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Vampires Don’t Make Sense

Vampires don’t make sense. That seems like an extraordinary thing to say, doesn’t it? Here? Before this reading audience? By someone who collects vampire films, has books and books and books on the subject (fiction and non), writes regularly on the subject? But bear with me. First, consider blood. It is over ninety percent water….

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Sunlight and Vampires

Burned into the collective memory of our age, it is an image of great power. The vampire looms menacingly, but then the hero reaches up and pulls away the curtains. SUNLIGHT! Like laser beams, the purifying rays of the sun sear the undead creature’s flesh. The foul thing dissolves into the dust it should already…

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Ways to Identify a Potential Vampire

Vampires have survived through ages in the history of our culture, as well as in our minds. There are people who have a strong belief in the real existence of vampires, while a few others strongly emphasize that they are just fictional and scary characters from novels, movies and television. Vampires are known to have…

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Ten Things You Don’t Know About Dracula

1. He never once hints that he himself is Vlad the Impaler (although there is the suggestion that maybe he is related to that figure). For that matter, the most current scholarship into the novel indicates Stoker himself hardly knew anything more about the historical Vlad Tepes (pronounced tseh-PESH) than the name. It sounded good,…

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Sweetblood

Sweetblood is a fantastic young adult vampire book. I read it when I was a teenager, and felt really connected to the main character, Lucy Szabo. She’s a girl who feels like she is different from others, and thinks that no one can really understand her. Unique, right? But in that common experience, this book…

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Death by Sunshine

It’s not easy being undead. Some vampires want out, and sunlight is their preferred method. It’s a happy way to go, in my opinion. Death by sunshine. Some vampires decide to greet the blue skies very shortly after turning. In 30 Days of Night, the character Eben becomes a vampire to save his friends. He…

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Kevin Pollak Gets ‘Vamped Out’

Hollywood actor Kevin Pollak shall be making his directorial debut this month in a new horror/comedy web series that will run for six episodes on Babelgum.Com. Beginning April 12th, Vamped Out follows the life of documentary film maker Elliot Finke (played by Pollak) as he documents the life of what he believes is an actual…

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