You might be looking at this list and screaming “why are there only four?!” –well, because believe it or not, there weren’t many vampire characters during those thirty years. Most horror hosts didn’t really want to nail down a specific character type. Mad scientists, ghouls, and just creepy looking guys were pretty popular. Here’s a…Continue readingVampire Horror Hosts of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s
Looks like the vampire craze isn’t just hitting bookstores and movie theaters but video games as well, which is awesome for all us gamers out there. Cmedia Publishing announced that their new adventure RPG, Vampire Hunters, is currently available for PC gamers. And unlike most games you don’t have to worry about loads of system…Continue readingNew Vampire Video Game!
1. Marcelo Costa De Andrade – Called “The Rio Vampire”, Andrade grew up in the slums of Rio, was beaten, abused, and eventually became a homosexual prostitute. After a violent childhood, he began a relationship with an older man, and once tried to rape his ten year old brother. Eventually, he began going to church…Continue readingFour Vampire Criminals & Killers
Time for some more vampire folklore! Today’s post is on les Dames Blanches which is a combination of a few folkloric ideas. The name itself means “White Ladies” and it is usually used to describe a type of creature that looked half-ghost and half-fairy, but with very vampire-like traits. The name also suggests that there…Continue readingMoonlit Dance and Moonlit Death
What’s the best thing about one of the greatest movies of all times about to be released? That we get to see our favorite stars doing crazy promotion in order to gear up their fans! Like Twi-tastics need any more reason to go crazy over this movie. Fans can get their fill of the characters…Continue readingNew Moon is Promotion Crazy!!
What is immortality? And do vampires actually possess this impervious quality? Let’s look at the facts first. What can kill a vampire? According to popular beliefs, or traditional beliefs; not necessarily all of these methods are accurate, it’s all a mater of perspective: Sunlight Wooden stake through the heart Silver Decapitation Incineration Garlic Religious Artifacts…Continue readingThe Immortal Vampire
Bram Stoker’s classic novel Dracula forever changed the world of vampires. This book has survived generation after generation and has become one of the most influential and well known novels ever written. There has been countless movie adaptations of Dracula and even more books based on it. But has there ever been a real and…Continue readingBram Stoker’s Descendant Writes Sequel
The official status of clinical vampirism, otherwise called Renfield Syndrome, is currently popularized, though rarely emulated by criminals. Unfortunately, because of its rare appearance in society, it doesn’t actually appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The current version, the DSM-IV is a list of all mental disorders, that includes the criteria…Continue readingRenfield Syndrome
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.…Continue readingA Twilight Restaurant?!
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…Continue readingRakshasa; Vampire Demons
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…Continue readingVampires: The Hive Concept
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…Continue readingWhat is a Dhampir?