believed in the existence of vampires. Virtually every country and every culture has their own vampire myths and legends. You can find vampire folklore throughout the world. But there is more than just folklore, hundreds of years ago there were countless cases of real vampirism…

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When Vampire Dogs Attack!

Us humans are such a superstitious bunch, even today in the age of science and logic you can find countless people who believe in age-old superstitions. But these beliefs in supernatural occurrences were most common hundreds of years ago, back when everyone believed in the undead and other wicked beings. They had folktales for nearly…

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Leech Lover Facts: Part 7

It has been a whole two years since I last did a Leech Lover post! Two years! Gasp! Anyway, for those new to Leech Lover Facts, it’s really just a random collection of vampire information. Feeding vampiric knowledge into those bloodthirsty brains of yours. Let’s get to it… BLUE In Greek folklore the color blue…

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The Hermsdorf Vampire

Today I bring you a vampire account from the 1700s, the tale of a supposedly real vampire found in the German town of Hermsdorf. Once, ages ago, the belief in the undead was very much real and vampires were greatly feared throughout Europe. The Hermsdorf Vampire is one of many reported cases of a vampire…

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Mutilated ‘Vampire’ Skeleton Discovered in the UK

A discovery of a skeleton early this month, dating from 550-700 AD, with metal spikes through its shoulders, heart and ankles has revealed information of one of the few ‘vampire’ burials in Britain. These skeletons are fairly common in the rest of Europe, but quite rare in the UK. The skeleton was found buried in…

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