Insomniatic Pill

I'm too afraid to sleep
and much too scared to fly.
I'm too ashamed to leap
and too dried out to cry.
I have a demon in my head
and an angel by my side.
There's a monster under my bed
and my confidence has died.
I hear a freight-train in my room,
and a creaking in the den..
I feel the icy breath of doom
so I sit down and count to ten.
I swallow the pill,
knock back a drink.
I shiver from the chill.
The dark lives thick as ink.
The thoughts are racing through my mind.
So I turn the light back on.
All I want is a dream that is kind.
My eyes shut tight and I am gone.

November 6, 2001

Fanged Films

Japan, 1968

USA, 1999
Hot Vampire Nights

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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