Vampires 101

Vampire fans have a rich vein of lore to draw from. This succinct article serves as a primer for anyone still in this day and age somehow unfamiliar with the development over time of the vampire legend. The author states, correctly, that the true origins of the myth are unknown, and unknowable. It is not…

Another GHOST RIDER? Another LEFT BEHIND? Say it ain’t so!

Not a day goes by without hearing a new story about a celebrity being a vampire, and new “old” photographs emerge from somebody’s basement or grandpa’s photo album. For the sake of argument, let’s say that vampires really do exist. By this I don’t mean human beings who like to drink blood and call themselves…

For sale by owner. Ignore the bloodstains.

The 13th-century fortress in Transylvania called Bran Castle, and often referred to as Dracula’s Castle, is up for sale by its owners — the Habsburg royal line — and the Romanian government has apparently placed an $80 million bid on the storied mansion. Oh, for Pete’s sake, this nonsense needs to be put to an…

Gonna have ta face it…

I’ve heard plenty of frightening paranormal stories over the years, but none of them quite as frightening as what you are about to read. If this had happened a couple of centuries ago, it would’ve been perfect fodder for a vampire story, even with no blood drinking reported. Or perhaps everything would’ve been attributed to…

Redneck Vampires

A 20-year-old Alabama man has been charged with a sick and twisted crime — burning a “V” into the forehead of a teenager, claiming to police that he’s a vampire. I used to live next door to a vampire. At least HE thought he was a vampire. It’s a sad story. This kid, in his…

Farewell To The King

Christopher Lee, the British actor famed for his turns as Dracula, a Bond villain and as the wizard Saruman in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died. Lugosi. Karloff. Lon Chaney. Vincent Price. Peter Cushing. Lon Chaney, Jr. The list of names conjured to mind when any self-respecting Horror fan hears the word “legend”…

If the Vamps don’t dance then they’re no friends of mine…

The man said he went dancing after a vampire threatened him. Ready to have your day made? People back in the olden days had it all wrong. There’s no need to put a virginal maiden on a white horse and have it stomp around a graveyard, seeking the final un-resting place of a vampire. No…