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Vampires vs. Mirrors

Heya readers, today’s post is about those smooth shiny things known as… mirrors. Woo! Vampires and mirrors, every one of us knows that the classic stereotypical vampires absolutely can’t stand mirrors because, you know, the whole no reflection thing they have going. But why do they hate mirrors so much? Where did this whole idea…

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How Did Dracula Become a Vampire?

To answer this question with accuracy, we first have to specify which particular version of the Dracula character, from which particular version of the story, we are talking about? We’ll begin, as we should, with the historical Dracula, Vlad III Dracula, nicknamed “The Impaler.” In life, he wasn’t considered to be a vampire; he was…

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Dracula’s Guest: The Deleted Chapter of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Dracula’s Guest is a deleted chapter from Bram Stoker’s legendary novel Dracula which was written with the rest of the story but omitted from the final version published in 1897. Even though it was left out of the book, Dracula’s Guest was eventually published in 1914 in Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Tales. While it’s…

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The Werewolf-ish Links to DRACULA | Werewolves

Over at our sister site, vampires.com, I have already, soundly, I believe,
discredited the “new” theory that Bram Stoker based his most famous creation,
Count …

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Vampire Films

There are more than likely thousands of vampire movies out there, but most notably, the movie Blade, about the comic book hero, half vampire, half human, the definitive Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Interview With The Vampire, the debut novel of the Vampire Chronicles authored by Anne Rice made into a film, with it’s sequel, Queen…

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Did Stoker Suck?

Nobody get pissed. I’m as big a Stoker mark as the next guy. Bigger than most. But even as a hardcore fan, I have to admit that Bram Stoker’s work is of varying quality. At the top of the heap sits DRACULA, a true classic in every sense of the word. But what about Stoker’s…

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Book Review: DRACUL by Dacre Stoker and JD Barker

Dacre Stoker, great-grandnephew of Bram, previously brought to us the “official” sequel to Bram Stoker’s DRACULA. Entitled DRACULA: THE UN-DEAD. Some fans found the tacking-on of the “official” billing distasteful. I certainly can’t blame Mr. Stoker—Dacre, that is—for capitalizing on his famous surname. I sure would, were I him. But the complainers are right, too,…

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Sneak Peek at Gorgeous Dracula Family Signet Ring

I’ve got a fantastic treat for fans of Bram Stoker’s Dracula – a stunning Dracula Family Signet Ring! Now, I don’t usually cover news like this, but the ring is so beautiful I couldn’t pass it up. The moment I saw it I had a very Gollum-like moment whispering “my precious” to my computer screen….

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Could One Of The Bronte Sisters Have Inspired The Tale Of Dracula

Letters discovered in a fly-filled Victorian prison cell shed new light on the creation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.the night desk’s insight:An English paper has asked whether some letters found between Bram Stoker, and a friend are what inspired him to c…

Bram is Busted!

As you may recall, I have reported several times on the Bram Stoker Bronze Bust Project, and have an equal number of times encouraged readers to make a donation to said project. At long last, sculptor Bryan Moore has completed the work, and it looks great! Congratulations and special thanks to everyone who contributed to…

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