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Night of the Vampire Puppets

Pinocchio the Vampire Slayer was a 2010 graphic novel, with a sequel in the works. The title makes a weird kind of sense, given that the titular hero is in effect a living weapon against the undead. But another thought comes to mind almost immediately. Would Pinocchio have to fight vampires who were also puppets?…

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Top 10 Vampire Stereotypes Explained

Thanks to today’s date – 10.10.10 – we’re bringing you a top 10 list, because really, what day is better than today? After thousands of years of history, the vampire has earned itself countless well-known legends and when you mix in the stereotypes created by the entertainment world you have even more.  Many folks have…

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Bad Undead Boys

Honestly, I didn’t like the movie “The Lost Boys.” Yes, the music and cinematography were both fantastic, but like too many movies then and now the lead character was boring. Since he didn’t involve me, I didn’t care what happened to him. More, the story didn’t feel like a story. More like a series of…

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Live Free or Twihard

Don’t worry guys, Live Free or Twihard isn’t some new crazy Twilight parody mashup (although that might be slightly entertaining). In fact, it’s an upcoming episode of Supernatural that pokes fun at the Twilight franchise and other teen vampires in entertainment. Yes! Sam and Dean mocking Twilight – those boys just got sexier (who knew…

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The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Episode 5

A lot of insanity this episode, and some big reveals going on too. Everything starts off as a continuation of the last episode; Mason Lockwood explains how he triggered his curse, –killing his friend by accident, and now Tyler Lockwood is paranoid about accidentally killing someone. He and Jeremy bond a little, and hang out…

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A Twist on the Myth

The heart, a drummer to whose beat we are all forced to march.  When the beat stops, so do we stop marching, well, stop everything really.  The importance of the heart is demonstrated time and again in culture and history, often placed aloft upon a pedestal.  With vampires, a stake of wood (or perhaps silver…

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More Breaking Dawn News: The Denali Coven Is Cast!

Excellent news Twilight fans! It was recently announced that the entire Denali coven has been cast for Breaking Dawn! The Denali Coven is a vampire coven comprising of Irina, Kate, Garrett, Carmen, Eleazar and Tanya. The Denalis are among the few vegetarian vampires in the world, along with the Cullens. They are very close to…

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Children of the Night

With the release of “Let Me In,” the American adaptation John Ajvide Lindquist’s novel, a trope that naturally comes to mind is the child vampire. Although as disturbing as it seems shocking, there’ve actually been a fair number of the breed in popular entertainment. One might think that Claudia from Anne Rice’s seminal “Interview With…

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Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Out Now!

The long awaited addition to the legendary Castlevania franchise is finally out! Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is now available on X-Box 360 and PS3 and it has already received rave reviews – as I write this it has 85 out of 100 at Metacritic.com and Game Informer magazine gave it a rating of 9 out…

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GIVEAWAY and Interview with Flynn Meaney!

Bloodthirsty, the debut novel by author Flynn Meany, tells the tale of sixteen-year-old Finbar, an awkward kid that goes unnoticed by most people. But that all changes when he decides to pretend to be a vampire in order to attract the vamp-obsessed girls at school. As a huge fan of this book (read my review…

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Blood Myths: Part 2

I’m back again for the second edition of Blood Myths! Woot! I’m bringing you guys even more old superstitions about vampire’s favorite food source – blood. If you missed the first part of Blood Myths then go read it now, or I’ll bite you (and not in the fun way)! On to the superstitions! Hungarian…

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Ways to Identify a Potential Vampire

Vampires have survived through ages in the history of our culture, as well as in our minds. There are people who have a strong belief in the real existence of vampires, while a few others strongly emphasize that they are just fictional and scary characters from novels, movies and television. Vampires are known to have…

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