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The Dracula Society

As I’m sure you are well aware, there are an enormous amount of vampire societies and organizations that exist today. These groups range widely in their purpose: from vampiric literary scholars and students to more occult and spiritually focused endeavors. Many vampire organizations require membership and can be quite exclusive in terms of sharing information,…

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Worst Vampire Movie of All Time

Those readers who cannot stomach the syrupy sweetness and sparkle-skinness (is that a word?) of “Twilight,” proceed and learn some good news. Or bad. Depends on your point of view, really. Suffice to say the tale of Edward and Bella might have been much, much worse. Some debate exists in terms of ordinary cinema over…

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The Vampire Princess

Odds are you (like most people) have never heard of Princess Eleonore Elisabeth Amalia Magdalena von Lobkowicz. A quite important (or at least wealthy and highly placed) person in her day–the first half of the 18th century, roughly–she vanished into obscurity along with countless others who had position and power yet did little enough to…

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Visiting Dracula’s castle in Romania

Brasov, Romania is home to what is left of Poenari Castle. These ruins sit high on a mountain peak and have a gorgeous Romanian view for visitors to enjoy. But travelers don’t come to this castle for its view, but for its connection to history’s most famous vampire, Dracula. Now, before I continue, I am…

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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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John Marks’ Fangland

Evangeline Harker thought she was going to land the opportunity of a lifetime. An assistant producer at The Hour, a news magazine show not unlike 60 Minutes, Evangeline is sent on assignment to Transylvania to meet with the mysterious Ion Torgu. Torgu, believed to be the most influential crime lord in Eastern Europe has made…

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The Hilarious House of Frightenstein

“Another lovely day begins, for ghosts and ghouls with greenish skin. So close your eyes, and you will find that you’ve arrived in Frightenstein. Perhaps the Count will find a way to make his monster work today. For if he solves this monster-mania, he can return to Transylvania. So welcome where the sun won’t shine,…

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The Fearless Vampire Killers

The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Dance of the Vampires (1967) Written (shared credit) and directed by Roman Polanski Summary by Nadia Bryden The movie is old-style cinema, with exaggerated movements and traits of characters and slapstick comedy—main characters Professor Abronsius and his young assistant Alfred are hopelessly clumsy. The actors’ thick accents take a little…

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Vampire Vacations

If you’re an adventurous kind of person, you should consider going on a vampire vacation. I’m not talking about mapping out where you can spot a real vampire and gearing-up by purchasing mass amounts of holy water and the like. If you’re a true vampire fan, you should travel around the world and country to…

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5 Celebrities that Should be Vampires

The creature of the night hunts for his or her next unsuspecting victim, feeds on the helpless, and glows with super-human beauty. Don’t you ever wish that at least one of your favorite celebrities was a vampire and could live forever? Look no further; I’m going to offer a list of 5 beautiful people that…

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On the Lighter Side

Didn’t think that vampires have a sense of humor? Sure, they enjoy the same yuk-yuks that we all do! Here are some of the best vampire jokes that we could find. Let us know what joke you tell when you see a certain vamp looking pretty glum. What is Transylvania? Dracula’s Terror-tory! What kind of boat…

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The Truth Behind Transylvania

We hear or read the word “Transylvania” and we instantly think “vampire.” We have Bram Stoker to thank for that since Transylvania (which translates as “Land Beyond the Forest”) was pretty much unknown to the world before his legendary vampire novel Dracula came out. When writing his book Stoker picked Transylvania (known to the Romanians…

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