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2009-09-16 18:48:33

U.S. author R.H. Greene says he expects his book, Incarnadine: The True Memoirs of Count Dracula, to appeal to adult fans of vampire literature. The book, largely written from the titular bloodsucker's point of view, is to be published this month. It is being released after Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series of young-adult vampire novels and their subsequent film adaptations have become a pop-culture phenomenon. The undead-themed TV series True Blood and The Vampire Diaries have also proved...

2009-08-14 07:05:00

LONDON, August 14 /PRNewswire/ -- - British-Romanian Vampire Flick To Debut At Canadian Thrill Fest Strigoi (http://www.strigoimovie.com), a new independent vampire film set in present-day rural Romania, has announced that it will be holding its world premiere at the 4th annual Toronto After Dark Film Festival ( http://torontoafterdark.com/2009) on Monday, August 17th at the legendary Bloor Cinema. "Strigoi", an English-language independent production, was cast and filmed...

2009-08-11 04:30:00

RENTON, Wash., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Think you know all about vampires? Think again. Did you know that vampires can hibernate for decades, have walnut-sized stomachs, and have a predisposition for jobs in real estate? Can you say, "I must feed" in vampire language? A Practical Guide to Vampires (Mirrorstone) provides the in-depth information we all need to know about these dangerous creatures of the night. This comprehensive book follows the New York Times best-sellers A Practical...

2009-03-26 13:32:27

The headmaster of a Boston private school says contrary to rumors her prestigious institution is not home to so-called vampires. Boston Latin School administrator Lynne Mooney Teta said in a notice Thursday that despite recent rumors of so-called vampires being present at her school, Boston Latin is free of any of the fictional blood-sucking undead, The Boston Globe said. I seek your cooperation in redirecting your energy toward the learning objectives of day. Please do not sensationalize or...

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2009-03-13 07:40:00

Researchers in Italy have uncovered what appears to be the remains of a female "vampire" in Venice, Reuters reported.The woman's remains were buried with a brick jammed between her jaws, most likely to prevent her from feeding on victims of a plague that swept the city in the 16th century, experts said.The discovery on the small island of Lazzaretto Nuovo in the Venice lagoon supports the medieval belief that vampires were behind the spread of plagues like the Black Death, according to...

2008-10-12 03:00:14

BLADE star Stephen Dorff is set for the comeback of the year for vampire fans. He is working on a new trilogy featuring his iconic character from the smash-hit movies. Stephen played evil bloodsucker Deacon Frost in the 1998 movie which starred Wesley Snipes, right, in the title role. Stephen is thrilled to revive the Frost character with Blade director Stephen Norrington. The actor told us: "It will be a prequel to the Blade movies, Deacon's story. It's a new trilogy the director has...

2008-09-08 06:00:22

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Encore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation, announced today they will partner with the American Red Cross to hold a "Dracula" Blood Drive to celebrate the release of the first computer game in their Mystery Adventure Game line, Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon. The Dracula Blood Drive will take place October 3-4 at eight locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Each blood donor will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of...

2008-08-04 09:00:38

By JOE RHODES By Joe Rhodes The New York Times LOS ANGELES Alan Ball, seeking a break from the stress and high expectations that had accompanied the winding down of the high-profile series he created for HBO, the existential, darkly comic "Six Feet Under," set in a Pasadena funeral home, was just looking for a light, entertaining diversion three years ago when he started reading Charlaine Harris' "Southern Vampire" mysteries. "It was such a romantic, sexy, scary, hilarious world," he...

2007-03-28 08:04:26

By Baxter, Gisle M Christopher Dewdney Acquainted with the Night: Excursions Through the World After Dark. HarperCollins $34.95 Like many among the young, black-clad, and Gothically inclined, I once tried to write a vampire novel. Since it had a contemporary setting, I was forced to realize that it was no longer unusual to go about at night. An increasing number of jobs require it, rendering the vampire's life no longer so singular, nor necessarily so lonely. Christopher Dewdney's...

2005-10-29 13:52:51

By Marilyn Moss LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Vampire Bats" doesn't exactly have the makings of classic horror (or even Halloween) fare, but it's decent enough for a spell or two. The new CBS teleflick gives Lucy Lawless and Dylan Neal the chance to reprise their roles from the television movie "Locusts" as a husband-and-wife team of scientists who get embroiled in weird goings-on in the animal and insect worlds. This time around they're involved, appropriately enough, with...


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
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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