The remains of a woman’s skull with a rock thrust into its jaws is evidence of the mediaeval fear of vampires, Italian anthropologists have claimed. Scientists found the skull, with its mouth agape and a large slab of rock forced into its mouth, while excavating a mass grave dating from the Middle Ages on an […]

Taste the deadly passion of the blood-nymphs as we explore the Sapphic side of vampire movies… Okay, so maybe we’re getting a little too excited about the new film Lesbian Vampire Killers. It looks funny and awesome and maybe a little bit spooky, plus it has hot fang on fang action – what more do […]

Bad news for Otherkin who think themselves to be vampires: according to University of Central Florida physics professor Costas Efthimiou, it’s mathematically impossible: Efthimiou’s debunking logic: On Jan 1, 1600, the human population was 536,870,911. If the first vampire came into existence that day and bit one person a month, there would have been two […]

In the west, we tend to categorize everything. We try to come up with rules and regulations that define what something is, sometimes to desperate lengths and great frustration when something just doesn’t fit. Mythical creatures are no exception. We view the vampire as a blood drinking undead human, and a werewolf as a living […]

An ancient vampire has been unearthed in Courtenay. The remains of the 80-million-year-old creature were found by local fossil hunter Rick Ross on a highway construction site. And now a world-renowned expert from Japan has been to the Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontology Centre to confirm the fossilized lower jaw is of creature scientists […]

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb 13, 2009 (UPI via COMTEX) — “The Transient,” a short horror film that imagines 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as a blood-sucking vampire, has hit the Internet. Recent University of Illinois graduate Chris Lukeman and producer Anne Shivers, a UI senior majoring in history, told The Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette their 25-minute-long movie […]

“Dracula”: This dramatic retelling of the Bram Stoker classic just opened at the NoHo Arts Center and is, in its own words, “graphic” and full of adults-only pleasures. We’ve always found the intimidating, glowering count pretty scintillating — maybe it’s those giant-collared capes that he wraps around himself with such flair — so we can only […]

London: Scientists have said that a synthetic “chemical sex smell” could help rid North America’s Great Lakes of the sea lamprey, a devastating pest, dubbed as the “vampire fish”. The sea lamprey has parasitised native species of the Great Lakes since its accidental introduction in the 1800s. The sea lamprey’s natural life cycle takes it […]

People don’t usually see vampires as a redeemer. However, apparently stroke experts presume that vampire saliva may aid in saving brain cells in stroke patients. Evidently a clinical trial is being conducted in order to test the effect of desmoteplase or the drug based on a particular enzyme in bat saliva. The name of this […]

THE scene was straight out of a sitcom. Father and daughter were dining in a restaurant. The dad, obviously fresh from the office, was frantically scanning the pages of a very thick book, while the girl, still in her school uniform, looked on, clearly impatient. The book that the dad was checking for inappropriate content […]

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