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Murnau the Vampire

If you happen to find yourself looking for something cute with fangs to coo over, look no further than Oscar Alvarado´s ‘Murnau the Vampire‘. Named after F. W. Murnau, director of the classic silent vampire film Nosferatu, Murnau the Vampire is an animated retelling of the classic novel Dracula with a twist. The animated short…

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Carmilla

In 1872 one of the greatest and most influential vampire stories was published – Carmilla. The short story written by Irish author Sheridan Le Fanu is the inspiration behind countless vampires tales we all know and love. With its amazing style, wicked sense of horror and its risky use of vampiric lesbianism, it was a…

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Vamped Out Episode Two Now Online

“When I tell people that I’m an actor they go ‘oh, what restaurant do you work at?’ but when I tell them that I’m a vampire they perk up and they go ‘oh my god, what movie where you in?’… People suck.” –Alowisus Hewson (Jason Antoon) Things are starting to heat up on Vamped Out….

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The Real Dracula

It’s pretty much common knowledge that Bram Stoker based his title character Dracula on an actual person, Vlad Tepes (1431-1476). But what’s the story of the real Dracula? Was Vlad the Impaler really a vampire, or vampiric in any way? Let’s see… Vlad Tepes (also known as Vlad Dracula, Vlad Dracul, Vlad the Impaler, Vlad …

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Vamped Out Premiere Now Online

“Through the spring and summer of 2009, award winning film maker Elliot Finke shot what he believed was the first documentary of an actual vampire. While in post production, he went missing…” And so begins the first episode of Vamped Out. Meet Alowisus Hewson, a struggling actor who has one thing other Hollywood actors don’t….

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Kevin Pollak Gets ‘Vamped Out’

Hollywood actor Kevin Pollak shall be making his directorial debut this month in a new horror/comedy web series that will run for six episodes on Babelgum.Com. Beginning April 12th, Vamped Out follows the life of documentary film maker Elliot Finke (played by Pollak) as he documents the life of what he believes is an actual…

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Vampires Take Over New York City

Dr. Seward, a loyal subject of Dracula himself has shared his thoughts on running a vampire tour in the city that never sleeps and whether or not he believes if vampires truly exist. Let’s read what he has to say… In these rough economic times, how has your tour been affected for the good or…

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Britain Wants More Vamps!

Bram Stoker’s set his masterpiece, Dracula in London but people in Britain think that since then, America has really taken over the world of vampires. And Britain wants it back! Britain is fighting back against what they call the “Americanization” of vampires and so, they’ve set up a conference for Brits to come and enjoy…

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More Dracula-filled Goodness!

We’ve just got word of an upcoming Dracula movie that’s going to be completely different from past movies. Yay! Dracula Year Zero is the new flick that is still very much in its beginning stages – which means it will be a while yet before it hits theaters. Dracula Year Zero, written by Matt Sazama…

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In A Glass Darkly

Today’s post comes from the wonderful Michele Hauf over at VampChix. Check it out. – Moonlight Vampires and their reflections As I write about vampires in my fiction, I tend to use some mythologies that’ll suit my character, twist other myths to serve my needs, and discard stuff that doesn’t work for the story.  Recently,…

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Blood. Sure they need it, but do they have it?

So we all know that vampires need blood to survive. Or most of them do. Or some of them do, depending on which way you look at it. But, do vampires have blood running through their…er, veins? Bram Stoker, who is the one-stop-shop for many when it comes to all things related to vampires, didn’t…

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The Giant’s Grave

Once upon a time in Derry, Ireland lived a dwarf named Abhartach. Now this was no ordinary dwarf, this dwarf was a magician and a vile tyrant. After committing many horrible cruelties he was at last vanquished by a neighboring chieftain, said to be Fionn Mac Cumhail. The wicked dwarf’s body was then buried in…

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