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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Update: new trailer released – click here. Seth Grahame-Smith, the author behind the hugely popular bestseller, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is stepping back from the world of Jane Austin and giving vampires a shot. But you won’t see this author writing an angst-filled teen love vampire story, oh no, he has switched things up…

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Asanbosam and Sasabonsam

In Ghana and Togo, on the continent of Africa, the Ashanti people have a fascinating and complex mythology full of colorful stories of all sorts, which includes legends and folklore of vampires. The Ashanti myths have various types of demons and monsters. One type of vampire is the Obayifo vampire, or living-vampire controlled by a…

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What’s In a Word?

We’ve covered many different types of vampires in great posts that you can find here and here. But really, once we’ve wandered into the land of sparkling teenage boys, what has the word “vampire” really come to mean? Here are some basic breakdowns of different types of vampires, wannabe vampires, and those who may actually…

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Fireball Vampire

When you picture the Caribbean you think of white sandy beaches, warm weather and, uh… Johnny Depp. But I bet you didn’t picture a giant blood drinking fireball! If you did then you either have a very strange mind or you know of the Trinidad vampire, the soucouyant. The soucouyant is a nasty and unique…

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The First Vampires?

Well it turns out that the first vampires might not be Dracula or Elizabeth Bathory. And the first vampires might not have acted anything at all like the images we’ve dreamed up vampires to be today. One of the most adamant arguments on this site is that real vampires need to drink blood. And up…

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BloodRayne 3: Warhammer

Mmm just look at that picture of the gorgeous Natassia Malthe. Unfortunately you won’t be seeing more of her for she hasn’t come back to play Rayne in the upcoming flick BloodRayne 3: War hammer. Nope, it’s Kirstanna Loken who is coming back to play Rayne (she was the one that played Rayne the first…

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The Best Known Dracula Movies

Bram Stoker’s influential novel, Dracula, has inspired a ton of movies… seriously, there are SO many Dracula movies. I mean, if you type “Dracula” into the IMDB search bar you get well over a hundred results. While I’m sure there are a bunch of real gems in those results, I’m going to stick with a…

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Vampire Discovered in Italy

Last year, archaeologists and news crews were all in a flutter over the discovery of a vampire grave in Venice, Italy.  What I find surprising is that I am still hearing people talk about this amazing historical find so long after the discovery. Last year Italian researchers found the remains of a female “vampire” in…

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And the People Choose…Vampires!!

If the whole vampire craze that has taken over the world wasn’t clear to you before, it certainly should be after last night! It was then that the People’s Choice Awards gave away seven – count em, seven! – awards to movies, TV shows, and music that are all vampire related! Here’s the rundown for…

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Types of Vampires

If you read a lot of vampire books and watch vampire shows and movies then you have a pretty good idea of the many types of vampires used in entertainment. Here’s a closer look at those vamps, check it out. Traditional Vampire This is one we all know and know well. You have the whole…

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Laughing at Twilight!

Believe it or not folks, but not everyone loves Twilight. GASP! Oh noes! It’s true – in fact, some people even consider it a giant joke. So much so that quite a few authors and wannabe-authors have written Twilight parodies mocking the Stephenie Meyer series. I was browsing the book section at the store today…

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Do You Want to Belong to the Temple?

I have to admit that I find most of my research on vampires to be pretty fascinating stuff. Reading of the folklore, legends, myths, and of course the different TV shows and movies is all pretty interesting to me. But today I ran across a site claiming that they are the “Temple of the Vampire.”…

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