Posts tagged "vampires"

Eek: Woman Busted For Performing Unlicensed “Vampire Facelifts”

It’s scary how often nowadays you read about some quack getting arrested for performing plastic surgery procedures without a license. Usually, someone tries to do an at-home butt augmentation or a boob job. But some quacks think they’re skilled enough to mess around with other people’s blood. Take 45-year-old massage therapist Sandra Gonzalez of Long…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 17, 2014

Dear Santa, I Want A Vampire Baby…

… wrote no one ever.

We’ve written about “reborn dolls” before: they are extremely lifelike baby dolls which are often purchased by women who have suffered miscarriages and/or had abortions. Often women dress them up in outfits and give them names. The dolls are usually pretty creepy-looking on their own, but this vampire…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2012

Vampires And Werewolves: A Brief Pre-“Twilight” History

There once was a time when, upon hearing of vampires or werewolves, people did not automatically jump to express devotion to Team Whatever. (I can’t even.) In fact, people actually whipped out their wooden crosses and silver bullets and ran. Of course, nowadays we don’t run for any damn thing, but it’s always fun to…

By: Rachel Krause / October 17, 2012

Flowchart: Are You Dating A Vampire?

Hey ladies. Does your man stare at you with hunger rather than lust? Does his skin shimmer in the light like he just got home from an all-night rave in San Francisco circa 1995? Does he do the opposite of keep you warm at night? Girl, you may have Vampire Boyfriend Problems. Use this handy flowchart to…

By: The Frisky / October 17, 2011

Lindsay Lohan Bites

Random fact: Lindsay Lohan has a vampire fetish. Her friend, photographer Tyler Shields, displayed four pics of an undead LiLo at an art gallery in Los Angeles. “Lindsay loves vampires,” Tyler told People magazine at the exhibit’s opening on Saturday night. “It’s well documented that she is a vampire fan, and I said we need…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 9, 2011

No Blood Sucking For You Until You Brush Your Teeth!

Holy “Twilight“-ization of pop culture, Edward Cullen! Vampires are used to sell everything nowadays — even teeth-cleaning. The UK’s National Health Service debuted a bodice-heaving, undead-themed commercial to lure toothy British dudes to the dentist. (According to Yahoo, 16- to 34-year-old men “are notoriously lax about their dental appointments.” Ack! These guys should…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2011

After Edward: What Will Be The Next Big Post-Vampire Craze?

Team Edward or Team Jacob. “True Blood” and “The Vampire Diaries.” It’s clear that blood-sucking vampires are having a cultural moment. In fact, since the first “Twilight” movie was released in 2008, vampire-related products have grossed more than $7 billion worldwide. That’s a whole lot of blood at the bloodbank.

But “Twilight” and “True…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 25, 2010

Quotable: “True Blood” Creator Alan Ball Takes A Shot At “Twilight”

“To me, vampires are sex. I don’t get a vampire story about abstinence. I’m 53. I don’t care about high school students. I find them irritating and uninformed.”

– Alan Ball, who brought “True Blood” to the masses, takes a well-deserved shot at Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series, which I hear has implied sex i…

By: Annika Harris / August 18, 2010

Your Bloody Silver Necklace

Thanks to “True Blood,” “Twilight,” and a host of other vampire-themed TV shows, movies and books, there’s not a girl out there (OK, there are maybe a few) who doesn’t dream of having a romantic liaison with a vampire. Jewelry designers have been inspired by blood-suckers as well. Previously, we’ve featured a vampire bite necklace,…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 20, 2010

The New Way To Say “I Heart You” — With Bite Marks?

Remember in high school when you’d get a hickey and proudly show it off the next day at school? Oh wait, you didn’t do that—you were too busy covering that thing up with a turtleneck even if it was 100 degrees out. Well, let’s just say that today’s teenagers are obviously devolving (remember how they’re…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / July 6, 2010

Quotable: “True Blood” Fangs Are A Pain

“To learn how to bite somebody, there should be a school. We should have teeth school. I find Alex [Skarsgard] or Stephen [Moyer], who plays Sookie Stackhouse’s vampire beau Bill Compton, and say, ‘How the heck do I do this? … How do I not lisp?’ He said, you just have to take the pain.’…

By: Annika Harris / June 18, 2010

The Vampire Craze Goes Musical

I love a good spooky vampire story just as much as the next gal. As a kid I watched “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” religiously. I’m addicted to “True Blood” and was totally down with “Twilight,” until it became weird and cultish. But recently, I’ve started to become a bit wary of the blood-sucking…

By: Nikki Dowling / June 17, 2010

Quotable: Anna Paquin Thinks Vampire Sex Is Pretty Deep

“Obviously, if you’re getting into vampire sex, which usually involves biting — the taking — then, yeah, clearly there’s some interest from both parties into maybe a more risque style of lovemaking and sex. But on another level, if you take away the pervier aspect of it, the sex is the deepest way these two…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 1, 2010

America’s Next Top Vampire

Anyone catch “America’s Next Top Model,” the vampire edition? While I’m shocked they never thought to do this before (like back when vampires were a huge craze and stuff?), I am super glad they waited until Andre Leon Talley was on the show and could call out specific moments of “dreckitude” involved in shooting these…

By: Erin Flaherty / April 1, 2010

Is The Twilight Saga Making Pale Skin More Desireable?

Years ago, I was forced to accept my pale skin after burning my face so badly that blisters covered my nose. Now, while others slather on tanning oil with single-digit sun protection, I have to cover myself with a muumuu and wide-brimmed hat for fear of burning. If the Twilight Saga had been around earlier,…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 30, 2009

The 10 Best Vampire Movies And TV Shows Of All Time

It’s not often that, before a movie has even opened, thousands and thousands of people have already bought their tickets. But MovieTickets.com says that “New Moon” has broken all their records—it’s earned the number one spot on the company’s list of the top 10 advance ticket sellers of all time, shooting the record held by…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 20, 2009

Dracula Therapy Is The Scariest Anti-Aging Treatment We’ve Ever Heard Of

Warning: for those who are squeamish about needles, blood, or both, this beauty treatment is definitely not for you. So please, carry on, and we’ll catch you later. For the “True Blood” lovers or facial-happy folks, prepared to be intrigued. The latest in anti-aging treatments, according to the Daily Mail, is what’s referred to a…

By: Leonora Epstein / November 2, 2009

Want To Eat Dinner With Bella And Edward?

OK, I’ll admit that the Twilight obsession has officially gone too far. [The Robert Pattinson panties didn’t do it? — Editor] Personally, I’m a total sucker (heh) for the whole vampire trend. I read all of the Twilight books, saw the first movie, and recently fell in love with “The Vampire Diaries.” Whatever — the…

By: Bianca Posterli / October 30, 2009

For Guys Who Love Blow Jobs With Bite!

First there was the Fleshlight, the “sex in a can” sex toy that has a latex vag at one end that dudes can stick their peen in and out of. Now the creators of this foul-yet-genius product — which purports to be the #1 selling sex toy for men — have come up with the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2009

The Real Reason Men Have Always Hated Vampires

People magazine will release a “New Moon” special to the ravenous, adoring masses tomorrow. The tween girl set will dutifully purchase it, their mothers will surreptitiously steal it, and every dude will hate it. We’ve told you why chicks dig vampires and men don’t, while Esquire says it’s because the vamps are batting for the…

By: Erica Maxwell / October 15, 2009
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