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Vampire Books Coming Out in September

September is here, the start of the wonderful autumn season. I know it’s early, but I’m already looking forward to the changing leaves, and October just around the corner with pumpkins and Halloween and horror movies. Along with the hint of autumn, September is bringing us some wonderful new vampire books too! Dead of Night:…Continue readingVampire Books Coming Out in September

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Neil Jordan’s Byzantium

In a desert of predictable young adult vampire romance, Byzantium is a refreshing oasis. It is a film directed by Neil Jordan and is based on Moira Buffini’s play A Vampire Story. In the opening scene the main character, Eleanor Web, played by the lovely Saoirse Ronan, is finishing writing a story which she then…Continue readingNeil Jordan’s Byzantium

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Interview with Drew Stepek on Knuckle Supper

“Yeah, I suppose we’re vampires, but more importantly we’re junkies and gangster motherfuckers.” Knuckle Supper brings horror back to the vampire genre. It tells the story of drug-addicted gangster vampires who tear a man to pieces in the first few pages of the book. It’s a blood-drenched story that reflects the darkness in the human…Continue readingInterview with Drew Stepek on Knuckle Supper

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Vampire Tarot

Tarot cards have been a part of the occult almost since they were created. Originally, the Tarot were playing cards used for games in France and Italy, but even playing cards have been used for divinatory purposes almost since their creation. As the centuries have passed, and anything to do with magic and divination was…Continue readingVampire Tarot

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Lilith, vampire of mystery

Lilith is a mystery. There are varying accounts of who or what Lilith is, including references to her in the Talmud as a demon. Some traditions hold that Lilith was the first wife of Adam. And some lore, of course, tells of Lilith as being a vampire. There’s a lot of contradicting information out there.…Continue readingLilith, vampire of mystery

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Sweetblood

Sweetblood is a fantastic young adult vampire book. I read it when I was a teenager, and felt really connected to the main character, Lucy Szabo. She’s a girl who feels like she is different from others, and thinks that no one can really understand her. Unique, right? But in that common experience, this book…Continue readingSweetblood

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Aztecs, Bloodthirsty Culture

The Aztecs were a pretty bloodthirsty culture. And their myths included many bloodthirsty deities who were very similar to vampires. One lord of the underworld was similar to a vampire, as he fulfilled his hunger by devouring the souls of the dead. The cihuateteo of Aztec lore were the creatures who were most similar to…Continue readingAztecs, Bloodthirsty Culture

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Doctor Who: Smith & Jones

“Smith and Jones,” is the first episode of the third season of Doctor Who, and in it there is a vampire on the loose on the moon! A hospital ends up being transported to the moon by a group of aliens who bear a striking resemblance to rhinoceroses. And they’re not a very happy group…Continue readingDoctor Who: Smith & Jones

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Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire is a book by Anne Rice, which I’m sure all you vampire lovers know all too well. It was released on film in 1994, and has become one of the most well known vampire films of today. And it is a pretty spectacular film. It has the theme of the struggle…Continue readingInterview with the Vampire

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Albert Fish, the Brooklyn Vampire

Albert Fish. It’s too mundane a name for the horrifying things he did. His other names, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Bogeyman, the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, all fit better with the monstrous crimes he committed. To say that Albert Fish was a bad man is an understatement. He was a monster. He was…Continue readingAlbert Fish, the Brooklyn Vampire

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The Vampire of Hanover

The Vampire of Hanover, Fritz Haarmann, liked to eat people. He specifically liked to eat little boys, after ripping their throats out. He was a real life vampire who was born in Germany in 1879. Vampires are scary, dangerous ideas. In the midst of this vampire craze, it’s easy to forget that. The stories and…Continue readingThe Vampire of Hanover

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Popsy

Popsy, by Stephen King, is a horror story. It’s horrifying even before the vampire part of it is introduced. The narrator, Sheridan, is a bad man who kidnaps children from shopping malls. This time though, the tables are turned on him. Sheridan continuously tries to convince himself that he’s not a bad man. He’s a…Continue readingPopsy