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Kali; Vampire Goddess

The Hindu myths contain a lot of stories of vampire like demons. The bloodthirsty goddess Kali is, essentially, a vampire. She’s similar to the also bloodthirsty Egyptian goddess, Sekhmet. Kali is most often depicted with four arms, wielding weapons and severed limbs, and with black skin. She wears a necklace constructed of human skulls. A…

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The Vampire Diaries, Season 1, Episode 2

We open with a recap of everything that happened last episode, and then bring on the traditional urban legend camping scenario. The boyfriend goes to investigate scary noise outside tent, the girlfriend hears dripping noises on tent, investigates, sees dead boyfriend, runs, dies, …and Damon has struck again! I wonder if they’ll always open the…

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Why all the Allure?

One of the most common associations with vampires is their incredible beauty. And just like every common trait, there needs to be a commonly known explanation for it. The most generally accepted theory is that vampires need to be beautiful in order to attract their victims, whose blood they will eventually drain. But in fact,…

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The Upcoming ‘Tempted’ by the Cast girls

Tempted, the latest book in the young adult House of Night vampire series by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast comes out soon, October 27 to be exact. For those that haven’t read this popular series it’s about a school for newly marked vampire teens, a school that teaches them how to live as vampires in…

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Vampire Myths Originated in India

There is some research that suggests ancient India was the original source of the vampire legends. Stories of undead, bloodsucking creatures may have traveled from India to places like Romania, Russia, and other lands, to form what our ideas of the vampire are today. Earliest myths of vampire-like creatures seem to come from India, and…

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The Vampire Diaries, Season 1, Episode 1

Right away with the Vampire Diaries, you can see that this vampire show won’t be a PG-13 knock-off of True Blood; there’s a different atmosphere. The adjective “Twilight-esque” doesn’t apply. The background is dark and foreboding from the get-go, the vampire introduces himself, and we know already that vampires are not a culturally acceptable, if…

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‘The Bleeding’ Trailer Released

At long last the trailer for the latest vampire movie, The Bleeding, has been released for our hungry eyes to view. The movie is directed by the multitalented Charles Picerni, who is best known for his stunt work in everything from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Rush Hour 3. The cast of this new vamp…

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Notes from the Twilight Director, Catherine Hardwicke

I stumbled across this interview of Catherine Hardwicke, the director of Twilight, while flipping through some fan pages. In the interview Catherine talks about the same old “director talking about their big-time movie” kinda stuff such as music, her tight budget, blah blah blah. What I actually found most interesting about the interview was the…

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Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Part 2

Welcome to the second part of the life of Countess Elizabeth Bathory. Before you read this make sure you read Part 1. Now where did I leave off? Right, we had just gotten to the part where Elizabeth thinks she discovered the anti-aging cure: blood, her way to eternal beauty. After Elizabeth’s witch, Darvulia, confirmed…

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Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Part 1

Countess Elizabeth Bathory (aka Báthory Erzsébet) is hands down one of the most famous “real vampires” in history. Her sadistic and vampiric activities are still known today by many for their horror. But before I get to her vampire-like cruelties I need to cover her life and what led up to her blood drinking. Elizabeth…

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Vampire Cat

What?! A vampire cat? Oh yes dear readers, today’s vampire lore post is about a vampire kitty. The cat of Nabeshima is an old Japanese tale that never fully died, like many old myths and legends. The Cat of Nabeshima is a horrible vampire demon from Japan that took the shape of a cat, murdering…

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Famous Vampire Hunters

Vampire hunters are the focus of today’s post. Well, famous vampire hunters to be exact. Vampire Hunters have the tough task of killing the creatures that stalk the night. They don’t see them as romantic or lovable like most of us, but rather a menace to society that needs to be wiped out. This list…

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