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Why are Vampires and Sex So Intertwined?

First, read this linked article to find out what the author has to say on the subject. Then I’ll throw in my own two cents’ worth. Oh, boy. When the very first sentence talks about men writing “misguided things,” it kinda sets the tone, doesn’t it? You sorta know what kind of article you’re going…

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A Female Renfield? Wish I’d thought of that!

Here you can read a review of a new, sexed-up, spiffy stage play version of DRACULA. The reviewer calls it “a horror show of delight” and “a spine-tingling, bone-rattling, heart attack-inducing frightmare which took place on and off the stage.” Sounds cool. I’m sure I would enjoy it. Then there’s this: “In what seemed like…

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THE WALKING DEAD Season Premiere and Zombie Fatigue

Other than sounding like a decent name for an alternative band, zombie fatigue is a real thing. It’s a malady that I have myself contracted. Not zombies in general, though. THE WALKING DEAD zombies. I’ve lost interest. I don’t know if the show has jumped the shark—and I’ve accepted the fact that it will never,…

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Bath and Body Works Beyond the Grave

Too bad the store chain Bed, Bath, and Beyond isn’t selling similar items to those currently being offered in malls across America by Bath and Body Works, because it would have allowed me to use a most clever and cheeky title for this article: “Bed, Bath, and Beyond the Grave.” See? That would’ve been awesome….

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Melliferous Musings on Mellification

Continuing with the subject I initially touched upon with my article on the creepy necrophilic relationship between King Herod and his deceased honey, Mariamne, let us talk about mellification. Despite the fact that my spellcheck keeps changing it to “mollification,” mellification is a real word. It is the process of preserving a dead body in…

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Sauron, a Vampire?

Um, no. I wouldn’t think so. I don’t see him as vampire-like. The Ringwraiths, on the other hand, the Nazgul. THEY are vampire-like. The Army of the Dead, too, from the third book and movie. But the Lord of the Rings himself? Much hay is made by the author of this linked article of Tolkien…

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Vincent Price’s Shrunken Heads

If you read comic books back in the 70s, or read comic books that were published in the 70s at any point since, you’ve probably seen one of the ads for the official Vincent Price Shrunken Heads kit from Milton Bradley. Like the ads for Sea Monkeys, they were ubiquitous. If you purchased one of…

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DRACUL Launches At The Rosenbach

The Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which should be a sort of Mecca to every Dracula mark in the world, as it is home to the original handwritten notes of Bram Stoker when he was preparing to write DRACULA. (Not to gloat, but yep, I’ve been there, and yep, I’ve seen those notes. Bram had…

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The Copyright Loss of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

As this week marks the fiftieth anniversary of one of the greatest Horror films ever committed to celluloid, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, I’ve had that seminal zombie flick ever-present on my synapses. Ruminating on it, it occurred to me that while I was aware that the film had passed into the public domain—this means…

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The Skull Asteroid

First things first. No, it isn’t going to slam into the Earth. Even if it did, which it won’t, it’s not one of those dinosaur-killing-sized asteroids. It poses no threat to us, so don’t let its appearance fool you. Asteroid 2015 TB145 hasn’t been given an UN-official name yet, other than being called the Halloween…

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Happy Anniversary, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!

Fifty years. FIFTY! How did that happen? Wow. I’d challenge anybody to name a movie that has had more of an impact on modern culture than this one. Everything zombie, everything, came from this film. Every zombie-related project that has existed since has been riding on George Romero’s coattails. That’s just simple fact. Written, directed,…

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Buy Your Own Child’s Coffin

Hopefully you’d be purchasing this item for its inherent coolness, to own as a collector’s piece, and not because you really *needed* it. But that goes without saying, I would hope. The coffin in question is available from WOLF’S MUSEUM OF MYSTERY, currently located in Saint Augustine, Florida but scheduled to relocate in the near…

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