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9 Best Vampire Movies on Netflix

Some of us are old enough to remember Blockbuster and VHS tapes, but those days (and nights) are no more. In the spirit of such, we gladly present one list of the 9 Best Vampire Movies on Netflix! 1. What We Do In Shadows (2014) a New Zealand mockumentary/reality show about a bunch of vampires…

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Tropes Rarely Seen

In companion to the essay on tropes over-used, here are some suggestions for tropes we rarely see. Any of these might be great, or at least have the potential to shake things up a bit.  Or maybe a lot. Beautiful Monster. Vampires are nearly always seen as either gloriously beautiful or satanically evil. But only…

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Tropes That Need to Go Away

One problem any popular genre develops tends to be tropes that pervade too much of it all. In and of themselves, maybe they work. Often they work quite well. They can, anyway. But when we see the same thing over and over and over again, we enter into the realm of the cliche. So here’s…

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Vampire New Years Wish List 2013

We here at Vampires.Com offer details of what we hope to see regarding our favorite subject in the coming new year! In no particular order… More vampire horror! A more classical feral vampire, like  those in 30 Days of Night featuring the vampire with ferocious bloodlust. It’s not about the gore but the characterization of…

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Vampire Character Halloween Costumes – Who Will you Go As?

It’s almost Halloween! That wonderfully eerie time of year when we dress up in fabulous costumes and consume mass amounts of unhealthy food and drinks! Yay! The best part of course is the costumes. What’s more fun than being a vampire for a day? You could go the easy route by hitting up a costume…

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Valentine’s Day Sucks

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and for some, it’s a dreadful day. Cutesy couples hanging all over each other, radio stations playing love songs all day and virtually every TV channel showing one romantic comedy after the other – it’s a bit sickening. For those of you who do not want to spend their day…

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Things to Remember When Telling Vampire Stories

2011 nears its end, with 2012 to follow. Many the movie, novel, web comic and television series about the undead await us in the future–and if they deal with vampires let us offer a few gentle reminders. Past tellers have sometimes done marvelous examples of how to deal with the undead, examples that too often…

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Top 10 Scariest Vampires

More often than not vampires are romantic beings that steal our hearts and make us wish for nights of lusty passion. Once feared creatures of the night, these dark immortals are now the stars of hundreds upon hundreds of romance novels, and while that’s all well and good, we need to bring some of that…

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All Hallow’s Read is Back!

Last year horror author Neil Gaiman created All Hallow’s Read, a day where you give a loved one a horror book in celebration of Halloween. When I wrote about All Hallow’s Read last year it was still a new idea, just something he happened to mention on his Twitter one day, but since then this…

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Children of the Night

With the release of “Let Me In,” the American adaptation John Ajvide Lindquist’s novel, a trope that naturally comes to mind is the child vampire. Although as disturbing as it seems shocking, there’ve actually been a fair number of the breed in popular entertainment. One might think that Claudia from Anne Rice’s seminal “Interview With…

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Review, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Things are coming to a head between the Cullens and Victoria; the revenge mad vampire who wants nothing more than to kill Bella. As usual Edward tries his best to keep the truth of the dangers that await Bella from her, only Bella hates being kept out of the loop. Jacob is of course more…

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30 Days of Night: Dark Days Finally Released!

I guess it’s going ‘straight-to-DVD’ so to speak, –I’m old, I still think of it as ‘straight-to-video’, which basically means your film is a) independent, or b) crap, –the two are not mutually exclusive, and even though I am excited to see where they’ve taken the original story, I do approach sequels with caution. The…

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