Supernatural Beings Common in Horror Tales

If you plan on spending any amount of time watching horror movies during this quarantine, you may be interested in learning more about the supernatural creatures that often play a part in these films. Now, I can’t promise to explain every single one of them to you in this blog post, but you should be

A Few Quotes from Our Vampire Friends

Lately, I’ve been watching Castlevania on and off with my boyfriend. Let’s be honest. I’ve been watching a lot of television lately to fill up all of the excess time on my hands due to the Coronavirus. I really can’t go to any of my usual haunts, so Netflix has become an important part of

Vampires Suck

It’s true. Vampires suck. Vampire stories bore me to tears usually. They offer very little in the way of what I would consider real fright. They have their place in horror history, of course, but for me the best stories with vampires in them are only good because of everything else going on around them.

[Creator Corner]

Confessions of a Puppeteer

Ever wonder how creatives do what they do? Or even how some of us come up with this stuff? I am a puppeteer, but like to think of myself more as an illusionist. I like to create the illusion that the personas I create are very much their own little souls. One of the many

Where to Begin if You Have Questions About the Supernatural and Paranormal

In modern times, with the internet at many of our fingertips, our curiosity on everything from the trivial to the life-defining, is often quenched very quickly, with just a few clicks. Although there is a wealth of knowledge on all subjects, most reputable sources of information break up the world into two main categories: The

The Strain Has a Serious ‘Master’ Problem Right Now

One of the best television episodes this year was the Season 2 premiere of FX’s vampire series The Strain, which featured a pre-credits scene directed by Guillermo del Toro, co-writer of the novel trilogy the show is based on. The flashback sequence showed us the origin story of the so-called Master, who we learned was

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Best. Dracula Movie. EVER.

Everybody has their favorite vampire movie. They’re great on Halloween. They’re great on Valentine’s Day. Since before the first “Talkies” hit the Hollywood screen, Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” novel has terrorized the minds of readers while defining the horror genre. It has inspired countless theater and film adaptations since its publication in 1897. In the past,

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Top 5 Vampire Movies for Date Night

The connection between Vampire lore and romance dates all the way back to 18th century Gothic poetry (like Goethe’s The Bride of Corinth). Think about it: notions of everlasting love, on the fringes of society… midday strolls on the beach are kind off the table, but hey — no relationship is perfect. Anyway, it’s almost

The Strain Season 1 Finale: Recap and Thoughts

It feels like just yesterday that a plane full of undead passengers landed in New York, and long-tongued vampires began ravaging the city. And yet, it was nearly three months ago that The Strain premiered on FX, the show wrapping up its inaugural season with last night’s 13th episode. Throughout the course of the season,

The Strain Season 1, Episode 12: Recap and Thoughts

One of the strongest aspects of The Strain‘s inaugural season has been the decades-spanning story of good vs. evil, reflected in the relationship between Abraham Setrakian and The Master’s right hand man, Thomas Eichorst. If Eichorst is Dracula then Setrakian is Van Helsing, and it’s of course no coincidence that the latter shares a first