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ONCE BURNED (NIGHT PRINCE, BOOK #1) BY JEANIENE FROST: BOOK REVIEW

Once Burned Night Prince, Book #1 By Jeaniene Frost ISBN# 9780061783203 Author’s Website:  http://jeanienefrost.com/   Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi One of my favorite vampires from the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost now has his own series!!  Once Burned is the first installment of the Night Prince … Continue reading

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THE BLOODY RED BARON (ANNO DRACULA, BOOK #2) BY KIM NEWMAN: BOOK REVIEW

      The Bloody Red Baron Anno Dracula, Book #2 By Kim Newman ISBN# 9780786702527 Author’s Website:  http://johnnyalucard.com/ Brought to you by OBS reviewer Verushka Recently, I found my way to a blog and a post about the vampires in the supernatural and fantasy genre (I did comment on the post, but I … Continue reading

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NBC CHALLENGES ‘TRUE BLOOD’ FOR VAMPIRE PORN DEMOGRAPHIC

NBC Challenges ‘True Blood’ for Vampire Porn Demographic Tired of vampires thrusting their hips into human ladies all over your television screen? Too bad! NBC is now getting into the “vampire hump show” business with its own 10-episode supernatural period piece, called Dracula. Starring world-class humper Jonathan Rhys Meyers (you will … Continue reading

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TOP 10 FAVORITE VAMPIRE MOVIES

Top 10 favorite vampire movies by Nikki 1. Interview with the Vampire 2. Twilight 3. Bram Stokers Dracula 4. Let the Right One In 5. Nosferatu 6. The Lost Boys 7. Night Watch 8. Vampire Hunter D 9. The Hunger 10. Underworld What’s your favorite Vampire movie? Do you prefer … Continue reading

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MOVIE HOTLINKS FOR FEB. 10TH: X-MEN FIRST CLASS TRAILER, THE AVENGERS, SHERLOCK HOLMES 2, FAIRY TALES, AND MUCH MORE

Smouldering first trailer for X-Men: First Class tells the real story of the Cuban Missile Crisis via io9 I was ambivalent about seeing this, because Wolverine wasn’t that impressive. But this looks way better. Definitely worth seeing. Cobie Smulders Confirmed for Avengers via IGN I love Cobie Smulders, so I’m … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR DECEMBER 4TH, PART 2: VAMPIRES, WORLD BOOK NIGHT, AND ‘SOULLESS’

What makes vampires cool? by Rachel Caine for Borders What makes vampires cool to today’s audience vs. Bram Stoker’s audience? First of all, I’m not sure that there isn’t some crossover. Some varieties of cool will always and forever be cool, and immortal creatures stalking the night … well, that’s … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR NOV 8: VAMPIRES, PORTAL FANTASIES AND MUCH MORE!

Bram Stoker, Father of Vampire Fiction Source: legacy.com Fans of Twilight, take note – on this day in 1847, Abraham “Bram” Stoker was born. Though his name may not be familiar to kids with Robert Pattison posters on their walls, they have Stoker to thank for bringing the modern vampire … Continue reading

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COMIC BOOK/GN HIGHLIGHT FOR OCT 6: VLAD THE IMPALER, THE MAN WHO WAS DRACULA

Classic Dracula enthusiasts will surely welcome Vlad The Impaler The Man Who Was Dracula, a new graphic novel by New York Times best selling authors Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon published by Plume Books into their library. The Dracula myth has sparked a century of endlessly entertaining creepy tales. The … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: BOOK ADAPTATION EDITION

Top 10 books made into movies – by EmJ #1 Lord of the Rings #2 Harry Potter #3 Twilight #4 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow #5 Eragon #6 Interview with the Vampire #7 X-Men #8 Bram Stoker’s Dracula #9 Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein #10 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Top … Continue reading

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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘VAMPIRES’ PART 2

Brought to you by OBS Staff member Emily-June. Vampires: Myth, Superstition or Reality? Today vampires are like rock-stars – rock-stars into a chamber of horror. They are mostly gorgeous, cool, smart, well dressed and they are rich. But not in the beginning. It began all as a tale, a myth. … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR MAY 27TH, PART 2: INTERNATIONAL INCEPTION TRAILER, SPLICE, MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS, AND MORE

International Trailer for ‘Inception’ Has More Scenes With Ken Watanabe via Ace Show Biz An international trailer for “Inception” has been debuted on Japanese TV during an interview with one of the stars, Ken Watanabe. Mixing scenes from the previously released sneak peek videos, the new trailer also includes some … Continue reading

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‘GONE WITH THE WIND’/VAMPIRE MASH-UP PROVES THAT BLOOD-SUCKERS MAKE EVERYTHING MORE AWESOME

moviesblog.mtv.com: Forget the idea of retro-fitting old movies for 3-D, which sometimes reminds me too much of when Ted Turner thought it’d be a good idea to colorize classic films back in the mid-80s. Vampires are a much better trend. If you don’t believe me, just check out the mash-up … Continue reading

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OBS SPEAKS OUT: WHY WOMEN LOVE VAMPIRES

This OBS Speaks Out article was written by Anastasia Albom, a journalism student of OBS staff member Bertena. Sasha Badreeva tells me, “Vampires are not real, but they are like a dream come true”. They may not be to everyone’s taste, but Vampires have got women, and fans like Sasha, … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR FEB 17TH: VLAD AND DRACULA, UNDERWORLD 4, NEW SPIDERMAN, CONTAGION

The vampire movie craze continues with Dracula Year Zero and Vlad By Lauren Flanagan at the Examiner Sick of the vampire craze yet? I certainly hope not, because despite the recent onslaught of vampire themed movies and television shows, there’s a whole lot more coming our way – and I … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS JAN 26: SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD, IRON MAN 2, WOLFMAN & MORE

Source: dreadcentral MAKE A DATE WITH SURVIVAL OF THE DEAD Finally we have a rock solid date for the debut of George A. Romero’s next entry into his epic zombie saga, Survival of the Dead! Springtime just got a whole lot sweeter! Magnet announced today that it is preparing an April … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR DEC 7TH: TERMINATOR, DARK VOID, THE WOLFMAN, DRACULA & MORE

via io9 MCG ANNOUNCES TWO MORE TERMINATOR MOVIES, REALITY MAY HAVE OTHER PLANS Last night, Gizmodo’s Jason Chen listened to director McG’s Blu-Ray livecommentary for Terminator Salvation so that you didn’t have to. You can read the whole thing here, but if you’re in a rush, here’re the, uh, highlights. … Continue reading

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VAMPIRES: MYTHS, TRUE BLOOD AND VAMPIRES & CHRISTIANITY

Are Vampires Real? The Science Behind the Myth www.foxnews.com: From countless depictions of “Dracula” to recent movies like “Twilight” and “New Moon,” the vampire has been a staple in books and film. But is there a scientific basis for the folklore? Is there fact behind the myth of the blood-sucking creature … Continue reading

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VOTING REMINDER-OBS BOOK FACE-OFF: VAMPIRES

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite vampire book/series! OBS picked 10 books to choose from. Tell us which one is your favorite and if your favorite isn’t on the list, let us know! Dracula by Bram Stoker Carmilla By Sheridan La Fanu Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles) … Continue reading

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VAMPIRE NEWS FOR NOV. 15TH

By Krista Simmons at the Los Angeles Times: On the Trail of Vampires Vampires have long been objects of fascination in history, literature and lore. With the Nov. 20 release of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” HBO’s “True Blood” and their countless imitators, Americans are welcoming vampires into their homes … Continue reading

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OBS BOOK FACE-OFF: VAMPIRES

We have new feature at OBS: The Book Face-Off! Every first of the month, we’ll post 10 books of a certain genre and YOU get to vote for which one you think is the best! On the last day of the month we’ll post the winner. In honor of New … Continue reading

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VAMPIRES: HISTORY AND CRAZE

The Vampire Craze: An In Depth Analysis Of The Hottest Male Vampires www.guidetobeautyschools.com:Vampires are sort of, what’s the word, in right now. I mean, if you haven’t been living in Antarctica this past year, you may have noticed a very obvious trend. Remember way back in the day when every … Continue reading

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TOP TEN VAMPIRE NOVELS TO CURL UP WITH THIS HALLOWEEN

Author Kevin Jackson recently wrote about his top ten favorite vampire novels over at guardian.co.uk. We here at OBS thought we’d share it with you. 1. I Am Legend by Richard Matheson In the wake of a global war – probably a nuclear conflict – Robert Neville finds himself apparently … Continue reading

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BOOKS NEWS FOR OCTOBER 30TH

Happy Friday! from Mel Odom at blogcritics.org: Book Review: Dracula the Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt Dracula the Un-Dead is a blistering read for the most part. I was disappointed when I saw that the tradition of telling the stories through journals, letters, and newspapers had been pushed … Continue reading

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17 CHARACTERS WHO ARE CHARMING BUT DEADLY & TOP 5 MOVIE MONSTERS

17 Characters Who Are Charming — But Deadly Silky-smooth serial killer Dexter’s got his most recent season hitting DVD today, which got us thinking about other suave movie and TV slayers — including Hannibal Lecter, Sylar, and He Who Must Not Be Named DEXTER MORGAN Played by Michael C. Hall … Continue reading

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LOVE AFFAIR WITH A VAMPIRE

From How To Date A (Real-Life) Vampire by Joseph Laycock: These days, it seems, everyone wants to bed a vampire. Forget Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula, a hideous foreigner intent on taking the life and the virtue of nineteenth-century English ladies. Today’s vampires, like True Blood’s Bill Compton and Twilight’s Edward … Continue reading

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5 VAMPIRES THAT HAD THE BEST BITE

By Brian Truitt USA WEEKEND Magazine Since Bram Stoker unleashed “Dracula” in 1897, vampires have long been a part of the world’s pop-culture scene. What once was the domain of Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee has opened to the likes of Tom Cruise (“Interview With the Vampire”) and Robert Pattinson … Continue reading

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SPACE ZOMBIES AND DRACULA

9 rampaging space zombies hungry for our sci-fi brains scifiwire.com: As a general rule, space zombies tend to be more energetic than their terrestrial counterparts, and often retain a robust intelligence. Some use language, advanced tools, and exhibit rudimentary culture. But as you’ll learn in the 20th of our 31 … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCTOBER 14TH

from Ryan Fernandez at  the Spartan Daily: Sci-fi thriller challenges an iron-ruled society Imagine your entire neighborhood cut off from the outside world, encircled by an impassible wall high enough to block out all views of the surrounding city. Imagine your neighbors infected by a technological plague that’s slowly transforming … Continue reading

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VAMPIRE TOURS AND VAMPIRES UNCLOAKED!

Vampire Tour of San Francisco gocalifornia.about.com: Looking for something different to do in San Francisco after dark? Our favorite tongue-in-cheek tour is the San Francisco Vampire Tour. Join 127-year-old vampiress Mina Harker on a evening tour of San Francisco’s Nob Hill, for a peek under the streets and behind the curtains … Continue reading

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