Latest Vampire Stories

2012-05-09 14:34:48

Danish teenagers are not looking for answers to life's big questions in established religious institutions. Instead, they engage in intense idolization of American films and TV shows about vampires, angels and other supernatural beings. A new PhD thesis from the University of Copenhagen shows that a series like Twilight for some young Danes replace traditional religion and enhance their interest in spiritual and religious issues. Many Danish teenagers reject old-fashioned established...

2011-09-06 07:00:00

In one-hundred and one, one and two page lessons, Dr. Stanley Goldstein provides the latest psychological information on parenting, daily living, work, crime, and public affairs to increase your effectiveness as a parent, worker and citizen. Warwick, NY (PRWEB) September 06, 2011 No nineteenth century novel has exhibited so powerful a grip on readers as did Bram Stoker's Dracula, according to Dr. Stanley Goldstein. The story was made into numerous plays and movies which are popular even...

2011-08-12 11:15:00

A migrant farm worker from Mexico became the first person in the United States to ever die from a vampire bat bite, according to US health authorities. The unidentified 19-year-old was bitten July 15, 2010 while sleeping in his family's home in Michoacán, Mexico, AFP is reporting. He failed to seek out medical treatment for the bat bite and instead crossed the border into the United States en route to work in a sugarcane plantation in Louisiana. After one day working in the fields, he...

2011-08-09 10:35:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VerveStar | PR | Publicity | Film | Publishing has contracted new client RD Mayor, author and former restaurateur into a book and film development deal on his next book, a new kind of vampire trilogy titled Children of the Sun. Book I of the trilogy will be released in 2012 by VerveStar. VerveStar's new approach to the literary industry may defy the traditional publicity practice yet maintains the ambition of authors to proliferate to bookstores. True...

2011-08-04 05:50:00

Researchers have discovered the genetic pathway that allows vampire bats to identify the "hot spots" in their prey that are most likely to contain ample amounts of blood, according to a new study published Wednesday. Biologists have long known that bats can detect blood vessels from up to 8 inches away, but it was unclear how they did it fast enough to strike and retreat without alerting their prey. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and Instituto Venezolano de...

2011-04-22 07:25:00

LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vampire/Romance screenplay entitled "The Romanian Tomb," by Erik von Wodtke, wins the "Famous Monsters of Filmland screenplay competition." The genre prestige organization announced this year's winners April 15th, with gratitude for the large spirited support and interest from the public: "Thank you to all our guests and filmmakers that helped make the first Imagi-Movies Film Festival a success." Famous Monsters of Filmland is one of today's...

2011-01-25 12:35:54

Rural life and competitions amongst reapers of grass and cereals have developed in a parallel manner. When the scythe was a fundamental tool on the farmstead, farm laborers and farmers participated more in these competitions and the high point was at the beginning of the 80s. So, as the system of production of the farm modernized, the use of the scythe in tilling the land became less common; likewise the number of farmers taking part in competitions. As a result, the reapers of today have...

2010-10-29 09:56:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Halloween, as people watch horror films--from the earliest films to modern remakes--viewers will be frightened by a sense of vulnerability, says Wake Forest University communication professor Mary Dalton. Movies about vampires, werewolves and zombies show us that even the best of men and women are bitten and fall victim to the accompanying loss of control. While loss of control can be a tragedy, it can also be a way to indulge...

Latest Vampire Reference Libraries

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
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'