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German 'vampire' cannibal sentenced
A court in Germany has sentenced a vampire killer to life imprisonment for murdering two teenagers whose blood he drank and whose flesh he ate. Identified only as a petty thief called Jan O, 26, he admitted the murders of a girl called Nina, 14, outside the town of Bodenfeld in November last year. He killed her friend Tobias, 13, five days later at almost the same spot.
2011-07-25 11:42
New in stores: "Verland: The Transformation"
PRESS RELEASE: True crime writer Elle Bramasol is drawn into a macabre mystery when incarcerated Hollywood  producer Eliot Kingman asks her to write a book about his case. As she delves deeper into Kingman’s murder conviction, she discovers that he possesses a centuries old diary written by an elusive vampire named Verland.
2011-06-30 13:16
Hammer horror busts (c) Titan Merchandising
What every Hammer fan should own!
Titan merchandising is releasing 3 new busts this year, perfect for the Hammer horror fan in your life.  One depicts Christopher Lee as Dracula, the other has Peter Cushing as Van Helsing, and the third has Ingrid Pitt as Countess Dracula.All will be released later this year, and will cost about $80 each.Start saving! I already am... :-[
2011-06-27 10:21
Vampire-Huntress Author L.A. Banks Gravely Ill
L.A. Banks, the author of the New York Times best-selling hit vampire-huntress series Minion, is fighting for her life at a hospital in her Philadelphia hometown. The writer, whose real name is Leslie Esdaile Banks, has adrenal cancer, reports Jenice Armstrong of 
2011-06-27 10:04
Gene Colon collage
Gene Colan (artist, "Tomb of Dracula") dies at 84
 Comic book artist Gene Colan, who during his nearly seven-decade career illustrated the adventures of such characters as Dracula, Batman, Daredevil and the wise-cracking Howard the Duck, has died in New York. He was 84. Colan died June 24 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx of complications from liver disease and cancer, said longtime friend and biographer Clifford Meth.In developing a style both subtle and emotional, Colan imbued his characters with a vitality that seemed to leap off the pages.
2011-06-27 09:57
True Blood season 4 promo poster 2 (c) HBO
True Blood season 4 promo poster 3 (c) HBO
True Blood season 4 posters
Just a few more posters for the new season of True Blood.
2011-06-27 09:25
New Book: "Night of the Living Dandelion"
 For those who love New Chapel, a charming little town where everyone is friendly, beware. Vampires may be taking over, draining the blood of one of their victims and converting others to their cause.That's the premise in "Night of the Living Dandelion" (Penguin 2011; $6.99), the latest book by Linda Tsoutsouris, who writes under the pen name of Kate Collins and is author of The Flower Shop Mysteries.
2011-05-23 09:36
New Elvira DVDs
Last year Elvira returned to our television screens in Elvira's Movie Macabre, and she hasn't missed a beat. She is still as sexy and outrageous as ever and continues to bring us cult classics, along with her tongue-in-check commentary.
2011-05-23 09:32
Direct-to-DVD 'Twilight' prequel in the works
Summit Entertainment has announced that it will produce a direct-to-DVD Twilight prequel that follows the life of a young, human Carlisle Cullen before the events of Stephenie Meyer's books.  Carlisle, played by Peter Facinelli in the films, is the patriarch of the Cullen clan, but he doesn't have as big a role in the movies as in the books. 
2011-05-23 09:01
Hustler Announces "This Ain't Dracula XXX 3D" Parody
OK normally I wouldn't post about this sort of thing so be warned...   CANOGA PARK, Calif. - Hustler Video is resurrecting the world's most famous vampire.  The company announced today that it will release its 3D parody of the classic horror tale, "This Ain't Dracula XXX 3D" directed by Axel Braun this fall.
2011-05-23 08:50

Fanged Films

USA, 1989
Dracula's Witwe
West Germany, 1968
Le Dolcezze del Peccato / She Lost Her... You Know What / La Tour de Nesle / Tower of Screaming Virgins / The Sweetness of Sin

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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