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Mama Mia! Was Lilith the Mother of All Vampires?

In her demonized form, Lilith is a frightening and threatening creature. Much more so than Eve, she personifies the real (sexual) power women exercise over men. Who, or what, is Lilith? Other than a feminist icon, that is. Transformed in our modern age from something evil and vengeful into an object of reverence, where did…

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Vampire or Victim: Premature Burial

Modern medicine makes it easy to determine if someone who looks dead really is dead— not in a coma or otherwise still alive. In the old days, it wasn’t so easy. Can you imagine anything more horrifying? You wake up in complete darkness. You try to move and find that you can’t. Not more than…

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Croglin Grange – Did It Really Happen?

The phantom vampire of Croglin Grange is one of the best known vampire stories in Britain.  It’s so easy today, when we read about something fantastical that supposedly happened at some point in the past, to dismiss it. “That couldn’t have happened,” we tell ourselves. Our minds, whether we intend it or not, immediately start…

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The Blight That Is ‘Twilight’ Just Keeps Rolling. And That’s a Damn Shame.

Lionsgate’s Ron Schwarts, exec VP and general manager of home entertainment, said in a statement:  “Consumer demand for ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2″ reflects strength in all segments of the home entertainment marketplace – packaged media, digital and on demand.  This is further proof that author Stephenie Meyer has created a timeless classic…

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The Long List of Dracula’s Progenitors

There were many books on vampires before Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Anne Rice’s name used to be synonymous with the word “vampire,” and regrettably the Twilight novels are conjured to mind today. But the name Bram Stoker and the title of his famous novel, “Dracula,” transcend fads and fashion. Dracula will be in print and haunting…

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Practicing (Self) Vampirism For Your Health?

Dr. Mosley shares a new strategy that he believes holds real promise to curing disease and restoring your health: the use of human blood. Why is the vampire so damned prevalent (if you’ll pardon something of a pun)? And moreso today than ever before. Oh, it has evolved a bit, gone from reanimated rotting corpse…

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Dracula Has Left the Building

A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actor Bela Lugosi, who portrayed Count Dracula onstage and on-screen, is listed at $4.197 million. I love Bela Lugosi. My relationship with him began in my childhood, when he scared the begeezus out of me in Universal’s seminal “Dracula.” I’ve been a devotee ever since, following his career…

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Prince Charles a Descendant of Dracula? Not Bloody Likely!

If you thought the only Hungarian connection to vampires is Bela Lugosi, and the only vampire connection to Prince Charles is Dracula – think again.  I call bull malarkey. Prince Charles might want to believe that he is a direct descendent of Vlad III of Wallachia—aka Vlad the Impaler, aka Dracula—and he may want us…

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Would You Drink Dracula’s Blood? (Wine, That Is.)

“Would you buy a bottle of Dracula’s Blood? (Wine, that is.)”   If Prince Vlad III of Wallachia—aka Dracula—were indeed still alive (or rather Undead) today, what would he think of his current celebrity status? Would he be flattered that Bram Stoker made his name a household word, or annoyed that he could no longer operate…

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Angels of Darkness (aka Styria)

Beginning March 1, 2015 the motion picture Styria aka Curse of Styria aka Angels of Darkness will begin airing on Showtime Cable. This most recent major film adaptation of Joseph Sheridan LeFanu’s gothic classic Carmilla has been in the works for several years and has been covering it for nearly as long! We even…

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Vampire Castle iOS Game

“This time you are in an old [and] horrible castle. The bloodsucker is hidden somewhere. You need to escape!” I love cheesy little hidden object games, –especially ones that I can play on my roommate’s phone. Unfortunately, he does not have an iPhone, so I can’t play this one. Ironically, that means he can make phone calls, and…

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Ian Somerhalder Isn’t Just the Hottest Vampire Alive, He is Coral Reef

“What’s scarier than vampires? Oceans without coral. Watch: Ian Somerhalder is Coral Reef.” I love this series of films; the hotty from Vampire Diaries, Ian Somerhalder is my hero for life, –I’ve already written before about his interest in wildlife and natural conservation, –he actively tries to change the world for the better, and he’s…

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