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Review: A Dance in Blood Velvet

Second in a series, A Dance in Blood Velvet by Freda Warrington is a follow up to A Taste of Blood Wine. Collectively they’re known as The BloodWine series, with two more I’ve yet to read. Let us begin with the simple acknowledgment I look forward to doing so. What is this novel about? In…

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Lets Remake “Dark Shadows”

Tim Burton’s film of the 1960s gothic soap opera was not the second, the third or even the seventh such adaptation. In fact, it counts as the tenth! Apart from the original t.v. series, no less than three comic book versions have been produced (one, from Dynamite, even matching up Barnabas Collins with Vampirella!), an…

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Vampires in Bellydance

Here’s a secret.  Well, not so much a secret but a little-known fact.  I am a bellydancer.  At this point you might do a take.  Experience shows two questions immediately require answers.  1.  Yes, there are such things as male bellydancers.  And 2.  No, my costume is nothing at all like what Barbara Eden wore…

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Counting down to Dark Shadows

A few weeks ago, a common complaint heard and read among fans of Dark Shadows and Tim Burton was “Where’s the trailer?”  No longer.  The trailer has debuted, amidst controversy (i.e. free publicity) along with a series of t.v. spots as well as a media blitz of interviews, articles, photos and a startling number of…

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Vampire Movie Dream Cast

We all want more vampire films, right? Even more importantly, we want more good vampire films. Towards that end we can all draw up lists of writers and directors who we think would make superior motion pictures about the undead. Likewise different ideas of such films no doubt bubble to the surface of many a…

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Vampire Fashion

Vampires….they seem to be all around us today. Our popular culture is soaking them in like a sponge; movies, TV, books, music, decor and not at all surprising, Fashion. The brilliant minds behind the Australian fashion house Saint Augustine Academy, recently debuted a True Blood Vampire inspired clothing line at the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. Filled…

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Vampire Evolution III

I had to navigate my way through newborn death; apparently the Vampiress didn’t only turn me that night, but several others as well – but I’ll get to that part later. Ornately decorated wooden coffins lined the basement like little soldiers preparing for battle. As I made my way up the dimly lit stairwell,  I…

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Vampire Evolution II

Last time you came across my story, the female vampire flung my almost lifeless corpse into the nearest box and the rest was history … until I started-in on my transformation. As the venomous blood droplets from the she-devil dispersed into my body’s system, the pain grew thicker and thicker. I could feel my soul…

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A Day in the Life of a Vampire

The following was taken from a true vampire’s diary; it was found in a deserted basement where a mass murder took place. A police report was filed but the mystery remains as to who these people were… 6:00AM: Head to the headbanger’s ball … we don’t mean glam rock or anything like that, but actually…

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Vampire Evolution

OMG, where am I? It’s dark, dank, and kind of smells like crusted-over blood in these quarters. The last thing I remember, I was at my desk at school studying for one of my summer class finals. Wait one second … I’m in a coffin! If I’m in a coffin, I must be dead, right?…

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Type O Negative Minus One

I am sad to announce the passing of Peter Steele, the front man of the Gothic Metal band Type O Negative. He was confirmed dead yesterday, April 14, 2010. He passed from heart failure. According to Road Runner Records, “Steele was born Petrus T. Ratajczyk on January 4, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He stood…

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Sir William of New Goth City

Sir William is the mastermind behind the Gothic website New Goth City. He was nice enough to answer some questions about what the Gothic lifestyle entails and why vampires are always mentioned more times than not when it comes to all things dark. How do you feel that the Goth scene has changed over the…

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