Skull

A Real Vampire Burial

It was customary to bury them differently than people. Back in the day, when populations believed in witches, werewolves and vampires, one was never safe from gossip or vampires.

Vampires In All History

The word vampire might have had various meanings throughout human history, but it did travel the world. Since the dawn of time, creatures with mortal bites have made it into legends and folklores. But what about a real vampire burial?

Find in all civilizations known to humankind, even those that never met, a vampire-like creature made it into history.

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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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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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Night of the Demons - 1988

Yawn of the Demons The Sequel

One of my favorite horror movies is 1988, Night of the Demons. It changed my perspective on the paranormal, the sequel, not so much.

Official Night of the Demons 2 Summary

Let’s read the blurb for Yawn of the Demons, the sequel, shall we?

Angela, the universe’s most unpleasant party crasher, returns! Angela’s sister, Mouse, is taken by her bullying Catholic school classmates to a party at Angela’s favorite haunt.

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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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Traditional White Garlic

Vampires Are Monsters Too

GBM keeps going with the Favorite Monster Week and it wouldn’t be complete without vampires, right?

The Beginning

It is hard to say where Vampire folklore began, there are myths of creatures similar to vampires all the way back to Mesopotamia, approximately 3100 B.C.

These are known as the precursors of the vampiric legends. The vampire that we know today originated almost exclusively from 18th century southeastern Europe.

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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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Tremors

The 90s Cult Classic Tremors

There are many forms of horror out there. From torture porn to comedic, there are horror classics of all kinds! Here is one of James’ favorites!

Tremors Original Summary

Valentine and Earl, two handymen staying in Perfection, Nevada, decide to leave the town but stumble upon the dead body of a friend. They find that strange underground creatures are killing people.

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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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The Salem Witch Trials

The Minister Who Died A Salem Witch

For 300 years, the Witch Trial lasted. But, during the Salem Witch Trial happening long after the end of the 300 years of terror, one minister suffered the fate of the witches.

A Salem Witch

The Salem Witch trial is a popular name and term. However, not many people know the true story behind the trial that occurred more than four hundred years ago.

The Salem witch trials were a tragedy. It happened due to a group of young people who accused others of witchcraft. So, here is the article about the minister who died a Salem witch.

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The Nun

The Nun Met Low Expectations

Lorraine Warren inspired many in the paranormal community over decades. To this day, she is one of the pioneers of the field. Her life, whether one chooses to believe it or not, remains one to inspire thoughtfully and creatively. Loosely based in The Conjuring universe, The Nun movie is part of the story now.

The Nun Official Summary

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate.

Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in The Conjuring 2, as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

By Warner Bros.

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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 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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Eye Horror

The Horrifying Definition of Monster

Monster is an imaginary creature that is very large, ugly, and frightening a monster with three heads prehistoric monsters. — Oxford Collocations Dictionary.

Monsters of History

The definition of the word monster is one we attribute to many subjects. Moreover, we can call a person a monster for their actions, responses, or appearance. Ultimately, a monster could be in the eyes of the beholder.

What each of us finds individually attractive doesn’t mean it pleases the masses. What was beautiful in the Renaissance might not be so today. However, have the word monster lose its meaning over time?

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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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Folklore of Secrecy

This month dedicates itself to one Native American folklore often used but not well understood outside of the cultural belief. Someone capable of shifting to animal shapes and can haunt you to your last breath. It is with much carefulness that we present a terrifying legendary monster native of North America.

First of All

When I started writing, I promised myself that I would have Native Americans in each of my stories. Some may ask why, and this is my answer: I live in the French province of Quebec in Canada where many older people sharing the bloodline of Native Americans suffered shame from other cultures.

Me, I am proud and taught my grandpa, who raised me, to be proud of his blood and magnificent rich ancestry. My grandfather was Native American, part of the Mohawk people to be more précised. On my grandmother’s side, while she was Acadian, she did also share some Native American blood we believed to be Ojibwe.

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Inerview with Carter Buschardt from THE Bigfoot Field Researcher Organization

That film and a very few others have stood the test of time and scrutiny. The technology for the “fake suit and prosthetics” theory, needed to make a suit of that nature, did not exist in 1967. Continue reading Inerview with Carter Buschardt from THE Bigfoot Field Researcher Organization