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Vampire Books Coming July 2013

It’s my birthday month (coughgiftcardscough)! Yes, it’s July, Dear Readers, and it’s time to take a lil’ peek at all of the vampire books coming out this month. There are a few rad books hitting shelves this July, so have a look and then buy them all! All the books! Or, you know, a few….

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Vampire Hunter TV Drama in the Works via ‘Skyfall’ Duo John Logan and Sam Mendes

While their latest film, the new James Bond flick Skyfall, is breaking box office records, the film’s co-writer John Logan and director Sam Mendes are already working on a brand new project together – a vampire project!  Yes! In what will be both Logan and Mendes’ TV series debut, the two have partnered for a…

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Review of The Vampire Combat Manual by Roger Ma

Here at Vampires.com we don’t want to harm our beloved creatures of the night, but, let’s say that you do, that you want to keep yourself safe in case the undead take over, then I’ve got the book for you – The Vampire Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead by Roger Ma….

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Priest 2011: Review

I love Paul Bettany; ever since I saw him play the role of Chaucer in A Knight’s Tale, I have been totally in love with the guy. So, you can imagine how disappointed I was when they crammed all this personality into the role of the ‘priest’. The movie could have been great, but unfortunately,…

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A Vampire Hunter’s Special Arsenal

Let’s say that you aren’t here because you love vampires, but because you hate them and you’re looking for info on the enemy. I already covered Vampire Hunting 101, but it’s time to take it to the next level. This is a post about weapons, but instead of going to the same old wooden stakes…

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Alan Tudyk Added to Cast of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter!

Well, there’s been a lot of ups and downs with the cast of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; not that it’s anything close to some movies I can think of, –Jack and Diane, for example, which couldn’t keep a cast member if it was life or death, –but there have been some definite hitches. The main…

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Vampire Film ‘Priest’ is Finally Being Released!

So you might remember about a year ago, a lot of hype about the vampire movie ‘Priest’, which was due to come out in August 2010, –and that was actually its postponed release date, supposedly it was due to come out in spring of that year. So now, a year later, Priest is finally due…

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Michael Stephenson of ‘Troll 2’ to Direct Vampire Film ‘Destroy’

The catch is, this isn’t actually a vampire movie. It’s a movie about a guy who has I guess, completely lost his marbles, who goes around Eastern Europe… killing harmless old men by pounding stakes through their hearts. And it’s directed, not by the -director- of Troll 2, but by the child star in Troll…

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New Details on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

I believe it was me who said that actor Ben Walker would look smashing as Abraham Lincoln, –and so far, I was incredibly accurate with my prediction. There are quite a few other little factoids that the blogs have managed to scrape together, mostly via intercepted emails, and probably with lots of waste-basket digging after…

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Isle of the Dead

It is an image with startling but subtle power. A boat approaches, carrying a single figure clad in white. The island in view contains dark trees surrounded on all sides but one with wall-like rocks. Above we see sky swirling with clouds. The painting, by Swiss Symbolist Arnold Brocklin, produced five different versions. Freud, Lenin…

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The Curious Case of Jonathan Harker

Bram Stoker seems like a such a conservative. He pursued a career as a government clerk until a better opportunity in entertainment presented itself. As manager of a hugely successful actor and theatre, he and his primly beautiful wife reveled as they walked amid high society. His novels abound with staunchly Victorian ideas and prejudices….

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Adaptations of Carmilla

For fans of the undead, a favorite topic of debate remains comparing the various film versions of “Dracula.” Even limiting oneself to those explicitly based upon Stoker’s novel, over a dozen versions exist from “Nosferatu” (original and remake) to both Universal versions in 1930, both adaptations that starred Christopher Lee, all three BBC Draculas, the…

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