My Top 10 Favorite American Horror Story Characters

For today’s final post in my American Horror Story character countdown series, I will rank my top ten favorite characters in the series.   Like with my other lists, I will not include characters from the current season, which is subject to change.   But the top spots will never be off the list, to…

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My Top 5 Favorite Kathy Bates Performances on American Horror Story

For today’s post, I will be ranking Kathy Bates’ top five characters in American Horror Story, in my opinion.  To be clear, as with all the lists this week, I do not believe she gave any bad performances, she is an incredible talent, and this list just happens to feature the performances I enjoyed the…

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Favorite Male Vampire Characters

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at some of my favorite male vampire characters, in no particular ranking. Dracula ~Dracula is the most obvious choice of male vampire character to list as a favorite.   He is the eponymous character of the novel that really cemented the vampire as the favorite…

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The Monstrous Feminine

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at the concept of the Monstrous Feminine.   In particular, I will cover this through a look at Dark Faeries, Dark Mermaids, Vampires, Gorgons, and Succubi.   Each of these types of beings can be seen through the lens of being monstrous.    I will…

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Snow White, A Vampire?

For today’s post, I would like to take a look at the interpretation of the classic faerytale Snow White that sees the titular character as something other than human.    I am not the first to look at the tale of Snow White and think that it has all the ingredients for a different type…

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The Vampire Diaries Novels Ranked

For today’s post, I have decided to do a ranking of all of The Vampire Diaries novels.   By all, I mean the first seven, as those were the ones actually written by L.J. Smith.   The other six were ghost-written with a different plot because Smith did not own the rights to her characters…

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Vampire Seduction Poem

For today’s post, I have decided to share a poem. Vampire Seduction by Maranda Wabik A bite on the neck A kiss on the lips An embrace That seduces And reduces You to trembling flesh Hypnotic eyes Entrance And enhance The desires To stoke The fire! Will you come Play in the Shadows  With me?…

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Claudia, Fear of the Vampire Child

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen a truly fatal female.   Claudia from Interview with the Vampire is one of the most iconic female vampire characters ever written.   I thought it was appropriate to choose her for this first Femme Fatale Friday of October, that creepiest of months! Most people who…

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My Top 5 Favorite Vampire Novels

I have decided to do a countdown of my favorite vampire novels for today’s post.   The two highest ranked ones on this list nearly tied, but I had to separately rank them, so this is where I put them after much thought!   I realize that some of these are technically series, but it…

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The Vampiric Faery

For today’s post, I have decided to take a look at Faery and vampire tales and how the two can overlap.   Several types of faeries could be viewed as vampiric.   Two good examples are the Leanan Sidhe and the Dearg Due, with the latter being the closest that Irish legend has to the…

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