It’s been a while since I have done a “Leech Lovers Facts” post, so you’re all getting one today. For those of you new readers this is where I post some random bits of delicious vampire info; for past posts check out Leech Lovers Facts Part One and Part Two.
Whiskey: In Romania this booze is known as rachia and once they used it to prevent a vampire from returning home to feast upon its old relatives. The family would first bury a bottle of whiskey with the corpse, the say, “drink this and go away, and don’t come home!” While the vampire drinks the whiskey and prepares to travel to some other village, the family members go home in silence. You see, if they speak the spell is broken and they are vulnerable to attack.
Bebarlangs: This is a tribe found in the Philippines that supposedly had members who practiced a kind of psychic vampirism. They had the ability to send out their astral bodies to prey on fellow tribe members or on strangers. They fed not on blood but on the vitality or life force of others.
Deafula: This 1974 flick was the very first full-length movie for the hearing impaired, all the dialog in the film is done in sign language. It’s about a student becoming a vampire and going after his classmates.
Roses: Some once belived that the petals and fragrance of the roses were a terrible bane to all evil, including, witches, werewolves and vampires. Its aroma repels them, and its flowers burn them like acid. In Romania they placed a branch of wild rose over a corpse to prevent its return as a vampire. When placed upon a grave, the rose will supposedly trap a vampire within the earth.
Sun Block: Vampires going out into the sun thanks to the use of sun block (probably not SPF 30) was used in two movies, Blade and Sundown: The Vampire in the Retreat.