True Blood Season 7 Premiere: Recap and Thoughts

After nearly a year without the vamps, wolves and sweet southern mind-reader in our lives, True Blood made its return to HBO last night for the show’s seventh season, which is the last hurrah for Sookie and the gang. Once the 10-episode season comes to an end, so too does the series as a whole,

[Bite-sized Horror]

The Penny Dreadful Sandbox

The new Showtime horror series Penny Dreadful needs no gimmicks. The writing, acting, production, etc. are already top-notch. However, in addition to that, there is a wonderfully open-ended sustainability to the show that they’ve set up. They’ve already shown us vampires, ghosts (?), Frankenstein’s monster, and other possible creatures with an only partially-linear construct to


Flash Fiction: Bite Your Tongue

“Swallow your tongue, or I will.” She found herself uttering to a reckless man in the middle of a bakery, of all places. The smell of sweet bread and sugared pastries lingered in the air around them, trickling into her nostrils and down her throat, and weaving their way between her abrasive, jagged teeth. She


Dog Days: Revisiting Zoltan, Hound of Dracula! 1978

The first time I watched Zoltan, Hound Of Dracula (also known as ‘Dracula’s Dog’) I was about 9 years old. It was a very hot Summers day, roughly 3pm in the afternoon and I was curled up on the sofa with a bad cold. My Dad got me a LARGE Strawberry Sundae from the ice

[Tutorials, Recipes, and Goodies]

The Blood is the Life — A Recipe

“I never knew what life was until it ran out in a red gush over my lips, and hands!” – Anne Rice Over the years – okay, about every other month – I get the opportunity to make fake blood for various reasons. Running a Zombie Walk requires, literally, gallons. But did you know that

[Guest Posts]

Coming Out of the Coffin: A Brief Exploration of Modern Urban Vampire Subculture

Today, it is hard to go a few days without hearing about vampires. They dominate our television, our fiction, our movies, our politics, and even our past. From popular culture to history, vampires are ever-present. But while these vampires are creatures of legend and popular fiction, there are also individuals in contemporary society who call

[Real Horror]

Creature Feature: The Vampire

While vampires have taken some interesting twists and turns throughout its lifespan, the mythology of the vampire dates as far back as the early 16th century. The first recorded usage of the word ‘vampire’ can be traced to 1734, in a travelogue titled Travels of Three English Gentlemen. However, the term ‘vampyre’ goes even further

[Bite-sized Horror]

Once Bitten

Once Bitten (1985) is a little gem of an 80s pop culture film, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer of the 80s and just an all around fun movie. Probably more popular in later years because of Jim Carrey‘s later success, this film originally being one of his first movie roles, five years before In Living