When you picture the Caribbean you think of white sandy beaches, warm weather and, uh… Johnny Depp. But I bet you didn’t picture a giant blood drinking fireball! If you did then you either have a very strange mind or you know of the Trinidad vampire, the soucouyant. The soucouyant is a nasty and unique…Continue readingFireball Vampire
Well it turns out that the first vampires might not be Dracula or Elizabeth Bathory. And the first vampires might not have acted anything at all like the images we’ve dreamed up vampires to be today. One of the most adamant arguments on this site is that real vampires need to drink blood. And up…Continue readingThe First Vampires?
Mmm just look at that picture of the gorgeous Natassia Malthe. Unfortunately you won’t be seeing more of her for she hasn’t come back to play Rayne in the upcoming flick BloodRayne 3: War hammer. Nope, it’s Kirstanna Loken who is coming back to play Rayne (she was the one that played Rayne the first…Continue readingBloodRayne 3: Warhammer
Bram Stoker’s influential novel, Dracula, has inspired a ton of movies… seriously, there are SO many Dracula movies. I mean, if you type “Dracula” into the IMDB search bar you get well over a hundred results. While I’m sure there are a bunch of real gems in those results, I’m going to stick with a…Continue readingThe Best Known Dracula Movies
Last year, archaeologists and news crews were all in a flutter over the discovery of a vampire grave in Venice, Italy. What I find surprising is that I am still hearing people talk about this amazing historical find so long after the discovery. Last year Italian researchers found the remains of a female “vampire” in…Continue readingVampire Discovered in Italy
If the whole vampire craze that has taken over the world wasn’t clear to you before, it certainly should be after last night! It was then that the People’s Choice Awards gave away seven – count em, seven! – awards to movies, TV shows, and music that are all vampire related! Here’s the rundown for…Continue readingAnd the People Choose…Vampires!!
If you read a lot of vampire books and watch vampire shows and movies then you have a pretty good idea of the many types of vampires used in entertainment. Here’s a closer look at those vamps, check it out. Traditional Vampire This is one we all know and know well. You have the whole…Continue readingTypes of Vampires
Believe it or not folks, but not everyone loves Twilight. GASP! Oh noes! It’s true – in fact, some people even consider it a giant joke. So much so that quite a few authors and wannabe-authors have written Twilight parodies mocking the Stephenie Meyer series. I was browsing the book section at the store today…Continue readingLaughing at Twilight!
I have to admit that I find most of my research on vampires to be pretty fascinating stuff. Reading of the folklore, legends, myths, and of course the different TV shows and movies is all pretty interesting to me. But today I ran across a site claiming that they are the “Temple of the Vampire.”…Continue readingDo You Want to Belong to the Temple?
Maybe it’s just me being girly but I always love looking at the clothes the designers create for vampires in movies and TV shows. Sometimes they’re absolutely ridiculous, other times they’re damn sexy and sometimes they are brilliant works of art. Here’s a small list of a few vampire looks used throughout the years (check…Continue readingFashionable Vampires … or not
Who would guess that a firefly is among the most dangerous vampire in the world? In southern Togo and Ghana, the Ewe people have a myth of such a vampire, called the Adze. The Adze is a type of vampire creature who turns itself into a firefly or other insect to feed before returning to…Continue readingAdze; firefly vampire of Africa
Believe it or not American vampire fans, but we actually have a few vampire legends here in the States. Today’s supernatural tale of blood and terror is an old Native American legend that has been passed down. The tale of a Medicine Man and his wife, Laughing Sky. There was once and very talented and…Continue readingA Native American Vampire