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Paquita Estrada—A dream come true

I have a treat for you today, my friends: an interview with a vampire! No, really. At great peril, I’ve tracked down Paquita Estrada, a beautiful bloodsucking ghoul, and forced her to answer questions just for you, dear readers. But wait, there’s more! Paquita isn’t just a vampire—she’s a zombie too (maybe). In the “real” world, [...]

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Horror for the Holidays

As we all know, the holidays are right around the corner, breathing down our collective neck much like Leatherface after he chased sweet little Sally through that field with his chainsaw. (Wait, does that even work? Oooh,score! If it does work, then I think it works as both a simile and a metaphor. Let’s see—hmmm, [...]

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Near Dark

In her 1987 film, Near Dark, Kathryn Bigelow pulls off a neat trick.  She combines a romantic fable with a violent, bloody vampire tale and tops it off with a touch of western—and somehow it all works. Written by Bigelow and Eric Red (best known for Body Parts and the original version of The Hitcher), [...]

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Thicker Than Water: The Vampire Diaries Part 1

You know what they say: You can’t choose your family. I mean, like it or not, we all have one. The question is, what would you do for them? How far would you go? Would you lie? Would you steal? Would you kill? These are questions the characters in Phil Messerer’s film Thicker Than Water [...]

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