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7 Best Vampire T.V. Series

Increasingly digital technology allows us to record and re-watch our favorites from the past. With this in mind, consider now a list of the seven best vampire t.v. series available for viewing.  Keep in mind lots of other shows feature vampires in one way or another, such as Supernatural or The Night Stalker or even…

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Undead of Penny Dreadful

What follows is rife with many a SPOILER. You have been warned! Now that the finale of the first season of Penny Dreadful has aired, with more than a few surprises (as well as few plot twists many of us saw coming from miles away), let us consider the vampires in this series. Not least…

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Search For a Cure

Way back in the 1840s, the penny dreadful (rightfully named–each chapter cost a penny and most had all the literary merit of an insurance company’s internal memo) Varney The Vampyre introduced a brand new idea in vampire fiction.  Given the youth of the genre, that doesn’t sound quite so impressive.  On the other hand, it…

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Varney the Vampyre, or the Feast of Blood

A lot more people have heard or read about “Varney The Vampyre, or The Feast of Blood” than have actually read it. Easy to understand, really. The thing comes to over two hundred meandering chapters, written in a style florid and over the top even by Victorian standards! Here is an example: It is now…

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After Dark Film Original: Prowl

After Dark Films have a bit of a spotty reputation; they’ve produced and exposed films like Frontier(s) and Tooth and Nail, –and then they throw shit at us like Penny Dreadful, and Nightmare Man, –which, my boss thought was just the pinnacle of good horror that year. Sure, if you like movies that can’t even…

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