Vampires can creep in and scare you from just about anywhere; Neil Gaiman made this apparent in his short story titled “Snow, Glass, Apples.” I have read a lot of revamped fairy tales, pun not intended, and can easily see where vampires fit into them, —Bluebeard, Hansel & Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, and others. By the…Continue readingSnow, Glass, Apples
When you think of real vampires being discovered you think it would be in New Orleans or maybe New York but not Kansas of all places. But Kansas is the setting of this story, published in the papers on January 27, 1890 the article reports a real case of vampirism. The article says that in…Continue readingReal Kansas City Vampires
One of my favorite authors of all time is Melissa de la Cruz; she’s got a very realistic way of describing cities like New York, and L.A. that make you feel as if you’ve known the urban geography all your life, and at the same time, make you wish you were there, –almost like homesickness…Continue readingExclusive Interview with Melissa de la Cruz… PLUS! Huge Contest!
Hello again True Blood fans, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I’m sure if you are like me you are going through some pretty bad True Blood withdrawal since that last episode of season two so many months ago. But there‘s good news fellow fans! True Blood is back in play… no, season three hasn’t…Continue readingTrue Blood Season Three Cast!
Well, for one thing, pretty weird. Vampires do two things in fiction: they reflect what humans were years before, and they reflect what humans are doing to the world at present. So perhaps, vampires of the future, say, in around two hundred or more years, will probably reflect on society today; the styles, the politics,…Continue readingWhere Will Vampire Fiction Be in the Future?
Vampire lore time! Well, actually today’s vampire species is more of a vampire-like entity, but hey, it drinks down human blood so we’ll count it. The impundulu is the ravenous blood drinker I’m talking about, it hails from the eastern Cape region of Africa. This bloodsucker is actually a witch’s servant, or rather, her familiar.…Continue readingSexy But Deadly
A vampire is known to sleep from dawn to dusk, since of course, the rays of the sun are particularly harmful to them. Truth is the idea of a vampire running to its coffin to hide from the day’s first light is something that mostly came from books and movies, it’s not a theme often…Continue readingAs the Sun Rises the Dead Sleep
We all know that when a vampire bites a victim, the venom or blood (depending the theory, etc. etc.) from the vampire enters the human’s bloodstream and either poisons them until they die or until it has transformed their bloodstream and body so that they too, are now vampire. But, where does the blood go…Continue readingAn Interesting Theory on Where the Blood Goes
We hear or read the word “Transylvania” and we instantly think “vampire.” We have Bram Stoker to thank for that since Transylvania (which translates as “Land Beyond the Forest”) was pretty much unknown to the world before his legendary vampire novel Dracula came out. When writing his book Stoker picked Transylvania (known to the Romanians…Continue readingThe Truth Behind Transylvania
Buffy comic fans rejoice! It looks like the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic is getting made into a motion comic. If you are wondering what the hell a motion comic is let me fill you in; motion comics look like traditional comic books but they have voice acting and a musical score. They…Continue readingBuffy Motion Comic
With the vampire popularity still on the rise the people in the entertainment world are coming out with as many vampire books, movies and shows as they can for us bloodthirsty fans. If you thought True Blood and The Vampire Diaries were the only shows we were getting you were mistaken. It appears that a…Continue readingA New TV Show To Sink Your Fangs Into
We have dipped down into the basics of Sanguinarian vampires in past posts, and touched on how Sanguinarian vampires are people who feel the compulsion or the need to feed on human blood. Generally, Sanguinarians don’t drain their donors completely and they usually only feel the need for a teaspoon or two at a time.…Continue readingAre Sanguinarian Vampires in Danger of Extinction?