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  • Meet The Monster Of The Housing Market: Presenting "Vampire REOs" Where Half Of Americans

    10/03/2013 11:27:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Tyler Durden
    Over a year ago, in addition to the money-laundering aspect (confirmed previously) and the REO-To-Rent scramble by PE firms and hedge funds (which is now over as PE become active sellers of apartment rental properties), we highlighted the third implicit subsidy to the housing non-recovery: Foreclosure stuffing. We explained this scheme by banks to limit the amount of available for sale inventory as follows: "since the properties not entering the foreclosure pipeline are effectively kept out of inventory, even shadow inventory, and thus the distressed end market, the monthly drop in foreclosures has acted as a form of subsidy to...
  • HALLOWEEN: Is This Barack Obama Vampire Card Offensive? (San Bernardino Shopper 'Appalled')

    09/30/2013 6:28:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 71 replies
    Press-Enterprise ^ | September 28, 2013 | Laurie Lucas
    HALLOWEEN: Is this Barack Obama vampire card offensive? While shopping for Halloween cards at Target in San Bernardino, JoAnn Nelson was appalled when her 5-year-old granddaughter showed her this card. Nelson said she finds the card tasteless and offensive. ”I was disturbed and did not want my grandbaby to see this,” she wrote in an email.
  • Mystery Creature Sighting Stuns N.J. Town; No One Has First Clue What It Is

    08/07/2013 7:46:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 126 replies
    cbs ^ | August 2, 2013 7:12 PM | John Slattery
    RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – There has been a strange sighting of a strange creature in a suburban New Jersey town – and pictures of it have residents asking “What the heck is that?” CBS 2’s John Slattery was working the day watch out of Manhattan, when his boss gave him this juicy assignment. He took a vehicle out of Midtown. The sighting happened on Friday. He and his cameraman headed for the leafy community of Ridgewood, which was apparently being terrorized by an odd creature that lurks in and out of storm drains. Slattery obtained video of the creature from...
  • ‘Vampire’ Grave With Decapitated Skeletons Found in Polish Construction Site

    07/12/2013 4:52:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Archaeologists believe they have found a vampire grave on a construction site in the south of Poland. Skeletons were found with their heads removed and placed on their legs, indicating they had been subjected to an execution ritual designed to ensure the dead stayed dead. An individual accused of being a vampire in Europe’s distant past faced a grim fate. Sometimes they would be decapitated, otherwise they might be hanged from a gibbet until decomposition resulted in the head separating from the body. In both cases the head was then laid on the legs of the victim in the hope...
  • US Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

    06/03/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 300 replies
    North NJ com ^ | BY HERB JACKSON
    Sen. Frank Lautenberg died this morning of viral pneumonia at age 89, his office said
  • Real-Life Twilight: Vampire on the Loose

    12/01/2012 2:12:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, December 01, 2012
    Get your garlic, crosses and stakes ready: a bloodsucking vampire is on the loose. Or so say villagers in the tiny western Serbian hamlet of Zarozje, nestled between lush green mountain slopes and spooky thick forests. They say that rumors that a legendary vampire ghost has awakened are spreading fear — and a potential tourist opportunity — through the remote village. A local council warned villagers to put garlic in their pockets and place wooden crosses in their rooms to ward off vampires, although it appeared designed more to attract visitors to the impoverished region bordering Bosnia. Many of the...
  • "Vampire" Skeleton Rediscovered in Britain (Skeleton from 550-700 A.D. Was Unearthed in 1959)

    11/14/2012 3:25:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Discovery ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Vampire Skeleton Rediscovered in Britain Photo: The Southwell deviant burial (left) as it was found in 1959 alongside further disarticulated human remains. Credit: Charles Daniels. Details of one of the few "vampire" burials in Britain have emerged as a new archaeological report details the long forgotten discovery of a skeleton found buried with metal spikes through shoulders, heart area and ankles. Dating from 550-700 A.D., the skeleton was unearthed in 1959 in the minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, during excavations in preparation for a new school. The dig also turned up Roman remains. Archaeologist Charles Daniels immediately recognized the skeletal...
  • 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' review: (Dedicated to the proposition of Vampire destruction)

    06/21/2012 1:41:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 06/21/2012 | Mick LaSalle
    The title, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," guarantees about 15 good minutes. Just on the strength and novelty of the gimmick - combining the real details of Lincoln's life with a secret antivampire history - the movie was bound to command a certain absurd appeal. The trick was in getting audiences past those 15 minutes, and that's what the movie does. Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is a money-making stunt that its author - who also wrote the screenplay - wisely decided to treat with seriousness, or at least an attitude of seriousness. Instead of...
  • Ye olde vampire slaying kit: Victorian oak box complete with wooden stakes

    06/07/2012 8:07:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 7, 2012 | Tom Gardner
    They say you can never be too prepared... but even for the most superstitious person this may be overkill. A 19th century Vampire slaying kit, which includes a wooden mallet and four oak stakes, glass vials of holy water and garlic paste is expected to fetch up £2,000 when auctioned later this month. The macabre artefact also has a percussion cap pistol - invented in the 1830 - and a steel bullet mold, all carefully crafted to offer the best protection against any creatures of the night.
  • Ancient 'Vampire' Corpses Unearthed by Bulgarian Archaeologists

    06/06/2012 3:52:39 AM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | 5-5-2012 | Christine Hsu
    More than 100 "vampire" corpses have been dug out from graves across Bulgaria during historic excavations, according to the country's archaeologists. Bozhidar Dimitrov, head of the National History Museum in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, said on Tuesday that Bulgarian archaeologists have unearthed two skeletons from the Middle Ages pierced through the chest with iron rods to keep them from turning into the undead. Dimitrov said that the two "vampire" remains were found last weekend near the Black Sea town of Sozopol. The tradition of hammering an iron rod through the chest bones and heart of 'evil' people to prevent them...
  • The True Story Of Dracula (Interesting read)

    08/05/2005 9:06:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 47 replies · 4,142+ views
    Useless-knowledge.com ^ | October 18 , 2004 | Mark Gelbart
    The True Story Of Dracula By Mark Gelbart Oct. 14, 2004 Halloween is a time when friendly neighbors pretend to be tricked by children dressed up as ghosts, goblins, superheroes, clowns, fairies, and Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles. And in return the adults--feigning surprise--pass out sugary treats; a tradition that has helped those in the dental profession for many generations. Unlike most of the characters that make an annual appearance on our door steps, Dracula is based on a real person. Most people are familiar with the fictional version of Dracula created by Bram Stoker, but they are only vaguely aware...
  • ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ [VIDEO]

    02/16/2012 7:57:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | February 15, 2012 | Taylor Bigler
    What if our 16th president’s plight was not to abolish slavery, but to hunt down the vampires who killed his mother and grandfather? And what if he leads troops into battle wielding an axe, better to sever the heads of undead vampires with? That is the premise of this summer’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.” (Yes, really.)
  • Florida Teen Murder Suspect Says She's a Vampire (Admits drinking Blood of Fiance)

    09/28/2011 8:20:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 | Greg Wilson
    An 18-year-old Florida girl accused of helping lure a 16-year-old boy into a fatal trap says she's a vampire who has drunk the blood of her boyfriend. Stephanie Pistey confirmed assertions by police in Parker, Fla., that the people involved in the July murder of 16-year-old Jacob Hendershot were in a vampire cult. Pistey, who was arrested last Monday and charged with accessory to murder, said she sees herself as a modern day Dracula. "Since I was like 12 every fiber in my body, basically everything, I know this is going to be crazy, but I believe that I'm a...
  • St. Petersburg Police Accuse Woman, 22, of 'Vampire' Attack on Man

    09/09/2011 11:06:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Friday, September 9, 2011 | Danny Valentine
    The vampire attacked just before midnight on the porch of a vacant Hooters. Milton Ellis, 69, was sleeping in his motorized wheelchair when he awoke to find Josephine Rebecca Smith, 22, of Pensacola on top of him, said police spokesman Mike Puetz. She told Ellis she was a vampire and bit his face and neck. She bit off chunks of his face and part of his lip, Puetz said. Ellis managed to escape and called for help at a nearby Shell gas station, where he had just met Smith. Face bloodied, he directed police to the Hooters at 10400 Roosevelt...
  • Texas Teen 'Vampire' Bites Stranger, Says He 'Needed to Feed'

    08/17/2011 5:53:59 AM PDT · by topher · 53 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 17, 2011
    GALVESTON, Texas – A Texas man was behind bars Monday after breaking into a stranger's apartment and biting her neck, claiming he was a 500-year-old vampire who "needed to feed," the Houston Chronicle reported. Lyle Monroe Bensley, 19, is being held on a charge of burglary with intent to commit assault after the incident, which occurred early Saturday in Galveston, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of Houston. Wearing only boxer shorts, Bensley forced his way into the apartment of a woman he did not know and made growling and hissing noises while biting and hitting his victim in her bed,...
  • Self-Proclaimed 'Vampire' Allegedly Breaks Into Woman's Apartment

    08/15/2011 2:52:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KTRK ^ | 8/14/2011
    A Galveston man is under arrest following a bizarre incident in a woman's apartment over the weekend. Lyle Bensley, 19, is accused of breaking into a woman's apartment in the 7800 block of Seawall Boulevard early Saturday morning. According to Galveston Police Captain Jeff Heyse, Bensley, who was wearing only boxers at the time, hissed and growled at the resident while biting her. The woman managed to get away and called 911. Bensley was arrested a short time later and reportedly told police he was a vampire. He has been charged with burglary of a habitation, intending to commit a...
  • Evan Francis Brown, Alabama Man Claiming to be a Vampire, Burns 'V' on Teen's Face: Police

    12/28/2010 2:26:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 5+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | ALIYAH SHAHID
    A 20-year-old Alabama man has been charged with a sick and twisted crime -- burning a "V" into the forehead of a teenager, claiming to police that he's a vampire. Evan Francis Brown of Albert, Ala., was arrested on a warrant in Gadsden for second-degree assault on Tuesday when he appeared in court for a separate vandalism charge. Police detective Mike Hooks told The Gadsden Times that the blood-sucking wannabe tricked his 17-year-old victim into thinking they were playing a game at Brown's home. He then allegedly tied up the teen and beat and burned him with cigarettes. At some...
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Hits Summer 2012

    11/01/2010 7:30:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    BSC ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2010 | ARIC MITCHELL
    BSC previously brought you news of this Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton collaboration. The former is directing. The latter is producing. And for anyone who’s seen Night Watch (Bekmambetov) or Sleepy Hollow (really?), you know what a good pairing this will be. Even more outrageous is the nature of that pairing. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a book from Seth Grahame-Smith, the writer of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. In it, the sixteenth President of the United States hunts down some bloodsuckers, who killed his mother. Twilight this ain’t! Expect Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to hit theaters in the summer...
  • Vampire Sex Offender Arrested

    10/31/2010 9:56:42 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 31, 2010 | FoxNews.com
    Self-proclaimed vampire arrested for violating probation
  • Sen. Klobuchar asks Kagan: Team Edward or Team Jacob?

    06/30/2010 3:36:23 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 6-30-10 | wapo
    "I keep wanting to ask you about the famous case of Edward versus Jacob... [but] I know you can't comment on future cases." -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), brazenly courting the Twi-hard vote, in her questioning of Elena Kagan at the confirmation hearing Wednesday. See the Klobuchar-Kagan video at 44.
  • 'Twilight' star has bloodline to Dracula (Roots connect Robert Pattinson to Transylvania)

    06/25/2010 8:17:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | 06/25/2010 | David K. Li
    Bloody marvelous! "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson was literally born for his famed vampire role, according to genealogical researchers who traced his bloodlines to the real-life Dracula. Pattinson's English roots connect him to famed Transylvania bloodsucker and 15th century ruler Vlad the Impaler, the researchers said. But at least the face and voice of Robert Cullen is in good company, sharing bloodlines with Princes William and Harry. Pattinson is a direct seventh-generation descendant of the Pickering family of York, England, according to Ancestry.com. That line gave birth to England's late, beloved Queen Mother. Her hubby, King George VI, was 16 generations...
  • 'Vampire' trio sucked blood of victim

    05/05/2010 7:49:23 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 8 replies · 518+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 6, 2010
    A MAN was bitten by two men a woman and had his blood drunk in an alleged vampire-type attack in the dark on Wellington's Mt Victoria. Two men and a woman have been charged with wounding with intent to render a man unconscious in relation to the bizarre attack on February 20. James Phillip Brooks, 22, and Xenia Gregoriana Borichevsky, 19, were at Wellington District Court yesterday. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the third accused, James Eric Orr, 19.
  • Bringing vampires back home? (Dracula was British?)

    04/06/2010 12:46:24 PM PDT · by Sax · 19 replies · 380+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/6/10 | Reuters
    A British university is to hold a conference on Vampires in an effort to counterbalance the "Americanization" of the fictional genre. Delegates to the University of Hertfordshire's "Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture" conference to be held on April 16-17 will have their food served to them out of coffins as part of a mission to encourage students of all ages to study literature. English lecturer Sam George, who has just launched a Master of Arts degree in vampire fiction at Hertfordshire, said the most famous vampire narrative of all, Dracula, was written by Irishman...
  • Amish Romance Meets Teen Vampire Fiction

    03/28/2010 9:07:56 AM PDT · by mattstat · 3 replies · 340+ views
    In a Books-A-Million in Lakeland, Florida I happened down an entire row, yards and yards long, of Amish Romances, a genre I had heard of but scarcely believed existed. Each book featured a bonneted woman staring pensively into the middle distance, her face hovering over a farm on which a horse and buggy are seen driving away. But to get to that row, I had to pass through an aisle of Teen Fiction—hundreds more titles, each evidently staring a vampire-as-superhero-slash-seducer, Twilight style. As I thought about the popularity of all these books, it hit me: a new genre, which must...
  • Florida vampire to run for president

    03/15/2010 3:05:54 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies · 1,137+ views
    WTSP ^ | 3.15.10
    Not satisfied with living in Florida, Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey wants to move to Washington, D.C. to become the nation's first vampire president. Sharkey, 45, spent Friday on a Greyhound bus with his new fiancee, Audrianna Foster, a 19-year-old girl from Ohio he met online. She too believes she is a vampire, or vampyre.
  • Man claiming to be vampire prompts bomb scare near courthouse (Seattle, of course)

    03/12/2010 4:04:00 PM PST · by Stoat · 10 replies · 339+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | March 12, 2010 | Jennifer Sullivan and Jack Broom
    A two-block section of Third Avenue near the King County Courthouse was closed for two hours Friday morning after a man carrying an object that resembled a pipe bomb told people he was a vampire looking for food. Bomb-squad officers took the 33-year-old man into custody near the main entrance to the King County Courthouse about an hour after police received the first call at 8:11 a.m. Police said the man had a section of pipe taped to his arm. "It was fashioned to look like a pipe bomb, but it was not a real explosive device," police said...
  • Mormon Media Observer: Top 10 LDS newsmakers of 2009

    12/30/2009 1:32:39 PM PST · by Colofornian · 289 replies · 2,607+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Dec. 30, 2009 | Joel Campbell
    The Mormon Media Observer looks back at the year filled with LDS newsmakers. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tops the list, based on a newsmaker's frequency in the news as well as the significance of their stories. 1. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada The Senate Majority Leader led the battle to push through health reform in the Senate. News coverage of Reid made a household name and the divisive debate made him out to be both villain and saint. He may still face a tough battle in his home state of Nevada to save his seat. On Christmas The New...
  • Zombies and vampires and ghosts...Oh my.

    10/28/2009 6:22:16 AM PDT · by mshoffner · 11 replies · 571+ views
    Huntington Examiner ^ | 10/28/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    It's the time of the season where the gates open and the nightmares come alive. Where you hear the bumps in the night, the wolves howl, and through the mist, you see the dead come alive. They're coming for treats, but be careful, for they will take your soul.
  • Vampires vow till death do us part at wedding

    10/05/2009 7:07:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies · 903+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10-5-09
    A bride and ghoul have vowed to love each other and haunt and howl at the moon together at a Halloween-themed wedding. The Chronicle-Telegram reports that 61-year-old Jack Holsinger and 44-year-old Connie Spitznagel were both made up as pale-faced vampires for their ceremony Saturday night at a haunted house near Cleveland, Ohio. They chose the location because it's operated by the same people who own a campground where the couple met.
  • Arrested vampire fan was on bail

    09/28/2009 7:30:30 PM PDT · by Saije · 8 replies · 876+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/28/2009 | Laurel J. Sweet
    A vampire worshiper accused of plotting to kidnap a 12-year-old South Boston girl he met online was under indictment for child molestation in West Virginia and out on bail when caught by Boston police, the Herald has learned. Bryan Confere, 20, of Diamond, W.Va., is being held on $25,000 cash bail pending a pretrial hearing Wednesday in South Boston District Court. He is facing 7 years in prison in Massachusetts if convicted of child enticement and child endangerment. Prosecutors in Kanawha County, W.Va., last week filed a motion to revoke the $70,000 property bond he was free on when Boston...
  • Ambulances race to Robert Byrd's home

    09/22/2009 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 256 replies · 12,454+ views
    Ambulances race to Byrd's home By: Manu Raju September 22, 2009 10:16 AM EST Ambulances and fire trucks were dispatched to the Northern Virginia home of Sen. Robert Byrd Tuesday morning. A neighbor of the 91-year-old West Virginia Democrat said several ambulances were outside his residence in McLean, Va., and a Byrd spokesman said the senator suffered a fall in his home. An officer at the McLean Fire Department said that a unit was dispatched at 9:10 to the address where Byrd lives, but he declined to comment on the substance of the response. Byrd – the longest-serving senator in...
  • Schools ban racy Twilight books by Stephanie Meyer

    09/12/2009 2:51:31 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 79 replies · 1,716+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 12, 2009 | Lauren Dickson
    PRIMARY school students have been banned from reading the teen cult classic Twilight books because they are too racy and contradict religious beliefs. Librarians have stripped the books from shelves in some junior schools because they believe the content is too sexual and goes against religious beliefs. They even have asked parents not to let kids bring their own copies of Stephenie Meyer's smash hit novels _ which explore the stormy love affair between a teenage girl and a vampire _ to school. Santa Sabina College at Strathfield was so concerned about the Twilight craze that teachers ran a seminar...
  • Chadians Get Fangs Into 'Vampire'

    06/01/2009 10:37:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 685+ views
    BBC ^ | Monday, 1 June 2009 | Celeste Hicks
    Hungry people in the central African nation of Chad have raised an old culinary fad from the dead - to get their fangs stuck into fried blood. "Vampire", as it is jokingly dubbed, is a traditional dish making a comeback amid a global surge in food prices that has left meat too expensive for many. Meat is often eaten only on special occasions such as religious holidays. Nutritionists say "vampire" is actually an excellent alternative to goat and sheep, especially for children. "I make it with peppers, salt, onions, spicy sauce and maggi [stock cubes]. I fry it all up...
  • Boston Latin officials seek to quash 'vampire' rumors

    03/27/2009 10:17:38 AM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 21 replies · 841+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 3/26/2009 | Martin Finucane and Maria Cramer
    <p>A school administrator wants to set the record straight: There are no vampires at Boston Latin.</p> <p>The headmaster of the prestigious exam school took the unusual step today of sending a notice to faculty, students, and parents saying that "rumors involving 'vampires'" had begun spreading through the building Wednesday, causing disruption and anxiety for a number of students.</p>
  • Mediaeval 'vampire' skull found near Venice

    03/08/2009 5:13:24 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 25 replies · 1,724+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8 Mar 2009 | Nick Squires
    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 island near Venice. Female "vampires" were often blamed for spreading the plague epidemics through Europe, said Matteo Borrini of Florence University. Wedging a rock or brick into the mouth of a suspected vampire was a way of preventing the person from feeding on the bodies...
  • Italy dig unearths female 'vampire' in Venice

    03/13/2009 3:36:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 872+ views
    AP ^ | 3/13/09 | Ariel David
    An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman with a brick stuck between her jaws — evidence, experts say, that she was believed to be a vampire. The unusual burial is thought to be the result of an ancient vampire-slaying ritual. It suggests the legend of the mythical bloodsucking creatures was tied to medieval ignorance of how diseases spread and what happens to bodies after death, experts said. The well-preserved skeleton was found in 2006 on the Lazzaretto Nuovo island, north of the lagoon city, amid other corpses buried in a mass grave during an...
  • 'Vampire' unearthed from Venice plague grave

    03/14/2009 7:50:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies · 958+ views
    Italian researchers believe they have found the remains of a female "vampire" in Venice, buried with a brick jammed between her jaws to prevent her feeding on victims of a plague which swept the city in the 16th century. Matteo Borrini, an anthropologist from the University of Florence, said the discovery on the small island of Lazzaretto Nuovo in the Venice lagoon supported the medieval belief that vampires were behind the spread of plagues like the Black Death. "This is the first time that archaeology has succeeded in reconstructing the ritual of exorcism of a vampire," Mr Borrini said. "This...
  • The 15 Best Vampire Movies of All Time

    11/30/2008 8:25:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies · 3,922+ views
    Movie Crunch ^ | Nov 17,2008
    In honor of the highly anticipated release of Twilight, Movie Crunch has compiled a list of the 15 best vampire movies of all time. Whether you like scary or campy, romantic or kick-ass, these vampire flicks offer up a little bit of something for everyone. How would you rank them? Did we forget any of your favorites? 15. Underworld (2003) Underworld Kate Beckinsale What? This movie was about vampires? With Kate Beckinsale looking amazingly hot in leather, it’s hard to notice much else. She could have been eating a ham sandwich dressed in leather and it still would have been...
  • 'Breaking Dawn' a disappointment to fans as some in U.S. organize protest (story too moral?)

    08/12/2008 7:36:07 PM PDT · by Grig · 10 replies · 351+ views
    TORONTO — A little over a week ago, the literary world was lauding novelist Stephenie Meyer, a Mormon stay-at-home mother, as the new J.K. Rowling amid the excitement surrounding the release of the fourth instalment in her "Twilight" teen fiction series, "Breaking Dawn." Today, the bestselling book is the subject of a backlash that's prompted a group in the United States to organize a "return your book" protest. On Amazon's U.S. website, a group of readers, led by a one-time bookstore employee, is urging former fans to return their copies of "Breaking Dawn" in order to deprive Meyer of royalties...
  • Archaeologists find grave of suspected vampire

    07/14/2008 11:20:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 73 replies · 1,670+ views
    Czech News Agency (&#268;TK) ^ | 14 July 2008 | Czech News Agency (&#268;TK)
    Pardubice, East Bohemia, July 11 (CTK) - Archaeologists have uncovered a 4000-year-old grave in Mikulovice, east Bohemia, with remains of what might have been considered a vampire at the time, Nova TV has reported. The experts made the terrifying find within their research of a burial site from the Early Bronze Age. One of the graves was situated somewhat aside. The skeleton in it bears traces of unusual treatment. When buried, the dead man was weighed down with two big stones, one on his chest and the other on his head. "Remains treated in this way are now considered as...
  • Has A Mythical Beast Turned Up In Texas? (Chupacabra Or Ugly Dog? You Decide)

    08/31/2007 7:31:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 5,790+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 31, 2007 | ELIZABETH WHITE
    Has a mythical beast turned up in Texas? By ELIZABETH WHITE, Associated Press Writer August 31, 2007 Phylis Canion lived in Africa for four years. She's been a hunter all her life and has the mounted heads of a zebra and other exotic animals in her house to prove it. But the roadkill she found last month outside her ranch was a new one even for her, worth putting in a freezer hidden from curious onlookers: Canion believes she may have the head of the mythical, bloodsucking chupacabra. "It is one ugly creature," Canion said, holding the head of the...
  • We Are All in It Together, Clinton Says [Shared Prosperity Should Replace "On Your Own' Society"]

    05/29/2007 9:13:29 AM PDT · by HarmlessLovableFuzzball · 211 replies · 6,149+ views
    AP ^ | May 29, 2007 | Holly Ramer
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity. The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an "ownership society" really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor. "I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."...
  • Elderly 'Vampire' Lynched By Mob [ignorant and evil people kill woman]

    05/01/2007 8:16:05 AM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 333+ views
    Sky News ^ | 5-1-2007 | staff writer
    An elderly woman was lynched after villagers accused her of being an evil spirit who drinks the blood of human babies. Police in Guyana, South America, say they have arrested three people and are questioning several others over the killing. The victim's remains were found in a village 15 miles east of the capital Georgetown. The mob apparently believed she was an "Old Higue" - a vampire in the local Obeah religion that blends folk magic and African rituals. She was beaten to death with a broom and her body circled with white rice to imprison the evil spirit. A...
  • Secret Service investigates santanic vampire

    03/13/2007 1:08:40 PM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 51 replies · 933+ views
    Columbia Chronicle ^ | 3/13/07 | Hunter Clauss & Allison Riggio
    The 2008 presidential bid just got a little more challenging for the race’s only satanic vampire candidate. Jonathon “The Impaler” Sharkey, a 42-year-old New Jersey man who is running under the Vampire, Witches and Pagan Party, is currently being investigated by the Secret Service for potential threats toward President George W. Bush. According to Sharkey, Secret Service agents visited him and his 19-year-old wife, Spree, in Ohio on Feb. 15. The visit concerned Sharkey’s repeated remarks about impaling Bush, an act Sharkey said he would only do if he were elected president. “They never even asked to see my impaling...
  • Man Drives Stake In Grave Of Slobodan Milosevic

    03/05/2007 9:52:18 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 25 replies · 2,423+ views
    Javno ^ | Tuesday March 6, 2007 | Javno
    SLOBA THE VAMPIRE Man Drives Stake In Grave Of Slobodan Milosevic Be careful or Milosevic will get you from his grave, the police told the man who had driven a stake through Milosevic's grave. On Saturday, Miroslav Milosevic, a well known member of the Resistance from Pozarevac, invaded the grave of Slobodan Milosevic through his neighbour's courtyard and put up a hawthorn stake, report Serbian media. The time of vampiresHe visited Milosevic's grave twice that Saturday: the first time at 1 A.M., when he wrote the following words in the Book of Memory: "Dark to dark, he is buried...
  • Dracula's castle on sale for 60 mln euros

    01/20/2007 10:18:39 AM PST · by lizol · 34 replies · 1,331+ views
    ANTARA News ^ | Jan 21, 2007
    Dracula's castle on sale for 60 mln euros Bucharest (ANTARA News) - Bran Castle, better known as Dracula's Castle, has been put up for sale for 60 million euros (75.6 million dollars) and local authorities in Romania are considering buying it, officials said Wednesday. "Bran Castle is very important for our province's tourism industry. We have set up a commission with five members of the council that will examine the possibility of buying it," Aristotel Cancescu, president of Brasov province's council, was quoted by AFP as saying. The castle was returned in December 2006 to Dominic Habsburg, the grandson of...
  • Can FREEPers help me find a particular Kerry-Edwards photo?

    11/01/2006 2:00:52 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 19 replies · 901+ views
    Freepers, take a look at this photo...someone back in '04 photoshopped this pic to make Kerry into a vampire, and saying something like "Oh sweet appeal...I drink thee up.." Can anyone post that?? Or any other hilarious Kerry stuff.
  • I.R.S. to Cut Tax Auditors (government moving to eliminate nearly half of the lawyers)

    07/23/2006 8:35:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 1,419+ views
    NY Times ^ | 7/23/06 | DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
    I.R.S. to Cut Tax AuditorsBy DAVID CAY JOHNSTON Published: July 23, 2006 The federal government is moving to eliminate the jobs of nearly half of the lawyers at the Internal Revenue Service who audit tax returns of some of the wealthiest Americans, specifically those who are subject to gift and estate taxes when they transfer parts of their fortunes to their children and others. The administration plans to cut the jobs of 157 of the agency’s 345 estate tax lawyers, plus 17 support personnel, in less than 70 days. Kevin Brown, an I.R.S. deputy commissioner, confirmed the cuts after The...
  • The Historical Dracula (long but very interesting)

    07/15/2002 4:09:36 PM PDT · by Hacksaw · 14 replies · 1,050+ views
    www.eskimo.com ^ | April 30, 1992 | Ray Porter
    == THE HISTORICAL DRACULA: VLAD III TEPES, 1431-1476 == == I. Historical Background == M ost of you ("the members of this list", R.P.'92, -Ed.) are probably aware of the fact that when Bram Stoker penned his immortal classic, Dracula, he based his vampire villian on an actual historical figure. Stoker's model was Vlad III Dracula (called Tepes, pronounced tse-pesh); a fifteenth century viovode, or prince, of Wallachia of the princely House of Basarab. Wallachia is a provence of Romania bordered to the north by Transylvania and Moldavia, to the east by the Black Sea and to the south by...
  • Critics pour scorn, cliches on NY vampire musical

    By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - The third vampire musical to try its luck on Broadway in four years drew all the familiar puns in scathing reviews Thursday that said "Lestat" was "bloody awful," "sucked of life" and the "kiss of death." "Lestat" was Hollywood studio Warner Bros.' first attempt to challenge Disney's dominance of the mass-market musical genre, reportedly with a budget of up to $12 million. Based on Anne Rice's vampire novels, the show features songs by Elton John and his writing partner, Bernie Taupin. Expectations had been low after a critically savaged trial run in San...