More often than not vampires are romantic beings that steal our hearts and make us wish for nights of lusty passion. Once feared creatures of the night, these dark immortals are now the stars of hundreds upon hundreds of romance novels, and while that’s all well and good, we need to bring some of that…Continue readingTop 10 Scariest Vampires
Neil Gaiman, beloved horror and fantasy author, put an awesome idea up on Twitter a few days ago: “This year make Halloween All Hallow’s Read.” Neil suggested giving someone you love a scary book on the 31st. Being the colossal book geek I am, I think that has got to be the best Halloween idea…Continue readingNeil Gaiman’s All Hallow’s Read!
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…Continue readingThe Most Mysterious Dracula
With the release of “Let Me In,” the American adaptation John Ajvide Lindquist’s novel, a trope that naturally comes to mind is the child vampire. Although as disturbing as it seems shocking, there’ve actually been a fair number of the breed in popular entertainment. One might think that Claudia from Anne Rice’s seminal “Interview With…Continue readingChildren of the Night
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…Continue readingFamous Vampire Children
We’ve talked about ‘Salem’s Lot before, –and probably referenced it numerous times. It remains one of the most terrifying, and disturbing, vampire films ever made. The vampires are neither blessed with souls, or romance, or any desire to do good. Kurt Barlow was a testament to the old vampires who don’t want to date your…Continue readingKurt Barlow & the Mysterious Reggie Nalder
We recently reviewed the majorly disturbing book, Bent Steeple, by author G. Wells Taylor, in which a vampire pedophile comes to town to wreak absolute hell on its inhabitants, –a couple times. The author G. Wells Taylor was kind enough to give us an exclusive interview, –and, a couple autographed books from his publishers. Check…Continue readingBent Steeple: Interview with the Author and Book Giveaway!
I struggled to write this review for a long time; for one thing, the novel slid between my bed and the wall for a while, making it that much more difficult to motivate myself to write the review for a novel I admit, I find completely unforgettable. Bent Steeple is probably one of the most…Continue readingReviewing Bent Steeple, by G. Wells Taylor
One of my favorite authors of all time is Melissa de la Cruz; she’s got a very realistic way of describing cities like New York, and L.A. that make you feel as if you’ve known the urban geography all your life, and at the same time, make you wish you were there, –almost like homesickness…Continue readingExclusive Interview with Melissa de la Cruz… PLUS! Huge Contest!
If you’ve never read or seen ‘Salem’s Lot, shame on you. But here’s the run-down for those of you who still need to put this stuff on your to-do list. In Stephen King’s best-selling novel, –probably still bringing in a ton of cash, –vampires are hardcore, nothing like the sissified vampires of the modern world.…Continue readingSalem’s Lot: the Book and the Film
Vampires hating water is a pretty common old myth. You’ve got loads of classic movies and books documenting vampires being stopped by water (the 1972 Dracula film and Dracula: Prince of Darkness to name a few). But was this idea created by modern authors and screen play writers? Nope, this has been around for ages.…Continue readingOH No! Anything But Water!
In fiction of course, the epidemy of vampire literature, would be Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. There were sexual undertones, of course, relaying vampirism to be a sort of sexually transmitted disease. Its themes of blood, death, and sex made it’s way to Victorian Europe, rattled because of the spread of tuberculosis and syphilis. But the vampire…Continue readingVampires in Literature