Vampires

15 Bloody Good Songs About Vampires For Your Halloween Playlist

Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music
Liisa Ladouceur

Of the hundreds of vampire songs out there, the best have either been written for the movies, or made an appearance in them. Here then, in time for your Halloween party playlist, 10 memorable vampire songs from the movies. Some are frightful, some are frightfully bad, but all are bloody good fun.

Grown Women Loving Teen Vampires is Just Plain Wrong

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

In case you are living under a rock, the final instalment of the film version of the Twilight series was released in theatres last week. Am I being overly sensitive about the idea of grown women fantasizing about teenaged boys? Why does our culture have this strange double standard? If 35-year-old fathers were lining up at movie premieres to get their photos taken with Dakota Fanning, we'd scream bloody murder.

I Travelled to Greece and Saw a Vampire

Sandra Garvie-Lok | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Living
Sandra Garvie-Lok

2012-10-31-halloweenbanner.jpg Most people go to Greece for beaches, ouzo and temples gleaming in the Mediterranean sun. I went for a vampire. But what I found there led me beyond pop culture images of vampires to a darker part of the human imagination. In the midst of searching for ancient ruins, an archaeological team from UBC stumbled on a cemetery from the time of the Ottoman empire. The lead researcher wanted an osteologist to study the skeletons -- especially one that might have been accused of being a vampire. There wasn't much question of not going, of course.

My Girlfriend Studies Vampires. At Harvard.

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada
Douglas Anthony Cooper

Vampire science is already poaching some of the best. The woman who teaches vampires at Harvard is a serious scholar of Romantic English literature. Now, Lord Byron did in fact invoke the undead in "The Giaour." But don't kid yourself: it's still a huge and weird notional leap to go from Byron Studies to Vampire Studies.

The Beginner's Guide to Zombies

Kaitlyn Kochany | Posted 11.27.2011 | Canada
Kaitlyn Kochany

The topic of the walking dead came up the other day... again. It's no secret that my circle of friends has a somewhat inexplicable fascination with zo...