Vampire movies often take the form of fantasy fulfillment. The ultimate lover. The ultimate horror. The ultimate minority group. Somewhat rarer, more difficult to find are those movies that seek to explore what being an undead creature enslaved by a hunger for blood might actually be like. “Strigoi,” the 2009 movie from writer/director Faye Jackson…Continue readingStrigoi movie
Pinocchio the Vampire Slayer was a 2010 graphic novel, with a sequel in the works. The title makes a weird kind of sense, given that the titular hero is in effect a living weapon against the undead. But another thought comes to mind almost immediately. Would Pinocchio have to fight vampires who were also puppets?…Continue readingNight of the Vampire Puppets
I have always loved a good vampire movie, especially as a teenager, so I can definitely see what the hype is about the newest vampire trilogies. But, for me, saying the word vampire and Dracula’s name are two completely different things. One is a mythical creature, and the other is a real fifteenth century Romanian…Continue readingA Quest For the truth in “My Vladislaus Dracula”
Good evening my sweets. Somewhere around the world, a dinner bell is ringing. Gather your covens around the bloody coffin and listen (read, rather) to what I dug-up about vampire-themed restaurants. Vampire Café- Located in the Ginza section of great Tokyo, this extravagant vampire-themed place offers well, all things vampire! Diners and Dracula enthusiasts alike…Continue readingVampire Restaurants
Before I get to the point of this post I’d like to point out that the cow pictured above looks fucking-crazy. Look at its eyes! They’re pits of evil… crazy soul sucking evil. Creepy cow. *glares at cow* Anyway! Time to get to the vampires. As I am sure you probably guessed, cows are involved…Continue readingMooooo!
Most of us have heard of Nosferatu before thanks to the widely known 1922 movie featuring the creepy Count Orlok. But what isn’t widely known is that there is a real vampire that goes by that name, Nosferatu isn’t a name created by movie folk, oh no, the name comes from vampire myth and legend.…Continue readingThe Real Nosferatu
Alright boys and gals, grab your thick cloaks, your wooden stakes and crosses for it’s time to go back to the traditional land of the vampire, Romania. This time to learn of the most common vampire species in the country, the Strigoii. The strigoii are a breed of undead vampire (compared to the Romanian living…Continue readingThe Romanian Strigoii
Romania is most defiantly known for vampires, honestly, that’s pretty much ALL it is known for. You picture Romania and you see horse drawn carriages traveling on aged winding paths through the Carpathian Mountains, ominous trees hanging menacingly, small superstitious towns, gothic castles and of course, Dracula. But today’s myth isn’t about the infamous Count,…Continue readingThe One Who Eats The Sun and Moon