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Anne Rice’s Latest ‘Prince Lestat’ Gets Mixed Reviews

Anne Rice’s return to the world of vampires been selling well, but some readers are finding the mythology of the book too complicated. I have to be honest here: I am not actually a fan of Anne Rice. I know, I know, –vampires are my life, –but no one but Anne Rice, –to me anyway,…

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Vampire Character Halloween Costumes – Who Will you Go As?

It’s almost Halloween! That wonderfully eerie time of year when we dress up in fabulous costumes and consume mass amounts of unhealthy food and drinks! Yay! The best part of course is the costumes. What’s more fun than being a vampire for a day? You could go the easy route by hitting up a costume…

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Anne Rice’s ‘Tale of the Body Thief’ May be Coming to the Big Screen

It looks like the legendary vampire Lestat just might be returning to the big screen! Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment has optioned the rights to Anne Rice’s The Tale of the Body Thief, the fourth book in Rice’s best-selling series The Vampire Chronicles. The Brat Prince, Lestat, was first portrayed by Tom Cruise…

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Vampires are Just Like Us

Earlier I traced the history of vampire metaphor from “The Vampyre” by John Polidori–which more or less created the trope of an undead nightmare stranger–to the later visions of the vampires as an incarnation of sin. This last covered a spectrum of sin as temptation (especially in the Hammer films) to a search for redemption…

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Crossovers

Cliche it may be, but who can doubt the internet created a whole new venue for amateur writers to put their work out there? In other words, the world-wide web proved a godsend for fan fiction. Or maybe from the other end of metaphysical spectrum, depending upon one’s view of the topic! Contrary to popular…

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Why Do You Want to be a Vampire?

Here at Vampires.com we have a lot, and I mean A LOT, of people leaving comments begging someone to turn them into a vampire. It’s an everyday thing and honestly, I usually just ignore these hundreds of requests. But while reading the latest ones it started to get me thinking – why? Why do you…

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Bad Undead Boys

Honestly, I didn’t like the movie “The Lost Boys.” Yes, the music and cinematography were both fantastic, but like too many movies then and now the lead character was boring. Since he didn’t involve me, I didn’t care what happened to him. More, the story didn’t feel like a story. More like a series of…

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Anne Rice on the Vampires of True Blood

Anyone that follows legendary vampire author Anne Rice on Facebook knows that she is quite the fan of True Blood and often voices her opinions on the show. Not too long ago she asked her fans a question on the vampires of True Blood, a question that got me thinking. “True Blood fans: Do you…

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Dark Shadows – Ahead of its Time?

Fans of haemovores everywhere probably already know that Johnny Depp has plans to reunite with Tim Burton in a motion picture adaptation of the cult t.v. series “Dark Shadows.” The whole idea of Depp as a vampire no doubt has sent many a heart aflutter. Quite understandably! It is one of those ideas that seems…

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Top Future Vampire Women

With vampire books and films and t.v. series swarming the media, one thing we can perhaps look forward to is some famous beauties finally getting around to sporting fangs. Offered for consideration–four such that have been mentioned more than once on the web and who could potentially be quite fetching licking some fresh blood from…

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Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire is a book by Anne Rice, which I’m sure all you vampire lovers know all too well. It was released on film in 1994, and has become one of the most well known vampire films of today. And it is a pretty spectacular film. It has the theme of the struggle…

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Famous Vampire Children

Throughout most of vampire fiction there is a hard and fast rule about turning children into vampires… Don’t. Each franchise seems to have it’s own reasons for banning the creation of child vampires but almost all agree it’s a very bad idea. Some reasons for banning the creation of child vampires have included: -Vampire children…

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