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Zack from SAVED BY THE BELL is a Vampire?!?!

I probably should cut Mark-Paul Gosselaar some slack. A little slack. After all, he proved with his stint on NYPD BLUE that he is capable of serious acting. Unfortunately, he will always be Zack Morris to me. Not that I ever watched SAVED BY THE BELL. I didn’t, despite the fact that I found Tiffany-Amber…

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Vampires and Pedophilia

The connection between vampires and sex cannot be removed. It has always been present, from the Dark Ages when vampires were more akin to zombies, rank and fetid, yet still seeking to have sex with their widows, all the way back to the Babylonian Lilitu, not infrequently blamed for the nocturnal emissions of men. Today,…

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Book Review: HAINT BLUE: PART TWO by Jenny Scott and Kim Johnston

Jenny Scott didn’t really accept that two deceased brothers were to blame for all that she and her family had been through. She suspected demonic activity masquerading as something else. Given the nature of the haunting, it’s hard to blame her. If it WAS the two ghost brothers to blame, however, they got what was…

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MIND OF A VAMPIRE

Being a True Crime junkie, if I click the TV on for background noise, nine times out of ten it’s gonna be playing Investigation Discovery, at least to begin with. (I might flip over to Destination America or The Travel Channel, depending on what’s on.) The other day I was busy puttering around the house…

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Did You Have A Happy Walpurgis Night?

All DRACULA fans know that Walpurgis Night is the night when buried treasures glow blue in the dark and evil creatures run amok. (It’s big in parts of Europe.) Officially called “Saint Walpurgis Night” or “Saint Walpurgis Eve,” it falls on the night before the Feast of Saint Walpurgis on May 1st, the same day…

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WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS Gets Picked-Up

This week brought us news that the forthcoming and much anticipated television series adaptation of Anne Rice’s THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES had hit a delay, as the proposed showrunner had departed for greener fields. Bummer. But the Internet giveth and the Internet taketh away, and vice versa, too. THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES may be stuck in neutral,…

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2004’s DARK SHADOWS Pilot Now Online

I guess I need to watch it before I pronounce judgment, but I’m honestly not interested. Back when the early 1990s “reimagining” of the classic hit TV series came out, I had never watched even a single episode of the latter. I never had the opportunity. Growing up a child of the 80s, we never…

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No Room In Tut’s Tomb

For years, scientists have speculated that there was a secret room hidden in the tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings. Doggone technology had to come along and spoil it for everyone. Ground-penetrating radar has determined conclusively that there are no unknown, undiscovered rooms in the tomb complex. Previous scans along those lines…

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Thanos Claims Another Victim

You ever watch those people who get up to leave when the credits start rolling on a Marvel movie and wonder what the blue hell is wrong with them? How could they NOT know at this point that there are more scenes to come? Or maybe they just don’t care? But if they don’t care,…

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THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES Needs A New Director

Phooey. I don’t actually know just how much of a delay this will end up causing, how much of a problem it will end up being, but it for sure won’t get the upcoming series, based on the novels of Anne Rice, into production any sooner. Supposed-to-be-showrunner Bryan Fuller (having previously worked on AMERICAN GODS…

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Are You Batty If You’re Into Vampires?

Possibly, but only if you go really extreme with it. An entire dissertation could be written–and several have been–on the psychology of the vampire Myth. (Note my use of the capital M here. A “myth” is a made-up story. A “Myth” is a made-up story containing a larger truth.) Is it possible to distill a…

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IT Talent Has Serious Vampire Cred

I’m speaking of the forthcoming IT, the second installment of IT, not the one that came out last fall. Checco Varese will be serving as the Director of Photography, aka cinematographer, on IT: CHAPTER TWO. You might not recognize Varese’s name, but you know his work. He has worked on both THE STRAIN and TRUE…

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