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This is Halloween! This is Halloween!

As I sit typing these words, it is Halloween. The sun is starting to set. There’s that familiar sense of anticipation in the air, the same one I felt as a child. For all lovers of Horror and all things spooky, Halloween is OUR holiday. The one night when the rest of the mundane world…

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HALLOWEEN 2018

I dropped my official review of the new flick over at our sister site DARKNESS.COM. Check it out. Now if I reviewed it over there, and this is a site dedicated to vampires HERE, why I am I talking about the new HALLOWEEN? Because of parallel time. Because of DARK SHADOWS. That’s why. All DARK…

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HALLOWEEN Killed, CANDYMAN Moved

The latest installment in the reinvigorated HALLOWEEN franchise, which was due out this October, has been delayed an entire year due to the ‘Rona. I can’t say that I’m surprised. I think I was expecting it. And, as disappointing as the news is, I can’t even work up the energy to really feel it. I…

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Halloween Costumes

Hello vampire fans! October is here!  We all know what that means, autumn leaves and colours, shorter days, longer nights and the encroachment of everyone’s favourite holiday: Halloween!   Soon enough homes and stores will be decorated in orange and black, candy will go on sale and you will be shopping for this year’s costumed festivities. …

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Vampire Halloween Party Recipes

It’s our favorite time of the year! Halloween! Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party or just having a vampire themed evening you’re going to need to feed your guests, and what better than with delicious vampire goodies. Check out some of the tasty (and easy) vampire recipes below: Vampire Pancakes Ingredients: – Pancake mix –…

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The Halloween Nativity Set

Remember the Zombie Nativity? It caused all sorts of knickers-twisting back a coupla-three years ago. As you can imagine, this new Halloween-themed nativity set from The First Halloween has likewise rubbed some people the wrong way, leading to lots of pearl-clutching on the social medias. The proprietors don’t address the question of whether or not…

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DARK SHADOWS Halloween Reunion

By the time many of the read this, the momentous occasion will have already taken place. This year, as you all should know, if you claim to be a true vampire mark, marked the 50th anniversary of the debut of DARK SHADOWS, the daytime sudser turned Horror serial that rewrote much of what we know…

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A Haunting History of Halloween

Every October 31st we celebrate Halloween (also known as All Hallow’ Eve), a day of horror movies, scary costumes and masses of candy. We don our costumes, go to parties, trick or treat, and have a deliciously wicked night of fun. But there is so much more to this day than tasty treats and partying.…

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Revisiting the (Animated) Classics: THE HALLOWEEN TREE

For a whole lot of reasons, the early 90s, as I took my first fledgling steps into adulthood, were a bad time for me. And it seemed, to me at least, that this change in both the nature and the quality of my life was reflected in everything going on in the world around me.…

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Get Your Classic Movie Viewing On This Halloween!

I recorded a lot of shows this past summer during the National Geographic channel’s SharkFest and Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. Like, almost everything they aired. And I already had a bunch of stuff recorded. Old (and newer) Godzilla movies, old Tarzan movies. I’m going to have to start clearing some space in the queue, though,…

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The Deadly and Romantic Superstitions of Halloween

Halloween is a day shrouded in darkness and mystery, it’s a day that represents death, when the spirits of the dead walk upon the earth. We already discussed the eerie history of Halloween, but today we’ll explore the many superstitions – good and bad – surrounding this holiday. From encounters with the Grim Reaper to…

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Think Halloween is over? Think again!

To properly grasp this, you’ll need to consider leap year. Why we have it, what it actually is. Our calendar doesn’t function perfectly, you see, and leap year is necessary to occasionally–as in, every four years–adjust it. The ancients didn’t have leap years. With such being the case, there has, over time, been some “shifting”…