Nearly every country in every continent has old folktales on blood drinkers. There’s the Nelapsi of Czechoslovakia, the Hannya of Japan, the Alp from Germany, and so on. There are many vampiric tales around the world – Even in the British Isles. We all know that there are fairytales galore in Ireland, England and the…Continue readingMmm mmm… Fairy Blood Cake
Meet Charby the Vampirate; part vampire, part pirate. This is a web comic written by Amy Stoffolino, who writes under the handle “Amelius.” Charby was born on a ship where he was a slave to pirates who verbally abused him and beat him daily. He runs away from the pirates, only to have his throat…Continue readingCharby the Vampirate
All this talk about vampires, but what the heck is a vampire anyway? The definition has changed so much over time, that what once was considered a vampire is now called something else. The original European vampires were more like what we would call zombies today. Vampires have been based on demons and ghoulish…Continue readingWhat the heck is a vampire, anyway?
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…Continue readingThe Nightmarish Alp