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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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The New Moon Theater Experience!

Wow, what an experience it is too. So, book your tickets, drive to the theater, rush in about two minutes after the previews have started, sit waaaay up in the front, –but check the seat for gum, spit, and anything that resembles chocolate first, because you’re wearing your favorite pair of jeans, –and oh oh,…

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Fright Night Remake

Did you know? I didn’t but I’m so excited! The original film came out in 1985, and followed the timeless event of what a kid does when he finds out his neighbor is a vampire, –kind of a spin on the Alfred Hitchcock classic, Rear Window (1954). Charley, horror movie expert, suspects his neighbor is…

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Witchy Vampires

There’s a handful of vampires throughout folklore, all different kinds of flavors and species. Some of these vampires aren’t your classic cape wearing, coffin sleeping, crucifix fearing kinda vamps; there was a time when some parts of the world believed certain witches and sorcerers were vampires. There are a number of witchy vampire myths out…

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Vampires and Pedophilia

One of the seldom visited complex topics of vampirism, is the aspect of pedophilia that is associated with a centuries old creature and a fifteen year old teenager. Is the relationship pedophilic? There are a few different perspectives and aspects of pedophilia’s hypothetical existence in vampire pop-culture; whether it’s there or not may be subjective,…

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The Many Ways To Be A Vampire

I bet many of you are wondering how someone is turned into a vampire. We all know the most popular way involving lots of blood sucking (they suck, you suck). But if you take a look at folklore, old customs and traditions throughout the world you’ll learn that there are many ways someone was believed…

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The Vampire Diaries Season 1, Episode 10

Despite the last episode tying pretty much everything up, and introducing a couple new characters, this episode was pretty action packed. Logan is turned down an invitation, –thank god, since Logan is dead. He grabs a jogger for a snack, and heads out for the night. Jeremy Gilbert is reading and learning more about the…

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A Vampire Legend from Hungary

There are many vampire animals that we know of, bats and fish being the most common. But, a chicken? Yep, this vampire legend comes from Hungary and it entails a hen, or rather the egg of a hen, that has vampire tendencies and eventually will leave their owner sick and weak after drinking their blood….

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