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Best Books for Vampire Authors!

Welcome back to another installment of my topics for Vampire Authors, since there’s a lot of you out there! For you vampire fans, these are all books that you have probably read. If not, get cracking! They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and you can certainly see plenty of imitation…

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Author Interview: Travis Ludke

Travis Ludke is the author of the Nightlife Series and part of the latest wave of Urban Fantasy vampire authors. He’s currently running a poll to help select his newest cover and I thought it would be cool to interview him. Hello everybody, Travis Luedke here. A lifelong fan of vampire films and novels, I…

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Let’s Scare Jessica to Death

Stephen King put it on his list of top horror movies. It has certainly achieved the status of cult film. Methinks it deserves much more. “Lets Scare Jessica to Death” (1971) captures an atmosphere of dreamlike yet naturalistic horror rarely seen outside maybe “Picnic at Hanging Rock.” John D. Hancock directed and co-wrote the film,…

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Carmilla in Chicago

Wildclaw Theatre in Chicago (the name is in memory of Ray Wild aka “The Claw,” a writer/director/actor) specializes in what they proudly call Horror Theatre. Their avowed mission is to “…bring the world of horror to the stage. We intend to attract a new kind of audience which does not usually go to the theatre,…

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Neil Gaiman’s All Hallow’s Read!

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…

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The Most Mysterious Dracula

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…

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Review: American Vampire Vol. 1

American Vampire: Vol. 1 is a collection of the first five comic issues that tell the tale of the vicious vampire, Skinner Sweet. The legendary Stephen King joins creator Scott Snyder and artist Rafael Albuquerque to trace the first American vampire’s bloodline throughout U.S. history – and it’s a bloody ride. Volume 1 of American…

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Upcoming Comics and Manga

There’s all sorts of vampire goodies on the way and that includes manga, comics and graphic novels. Here are some that will be hitting book stores soon, check it out. Dance in the Vampire Bund Vol 8 by Nozomu Tamaki The story continues as the loyal lycanthrope Akira struggles to protect his queen, Mina Tepes,…

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Popsy

Popsy, by Stephen King, is a horror story. It’s horrifying even before the vampire part of it is introduced. The narrator, Sheridan, is a bad man who kidnaps children from shopping malls. This time though, the tables are turned on him. Sheridan continuously tries to convince himself that he’s not a bad man. He’s a…

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Bent Steeple: Interview with the Author and Book Giveaway!

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…

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Reviewing Bent Steeple, by G. Wells Taylor

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…

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Maybe an American Vampire Movie: Ryan Gosling as a Gunslinging Cowboy?

That’s not to say that just because a couple of guys are writing a comic book they’ll immediately going to make a movie out of what is, as of this moment, a still unreleased, unfinished piece of awesomeness. Then again, when these couple of guys are Scott Snyder and Stephen King, there’s a good possibility…

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