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The Real Dracula

It’s pretty much common knowledge that Bram Stoker based his title character Dracula on an actual person, Vlad Tepes (1431-1476). But what’s the story of the real Dracula? Was Vlad the Impaler really a vampire, or vampiric in any way? Let’s see… Vlad Tepes (also known as Vlad Dracula, Vlad Dracul, Vlad the Impaler, Vlad …

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The Vampire Diaries, Season 1, Episode 18

As the season winds down, tension builds, –and it comes to a head when Johnathan Gilbert, brother of Elena’s father, returns to town. Not only does this ‘long lost’ type character come back to town, he also comes back with a chip on his shoulder, during kind of a bad time for everyone involved. Everyone…

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Vampire Novels Reviewed… and Sucked Dry

There’s more out there than Twilight, people; for example, there’s a new trend in historical fiction: re-writing classics to include monsters, or re-writing a particular president’s life story, to include vampires. Sure, you know what I mean; Seth Grahame-Smith’s ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.’ Most seemed to agree that the book was highly entertaining, though one…

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Funny and Lighthearted Television Vampires

With Pop Culture being as important as it is, it’s no wonder that as a society, we flock to the things that we think will make us thrive as human beings; we also think that whatever we see in movies, on the red carpet, and even on television, is the way that everyone else should…

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Type O Negative Minus One

I am sad to announce the passing of Peter Steele, the front man of the Gothic Metal band Type O Negative. He was confirmed dead yesterday, April 14, 2010. He passed from heart failure. According to Road Runner Records, “Steele was born Petrus T. Ratajczyk on January 4, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He stood…

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Castlevania: The Movie

One time, years and years ago a friend came up to me and was like “Guess what?! They’re making a Castlevania movie!” and I was like “OMG YAY!”  Then we jumped around in excitement like bunnies on speed. The movie never came. Fast-forward a few more years, “Guess what?! They’re making a Castlevania movie!”  More…

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Stephenie Meyer’s “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” Will be Available for Free!

Twilight fans rejoice, –not only is Stephenie Meyer releasing more of Twilight-esque literature, but she’s also letting us download it for free! As a little side note, this isn’t the only addition to what most consider the full Twilight saga, –there is one other full novel; Midnight Sun. The story of Midnight Sun is tragic;…

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Dating a Vampire

I don’t know about you, but I’m just not quite sure how those T.V. and movie characters like that of The Vampire Diaries and the Twilight series could stand dating a vampire. There are so many rules, i.e. no sunlight, no biting, and the like that the undead have to follow. I’m sure it could…

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Twilight One of the “Most Challenged” Books in 2009

The American Library Association (ALA) has recently come out with a report that shows that the books in the Twilight series were fifth on the list of those that schools and public libraries were asked to have removed from their shelves in 2009. Simply put, there are a lot of parents in the U.S. that…

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HUGE Vampire Diaries Spoilers Inside

…So watch out! If you prefer to be surprised, then you better just resist temptation. I, for one, couldn’t resist, –but that’s okay, I’ll make it somehow. Anyway, there are only a couple episodes left in the season, and after that, we’ll have to wait almost a month and a half for True Blood to…

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Sir William of New Goth City

Sir William is the mastermind behind the Gothic website New Goth City. He was nice enough to answer some questions about what the Gothic lifestyle entails and why vampires are always mentioned more times than not when it comes to all things dark. How do you feel that the Goth scene has changed over the…

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Germany and Vampires

Germany is home to many vampire traditions, legends and beliefs each varying throughout cultures and time. With their dark dismal forests and towering ruined castles it’s not hard to imagine how so many vampire myths were born here. Germany is one of the many countries with it own unique vampire species, such as the nachzehrer,…

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