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Beware the Vengeful Wood Wives

Ever stand at the forest’s edge, stare into its dark depths and wonder what lurks among the old and aged trees? Perhaps it’s nothing more than a rabbit or a deer, or, maybe it’s something much more sinister, something waiting to drain dry anyone unfortunate enough to get too close. That something just might be…

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The Aswang Phenomenon

I absolutely love vampire history and folklore, so when I heard of the upcoming film titled The Aswang Phenomenon I let out a little squeal of joy. The Filipino aswang is one of my many favorite vampire species because it has such a rich history. There are so many different versions of the aswang myth…

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Vampires & Werewolves: Legends and Lore Coming Soon

If you’re one of the many (awesome) people who love vampire history and folklore then I have the perfect DVD for you! Coming this November, the wonderful Discovery Channel is bringing us a brand new DVD titled Vampires & Werewolves: Legends and Lore. The upcoming film contains all sorts of historical goodies for the lovers…

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The Chewing Dead: The Vampire’s Heritage

In 1679, a theologian named Philip Rorh, published a 24-page work entitled Dissertatio Historico-Philosophica de Masticatione Mortuorum (also known by the shorter title de Masticatione Mortuorum) or The Chewing of The Dead. Rohr was located in the Holy Roman Empire (composed of what are now Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic, as well as…

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Vampire Folktales I’d Love to See on Film

If you have followed my writing for a while now then you already know that I am absolutely obsessed with vampire folklore, if you are new, then well, I love vampire folklore. One of our awesome readers sent us an email about how vampire fans need new and original movies, adding that he is sick…

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The Vicious Viesczy of Northern Europe

One of my absolute favorite things about vampires is their history, the countless myths and legends surrounding them. I love vampire folklore, I love that virtually every country has their own unique vampire, from the Sampiro to the Nelapsi. After countless time spent on  research I had thought I had covered every vampire species, but…

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The Hiadam Vampires

It’s time for a vampiric history lesson Dear Readers! Today we’re traveling back to the 1700s, 1720 to be exact, to tell the tale of one of the most investigated cases of vampirism during the time. The Hiadam Vampires, also known as Haidam, were several vampires that were discovered in a village near the Hungarian…

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Book Review: Nyx in the House of Night

The second I picked this book up I was wary, because while I loved the House of Night series at first that love quickly turned to disappointment once I realized that the authors cared more about cashing in on their success than writing quality novels. A story that started out strong turned into pointless pages…

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Are You Prepared for the Most Dangerous Night of the Year?

I sure hope so, seeing how it is coming in April. It’s the night when all of the evils of the world come out to prey upon the innocent, leaving mass chaos and despair in their wake. It’s the Feast of St. George. The Feast of St. George is an important religious festival celebrated in…

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The Unheard Word of Vampires and the Bird

Ahaha rhyming fun. Now that I have your attention, let us take a trip to the past and explore some of the lesser known bits of history involving vampire and birds, yes, birds do in fact play a role in vampire legend. We’ll start off with one of the more common myths – that animals…

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Is Egypt the Birthplace of Vampires?

As most of us learned in school, Egypt is one of the world’s first great civilizations, but according to many vampirologists, Egypt was also the birthplace of vampires. Ancient Egypt views on death and the afterlife were complex, yet very positive. While most other cultures viewed death as horrifying and terrifying, the ancient Egyptians saw…

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Demons

This one is for all of my beloved little history geeks out there, you asked for more history and folklore and I aim to please (…you now owe me Starbucks and cigars). As the title says, the topic of today’s post is demons, but instead of discussing blood-lovin’ demons I’ll be taking a different approach…

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