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'American Horror Story and Philosophy: Life Is but a Nightmare'

Blood, guts, and identity theories about the popular FX horror anthology series.

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Glen Duncan's Existential Horror Is So Good, It's a Curse

These characters navigate a constellation of theological ruins and failed rationalizations, wherein existential nausea must do battle with the hunger of the werewolf Curse.

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What to Expect When You're Expecting a Vampire

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part I is a gratifying escape from reality. Those who are familiar with the books will be pleased with Director Bill Condon's attention to detail.

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TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011... Number 9

PopMatters continues its 10-day countdown of some of the high and lowpoints of the 2010 to 2011 TV season. This time up... the superlative BBC drama Being Human and the oh-so-sad, watered down SyFy version of the show.

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S.E. Hinton Is Writing About Vampires, Too

Borders liquidation sale turns up the S.E. Hinton novel Hawkes Harbor; proof of the maxim that if you don’t use it, you lose it.

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'Let Me In' Is a Refreshingly Bloody Coming of Age Love Story/Revenge Fantasy

Let Me In, the inevitable American remake of the 2008 Swedish vampire arthouse hit Let the Right One In, more than holds its own against the nearly perfect original.

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'Eclipse': A Sort of Romantic Kind of Fairytale

When I saw Eclipse, a gaggle of teenage girls behind me giggled, gasped and squealed their way through most of the film. Each time their hysteria erupted, it happened during a romantic scene.

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Vampires vs. Werewolves: An Immortal Pop Rivalry

Pop culture thrives on rivalries, but few are as epic as the one between werewolves and vampires -- a rivalry which predates Twilight by, oh, some 60 years.

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Girl-Gothic: Five Minutes with Meg Cabot

Vampire stories may have been around for centuries, but it’s undeniable that they’ve never been quite this popular.

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Blood Ties: The Complete Series

My postmortem on Blood Ties: the series ended less because Lifetime executives didn't understand what they had.

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Zombies, Vampires and Philosophy: New Life for the Undead

Fans will find themselves terrified by some of the author's lack of knowledge of and respect for the horror genre.

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New Moon: Wherefor Art Thou Edward?

Bella and Edward's longing for each other is what makes the series so appealing. It fully encapsulates the bliss and agony of first love or any love that would make you lie down and die for the other person.

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Carry on Compressing!: Joe Meek and 1960s Britain

Joe Meek’s pioneering genius will not be forgotten, but overexposure to his work is like living in a hall of mirrors, on four hours sleep, tequila, and cotton candy.

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