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OMFG, Horatio!

Christopher Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Moore

I think we're in the midst of a linguistic revolution that will overshadow the one that William Caxton started.

Stephenie Meyer's Twighlight Graphic Novel Biggest Graphic Novel Ever?

USA Today | Carol Memmott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ready for the next chapter in the Twilight craze? If the original Stephenie Meyer teen vampire novels, movies, DVDs, posters and T-shirts aren't en...

Vampire Diaries: First Season Reflection

Lauren J. Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lauren J. Rivera

Having just watched the season finale of Vampire Diaries I can think back and conclude there was never a point this season where I didn't like the show.

Move Over Stephenie Meyer: Josephine Angelini, Author Of Greek Tragedy Blockbuster For Teens Landed Huge Deal

Publishers Weekly | Rachel Deahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a major pre-Bologna acquisition, Laura Arnold at Harper Teen pre-empted North American rights to a debut YA trilogy by Josephine Angelini. Mollie G...

The Top 10 Horror Inspirations of Seth Grahame-Smith, author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

With the release of his new book, Seth Grahame-Smith took some time to offer his Top 10 Horror Inspirations--the movies, music and books that set him down this dark literary path.

Pilot Season: Trying to Figure Out TV's Next Big Hit

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

Could we have predicted that Glee or Modern Family would be hits? Maybe, maybe not. Do people want to see the macro themes of our culture on TV, or are they just looking for escapism?

Charlie Huston on Detective Fiction, the Joe Pitt Casebooks and Vampires (With a Y.)

Ed Zitron | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Zitron

Charlie Huston's Joe Pitt casebook series takes place in a modern-day New York that exists with a Vampyric (note the spelling) war bubbling under the surface.

Unpopular Vampires and Me

Heather Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Heather Brewer

Once I realized that I wanted to write about a vampire, I knew it would have to be a boy and I knew that he would be just as horribly, woefully unpopular as I was in school.

UPDATED: Erin Westrate LIED About Being Bitten At "New Moon" Showing By Stranger (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

***UPDATE*** Erin Westrate has admitted that she made up the story about being bitten on the neck by a stranger while seeing a showing of the new Twi...

'The Vampire's Assistant' and 10 other reasons why we really dig vampires in 2009

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Vampire shows, vampire films -- they're all around. The nation loves them and the love affair doesn't show any signs of fading.

Vampires Take Lawndale on Saturday

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Derrick

Last week Lawndale, CA Councilman Jim Ramsey told local news station KTLA: The only reason we had garlic put in was so we could keep the vampires ou...

Twilight: Fact, Fiction & Fantasy

Sara Taney Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sara Taney Humphreys

What's most fascinating is that the media acts like the "vampire phenomenon" is a new thing. That couldn't be further from the truth. Hello? Buffy, Angel, The Lost Boys, Interview with a Vampire and of course Dracula.

Enough With the Whiny Vampires Already

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Morford

How much more can an exhausted pop culture take, after the Twilight phenom and its never-ending cavalcade of Walmart-ready tchotkes?

Movie Review: Daybreakers

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Daybreakers, which opens Friday, comes as a welcome treat, a speculative sci-fi film disguised as a horror story, or perhaps a blend of the two.

Anne Rice On The Switch To Angels

wowOwow | Joni Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Just write. That's what makes us a writer, is we write. I mean, if we don't do that we're not writers. And it's so important not to be discouraged, b...

Halloween Parties and the Latest in Gruesome Candy

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Van Ostrand

Where once the King of Halloween confection was Candy Corn -- selling 8.3 billion kernels a year -- planners of today's Halloween parties lobby their new faves: the latest in gross and disgusting party food.

Daybreakers: A Vampire Movie With Style and Gore Rather than Sexual Frustration

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

The key to Daybreakers is its ultra-sleek style. It imagines a world in the future when vampires have taken over society, and the sleek contours of every building provide an elegant contrast to the movie's shocking gore.

Vampires: Immortal, and Recession Proof

Janet Ginsburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Janet Ginsburg

Vampires would fare significantly better than most in our current crisis, because they have a few things most citizens do not: old fashion common sense, a fiscally prudent nature -- and a very long memory.

Wussferatu

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Dracula has turned into many things in his time -- a bat, a wolf, a mist. Exactly when did he turn into a wuss?

Is the Twilight Saga Heralding the Reincarnation of the B-Movie?

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

The Twilight series has bad writing, ridiculous characters, and is excessive and unrealistic, but most importantly: it's fun. It's a lot of fun. Both the books and the film are so bad they're good.

What's Halloween Without a Little Vampire?

Reyne Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Reyne Haines

I'm talking about collecting, upcoming auctions, and an authentic piece of vampire history you can acquire this Halloween.

Edward Cullen and Heathcliff: Why Girls Love "Blood-Sucking" Men

Sheila Kohler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Sheila Kohler

When our teacher asked us, a class of adolescent girls, how many of us would like to marry Heathcliff, all the hands in the class shot up. This, I imagine, did not augur well for our futures.

Museum of Vampyric Artifacts Opens Haunted House

The New York Observer | Emily Geminder | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

By day, the newest museum in town offers everything a New Yorker might expect guided tours, worldly artifacts, meticulously curated exhibits. But by n...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Episode 12

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Seasons can't go on forever, and "Beyond Here Lies' Nothin'" sends True Blood out in style.

Vampires: Why Here, Why Now?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

If fiction often reflects a nation's culture, why, oh-why-oh, do we have so many vampires, in so many places, sucking up so many entertainment dollars with such blazing success today?