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We are the Children of the Night

Halloween is associated with strange creatures, but none more so than the vampire. To most, the vampire is a myth, an image popularized in movies, television and books. Yet the vampire is no mere Hollywood creation. It is a universal legend.

Drawn to Vamps?

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Enter: Werewolf By Night
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Power of the Parasite!

The Vampire Shop: Bestselling Books

Fanged Films

Germany, 1919
Die Nacht des Grauens (c) http://deutsches-filminstitut.de/
USA, 1970

Recommended Movies and TV

From the Library

7 strange ways Humans act like Vampires
With the third movie installment of the "Twilight" movies, "Twilight Saga: Eclipse," based on Stephenie Meyer's best-selling vampire-romance novels, slated to arrive in theaters on June 30, vampires have once again crept into pop culture's collective consciousness.  While true, undead vampires do not exist, some diseases and disorders show themselves in ways that are similar to vampiric characteristics. From sunlight intolerance to an aversion to garlic and mirrors, below are six illnesses that, to some extent, cause people to act like vampires:

Lust for life
Somewhere inside the adult female reader lurks a 12-year-old girl breathless at the idea of romance and mystified by the rules of sexual engagement, the one who (in my case) stayed up three nights straight devouring "Gone With the Wind." Although Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series of vampire romance novels is aimed at young adultsages 12 and up, I'm certain there are a lot of older women reading them too.

In Search of Dracula
All countries have their heroes. Romania's most celebrated are the two princes of Wallachia who battled the Ottoman empire. The first is Michael the Brave who reigned from 1558 until his assassination in 1601.

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July 29, 2007 (bitsofnews.com / Alexander G. Rubio) -- When cult television favourite "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" went off the air a few years back, and was promptly followed, a year later, by spin-of "Angel", there was much gnashing of teeth and rending of garbs among the close knit fan community. But spirits were somewhat lifted by the vague hints that the so called Buffyverse would live on through made for TV movies featuring some of the characters from the shows.
November 3, 2007 (The Advocate / Jamie Deloma) -- Beliefs about spirits coming in the night to eat the flesh of the living were pervasive among early New Englanders, and may have inspired the creator of "Dracula" -- and fear of blood-sucking vampires lurking in the night.
June 14, 2007 (Guardian Unlimited / Ronald Bergan) -- I was determined in my coverage of the Transylvania International Film Festival to avoid the one notorious name associated with that part of Romania.

Review Archives

Gil's All Fright Diner
Book Review: Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee MartinezWritten by Katie McNeillPublished April 02, 2007
Tunnels of Blood
Tunnels of Blood
Forever Knight: Intimations of Mortality
Forever Knight: Intimations of MortalityReview by The Mad Bibliographer, submitted on 15-May-1998 A version of this review appears in The Vampire's Crypt 17 (Spring 1998). The Vampire's Crypt web site is: http://members.aol.com/MLCVamp/vampcrpt.htm Susan M. Garrett. FOREVER KNIGHT: INTIMATIONS OF MORTALITY. Boulevard, 1997; ISBN 1-57297-313-7; $5.99/$7.99.