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2014-02-13 08:28:39

Craig Nybo's New Novel Embraces the Hysteria and Fear of Classic Horror KAYSVILLE, Utah, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Modern monsters in current books and cinema seem to have evolved into something new. With the proliferation of romance novels that feature gothic and fantasy creatures such as vampires, werewolves, and even orcs as viable love interests for humans, one has to ask: have modern monsters lost their teeth? Not according to Craig Nybo, horror novelist. In his new novel,...

2014-01-27 16:22:18

FEARNET Also Presents the Teen Witch Thriller 'THE CRAFT', starring 'SCREAM' Queen Neve Campbell; and 'VAMPIRE', Starring Kevin Zegers and Rachael Leigh Cook SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FEARNET is dishing out some good old-fashioned revenge this month, with Park Chan-wook's (STOKER) critically acclaimed "Vengeance Trilogy," on Thursday, February 6, featuring network premieres of OLDBOY, SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE, and SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE. For these three...

Population Control Vampire Bats Makes Rabies Worse
2013-12-03 09:56:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Culling vampire bat colonies to slow the spread of rabies in Latin America is ineffective, and could even have the opposite effect, according to research currently appearing in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vampire bats are known to transmit rabies throughout Latin America and are said to be responsible for thousands of livestock deaths and even a handful of human fatalities...

Suspected Vampire Burial Unearthed In Poland
2013-07-16 11:46:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Construction sites are becoming popular scenes for discoveries of everything from prehistoric mammoth fossils to newly discovered spider species. In following that trend, a recent construction project near Gliwice, Poland uncovered a potential graveyard, which upon further investigation revealed a gruesome fate. The site, which contains corpses with heads placed between their legs, is being labeled as a suspected vampire burial....

2013-06-16 23:01:22

The sixth season of HBO´s True Blood premieres tonight, June 16, to the anticipation of millions of fans. With the return of the hit series, personal finance site http://www.GoBankingRates.com evaluates the cost of living for television vampire characters Bill Compton and Eric Northman, finding their undead status doesn´t mean they´re immune to financial expenses. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2013 The season six opener of HBO´s True Blood series airs on June 16 at...

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2012-06-13 10:17:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com South American vampire bats continue to spread the rabies virus to both livestock and humans despite widespread culling of the flying bloodsuckers. According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B by a team of North and South American researchers, the vampire bat population control efforts not only do not mitigate the spread of the virus–they may actually drive up the ratio of bats carrying it. The researchers, led by...

Vampire Skeletons Unearthed, Still Dead
2012-06-06 09:30:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com What do you do when a suspected Vampire is living in your neighborhood? You and a hoard of your closest friends mercilessly hunt him down and drive long iron rods through his chest, ensuring he can´t come back from the dead as a Vampire Zombie, right? A Vampire Zombie with a grudge is way worse than any other kind Zombie, for sure. This instinct that drives us to go looking for the first spear-like object we can when faced with Vampire troubles may...


Latest Vampire Reference Libraries

Aswang
2014-01-20 10:15:00

The aswang is a creature from Philippine folklore and is featured in many myths and stories of that culture. Other names for the aswang are, tik-tik, wak-wak, bal-bal, and sok-sok. It was also the most feared of the mythical creatures dating back to the sixteenth century. The aswang is described as a combination of a vampire and a werewolf with bloodshot eyes. However, no definite characteristic can be established with the variety of stories and descriptions reported, but there are some...

Common Vampire Bat, Desmodus rotundus
2012-05-01 13:57:30

The common vampire bat (Desmodus rotundus) is endemic, or native, to the Americas. It is actually a leaf nosed bat, although it is one of only three parasitic mammals. It can be found in South America, Central America, and in parts of Mexico. In southern Brazil, it is the most common type of bat. The common vampire bat has a southern range including Chile, Uruguay, and northern Argentina. Preferring humid, warm climates, this vampire bat only resides on Trinidad in the West Indies. This bat...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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