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As the Sun Rises the Dead Sleep

A vampire is known to sleep from dawn to dusk, since of course, the rays of the sun are particularly harmful to them. Truth is the idea of a vampire running to its coffin to hide from the day’s first light is something that mostly came from books and movies, it’s not a theme often…

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An Interesting Theory on Where the Blood Goes

We all know that when a vampire bites a victim, the venom or blood (depending the theory, etc. etc.) from the vampire enters the human’s bloodstream and either poisons them until they die or until it has transformed their bloodstream and body so that they too, are now vampire. But, where does the blood go…

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The Truth Behind Transylvania

We hear or read the word “Transylvania” and we instantly think “vampire.” We have Bram Stoker to thank for that since Transylvania (which translates as “Land Beyond the Forest”) was pretty much unknown to the world before his legendary vampire novel Dracula came out. When writing his book Stoker picked Transylvania (known to the Romanians…

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Buffy Motion Comic

Buffy comic fans rejoice! It looks like the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic is getting made into a motion comic. If you are wondering what the hell a motion comic is let me fill you in; motion comics look like traditional comic books but they have voice acting and a musical score. They…

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A New TV Show To Sink Your Fangs Into

With the vampire popularity still on the rise the people in the entertainment world are coming out with as many vampire books, movies and shows as they can for us bloodthirsty fans. If you thought True Blood and The Vampire Diaries were the only shows we were getting you were mistaken. It appears that a…

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Are Sanguinarian Vampires in Danger of Extinction?

We have dipped down into the basics of Sanguinarian vampires in past posts, and touched on how Sanguinarian vampires are people who feel the compulsion or the need to feed on human blood. Generally, Sanguinarians don’t drain their donors completely and they usually only feel the need for a teaspoon or two at a time….

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Beware the Ringing of the Bells

I’m sure all of us have been driven crazy by our family at some point, but probably not crazy enough to kill them (at least I hope not), like today’s vampire. Yup, today’s vampire is the nachzehrer, a vampire that isn’t too fond of its family members, hence the killing bit. Vampire folklore time! The…

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Baital Pachisi

The Baital Pachisi, also called Vikram and the Vampire, is an ancient text written in Sanskrit thousands of years ago. It’s perhaps the oldest piece of fiction about a vampire. It was rewritten by the dramatist Bhavabhuti some time in the eighth century. It’s written as a story within a story. It begins with the…

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2009 Vampire Film Festival Winners

This year’s 2009 International Vampire Film Festival winners were recently announced. For those that don’t know, the Vampire Film Festival was held in New Orleans and showcased 50 vampire films done by filmmakers from all over the world. The event was huge and had everything from costume parties to wild parades. Check out this year’s…

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The Vatican Hates Twilight

It turns out that the Roman Catholic Church is pretty anti-Twilight. Weird since I totally pictured the Pope chilling on his thrown reading about the star-crossed lovers and gushing to his cardinals about how he is totally team Jacob. Ok… serious now. The Roman Catholic Church has let known their concerns over the growing popularity…

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Vampire Forensics

Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend is a new book by Mark Collins Jenkins, a chief historian of the National Geographic Society’s archives. This incredible book comes out February 16, 2010 and I can’t wait! As a huge fan of the history behind vampire legends and a fan of archaeology of all…

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Vampire Bites: Vampire Protesters, Stephenie Meyer, Christian Movie, Miley Cyrus

Vampires Protest Bankers in Frankfurt, Germany – Even vampires are angry about the recession! In Frankfurt, Germany, vampires on stilts, –yes, stilts, –help picket signs and hollered angrily at bankers arriving for Euro Finance Week. The vampires’ signs read “First lesson for today: Lehman losers need repay”, in reference to the fall of the Lehman…

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