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The First What We Do in the Shadows Trailer Introduces the Most Terrifying Monsters of All

Have you ever found yourself having a conversation with an abnormally dull person, and then suddenly realised how physically exhausted you are? FX’s new What We Do in the Shadows series has a name for these beings which are, in fact, demons that more people need to be on the lookout for. Read More >>

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Benedict Cumberbatch Could Have Been True Blood’s Vampire Bill

The year was 2008. Barack Obama was in the last leg of his ultimately successful bid for the U.S. presidency and the wildest thing on television aside from election coverage was a quirky little show on HBO called True Blood. The campy vampire soap opera quickly gained a reputation for the way its entire cast chewed up scenery, spit it out, and made audiences beg to scoop it up off the ground. Read More >>

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Some Vampire Bats Have Started Biting Humans (and It’s Probably Our Fault)

Feeling drained? According to a new study, a vampire bat species that typically feeds on native birds has turned to sucking the blood of humans at night, likely due to human encroachment. Read More >>

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Physics Students Calculate How Long a Vampire Needs To Drink Your Blood

A bite to the neck and a clean getaway—that’s what a vampire needs. A group of physics students from the University of Leicester calculated exactly how long a vampire would need to accomplish those two things: about 6.4 minutes. They published their findings in the university’s Journal of Physics Special Topics. Read More >>

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Meet the World’s Most Amiable Vampire: The Hood Mockingbird

This unassuming bird manages to form cooperative social groups in a bleak environment–but there is one small catch. Read More >>

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The Genetic Basis for Vampirism May Be Buried Across the Tree of Life

Vampire bats are the only vertebrates that feed on the blood of other mammals. But the capacity to do so may be buried in all of us, according to a new study which pinpoints the underlying genetic origins of traits that make a good vampire. Read More >>

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You Can Now Make an Offer to Buy Dracula’s Castle

If you prefer your houses large, draughty, and associated with vampire lore, then now's your chance to bid for Bran Castle. The castle isn't technically up for sale, the owners insist, but they're willing to entertain offers from the "right" people. Buyer beware though—this isn't the only castle purporting to be Dracula's. Read More >>

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5 Creepy, Scary, Awesome Things You Never Knew About Blood

The internet has been beating us over the head with the fact that yesterday was Halloween, and that means lots of fake blood. But the real stuff coursing through your veins can be scary all on its own. Here are some of the weirdest and wildest things going on in the world of blood. Read More >>