Elizabeth Báthory

Mystical Menagerie – Unmasking The Undead

History has plenty of accounts to share when it comes to real-life vampires.

The Blood Countess

We start with The Blood Countess, the original vampire, Elizabeth Báthory. So much so that she is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most productive female serial killer in history. A Hungarian Countess, Bathory is infamous… 

With a reported six hundred murders under her belt, I daresay no woman will unseat her throne anytime soon. It is believed that, besides Vlad Tepes, she is the other main inspiration for Count Dracula.

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John Henry_Fuseli — The_Nightmare

Mystical Menagerie – The Eternal Nightmare

Most people love their sleep, especially as they grow older. We can’t wait to fall asleep. However, it means terror and possible injuries for some of us, if not worst. Is it a simple question of mistaken identity? Or is it paranormal?

Check For Monsters Under Your Bed

You wake terror beating at you. There’s something insidious in the room with you, creeping closer, intent on doing you harm. You try to run, but your limbs won’t obey your commands. You cannot shout. You cannot scream. 

The only thing that moves is your eyes, frantically searching the parts of the room you can see while lying prone in bed. Pressure increases on your chest until you can’t breathe, and you realize you are going to die. Panic consumes you. 

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The Walking Dead

Undead, Living Dead, Walkers, ZOMBIES!

The week keeps going with the favorite monsters of our writers! Today, James shares his choice, and he liked them before it was cool to do so!

The Monster

The time has come Biters to talk favorite monsters. I can hear you now. “That’s easy. You said it’s the Graboids from Tremors!”

Or you call yourself GBM’s Skeleton in the Closet, so it has to be skeletons. But you’d be surprised. It’s actually zombies.

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Vampire

Angels Above Demons Below

When asked what my favorite monster is, contrary to popular belief, it isn’t vampires, but demons.

Say A Prayer

Angels above Demons below is the common knowledge. Some of us like to be safe and be what society refers to as “normal.” I don’t. I am an individual looking for the strange, and I fit with weirdos.

Raised Christian, I went to the Church every Sunday and was part of the choir. I even took part in our church group to keep the company to elderly people without families. Moreover, I loved every minute of it.

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Favorite Monster Week Starts With Remnants!

What is your favorite Monster? This is the question for this week’s theme of asking the writers of Gothic Bite Magazine questions that well… only they can answer. 

Monsters can come in many shapes and variations, from the beastly to the all too human. They are involved in almost every genre in one form or another and can be a similar bonding of the fandoms.

What one person considers a monster, another may not. It is really at the core of the question whatever you perceive of it.  With this in mind I give to you dear readers my favorite Monster, Remnants. 

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Hotel Transylvania - Sony Pictures Animation

Hotel Transylvania Goes Canadian!

Not many gothic cartoons out there, but Hotel Transylvania is a franchise Alexa Wayne fell in love with!

My Obsession

Hotel Transylvania goes Canadian and I’m proud! When I first watched Hotel Transylvania, I quickly fell in love with the story even though 3D is not my cup of tea.

The characters, the originality, and the breath of fresh air the subject brought were fascinating.

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Jackie Sonnenberg

GBM Interviews Indie Author Jackie Sonnenberg

At Gothic Bite Magazine we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patient now. This week, we welcome Indie Author Jackie Sonnenberg!

Patient Name: Jackie Sonnenberg

I currently live in Orlando, FL, but I grew up in Chicago, IL. I have a background in journalism and wrote for the leading Chicago area newspapers while publishing short fiction online. 

I also have experience as a cosplayer and haunted house actor, and one day I brainstormed how I can merge my creative worlds together.

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Pomagranate

Mrs. Blackwood A Five Star Horror Novella

Mrs. Blackwood is the introduction to The Lord Impaler Series. An opening to a world with vampires, werewolves, and many other monsters. After its release, it won the heart of readers who gave it a solid FIVE STAR!

The Unique Cover

Mrs. Blackwood has one cover for the digital version while the paperback itself has a special and unique cover. Arielle Lyon previously known as Alexa Wayne studied graphic design and being an illustrator has her possess an eye for design. 

Wayne knows what she wants and so when in the process of making the covers for Mrs. Blackwood, she had a specific idea in mind. She always enjoyed the neat and clean look.

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VitaL Bottle Advertisement

Vital The Scary Drink Coming Soon

VitaL is comparable to any fruit punch juice manufactured by VitaL Tech. Initially, it was created by Bernabé Lavoie in the summer of 2015. The drink comes in a black opaque old-fashioned bottle and will soon be available.

A Scary Drink

Keep your eyes peeled for the new fright. When VitaL hits the shelves, it might become the most high-water mark for the unexplainable paranormal encounters which happened lately.

Furthermore, when Gothic Bite Magazine launched in March of 2018, our determination was to look out for strange meetings and witnesses with obscure stories.

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Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

GOOSEBUMPS! The Haunted Mask

This month in Gothic Bite Magazine, I give you one of the Goosebumps Books on the list with number eleven, The Haunted Mask.

The Original 1993 Summary

Face to Face with a Nightmare…

How ugly is Carly Beth’s Halloween mask? It’s so ugly that it almost scared her little brother to death. So terrifying that even her friends are totally freaked out by it. It’s the best Halloween mask ever. It’s everything Carly Beth hoped it would be. And more. Maybe too much more. Because Halloween is almost over. And Carly Beth is still wearing that special mask…

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Skull

Trepanning The Horror

Trepanning, also known as trepanation, trephination, trephining or making a burr hole is a surgical intervention in which a hole is drilled or scraped into the human skull, exposing the dura mater to treat health problems related to intracranial diseases or release pressured blood buildup from an injury. — Wikipedia

Careful with your Behavior!

This week we are going to look at another procedure still used today! Trepanning was a procedure where they took a circular shaped tool and drilled holes into people’s heads. This was supposed to improve the quality of life and general health for most individuals.

There is evidence of it being used to treat those behaving erratically, and it can be assumed that the behavior can be attributed to mental illness. However, they believed that mental illness was caused by being inhabited by a malicious or evil spirit.

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The Real Witchcraft

Not long ago, Gothic Bite Magazine asked for people to share their paranormal stories with us. Some of you answered the call and now, here are some of your stories…

I Knew Better

It was the summer of 96 or better referred to as “The Summer of Hell.” I can’t help but to blame myself; after all, I’ve watched plenty of horror movies to know all the basic rules, but even then I ignored the most important one.

I was young and curious. So attracted to anything horror. I played with a spirit board by myself, and if that wasn’t enough, I had chanted spells that I found in a spell book written in another language.

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Goosebumps by R.L. Stine

GOOSEBUMPS! The Girl Who Cried Monster

Here we are again dear readers and this is a doozy of a book. I have had a few reviews go out of order to match up with a monster of the month and because of that to catch up this month will have two separate reviews. The first is book #8 The Girl Who Cried Monster, from Goosebumps, let us begin. Continue reading GOOSEBUMPS! The Girl Who Cried Monster

Swamp Aligator

Swamp Monster Pt.1

The legend of the Swamp Monster is not as old as one would expect. When doing research on the monster itself, thinking mostly to be as old as Bigfoot, to my surprise the very first sighting of the half humanoid half leafy murky wet abominable monster took place in 1963 when a man and his friend were looking down from a plane on a swamp and discovered more than they anticipated. Continue reading Swamp Monster Pt.1