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Doctor Who and The Curse of Fenric

These days most folks associate Doctor Who with folks like David Tennant and Matt Smith.  But die-hard fans of the show remember the Time Lord’s previous incarnations.  One of the last episodes of the series original run aired in 1989.  Long before Twilight or The Vampire Diaries or True Blood or Being Human, the world’s…Continue readingDoctor Who and The Curse of Fenric

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The Draugr

Many of the Scandinavian tales of the dead come from monks who were descendants of Norwegians who had colonized the cold landscape centuries ago. Some of the monk’s ancient stories feature the returning dead. Thanks to them I bring you the legend of one nasty Norse vampire, the draugr. Early Vikings believed that the spirits…Continue readingThe Draugr