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Moonlit Dance and Moonlit Death

Time for some more vampire folklore! Today’s post is on les Dames Blanches which is a combination of a few folkloric ideas. The name itself means “White Ladies” and it is usually used to describe a type of creature that looked half-ghost and half-fairy, but with very vampire-like traits. The name also suggests that there…

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New Moon is Promotion Crazy!!

What’s the best thing about one of the greatest movies of all times about to be released? That we get to see our favorite stars doing crazy promotion in order to gear up their fans! Like Twi-tastics need any more reason to go crazy over this movie. Fans can get their fill of the characters…

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The Immortal Vampire

What is immortality? And do vampires actually possess this impervious quality? Let’s look at the facts first. What can kill a vampire? According to popular beliefs, or traditional beliefs; not necessarily all of these methods are accurate, it’s all a mater of perspective: Sunlight Wooden stake through the heart Silver Decapitation Incineration Garlic Religious Artifacts…

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Bram Stoker’s Descendant Writes Sequel

Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula forever changed the world of vampires. This book has survived generation after generation and has become one of the most influential and well known novels ever written. There has been countless movie adaptations of Dracula and even more books based on it. But has there ever been a real and…

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Renfield Syndrome

The official status of clinical vampirism, otherwise called Renfield Syndrome, is currently popularized, though rarely emulated by criminals. Unfortunately, because of its rare appearance in society, it doesn’t actually appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The current version, the DSM-IV is a list of all mental disorders, that includes the criteria…

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A Twilight Restaurant?!

Just when I think they can’t cash in anymore on Twilight’s success they create yet another money maker. This time it’s a Twilight themed restaurant set to open in Washington state. This new restaurant will be called Volterra after the city in the Twilight vampire novels, which are set in the town of Forks, Washington….

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Rakshasa; Vampire Demons

The word rakshasa comes from the Sanskrit word for demons or malevolent spirits. So, the word itself tells you something about these creatures. They’re not friendly. At all. They like to eat people. Rakshasa are vampire-like creatures of Hindu mythology. The legends on how they came to exist vary, like most of Hindu mythology. They…

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Vampires: The Hive Concept

The Hive Concept applies to vampires in some cases, as far as my dedicated research into theatrical examples goes. Surely, a few of you have seen The Forsaken, circa 2001. This movie’s vampire traditions were that if you killed the lead vampire, then the curse would vanish in all of his progeny. This is the…

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What is a Dhampir?

Well, it’s a half vampire, half human hybrid of course, Blade taught us that. But this idea didn’t come from the entertainment world. The idea of a vampire/human mix comes straight from age-old vampire lore, Gypsy lore to be exact. Dhampir is the name the Slavonic Gypsies came up with to call the child of…

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Three More Vampire Criminals & Killers

Bela Kiss; The Vampire that Got Away – Experts speculate the reason for Bela Kiss’s insanity, and mass murder, was perhaps his wife’s betrayal. He married a much younger woman, and lived in Czinkota, Hungary, –but she disappeared after she was discovered having an affair with a neighbor. Soon, women were reported missing in nearby…

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Safety from Vampires!

It’s so reassuring to me that in legends, vampires cannot enter your home unless you invite them! That makes them almost safer than humans! Humans who bear you ill will can smash in through a window, charge through your wall with a chainsaw, and such. Vampires can’t touch you if you’re safe and cozy inside….

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Upcoming Vampire Book Printed With Real Blood

Yes, you read that title correctly. There is a new book coming out about vampires…printed with real human blood. The controversial book is Silentheart by Roberta Hoffer and it is due to hit bookshelves some time in November. Since this book is just coming into the open, exact dates and such details are a little…

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