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The Art of Fangsmithing

For over 20 years now the term ‘fangsmithing’ has been growing in popularity. I know we’ve talked about Father Sebastiaan’s reality show Fangshop, based on Sabretooth Fangsmithing, but I’d like to talk more about fangsmithing in general rather than about the world’s most famous fangsmith. Fangsmithing is the art of creating dental pieces to either…

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Why Fangs?

It remains one of the iconic images of the vampire. Lengthened, piercing teeth, usually (but not always) the bicuspids or eye teeth. Sometimes they stretch to the point of becoming tusks or the saber-teeth of the extinct Smilodon. Other times just a subtle increase in length and reshaping creates the effect. Especially since the Hammer…

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The Second Most Famous Dracula

No other actor has played the part of Count Dracula in so many films. As a consequence, none other has gazed into so many initially hesitant sets of eyes belonging to beautiful women–Caroline Munro, Barbara Hershey, Linda Hayden, Veronica Carlson to name just a few. So many plunging necklines! So many throats to ravish! Yet–curiously–so…

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The Most Mysterious Dracula

It is an iconic movement, an action in vampire films re-created many times. The motion pictures “Fright Night” and “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” both had their versions. For many, it remains one of the most memorable events in the first great film of one genre–as well as being a landmark in at least two others. Graf…

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Top 10 Vampire Stereotypes Explained

Thanks to today’s date – 10.10.10 – we’re bringing you a top 10 list, because really, what day is better than today? After thousands of years of history, the vampire has earned itself countless well-known legends and when you mix in the stereotypes created by the entertainment world you have even more.  Many folks have…

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Adaptations of Carmilla

For fans of the undead, a favorite topic of debate remains comparing the various film versions of “Dracula.” Even limiting oneself to those explicitly based upon Stoker’s novel, over a dozen versions exist from “Nosferatu” (original and remake) to both Universal versions in 1930, both adaptations that starred Christopher Lee, all three BBC Draculas, the…

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Popsy

Popsy, by Stephen King, is a horror story. It’s horrifying even before the vampire part of it is introduced. The narrator, Sheridan, is a bad man who kidnaps children from shopping malls. This time though, the tables are turned on him. Sheridan continuously tries to convince himself that he’s not a bad man. He’s a…

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A Vampire’s Fangs

The long canine fangs of a vampire shining in the moonlight right before they sink them into the throat of some poor defenseless human. Sound familiar? Fangs are yet another example of the way in which authors and films have made an otherwise unrelated characteristic one of the most recognized traits of the undead. The…

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Vampire Fang Implants

Today’s post is about fang implants, not those plastic fangs you pop into your mouth during Halloween, but actual permanent fangs put in by a dentist. Most people that dish out the cash for this incredibly expensive procedure don’t do it to be cool (most, not all). It’s usually a real vampire, like a Sanguinarian…

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Totally Awesome Vampire Costumes!

Halloween month has started! Wooooo! Yup, Halloween month, no way are we having only one day for it on this site. And what shall we discuss in our first Halloween post? Costumes of course. Thanks to the popularity of vampires this year, vampire costumes are expected to be the big seller this season, along with…

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