Vampires are real…

Vampires are real… At least, some people continue to believe in the vampire. In recent decades, the vampire of folklore, legend, and myth has taken on this decadent, sexy persona. Why are vampires in modern fiction always so wildly wealthy and attractive? When young adult fiction began to explore the vampire in teenage love triangle…

Chicago Book Expo 2016

Chicago Book Expo Sunday, November 13 1104 S. Wabash, noon-5pm   Burial Day Books will be at the Expo hope yo see you there so you can pick up a Gothic Blue Book.   Expo Facebook Page Expo Facebook Event Page Expo Twitter  

31 Days of Halloween – Day 26 Stages of an Exorcism

Movies significantly water down the ritual of Exorcism. What is important to know is that exorcisms still do occur and are taken seriously by the Catholic Church. Here are some notes and the stages of an exorcism. Notes: Once engaged in an exorcism it cannot be called off. There is the belief that no matter…

31 Days of Halloween – Day 24 Victorian Mourning

The Victorian era is generally thought as the period during Queen Victoria’s reign, from 1837 to her death in 1901. When we think of the Victorian era we generally think of the artistic and cultural behaviors of the time. Victorianism is punctuated with social values, arts, religion, romanticism, and a dash of mysticism.   While…

31 Days of Halloween – Day 23 Slender Man Attack

In Spring of 2014, three girls were having a slumber party at their home in Waukesha, Wisconsin – about 20 miles west of Milwaukee. At some point in the evening two of the girls lured the third into the woods where they stabbed her 19 times and left her there to die.   While the…