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Vampire Books Coming Out in September

September is here, the start of the wonderful autumn season. I know it’s early, but I’m already looking forward to the changing leaves, and October just around the corner with pumpkins and Halloween and horror movies. Along with the hint of autumn, September is bringing us some wonderful new vampire books too! Dead of Night:…

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Vampires Should Be Evil

I encountered the Vampire tale first through the movies, staying up late Friday and Saturday nights watching Bela Lugosi, John Carradine and then Christopher Lee portray Dracula. The Count was the epitome of evil, his whole existence on this Earth one purpose, to feed and create more of his kind. Vampirism was like a plague,…

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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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Children of the Night

With the release of “Let Me In,” the American adaptation John Ajvide Lindquist’s novel, a trope that naturally comes to mind is the child vampire. Although as disturbing as it seems shocking, there’ve actually been a fair number of the breed in popular entertainment. One might think that Claudia from Anne Rice’s seminal “Interview With…

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Coming Out of the Coffin: Yea or Nay?

Now that a new season of True Blood has begun I find myself asking a very important question. If vampires do indeed exist, what would the world be like if they were to choose to ‘come out of the coffin’? Even though it is most common for vampires to stay hidden in humanities shadow there…

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Getting the Most Out of Being a Vampire

After taking one of those “Who Were You?” quizzes on Facebook recently, it turns out that I am a direct descendant of one of the most powerful and oldest vampires in history. The results showed that I didn’t just become a vampire out of nowhere, but simply put, I was just born evil. You may…

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Sigourney Weaver Appearing in Vampire Comedy ‘Vamps’

The Hollywood Reporter announced on Wednesday that Sigourney Weaver won’t just be appearing in the new horror comedy, ‘Vamps’, directed by Amy Heckerling, –she’ll be starring as ‘queen of the vampires,’ Ciccerus. If anyone could pull off Queen of the Vampires, it’s the frosty, always elegant and authoritative Weaver. Speaking of, she’s 60 in this…

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Vampires and Pedophilia

One of the seldom visited complex topics of vampirism, is the aspect of pedophilia that is associated with a centuries old creature and a fifteen year old teenager. Is the relationship pedophilic? There are a few different perspectives and aspects of pedophilia’s hypothetical existence in vampire pop-culture; whether it’s there or not may be subjective,…

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The VVC Global Vampire Community Discussion

It’s that time of the year again. Early this month, some of the greatest vampire minds convened online to discuss a few of the finer points in modern vampirism, the lifestyle,  its impact on and integration with modern society. This year there were almost two hundred attendees, and eighty pages of transcript available for readers…

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