Editor’s Pick

Was Vlad Dracula a Vampire?

by Anthony Hogg in Editor's Picks

According to a 15th century poem, Vlad Dracula liked to dip his bread in the blood of his victims. Or did he? Was he really a "living vampire," as two Dracula scholars claimed, or is there more to the story? [...]


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    Monthly Digest: December 2014

    January 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

    Welcome to the fifth installment of "Monthly Digests"! What did you miss in December? The three faces of Dracula, Christmas treats, a book review, and the long-awaited sequel to one of our most popular articles! Read on! [...]
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    Three Faces of Dracula: A Personal Story

    December 20, 2014 // 3 Comments

    David Lee Summers, author of "Vampires of the Scarlet Order" (2005) and "Dragon's Fall: Rise of the Scarlet Order" (2012) discusses the "three faces of Dracula" that inspired the portrayal of vampires in his own work. [...]
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    Monthly Digest: November 2014

    December 5, 2014 // 2 Comments

    Welcome to the fourth installment of "Monthly Digests"! What did you miss in November? Halloween treats, a trip to London, Bela Lugosi's vampire movies, our website getting targeted by a vampire hunter and lots more! [...]
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    The Vampire Films of Bela Lugosi

    November 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

    Bela Lugosi (1882--1956) is best-known for his iconic portrayal of the Count in "Dracula" (1931). But it wasn't the only time he played a vampire on screen. Matthew E Banks sheds light on Bela's other vampire portrayals. [...]
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    On Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, a "Blomberg" vampire killing kit sold for thousands at an auction. But it also seems people are slowly realising "antique" vampire killing kits are not as old as they're supposed to be. [...]






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    Last year, while looking for a relevant picture to include in my September 22, 2013 blog post about the connection between vampires and sleep paralysis, I came across this impressive artwork in Google Images [...]