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By Blood We Live

By Blood We Live is an excellent collection of vampire stories written by the masters that have conquered the horror and supernatural genres. This book pulls together three decades worth of vampire tales that come in all flavors – from the good to the bad, this collection covers stories about men, women, the undead, the…

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‘New Moon’ Volturi Vampires Revealed

The second Twilight film, New Moon has been on the minds of all Stephenie Meyer fans. We have already seen the multiple trailers and teasers, cast interviews and posters but what no one has seen yet is images of the book’s not-so-lovable Volturi (the equivalent of a royal family to vampires, they also keep other…

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The Flying Head

Time again for another vampire myth. This particular vampire species differing greatly from the classic western image of a alluring caped being of the night. No, i’m afraid the Penanggalan is nothing like that at all. The Penanggalan is a dreadful vampire from Malaysia (different from the other Malaysian vampire I covered before). This is…

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Near Dark

Back in 1987 two vampire movies hit theaters. The first being Lost Boys, a movie that became a instant cult hit and the second, Near Dark, which didn’t even get half the love. While it did poorly at the time of it’s release, over time it has developed a substantial and devoted fan base. Near…

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Santorini and the Vrykolakas

Believe it or not, the picturesque country of Greece was once believed to be the most vampire infested of all the world. Specifically the island of Santorini was said to be the home of countless undead, mainly the dreaded Vrykolakas. If you were to look up information on Santorini Island you would be amazed that…

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Eerie Cuties

Vampires can be dark, sinister, bloodlust driven creatures of horror …or they can be absolutely adorable and huggable as seen in the new web comic Eerie Cuties. Eerie Cuties is written and drawn by New-Brunswick born Gisèle “Giz” Lagacé.  Giz is also known for her work on the web comics Cool Cat Studio (completed), Penny…

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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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Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

Looks like Jane Austin is getting another makeover, or rather, addition. With the huge success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and the highly anticipated Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters it only makes sense to keep the momentum going. And with vampires as popular as they are nowadays the next logical step would be…

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Johnny Depp To Play A Vampire

It looks like the vampire bug has struck again and who better to play a sexy vampire than Johnny Depp? With so many vampire remakes, reboots and adaptations from Twilight to Cirque Du Freak to Buffy, it only makes sense that the cult hit Dark Shadows would also get a fresh breath of life, or…

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Vampires: A Field Guide To The Creatures That Stalk The Night Review

“Vampire! The very word conjures up visions of ruined castles, of enigmatic, pale skinned nobleman shrouded in dark cloaks, of slumbering beauties being bloodily ravished by supernatural, nocturnal creatures. But just how accurate is that picture? Today , people’s perceptions of vampires have been shaped by programs, movies and books such as Buffy The Vampire…

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The Nightmarish Alp

Germany. A mecca for goth culture, once a land of mystery and intrigue, from the sinister Black Forest to the haunting gothic castles. Once called Das Land der Dichter und Denker (the land of poets and thinkers), Germany is home to many a myth and legend. Many of the old school folk tales originated from…

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Astral Vampires

There are many species of vampires out there, countless myths from country to country. There are also many theories and explanations as to what a vampire is or why a certain event has happened. Astral vampires are one of many theories. We’ll start off explaining the astral body. An astral body is the name given…

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