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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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The Vampire Diaries, Season 1 Episode 7

This episode moves pretty fast; they pack a hell of a lot of stuff into forty minutes of action. After Vickie attacks Ty in his car, Damon and Stefan reign her in; mostly Stefan, of course. He keeps her in the house and tries to get her accustomed to a non-human diet, and make her…

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Quick Guide to Vampire: The Masquerade

The Story… or at Least… Some of It Each clan has its own history; there are thousands of pages of literature on V:tM and there’s no way to tell its complete history in a paragraph. Clans conflict, and fight, they work together against common goals as a group however. The clans in the Camarilla for…

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A Different Kind of Vampire Book

The ongoing Cassandra Palmer series by Karen Chance is an excellent vampire series that has everything a vampire fan wants in a vamp book. You’ve got a strong female lead, magic, mystery, passion, time travel, fast paced action and a totally unique story like none I have read thus far. One of the great things…

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Pishacha of Hindu Lore

Pishacha are another sort of vampire creature of Hindu mythology. They are flesh-eating demons, typically associated with being feminine. They are described as having red, swollen eyes and bulging veins. These creatures are nocturnal, of course. They are said to haunt cremation grounds, like many of the other demonic beings of Hindu lore. Some legends…

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Show us your vampire costume

Show Us Your Vampire Costume! What kind of vampire are you dressing up as this Halloween? The sexy vamped out hottie, the fearsome and gory monster, Dracula, one of the Twilight vamps? Or something totally different? Why not show us by sending a photo of your awesome vampire costume to mail@darkness.com with the title “Vampire…

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