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Vampires vs. Mirrors

Heya readers, today’s post is about those smooth shiny things known as… mirrors. Woo! Vampires and mirrors, every one of us knows that the classic stereotypical vampires absolutely can’t stand mirrors because, you know, the whole no reflection thing they have going. But why do they hate mirrors so much? Where did this whole idea…

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The First: Der Vampire

Vampires have been part of literature for ages and ages now. Almost all of today’s popular fiction authors have at least one vampire story out there; the recently released vampire anthology, By Blood We Live, has shown us that. There are many that think that it was the renowned Bram Stoker and his legendary novel,…

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Tattered Star T-Shirts – Very Cool, Ghoul

I just recently got a couple Tattered Star t-shirts in the mail, and I have to say, I’m pretty effing thrilled with them. The guys over at Tattered Star have a pretty awesome selection of monster shirts, with witty sayings on them, you know. Example, one of my shirts says “Conserve Water, Drink Blood”– how…

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The Terrifying Lost Journal

Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal of Dr. Cornelius Van Helsing is an older book but totally worth mentioning. While the intended age group is 9-12 year olds it is most definitely a book for kids, teens and even adults. Since most book love is directed at adult-intended, more serious books, I thought it was about…

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The Vampire Chronicles Reboot

Rumors are flying that Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles will be getting itself another movie. If you don’t know what the Vampire Chronicles are, well… where the hell have you been for the past 30+ years? (answer: not born) Anne Rice’s vampires only completely switched up how vampires were viewed and portrayed. They went from being…

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Why Do We Love Vampires?

Vampires are increasingly popular these days and it makes one wonder, why? What is it about vampires that we all love so much? Obviously everyone is different and everyone has their own reasons for liking something. The love for vampires isn’t the same, there isn’t one straight forward answer for why they are so popular,…

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Review for ‘That Which Bites’ & Exclusive Interview with Author Celis T. Rono

Horror-Fantasy genres, and the vampire/human romance literature craze can welcome a refreshingly new addition: That Which Bites, by Celis T. Rono. Our heroine is Julia Poe, surviving in a post-apocalyptic world where her fellow humans are few and far between, but there are vampires aplenty. Before you start assuming the worst; this is no amalgam…

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Vampire Films

There are more than likely thousands of vampire movies out there, but most notably, the movie Blade, about the comic book hero, half vampire, half human, the definitive Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Interview With The Vampire, the debut novel of the Vampire Chronicles authored by Anne Rice made into a film, with it’s sequel, Queen…

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Vampires in Literature

In fiction of course, the epidemy of vampire literature, would be Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. There were sexual undertones, of course, relaying vampirism to be a sort of sexually transmitted disease. Its themes of blood, death, and sex made it’s way to Victorian Europe, rattled because of the spread of tuberculosis and syphilis. But the vampire…

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The CULT OF DRACULA Comic

Courtesy of the fine folks at DREAD CENTRAL, check out this trailer and sneak-peek of the forthcoming comicbook series CULT OF DRACULA. And yes, we did have a couple’a guys kvetching last week because we posted articles about comics, and yes, I am being a little cheeky by choosing to post another one this week.…

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The Sligo Pandemic and DRACULA

It occurred to me as I was typing this, I’m not really sure of the difference between an epidemic and a pandemic. So I looked it up. I knew that pandemic was bigger, was worse, but it seems that in order to be a pandemic it has to have an international effect. The Sligo cholera…

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The Dracula Coin

I used to make fun of those “collector’s coin” commercials that aired on late-night television, offering you the chance to “own a piece of history!” for just $19.99, but the offer is “limited to five units per customer and will not be repeated!” and “once they’re gone, they’re gone!” trying to sucker people into paying…