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Vampires Don’t Make Sense

Vampires don’t make sense. That seems like an extraordinary thing to say, doesn’t it? Here? Before this reading audience? By someone who collects vampire films, has books and books and books on the subject (fiction and non), writes regularly on the subject? But bear with me. First, consider blood. It is over ninety percent water.…Continue readingVampires Don’t Make Sense

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Midnight Son: Is it Bloody Gross?

I don’t know why it is exactly, but when I think of vampires drinking blood, I think of it as natural, sexy, mysterious; whatever. But when I think of people consuming blood, all I can think of is the effect air has on large puddles of blood: it turns into dark red jelly. Naturally, this…Continue readingMidnight Son: Is it Bloody Gross?

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Albert Fish, the Brooklyn Vampire

Albert Fish. It’s too mundane a name for the horrifying things he did. His other names, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Bogeyman, the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, all fit better with the monstrous crimes he committed. To say that Albert Fish was a bad man is an understatement. He was a monster. He was…Continue readingAlbert Fish, the Brooklyn Vampire

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Four Vampire Criminals & Killers

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